Elder David Laws Jr., pastor of Shekinah Glory Church of God By Faith, Columbia, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020.

He was born on Oct. 27, 1955, in Sumter, a son of the late David Sr. and Minnie Harris Laws.

He was the husband of Willie Mae "Loretta" Laws for 41 years.

In addition to his wife, he leaves five children and a host of other relatives and friends.

Public walk through viewing will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Sunday at Church of God By Faith, 609 Atlantic Ave., Sumter.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday at Fort Jackson National Cemetery with Elder Andre McBride officiating.

Simmons Funeral Home and Crematory of Orangeburg is in charge of arrangements.

Online memorials may be sent to the family at pasimmons@simmonsfuneralhome.com or visit us on the web at www.simmonsfuneralhome.com.