by Robert Joseph Baker | May 16, 2014 1:11 pm
Lorenzo Felder, 67, died Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital.
Born April 18, 1947, in Sumter County, he was a son of the late Fredrick Felder and Elizabeth Clark Felder. He attended the Philadelphia Public School System, graduating from Thomas Edison High School in 1965.
After graduation, he was drafted into the United States Army and served in Vietnam until 1969. During this time, he received the Good Conduct Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal with four Bronze Service Stars, the National Defense Service Medal, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and Sharpshooter (Rifle). He was honorably discharged and returned home.
He was employed by the U.S. Postal Service as a mail carrier for eight years. He was a member of St. Matthews Baptist Church in Manning.
Survivors include a daughter, Naeemah Felder of Philadelphia; a brother, Jerome E. (Trudy) Felder of Philadelphia; and a sister, Nova M. Felder of Philadelphia; four grandchildren; a great-grandchild; an uncle; and five aunts.
Celebratory services with military rites for Mr. Felder will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 5918 S.C. 260 in Manning with the Rev. Carnell Witherspoon, pastor, presiding; the Rev. Isaiah Clark, eulogist; and the Rev. Rodney R. Conyers assisting. Burial will follow in the churchyard cemetery.
Mr. Felder will lie in repose one hour prior to funeral services.
The family will receive friends at his home, 1078 Dockside Drive in Manning.
These services were entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC in Manning.