Willie Thomas Black

by | July 13, 2014 2:32 pm

Last Updated: July 12, 2014 at 11:33 pm

Willie Thomas Black

Willie Thomas Black

SUMMERTON — Willie Thomas Black, 87, died Monday, July 7, 2014, at his home.

Born July 25, 1926, in Clarendon County, he was a son of the late Joseph Black Sr. and Nell Bethune Black. He attended Clarendon County public schools. He was joined in matrimony Jan. 22, 1946, to the late Mamie Ruth Riley, and from this union seven children were born.

He was preceded in death by two children, James and Juanita Black; three grandchildren, Joe Dixon, Matthew Dixon and Jannie Ruth Black; four sisters, Mary Lillie Owens, Nora Lee Stukes, Mary Jackson and Fannie Mae Jackson; and three brothers, Joseph Black, Noah Black and Harry Black.

Survivors include two sons, Thomas (Virginia) Black and Margory “Albert” Black, both of Summerton; an adopted son, Anthony Oliver of New York; five daughters, Maxine (Leroy) Hampton, Willie Lee (James) Holland and Alicestine Dow, all of Summerton, Evangelist Della (Herbert) Lee of Manning and Kathleen Bennett of North Santee; a daughter-in-law, Allean (James) Sandra; a sister, Carrie Lee Oliver of Manning; a brother, James (Dorothy) Black of Summerton; four sisters-in-law, Marian Black of Washington, D.C., Mary Jackson of Summerton, Hattie Mae Servance of Jacksonville, Fla., and Gloria Riley of Wilmington, N.C.; four brothers-in-law, Henry Jackson, John Jackson and Jarrett Jackson, all of Summerton, and Accie Riley of Jacksonville; 28 grandchildren; 59 great-grandchildren; 22 great-great-grandchildren; six children he helped raise, Eddie Riley, Ricky Riley and Tony Riley, all of Jacksonville, and Tiffany, Jessica and Leroy, all of Summerton; special caregivers from Agape Hospice, Norine S. Brown of Summerton and Carrie Anna Strange and Sheila Nelson, both of Manning; and a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Willie Thomas Black were held Saturday, July 12, 2014, at St. Mark Baptist Church, with the Rev. Willie J. Chandler, pastor, serving as eulogist, and the Rev. Dr. W.T. Johnson officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent to summertonfuneralhome@gmail.com.

The family will receive friends at the home, 1058 Delaine St. in Summerton.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Summerton Funeral Home LLC, 23 S. Duke St. in Summerton. (803) 485-3755.

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