Janice Floyd Lavender

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NEW ZION - Janice "Jan" Floyd Lavender, 65, died on Jan. 21, 2016, at her home surrounded by her family.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday at Pine Dale Pentecostal Holiness Church with burial in New Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery, directed by Floyd Funeral Home.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the home of Edward and Kerri Lavender, 6908 Salem Road, New Zion.

Born in Clarendon County, she was a daughter of the late S. Bethea and Sybil Hardy Floyd. She was a graduate of East Clarendon High School; was employed with The Citizens Bank for 26 years; and was a member of Freedom Worship Pentecostal Holiness Church in Sumter.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Margaret "Maggie" Elizabeth Lavender; a brother-in-law, Marion Stanley Ward; and a nephew, William Matthew Ward.

Surviving are her husband, the Rev. Carl Lavender of New Zion; a son, Edward C. (Kerri) Lavender III of New Zion; two grandchildren, Edward Carlisle Lavender IV and Abigail Elizabeth Lavender; four sisters, Joyce (Bubba) Johnson, Cheryl (Willie) Hodge and Deb (Skippy) Osborne, all of New Zion, and Gina (Brian) Dantzler of Santee; two brothers, Ronnie D. (Anna Lynn) Floyd and Thomas L. (Coco) Floyd, both of New Zion; two sisters-in-law, Donna L. Ward of New Zion and Miriam L. (Gus) Holladay of Summerville; a special family member, Ruth Player; 10 nephews; and nine nieces.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Beebe Coker and Christina Toney with Amedysis Hospice, Daisy Cooke and Margaret Ashbough, along with other caretakers.

Memorials may be made to Freedom Worship P.H. Church, P.O. Box 38, New Zion, SC 29111.

Please visit www.floydfuneral.com

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