Obituaries, October 12, 2012

  • Thursday, October 11, 2012

Jackie Ackerman

Surrounded by her devoted family, Jacqueline J. Ackerman of Greenville woke in the loving arms of her Lord and Savior on October 9, 2012.
Born in 1931 to Ollie and Katie Tompkins Jacobs, Jackie grew up, attended school and began her family in Georgetown, S.C.  
There she worked at Liberty Life Insurance and SC National Bank for several years.  
In 1977, she moved to Greenville and began her career with American Federal Bank.  
She worked at several branch locations but spent the majority of her career as VP Branch Manager in Fountain Inn before retiring after 25 years of service.
Jackie volunteered in the community and her church.  
She was the first female Rotarian in The Golden Strip where she worked on several committees including The Literacy and High School Mentoring Committees.
Jackie was a member of Taylors First Baptist Church and The Friendship Sunday School Class where she served as Class Outreach and Sunshine Chairman.  
She was also a member of XYZ there and served on several mission committees.  
She was a loving mother, who enjoyed her children and her family.  
Her pride and joy was her granddaughter, Ashlyn and being involved in her life.  
She enjoyed reading, Bible study, gardening, flowers, cooking and sewing.
Jackie will be lovingly remembered as a Christian woman of grace and all encompassing beauty who was devoted to God, her family and friends.
Waiting in Heaven are her loving husband of 30 years, Thomas N. Ackerman, her beloved son, Larry David McCants, four brothers and two sisters.
She is survived by her daughter, Debi McCants Ridlehoover and husband Frank of Spartanburg, S.C.; a granddaughter, Ashlyn Ridlehoover of Boston, Mass.; two sisters, Dorothy J. Small (Gene) and Betty J. Roberts of Georgetown; a brother, Joe Jacobs of Hemingway; and many treasured nieces and nephews.
During the last two years of her life she was blessed with a loving and caring extended family of caregivers and friends at Greenville Place Memory Care.
Memorial services will be held on Friday, October 12, 2012 at 3 p.m. at Taylors First Baptist Church Chapel.  
The family will receive friends following the service.
Private burial will take place at Graceland East Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made in memory of Jackie to Taylors First Baptist Mercy Team, 200 West Main Street, Taylors, SC 29687 or to Taylors Free Medical Clinic, 400 West Main Street, Taylors, SC 29687.
The Mackey Mortuary of Greenville, S.C. is in charge of arrangements.
Online registry is available at www.mackeymortuary.com.

Marion Bessellieu III
 

Marion Benjamin Bessellieu III, 36, of Georgetown, S.C., died Sunday, October 7, 2012 at the Medical University of South Carolina Hospital in Charleston, S.C.
Funeral services for Mr. Bessellieu will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at Gospel Missionary Church in the Greentown Community, Georgetown, S.C.  
Burial will follow in First Calvary Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Bessellieu was born January 14, 1976 in New York, N.Y. to Marion B. Bessellieu II and Mrs. Patricia Grate Bessellieu.   
He attended Georgetown County public schools and worked as a  insulation contractor and landscaper.
He was a member of Gospel Missionary Church.
His survivors include his parents, Marion B. Besselieu Jr. and Patricia Grate Bessellieu of Georgetown; his twin, Myra Bessellieu-Reid of Georgetown; and his brother, Bernard Anthony Bessellieu of Georgetown.
Funeral service arrangements are entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home, LLC.

Johnnah Campbell

Johnnah Smith Campbell, 100, of the North Santee Community, Georgetown, S.C. died on October 6, 2012 at Tidelands Community Hospice.  
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, October 10, 2012  at Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church, with burial following in the church cemetery.
She was born on May 1, 1912 in Georgetown County, S.C., a daughter of Nancy Green and Sam Smith.
She was a member of Mt. Zion A.M.E. where she served on the  Gospel Choir, the Usher Board and was a stewardess.  
Her community affiliations included a long time membership with Commander Chapter No. 344, Order of the Eastern Star.
Survivors include her daughter, Rose Livingston Fico and her husband, Frank Fico of New York, N.Y.; two grandchildren, Chloe and Phoebe Fico of New York, N.Y.; an honorary grandson, Zharbray Livingston of Georgetown; and an honorary son, Learnant Livingston and his wife Sherry Livingston of Georgetown.
Funeral services arrangements were entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home, LLC.

Virginia Manick


Virginia Manick, 84, of Georgetown, S.C. died Sunday, October 7,  2012 at Tidelands Community Hospice, Georgetown, S.C.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday October 12, 2012 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Pawleys Island, S.C.
Burial will follow immediately in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Manick was born July 7, 1928 in Georgetown County, S.C. to Sam  Polite and Mary Fraser.  
She worked as a laundress with Nuway Laundry and as a private housekeeper.
She was a member of Mt. Zion  Baptist Church where she served on the Usher’s Board and sang with the Zionettes.
Survivors include her husband, Joe Manick of Georgetown, S.C.; five sons, John Duncan, James Duncan, Leon Smalls, James Hardy and Eugene Hardy, all of Pawleys Island, S.C.; three daughters, Vera Smith, Gloria King and Mary Lou Grate of Pawleys Island, S.C.; an adopted daughter, Linda Nelson of Georgetown, S.C.; her brother, Beauregard Fraser of Colorado; and two sisters, Lucille Grate and Annabelle Washington, both of Pawleys Island, S.C.
Funeral services arrangements were entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home, LLC.

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