Franklin "Frankie" Edward Johnson, 72, beloved husband of Evelyn Runell Sims Johnson, departed this life Sunday, May 19, 2019, at his residence.
Mr. Johnson was born the son of Ferney Edwin Johnson and Ruby Elwood Johnson on June 29, 1946, in Conway. He was a 40-year-plus retired employee of International Paper Company and was a member of the Quarter Century Club. He was a United States Navy Veteran.
Frankie and Runell were married on June 8, 1967, and celebrated 51 years together. Their home was blessed with: two children, Stoney (Sabrina) Johnson and Stacy (James) Hyde; and four grandchildren, Jordan (Amanda) Johnson, Evan Johnson, Gabriel Hyde, and Hannah-Rae Hyde; and one great-grandchild, Stoney Shea. He is also survived by: four brothers, Billy (Lorene) Johnson, Ronnie (Judy) Johnson, Ralph "Dego" Johnson, and Jimmy Johnson; and two sisters, Trudy Springs and Debby (Dr. Terry) Reardon.
He was predeceased by: his parents; and a sister, Patricia Johnson.
A Graveside Service with Military Honors was held at 3 p.m., Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in the Bunker Hill Cemetery, Conway, SC.
The Johnson family received family and friends prior to the service from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at the Georgetown Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home, 2156 North Fraser Street, Georgetown.
McKenzie Funeral Home is honored to serve the Johnson Family.
Evelyn "Dee" LaJane Powell, 58, beloved daughter of the late Watson DeWitt Ackerman and Barbara Jean Sims Ackerman, departed this life Sunday, May 5, 2019, at her residence.
Mrs. Powell was born December 17, 1960, in Georgetown. She was a former manager with McDonalds and was a member of the North Hampton Baptist Church.
She is survived by her aunts, uncles and numerous cousins.
She was predeceased by her parents.
A Memorial Service will be graveside 11 a.m., Saturday, May 25, 2019, in the Andrews Memorial Cemetery.
McKenzie Funeral Home is honored to serve the Sims-Johnson Family.
Ms. Shirley Jean Washington, known as Choice, age 64, of 80 Washington Drive in the Dunbar community of Georgetown, died on Monday, May 13, 2019, at MUSC Hospital in Charleston, S.C.
Mrs. Washington was the President of the JWS Choir and the director of the Adult Choir at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church where Rev. Dr. Eddie Gamble Jr. is the pastor in the Dunbar community. Ms. Washington was the daughter of the late Deacon Johnny Washington and Deaconess Edith Holmes Washington both of the Dunbar community.
Ms. Washington was preceded in death by her father and her sister, the late Ms. Gwendolyn Reid.
Funeral services for Ms. Washington were held on Saturday May 18, 2019, at noon at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church in the Dunbar community of Georgetown, SC, with Rev. Dr. Eddie Gamble Jr. officiating and Rev. Harry G. Lee, pastor of Chester Hill Baptist Church, presiding. Burial followed in the Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church cemetery. The remains lay in state in the sanctuary of the church from 10 a.m. until the hour of service. Viewing was held on Friday, May 17, 2019, from 6 p.m - 8 p.m. at Linen-Knox Funeral Home at 1632 Emanuel Street in Georgetown.
Ms. Washington is survived by her loving mother and family: Mother: Ms. Edith Washington of the Dunbar community. Godson: Mr. Justin Gamble of Salter, SC. Three special nieces: Ms. Mary L. Washington; Mrs. Cora Linen; and Ms. Dell Rice. A special nephew: Mr. Joseph Washington all the Dunbar community; One uncle Mr. Genesis Washington of New York. One brother in law: Mr. Robert Reid of the North Santee community of Georgetown: Two children she raised as her own: Alavia and Trazavia Grate, better known as Cece and Bebe, of the Choppee community; A host of loving nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Family and friends may call or visit the home of the mother, Mrs. Edith Washington at 843-546-2988 at 80 Washington Drive in the Dunbar community of Georgetown.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Linen-Knox funeral home.
Mother Rosa Lee Canteen-White was born to the late James Canteen and Carrie B. Ford Canteen on November 7th, 1915. She departed this life on Thursday, May 16th, 2019 at 6:43 p.m. in Bronx Lebanon Hospital in the Bronx, New York.
Mother White was a member of the Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church in the Dunbar Community, where she accepted Christ as her personal Lord and Savior at an early age. She was the Sunday school superintendent.
Mother White moved to New York, where she worked as a seamstress, making her own clothes, hats, and quilts. Working hard and settling in, she paved the way for many other family members to follow her up to New York City.
In 1953, Mother White became a member of First Glorious Church under the leadership of the late Reverend A. B. Duncan. Mother White served on the missionary board, usher board, and motherboard. She was always willing to serve wherever she was needed. Mother White served as the mother of the church until she was no longer able to attend. She was placed in the Grand Concourse Nursing and Rehabilitation Center until she went home to be with the Lord.
Mother White was predeceased by her daughter Rosa Lee Canteen and granddaughter Linda Louise Canteen Rice.
Mother White leaves to cherish her fond memories:
Her daughter, Barbara J Goodman, three grand-daughters, Yvette Goodman-Ross, Georgette Freeman, Veronica Goodman-Peterson (Wendell) of Bronx, New York. Four grandsons, Isaac Canteen Sr. of Columbia, South Carolina, Ron Goodman Jr. (Margeaux) of Brooklyn New York, Jeffrey Freeman of Florida, and Lamont Canteen of New York. Two sisters, Ethel Giles of Syracuse, New York and Carrie M. Canteen of Dunbar, South Carolina. Nieces she raised as daughters, Carol Atkins, Stella Brown and Lilie Ann Giles, and her god-daughter Karen Coates Powell (Bryan), son-in-laws she still held close to her heart, Ronald Goodman Sr. and Luis Ross Sr. eight grand, 22 great-grand, 27 great-great-grand and six great-great-great-grands. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family, and friends. Two special children in the gospel, Bishop Alvin Crone (Lady Crone) and her beloved pastor Rev. Ronald Hare (Lady Hare).
A special grand-niece, Joyce Michaela Armstrong, who faithfully visited Mama and read her the Bible, was the last family member to visit and speak with her. Mother White had special and unique relationships with everyone, First Glorious, Garden of Prayer, and especially her Fulton Ave family, where she was Mama to everyone.
Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 25, 2019, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church in the Dunbar community, 2011 Dunbar Road, Georgetown, S.C.. A viewing will be held before the service at 10 a.m.
Marian Roff Jordan, 67, wife of Norman Cleo Jordan, Jr., passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Ridgeway Funeral Home of Georgetown, 843-485-4242