Monday, April 28, 2014
John Levine, St.Stephens - Funeral services for John Levine, conducted by the Rev. Jonathan Jerome Baker, were held Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at Jehovah AME Church of Cross. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at Tri-Churches Cemetery of St. Stephens.Mr. Levine died Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at the Lake Moultrie Nursing Home of St. Stephen. He was born October 1, 1923, in Charleston, the son of the late Joseph Levine and Mary Nelson Levine. He was married to the late Claire Mayers. He was educated in the Berkeley County Public School System. He was a member of Jehovah AME Church of Cross. He served his military duty in the United States Army during World War II. He joined in 1944 and was honorably discharged in 1947. He was employed by the Navy Yard of Charleston. He left South Carolina and resided in Jersey City, New Jersey for a long portion of his life. During this time, he joined Mt. Pisgah AME Church of Jersey City. After spending many years in New Jersey, he returned in 1973 to St. Stephen. He was a member of Allen AME Church, where he served as chairperson of the Trustee Board. In his latter years, he returned to his roots by rejoining Jehovah AME Church in Cross. He was a member of the Widow’s Son Masonic Lodge Number 11 in Jersey City, New Jersey. Five siblings, Daisy L. Gordon, Estelle L. Glover, Earnestine L. McGowen, Henry Levine, and James Levine, preceded him in death.