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Michael Wilson

Funeral services for Michael Leonard Wilson, conducted by the Rev. Jerry L. Gadsden, were held Monday, August 5, 2019, at the St. Paul United Methodist Church of Kingstree. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Greenlawn Cemetery of Kingstree.

Mr. Wilson died Saturday, July 27, 2019, at the Carolina Medical Center of Charlotte, North Carolina. He was born May 17, 1960, in Bronx, New York, the son of Janie Lee Wilson and the late Otis O. Wilson. He received his formal education in the public schools of The Bronx, New York, where he attended DeWitt Clinton High School Class of 1978. After high school, he joined the United States National Guard. He loved all sports and excelled in basketball. He was employed by J&W Cafeteria in Myrtle Beach, as a short order cook; A.C. Moore Elementary School in Columbia, as a custodian; and Commercial Envelope Manufacturing in Deer Park, New York, as a forklift operator. He was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church. He was married to the late Mrs. Beverly Mitchum Wilson. A sister, Karen Wilson, preceded him in death.

Survivors, in addition to his mother of Kingstree, are: five children, Shanik of Bronx New York; Devin, Chassidy, Michael, and Brandon Wilson, all of Columbia; two sisters, Joyce A. Wilson of Yonkers, New York; and Gwendolyn Wilson of Bronx, New York; one brother, Jerry Wilson (Barbara) of Jamaica, New York; one who was raised as a sister, Yvonnica Smith of Abilene, Texas; and three grandchildren.

Tracie Thomas

Funeral services for Tracie L. Thomas, conducted by the Rev. Reginald Elmore, were held Monday, August 5, 2019, at the Mt. Clair Missionary Baptist Church of Lake City. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Mt. Zion F.W. Baptist Church Cemetery of Olanta.

Miss Thomas died Tuesday, July 30, 2019. She was born July 5, 1967, in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of the late Lula Mae Thomas and Lee “Bubba” Buckner. She attended the public schools of Florence County. She was employed as a CNA and a cook. She was a member of Mt. Clair Missionary Baptist Church. Two brothers, Terry and Calvin Thomas, preceded her in death.

Survivors are: three children, Janita Thomas of Columbia; and Heyward Witherspoon and Carlos Thomas, both of Olanta; seven sisters, Audrey Thomas of Scranton; Shawonda Thomas of Olanta; Alice Buckner of Florida; Jenice Buckner and Denise Hines, both of New York; Vivian Cooper of Virginia; and Linda Bryson of Hampton; four brothers, Christopher Thomas (Brenetta) of Florence; Frankie Lee Hays of Columbia; Benji Williams of Jacksonville, Florida; and Dennis Jackson of Middletown, New York; two Godchildren, Terrika Thomas and Ka’zarria Rose; and six grandchildren.

Rev. Victor Smith

The Rev. Victor E. Smith, 74 of Irmo, died Tuesday, August 6, 2019, at his residence.

A celebration service was held Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at the Christian Life Church of Columbia. Burial, directed by Williamsburg Funeral Home, followed at the Bush River Memorial Gardens of Columbia.

Mr. Smith was born April 5, 1945, in Williamsburg County, the son of the late Rev. Henry Ervin “Doc” Smith and Rev. Bertha Mae (Lane) Smith. He served as the SC District Superintendent of the Assemblies of God. He was married to the late Sylvia Nell Smith. Three siblings, Lewis Smith, Lorraine Humphrey, and the Rev. Joye Bowman (Ernest), and a brother-in-love, Gene Gray, preceded him in death.

Survivors are: his wife, the Rev. Ruth Lenn Lambert-Smith; three sons, the Rev. Justin Smith (Angela), Camron Smith (Andi), and Ryan Smith (Katie), all of Irmo; two sisters, Margie Gray and Margaret Burrows; two sisters–in-love, Betsy Smith and Carolyn Humphrey; and 10 grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, please consider giving to the Victor & Nell Smith Camp Scholarship Fund. Please contact (803) 936-0541, SC District Assemblies of God.

Robert Middleton

Funeral services for Robert “Juice” Middleton, conducted by the Rev. Benjamin Milligan, were held Saturday, August 10, 2019, at the Redeemer Reformed Episcopal Church of Pineville. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Sunset Memorial Cemetery of Pineville.

Mr. Middleton died Saturday, August 3, 2019. He was born November 12, 1948, in Pineville, the son of the late Bertha Prioleau Middleton and Willie Middleton. He received his formal education in the Berkeley County School System. He was a construction worker and a painter. A son, Deondry Altez Bennett, and a brother, Wendell Middleton, preceded him in death.

Survivors are: two daughters, Monica Sheria Bennett of Moncks Corner; and Lakesha Shoandell Bennett of Pineville; five sisters, Lillie Porter, Miranda Kelly, Martha Ann Robinson (Fred) and Earline Lampkin (the Rev. Malcolm), all of Pineville; and Rose Mary Williams of Columbia; four brothers, Alphonso Middleton (Barbara) of Gambrills, Maryland; the Rev. Jerome Middleton (Patriece) and Bobby Middleton (Johnnie Mae), both of Pineville; and Calvin L. Middleton of Jersey City, New Jersey; five grandchildren; and one great grandchild.

Catherine Thompson

Funeral services for Mrs. Catherine Betty Thompson, conducted by the Rev. Dr. Barbara Chisolm, were held Saturday, August 10, 2019, at the Greater Zion AME Church of Awendaw. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Greater Zion AME Church Cemetery of Awendaw.

Mrs. Thompson died Monday, August 5, 2019. She was born October 18, 1941, in Charleston, the daughter of the late Wilhelmina Pinckney and Louis Pinckney. She attended Lang High School. She retired from Alex Restaurant. She was married to the late David Jerry Thompson, Jr. A son, Leslie Thompson, and six siblings, Louis Pinckney, Jr., Frances Pinckney McBride, Alfreda Pinckney Major, Hazel Pinckney, Marion Pinckney and Esther Pinckney, preceded her in death.

Survivors are: six children, Annette Thompson, David Thompson, III (Sandra), Warren Thompson, Louis Thompson, Wendy Green, and Carla T. White; four siblings, Christopher Pinckney (Rosyln), Albertha Pinckney Huger, Carrie Cobb (Harold) and Norman Pinckney; 18 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.