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John H Lowery
Aug 01, 1935 to Jul 09, 2017


John H. Lowery departed this earthly life on Sunday, July 9, 2017, at Sumter Health and Rehabilitation Facility, Sumter. Born in Sumter, August 1, 1935, he was the son of the late Ruth Jenkins Speach. He was reared by his adopted parents, the late Ben and Mary Lizzie Jenkins Lowery. He attended the public schools of Sumter County and migrated to Brooklyn, N. Y., as a young adult. He was employed with Blue Ridge Farms in Brooklyn for many years prior to retiring and relocating back to Sumter. Upon returning to Sumter, he joined Mt. Olive A. M. E. Church, where he was a faithful member. John leaves to cherish his memories, his wife, Joy Spruill-Lowery; one daughter, Tammy Lowery; three sons, Carnell Spruill (Tracey), Shawn Spruill and Jonathan Lowery; five grandchildren; six great grandchildren; two sisters, Louise Moses of Brooklyn, NY and Mary Davis of Patterson, NJ; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Celebration of Life Services will be held Monday, July 17, 2017, 11 a. m. from the Mt. Olive A. M. E. Church, 2738 Woodrow Road, Woodrow, with the Rev. Dr. Friendly J. Gadson, pastor, eulogist, assisted by the Rev. J. Elbert Williams and Rev. Frank Williams, Jr. The family is receiving relatives and friends at his home, 60 Hillard Drive, Apt. #7, Sumter and on Sunday, 4 7 p. m. in the John Wesley Williams Sr. Memorial Chapel, Williams Funeral Home, Inc., 821 North Main Street, Sumter. The Remains will be placed in the church at 10 a. m. The procession will leave 10:20 a. m. from the home. Burial will be in the Mt. Olive Memorial Garden, Pear Street, Woodrow.
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