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Rheatis R Grant
Aug 16, 1927 to Aug 26, 2018


Rheatis Robinson Grant, 91, entered into eternal rest on Sunday morning, August 26, 2018 at Kershaw Medical Center, Camden. Born to the late Joe and Rheatis Hilton Robinson on August 16, 1927 in Clarendon County. She confessed Christ as her Lord and Savior at an early age and joined Cypress Union A. M. E. Church. Rheatis moved to Brooklyn, NY, where she met and married the love of her life, Silas “Sye” Grant in 1947. To this union was born five children, James Nathaniel, Bernice, Gwen, Audrey and Linda Regina. Rheatis and Sye have opened their home to many nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends and military families. Upon moving back to South Carolina, Rheatis became a loyal and dedicated member of Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church for over seventy years. She has served as a Sunday School teacher of the young adults class, Vacation Bible School Advisor and teacher, member of the gospel choir and president of the senior choir, Trustees wives secretary, member of the Missionary Society Ministry, Youth Ministry advisor, member of the Wateree District Association Choir and Treasurer. She loved working with children and touched many who will remember her impact on their lives, young and old. Rheatis attended the public schools of Charleston and Clarendon and graduated from Ebenezer High School, Sumter County. She worked at Campbell Soup for several years and retired from the Sumter County Board of Education where she was a substitute teacher and teacher’s aide. Rheatis leaves her loving memories to be cherished by: her son, James Nathaniel (Yvonne) Grant of Claremont, FLA; daughters, Bernice (LB) Johnson, Audrey Price and Linda Regina Grant, all of Dalzell; two adopted children, Percy (Robbie) Weatherington of Chicago, IL and Elouise Aiken of Warren, OH; seven grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; four godchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and special friends. The family is receiving relatives and friends at the home, 3855 Peach Orchard Road, Sumter. Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 1, 2018 - 12 noon from the Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church, 3285 Peach Orchard Road, Dalzell with the Rev. Richard Addison, pastor, eulogist. The Remains will be placed in the church at 11:00 a. m. The funeral procession will leave from the home at 11:20 a. m. Burial will be in the Evergreen Memorial Park, 802 North Guignard Drive, Sumter
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