Abraham Rock, Jr., 64, passed away on Friday, August 22, 2014 at his residence after a long fight with cancer with his loving wife at his side. Born November 12, 1949, he was the son of the late Abraham Rock, Sr. and Laura Lee Gregg Rock. Abraham, affectionately known as “Bubba”, was born and grew up in Sumter and spent several years in Trenton, N. J. before returning home to Sumter. He attended the public schools and graduated from Lincoln High School. Prior to his illness, he was employed by Gold Kist and also spent many years with Crescent Tools.
Abraham is survived by his loving wife, Janice L Jackson Rock; three sons, Abraham Jamar, Adam and Cleveland Rock; two stepsons, Albert and Terrell Jackson; one stepdaughter, Pamela L. Jackson-Murphy (Cole); one sister, Rosa Lee Delaney (Aaron); two uncles, Emanuel Rock and Natheniel Butler; one aunt, Mary Lee Mack; two nephews, Andre Rock and Jamie Scott; two nieces, Tammy Smalls (Chris) and Felicia Tyler (Anthony); one god-daughter, Sabrina Campbell; thirteen grandchildren; a host of cousins and friends.
He was proceeded in death by his parents; brother, Alander Johnny Rock, and nephew, Mario Scott..
He will be celebrated on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 11:00 a. m., from the Saint Mark United Methodist Church, 1093 Oswego Highway, Sumter, with the Rev. Geneva Stafford, pastor, eulogist.
The family is receiving relatives and friends at the home, 322 Mooneyham Road, Sumter.
The Remains will be placed in the church for viewing from 9:00 a. m. to 11:00 a. m.
The procession will leave from the home at 10:20 a. m.
Floral Bearers and Pall Bearers will be family and friends.
Interment will be in the Saint Mark United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Friends are invited to join the family immediately following interment for repast at Emanuel United Methodist Church, 421 South Main Street, Sumter.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Tuomey Hospice, 500 Pinewood Road, Suite 2, Sumter, S. C. 29154