Willie Morant, Jr., 84, transitioned to his eternal home on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at McLeod Hospice House of Florence. Willie, affectionately known as “Boy”, was born July 24, 1934, in Lee County, he was the son of the late Willie Morant, Sr. and Gertrude Morant. He joined Mt. Olive AME Church, Woodrow, at an early age before moving to Brooklyn N. Y., where he attended Mt. LeBanon Baptist Church. He was employed by S. C. Trucking Company of Brooklyn, N. Y. He also held several other jobs while living in New York. He leaves to cherish his memories: two sons, Willie Morant and Huey (Katrina) Stanley of Brooklyn, NY; two daughters, Cynthia Gallishaw of Columbia and Tany Evans of Atlanta, GA; four foster children, Ardene, Harold, Elizabeth and Nathaniel Snipe, all of Brooklyn, NY; four sisters, Naomi Cooke of Brooklyn, NY, Edith Durant and Lillie (James) Williams, both of Dalzell and Janie Dingle of Sumter; three brothers, Leroy (Frances) Morant of Orangeburg, James (Flossie) Morant of Sumter and Kenny Green of New York; one sister-in-law, Debbie Morant of Orangeburg; eighteen grand children; six great grandchildren; a very special friend, Jenny Snipe of Brooklyn, NY; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. The family will receive relatives and friends at his home, 2716 Rembert Branch Church Road, Dalzell. Homegoing services will be held Tuesday, February 5, 2019, 11 a. m., at Mt. Olive A. M. E. Church, 2738 Woodrow Road, Woodrow, with the Rev. Dr. Friendly J. Gadson, Pastor, Eulogist. The Remains will be placed in the church at 10 a. m. for viewing until time of services. The funeral procession will leave at 10:20 a. m. from his home. Burial will be in the Mt. Olive Memorial Garden, Pear Street, Sumter.
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