Marion S. Reed, “Dick” 64, son of the late Junior and Lillie Mae Reed, passed away on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital, Sumter. He attended the public schools of Sumter County and was a graduate of Hillcrest High School, Class of 1975. Marion joined the United States Army in 1977 and served his country thru 1985. Marion joined Union Baptist Church as a young man, where he served faithfully until he was stricken with health issues. Marion was employed with Regional Transportation Agency (RTA) as a driver for 15 plus years. Marion leaves to cherish his memories: his wife, Denise Alexander-Reed; two step children, Shanise Flott (Pierre) of Gastonia, N. C., Jason Brown; four grandchildren, Patrice, Carin, Pierre Jr. and Alexis Flott; father-in-law, The Reverend Roosevelt Alexander; mother-in-law, Jessie Alexander of Camden; four brothers, Jerry Reed (Jacqueline) of Jenkinsville, William Reed (Pat) of Rembert, Joseph Reed of Lugoff, David Reed (Brenda) of Ridgeway; two sisters, Laura Reed-Paterson (McCall) of Lugoff and Gladys Glover Spann of Camden; three sisters-in-law, Deborah Reed and Lottie Reed, both of Rembert, Daphne Benson (Michael) of Pennsylvania; three brothers-in-law, Rocky Alexander (Stacie) of Durham, NC, Dexter Alexander (Dulce) of Ohio, Dr. Lyndon Alexander (Kesha); two uncles, Lynnwood and Joseph Chatman of Washington, DC; six aunts, Christine, Ernestine and Joan of Washington, DC, Sarah Smith of Roxboro, NC, Mattie Reid of Glassboro, NJ, Ruby Singleton of Georgia; thirteen nephews; eleven nieces; a host of grand nieces and nephews, other family and friends. The family is receiving relatives and friends at the home, 1057 Read Roman Road, Sumter. Visitation will be 2 – 4 p. m., Sunday, June 21, 2020 in the John Wesley Williams Sr. Memorial Chapel, Williams Funeral Home, Inc., 821 North Main Street, Sumter. Graveside services will be held 2 p. m., Monday, June 22, 2020 from the Fort Jackson National Cemetery, 4170 Percival Road, Columbia.
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