James Edward Alston, 63, born November 18, 1956 and entered into eternal rest on Thursday, June 18, 2020, at his home in Rembert. His parents were the late Frank and Rosa Lee Lewis Alston, along with the late Willie James and Hattie Pearl Dinkins of Rembert. “Boogie”, as he was affectionately known to the family and friends, received his education in the public schools of Sumter County and graduated from Hillcrest High School, Class of 1975. He started his work career at E. I. Dupont in Camden in 1975 and retired in 2015. He helped many family, friends, and others in any way he could until his health began to fail. He was a member of the Sand Hills Community Men Club. He became a member of Union Baptist Church at an early age and re-dedicated his life to Christ in 2019. He leaves to cherish his memories: a son, Brandon J. Sanders and Brandon's mother, Pastor Marie Sanders; brothers, Russell (Jeanette) Alston, Rev. Lorenzo (Lillian) Dinkins of Rembert; sisters, Rose Marie (Leroy) Clark of Elgin, Bernice Alston of Rembert, Geraldine Alston of Washington, DC, Priscilla (Frank) Allen, Laura Boykin, Theresa (Terry) Lee and Stephanie Dinkins, all of Rembert; one uncle, Wilbur (Tasha) Lewis; one aunt, Beulah Dixon; great aunt, Francine Boykin; great uncle, Willie English; step mother, Hattie Pearl Dinkins; god children, Reno Sanders Jordan, Cassandra Brunson and Jamie Carroll; sisters-in-law, Joyce Alston, Carmen Alston and Maggie Dinkins; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Private Graveside Services will be held 10 a. m., Monday, June 22, 2020 from the Union Missionary Baptist Church, 5840 Spring Hill Road, Rembert, with the Rev. Walter Robertson, pastor, Rev. Lorenzo Dinkins, pastor of Pine Grove A. M. E. Church, officiating, eulogist. The procession for family only will leave at 9:30 a. m. from the home.
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