Filton Mayrant was born in Rembert on November 2, 1948. He was the second oldest child born to Robert Mayrant, Jr. and Pauline Thelma Mayrant. He departed this life on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at his home. After graduating from Ebenezer High School, Dalzell, he relocated to Queens, New York where he was employed by UPS. He later enlisted and served in the United States Army until he received an honorable discharged. He was joined in matrimony to his wife, Sharon Ellerbe Mayrant on November 29, 1993. Filton accepted Christ as his Savior later on in life and attended Mt. Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church regularly until his health started to fail. He was a well sought after self-taught carpenter and craftsman. Filton leaves to cherish his memories: his wife of 27 years, Sharon Mayrant; four daughters, Antoinette Mayrant Lucas (Lionel) of Newburgh, N. Y., Tyisha Natasha Mayrant and Toy Wade both of Rembert and Latoya Wingate (Curlee Jr.) of Herndon, VA; two stepchildren, Priscilla Prayleau and Edward Mayrant, Jr. of Rembert; three sisters, Gladys Bolden (Cal) of Charlotte, N. C., Lela Jenkins (Woodrow) and Linda Brown of Rembert; two brothers, Harrison Mayrant (Lillian) and Willie Mayrant (Rosa Lee) of Rembert; his mother-in-law, Josephine Ellerbe of Rembert; five aunts, Margaret Myers of Queens, N. Y., Wilhelmenia Smiling of New Jersey, Faye Mayrant of Jacksonville, FLA, Mary Ann Smiling of Columbia and Carolyn Dalton of Jacksonville, FLA; one uncle, Robert Myers II of Queens, N. Y.; five sisters-in-law, Ivy Mack, Joyce Ellerbe, Victoria Ellerbe, Veronica Ellerbe, Angela Ellerbe, all of Rembert; five brothers-in-law, Franklin Ellerbe, Jr. (Melanie), Timothy Ellerbe, Ricky Ellerbe, Christopher Ellerbe, Oliver Ellerbe (Patricia) all of Rembert; sixteen grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In accordance with the COVID -19 guidelines, the family is requesting face masks and social distancing be observed by relatives and friends during all visitations at the home, 4625 Black River Road, Rembert. Graveside services will be held 2:00 p. m., Sunday, April 4, 2021 Mt. Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, 7355 Camden Highway, Rembert, with Pastor Anthony Taylor, officiating. The procession will leave from the home at 1:20 p. m.
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