Mary Louise Wactor, “Lou as she was affectionately called”, was born January 6, 1965 to the late Joseph Wactor, Sr. and Rosa Lee Jenkins Wactor in Sumter County and departed this life on May 14, 2021 at Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital, Sumter. She was a member of the Mt. Olive A. M. E. Church, Woodrow. Lou received her education in the public schools of Sumter County. She was a graduate of Sumter High School, Class of 1983. She was employed with the Youth Summer Programs and received training from the Vocational Rehabilitation Department before she was unable to work. Lou would always have a lot of people around her. Her house was like the neighborhood – Air BNB. Whether it was the grandchildren, family members, friends or even her son’s friends. Everybody wanna hang out at her house. Her house was like home away from home or if you had no place else to go Lou would make room to make sure you had a roof over your head for as long as you needed it. You were welcomed. Her loving memory will be cherished by: her mother, Rosa Lee Jenkins Wactor; two sons, Kendell (Sandy) and Tyrell (Tamara) Wactor; two brothers, Joseph Jr. and Ernest Wactor; two sisters, Betty Wactor and Teresa Mack, all of Sumter, S. C.; eight grandchildrens; one great granddaughter; four aunts, Eartha Mae Smoot, Shirley Wactor of Sumter, Eartha Wactor of Bishopville, and Jeanette Jenkins of Sumter; three uncles, James “Pete”, William “Slim” and James Jenkins of Sumter; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends. In accordance with the COVID -19 guidelines, the family is requesting that face masks and social distancing be observed by relatives and friends during visitations at the home, 611 East Liberty Street, Lot #29, Sumter. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a. m., Saturday, May 22, 2021 in the John Wesley Williams Sr. Memorial Chapel of Williams Funeral Home, Inc. with the Rev. Dr. Ralph L. Brown, pastor of Mt. Olive A. M. E. Church, Woodrow, officiating. The procession will leave at 10:30 a. m. from 27 Pine Street, Sumter. Burial will be in the Colclough Cemetery, Dubose Siding Road, Sumter.
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