Deacon Michael Frierson, affectionately called and known as “Pops” to his friends and co-workers, was the youngest of seven children born to the late Haskel Frierson and Josephine Brunson Frierson on August 4, 1952 in Sumter. Michael entered eternal rest peacefully in his home on Monday, August 23, 2021. Deacon Michael attended Sumter County public schools and graduated from Lincoln High School, Class of 1970. He furthered his education at Central Carolina Technical College in Sumter, where he received a welding certificate. He was employed at Porter’s Fabrication Company until his retirement. Deacon Michael was united in holy matrimony to Jessie Mae Wells on January 7, 1983. This union was blessed with three children, Sharwanda, Michael and Joenetta. Deacon Michael made a faith decision early in life by accepting Jesus Christ as his personal savior. He began attending Victory Church in Sumter, and was ordained Deacon under the leadership of Dr. Joann P. Murrill. Later he attended Breakthrough Covenant Christian Center to support his nephew and niece, Pastor Roosevelt and Minister Erica W. Way. Michael was sincere about working in the church. He enjoyed serving as an usher at both churches. He also held the position as the “Head Usher.” Deacon Michael loved his wife, children, grandchildren, relatives, church family and friends. He believed in spending quality time with the Lord and his family. He loved going to church to serve, glorify and praise God. He didn’t mind giving God honor and praise wherever he went. Even during the entire time of his illness. He didn’t miss a beat from praising his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He would always lift other’s spirit. He leaves to cherish his precious memories: his loving devoted wife, Jessie Mae Wells; two daughters, Sharwanda L. Wells and Joenetta L. Frierson; one son: Michael J. Frierson, all reside in Sumter; two sisters, Willene Wilkerson and Dorothy Howard; two brothers, Charlie Frierson and McKever Frierson, all of Sumter; two aunts, Mamie Frierson of Washington, District of Columbia, Elizabeth McFadden of Sumter; thirteen grandchildren; a special cousin, Marvin L. Kingwood of Hempstead, N Y; and a village of cousins, relatives, nieces, nephews and 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 visitation at the home, 5 Wen-Le Court, Sumter. Graveside services will be held 1:00 p. m., Friday, August 27, 2021 at Hillside Memorial Park, 3001 Cain’s Mill Road, Sumter, with Bishop Bennie L. Kingwood, Sr., officiating. The procession will leave at 12:20 p. m. from the home.
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