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On Friday morning July 30, 2021, Ricky Ellerbe, 59, departed this life at Atrium Health University, Charlotte, North Carolina. Ricky was born March 16, 1962, in Sumter County, to the late Frank Ellerbe and Josephine Dennis Ellerbe. He was educated in the public schools of Sumter County. He was an Independent Distributor for over 20 years, and a visionary. He leaves behind his mother, Josephine Dennis Ellerbe; seven children, Angela (Courtney) Hampton of Sumter, Ricky Ellerbe of Chesapeake, VA, Terrell Ellerbe of Columbia, Raedawn Ellerbe of Charlotte, NC, Savannah Oxendine and Jazmine Oxendine of McLeansville, Derwin Ryant of Colorado; ex-spouse, Cherry (Nole) Dow of Columbia; four brothers, Timothy Ellerbe of Dalzell, Franklin (Melanie) Ellerbe Jr, of Columbia, Oliver (Patricia) Ellerbe of Camden, Christopher Ellerbe of North Carolina; five sisters, Ivy Mack, Victoria Ellerbe, Joyce Ellerbe, Veronica Ellerbe of Dalzell, Angela Ellerbe of Charlotte, NC; six grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Memorial services will be held 2:00 p. m., Thursday, October 14, 2021 in the John Wesley Williams Sr. Memorial Chapel of Williams Funeral Home, Inc., 821 North Main Street, Sumter with Rev. Dr. J. Elbert Williams, officiating.

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