Aleane Jenkins Martin was born on May 14, 1943 in Sumter. She was the daughter of the late Edward Delany and Rosnea Jenkins. She departed this earthly life on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at Prisma Health Richland Hospital, Columbia after a long term of illness. Aleane attended the public schools of Lee County. She made her living by working at V B Williams, where she worked until she became ill. At an early age, she joined Mt. Olive A. M. E. Church. She was a member of the adult choir and the Twelve Tribe of Israel. She leaves to cherish her memories: three daughters, Mary Jenkins of Alexandria, VA, Bertha Leonard and Janie Mae Martin of Sumter; two sons, Joe Jenkins and Marion Martin, Jr. of Sumter; two sisters, Ammie Anderson of Sumter, Irene Jenkins of Illinois; three brothers, Jason Jenkins of Newark, N. J., Edward Jenkins of Brooklyn, N. Y., Robert Lee Edward of Sumter; nine grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; a special goddaughter, Letha Davis, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In accordance with COVID 19 guidelines, the family is requesting face masks and social distancing be observed by relatives and friends during visitation at the home, 4823 Rodgwin Road, Sumter. Funeral services were held 1:00 P. M., Thursday, December 9, 2021, in the John Wesley Williams, Sr. Memorial Chapel of Williams Funeral Home, Inc., 821 North Main Street, Sumter, with the Rev. Dr. R. L. Brown, pastor of Mt. Olive A. M. E. Church, Officiating. The processional will leave the home at 12:20 p. m. Burial will follow in the Mt. Olive Memorial Garden, Pear Street, Woodrow.
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