Into the history of South Carolina in the 1930’s there came a women sent from God, by the name of Myrteen Elizabeth Wade King. She was sent through the late Rev. Marion L. Wade and Meta Long Wade Jones in Sumter County in the City of Rembert, South Carolina. She departed this life on January 19, 2022, at Springdale Healthcare Center, Camden, South Carolina. Mrs. King was a prominent member of the Mt. Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church in Rembert, South Carolina. She served faithfully in many capacities which included: Sunday School teacher, Vacation Bible School teacher, Senior choir president, Pastor’s Aide, YWA and Senior Missionary. She was also a dedicated Missionary in the field of Christin Education by serving in the Wateree Baptist Association Lower Division, and as president for the YWA for many years and advisor for the annual YWA Retreat. Myrteen start her education experiences at Rembert Memorial, St. James graduated from Lincoln High, and then went on to Morris College graduating in the 1950’s and did further study at South Carolina State College and Frances Marion College. She taught at West Lee Elementary School in Lee County for 34 years and received many rewards to include Teacher of The Year. She was also very active in her community. She was the motivating force for rural water in the community, Boy Scouts, Food Share, Secretary for voting percent of Rembert area, Lee County Friendship, Willing Workers, Twelve Tribes. She also a member of the South Carolina Education Association, National Education Association, and the Zeta Pi Beta Sorority and Morris College Alumni Chapter. Myrteen loved her family, she along with her brother Simon, cousin James (Bubba) Wade, James (Brother) Jackson started the Wade Family Reunion. She is number nine of eleven children. Her husband Ernest V. King taught her how to cook and with two of them they always cooked and invited the family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest V. King, sisters Meta W. George, Martha W. Wright, and Carolyn L. Wade; brothers Marion, Martin, and Simon Wade; brothers-in-law Albert George, William C. Wright, Rev. Brookward Bush, James E. Williams and George and John W. King; and sisters-in-law Elizabeth, Edna, and Rosa Lee Wade. Those left to cherish her memories are: stepdaughters, Gwendolyn and Shelia King of Minnesota; sisters, Mary W. Moore (Jacob), Florence W. Bush and Annie M W. Williams; brother, Horace H. Wade (Albertha); brothers-in-law, Samuel (Annie), James, Otis (Ruthell) King; sister-in-law, Barbara King; four grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a. m., Friday, January 28, 2022 in the John Wesley Williams Sr. Memorial Chapel of Williams Funeral Home, Inc., 821 North Main Street, Sumter, with the Pastor. Anthony L. Taylor, Sr., Pastor of Mt. Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church, Eulogist, the Rev. George P. Windley, Jr., presiding. The procession will leave the home at 10:20 a. m. Burial will be in the Mt. Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church Yard Cemetery, Rembert.
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