Sammie Taylor, Sr. was born March 7, 1939 in Richland County to the late Anthony Taylor, Sr. and Renner Brown Taylor. He departed this earthly life on March 1, 2022 at the Low Country Community Hospice House in Summerville. In 1960, he was joined in marriage to Miss Josephine Thomas and resided in Rembert. At an early age, Sammie attended Saint Luke African Methodist Episcopal Church in Eastover, and he recently accepted Christ as his personal Savior and was baptized. Sammie was jovial, resourceful, generous and he loved to make witty remarks. He attended the public schools of South Carolina and began working at an early age. Sammie was a hard worker and a man of many talents. He loved racing cars and excelled as a farmer, landscaper, cement finisher and mechanic, as well as a masonry. He was affectionately known as “Brother” to family and close friends. “Brother” always met you with a smile which showed his appreciation for people and good conversation. Sammie is survived by: one son, Reverend Sammie Taylor, Jr. (Michelle) of Moncks Corner; two daughters, Reverend Carol Elaine Sanders of Rembert, and Natalie Brevard Perry of Conyers, Georgia; nine grandchildren; six great grandchildren; one brother, Charlie Taylor, Sr. of Rembert, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Sammie was preceded in death by his parents; five siblings, Earnest, Fredrick, and Johnny Gridine, Anthony Taylor, Jr., Leah Hamilton, and three children, Barbara C. Sanders, Lawrence C. Brevard and Helen R. Pearson. In accordance with the COV19 guidelines, the family is requesting that face masks and social distancing be observed by relatives and friends during all visitation at the home, 5756 T B Wright Road, Rembert. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 8, 2022 – 12:00 noon in the John Wesley Williams Sr. Memorial Chapel of Williams Funeral Home, Inc., 821 North Main Street, Sumter, with the Rev. Ruth Robinson, officiating and the Rev. Benjamin Gridine, Eulogist. The procession will leave at 11:20 a. m. from the home. Burial will be in the Saint Luke African American Episcopal Church Cemetery, Eastover.
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