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Lesley “Shunny” Haynesworth, Jr., affectionately known as “Jumping John”, was born on April 23, 1934 to the late Lesley Haynesworth, Sr. and Wilhelmenia Jackson Haynesworth in Sumter County. He was married to the late Pearlie Carroll Haynesworth. Lesley was called to eternal rest on Monday, April 1, 2024 at the home of his daughter, Ruby Mae Ford, Sumter. At an early age in life, he accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior, and joined the Ebenezer Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) of Dalzell, where he was active until his health declined. He served faithfully as a Trustee, an Usher, a member of the Gospel Choir, Board of Deacons, and Presbyterian Men’s Organization. When the Church had a van to pick up members for the Church services, he drove the van. Lesley loved the Lord. He was not ashamed of how he praised the Lord. He would run down the Church aisle, jumping, clapping his hands, shouting, and praising God. Lesley received his formal education from the Ebenezer School. He worked for Maxwell Brothers Furniture Store for over thirty years. He was loved and respected by all who knew him. He leaves to cherish his memory: one son, James Haynesworth; eight daughters, Ruby Mae Ford, Linda (Kelvin) Haynesworth Allen, Delores (Tony) Haynesworth Bussey, Wanda Jean Haynesworth, Amy Carroll, Angela (Thomas) Canty, Patricia Wiley, and Susie Stuckey; fifteen grandchildren, Kashan Simmons, Kareem Haynesworth, Temeka Gibson, Cori Vandergraff, Porsche Bussey, Brianah Bussey, Keith Ford, Murice Haynesworth, Janella Gimbel, Jaylon Carroll, Kayla Carroll, Tamara Wiley, Larry Stuckey, Ashley Stuckey and Robert Wilson; eight great-grandchildren, Destiny Haynesworth, Trinity Eggleston, Morgan Wilson, Alaiya Vandergraff, Kaliyah Simmons, Kareem Haynesworth, Jr., Kameron James and Kamari Peterson; one great-great grandson, Kazimir Haynesworth; three nieces, Roselee Williams aka (Branda), Vicky Clowers, and Lilly Howell Farrar; four nephews, Darryl Haynesworth, Dale Haynesworth, James Haynesworth, Jr., and Michael Haynesworth; specials relatives, Rhodie Jackson and Estelle China; a host of cousins and many other beloved family and friends. The family will receive relatives and friends at the home of his daughter, 1029 Porter Street, Sumter. The Remains will be placed in the church at 11:00 a. m. for viewing until time of service. Funeral services will be held 12:00 noon, Saturday, April 27, 2024 at Ebenezer Presbyterian Church USA, 4620 Queen Chapel Road, Dalzell, with the Rev. Carnell Hampton, Eulogist. The procession will leave the home at 11:20 a. m. Burial will be in the Ebenezer Presbyterian Church Yard Cemetery.

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