Mr. Henry Lee Rivers

Mr. Henry Lee Rivers, 74 years old of Ridgeland, South Carolina, passed on Friday, January 29, 2021 at Coastal Carolina Hospital in Hardeeville, South Carolina.

He spent his childhood years in Ridgeland, South Carolina. During his teenage years, he joined the Job Corp and spent time in California. After a brief stay in Job Corp, he resided in New York City with his aunts Emma Jean (Ricky) Frazier and Queen Ester Gregory. He worked as a landscaper until 1969 where he met and married his wife of 52 years, Barbara Ann Frazier Rivers. They lived in Jersey City, New Jersey where he worked at Bierman-Everett Iron Foundry in Irvington, New Jersey. They were blessed with three children, Henry Scott, Kenneth John and Dyanne Monique and raised two boys, Clyde and Corey Wade of New York City. Henry held the following jobs at Colgate-Palmolive Co., Naval Distribution Center, Military Ocean Terminal Bayonne, New Jersey and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. After his retirement from the Gallery, they moved to Ridgeland, South Carolina, where they resided.

Henry gave his life to Christ at the Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, Jersey City, New Jersey. Henry and his daughter were baptized the same day at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church. Henry was an active member where he participated in the Transportation Ministry for Sunday School, Church Service and the Children’s Ministry. He was appointed to the Trustee Board and later ordained as a deacon at the Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in May 1992. Deacon Rivers and his wife moved to Ridgeland, South Carolina in 2008. They became a member of New Road Baptist Church Family and he became an active member in Transportation Ministry, Male Chorus and the Missionary. Deacon Rivers was constantly on the move during good health and in sickness. Many times, he would walk from home to the town of Ridgeland and back, and then he limited his walks to around the house during his sickness. Henry Lee, as most friends and family would call him.

He leaves to cherish his memories: His wife Barbara; his sons Henry Scott and Kenneth John; and his daughter Dyanne Monique; Clyde and Corey Wade; his grandchildren, Javon Scott, Devon Malik and William Randall, JayLin, JayQwon and Jayda Rivers, Janiyah Maykayla Rivers and Jalaiah Mack; a great granddaughter, Justice Rivers, two daughters-in-law, Nakeesha Rivers and Katrina Rivers; one brother, Frank (Joanne) Fields, ; two sisters, Bette (Willie Sr.) Smith, and Marilyn (Melvin) Swinger, and a host of other relatives and friends.

 

A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, February 06, 2021 at Grahamville Cemetery in Ridgeland, South Carolina at 11:00AM

IN LIGHT OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC; it is being recommended by the South Carolina Morticians Association Inc., to encourage families to have a graveside service with a small gathering of family and friends!

Remember to social distance and NEVER forget to WEAR YOUR MASK!!

Mr. Willie Edward Polite

Mr. Willie Edward Polite, 78 years old of Robertville, South Carolina, passed away on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at Memorial Medical Center in Savannah, Georgia.

Mr. Willie received his education in the public school system in Jasper County. In his early age he was a member of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Pineland, South Carolina. He worked as a skilled laborer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Trenton, New Jersey, then years later he relocated to South Carolina to be with his mother and sister Mrs. Albertha. Mr. Willie continued to work with his hands, he was most remembered for working as a concrete finisher at Custom Concrete & Design and tending his garden.

Mr. Willie was a humble man who loved to spend time with his family, especially his nieces and nephews.

A Walk-Thru will be held on Monday, January 25, 2021 at Bostick Funeral Home Chapel in Ridgeland, South Carolina from 5-6 PM

Due to COVID-19 Pandemic, remember to keep in mind social distancing, and to keep six feet apart with no more than five people at a time.

DO NOT FORGET TO WEAR A MASK!!

A Graveside Service will be held on Tuesday, January 26, 2021, 11:00 AM located at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery in Pineland, South Carolina.

He leaves to cherish his memories; his wife: Delores Polite, his children; Willie E. Polite, Jr., Lawrence Polite, Christine Polite, Breon Polite, Krystal Polite and Brandon Carter; Sisters & Brothers; Barbara (Lester) Banks, Linda (Sherry) Horton, Judy Horton, George (Punch) Horton, and Robert Horton, A host of Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren, Sisters in Law and brother in law, along with nieces, nephews cousins, family and friends.

IN LIGHT OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC: It is being recommended by the South Carolina Morticians Association Inc., to encourage families to have a graveside service with a small gathering of family and friends.

Mrs. Rosa Mae Rivers-Mitchell

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Mrs. Rosa Mae Rivers-Mitchell, 90 years old of Ridgeland, South Carolina, passed away on Monday, January 04, 2021 at her residence. Sister Rosa Mae attended schools in Jasper County, South Carolina. She was a devoted and faithful member of New Zion Baptist Church….

Mrs. Jannie Bell Tyson Elam

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Mr. Darnell Solomon

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Mr. Darnell Solomon, 59 years old of Ridgeland, South Carolina, passed away on Sunday, December 27, 2020 in Columbia, South Carolina. Darnell began his Christian walk at an early age of eight. He was baptized into a new life at the People Missionary Baptist Church in…

Mr. James Stokes

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Mr. James Stokes, 78 years old of Robertville, South Carolina, passed away on Christmas Day, December 25, 2020 at Blooms at Belfair in Bluffton, South Carolina. Mr. Stokes attended schools in Savannah, Georgia and South Carolina. After he graduated high school, Mr….

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