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Mary Ann Jackson-Session, wife of Willie B. Session and daughter of the late James Henry Jackson Sr. and Ethel Jackson was born March 21, 1960 in Clarendon, SC. She entered into eternal rest on Monday, September 21, 2015 in Sumter, SC.
She attended the public school system of Clarendon County graduating from Mayewood High School. She also attended Denmark Technical College and was awarded an associate degree in Cosmetology and Barber.
Mary Ann was a faithful member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church where she faithfully served on the YWA, Captains Ministry, Trustee Wives, Church School and the Hospitality Ministry. She was employed with various salons in Sumter, including Pearls Quick Curls and Today Beauty. After leaving Today’s Beauty she became the owner and operator of her own salon, Mary’s Sheer Image. 
She leaves to cherish her memories: her husband, Willie B. Session, one son Ricardo Akeem Jackson; five daughters, Deidre McMillian, Shiryl D. Session, Tonya S. Session, Ciara Sessions, and Zebrianna Jackson-Session of the home; seven brothers, Ervin (Queen) Jackson, Frank Jackson, Samuel Jackson, David (Lyndia) Jackson, Josiah (Karita) Jackson, and Timothy (Barbara) Jackson; mother-in-law, Louise Session; four brothers-in-law, Deacon Calvin Brisbone, Rev. Robert (Louise) Galloway, Deacon Jose’ (Lakeshia) Session, and Julius Campbell; two sisters-in-law, Mary Lee Jackson and Vatrice Session; six grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her father James Henry Jackson Jr. and Daniel Jackson, two sisters, Minnie Brisbone and Ruth Jackson, one son, Ze’Brian Jackson, one brother-in-law, James L. Jackson and one sister-in-law, Diane’ Campbell. 
Public Viewing will be held on Sunday, September 27, 2015 from 4-6pm at Job’s Mortuary.
Mrs. Session will be placed in the church on Monday September 28, 2015 at 1pm for viewing until the hour of service.
Funeral service will be held on Monday, September 28, 2015 at 2pm am at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Sumter with Pastor James Blassingame, Officiating.
Interment will follow in Evergreen Memorial Park.
Family is receiving friends at 70 Wells Court Sumter
Harris Steen Canty Rich, daughter of the late Daniel and Susie Mae Singleton was born June 1951 in Sumter County. She departed this life on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 in Sumter.

Christine received her education in the Public schools of Sumter County and was a 1969 graduate of Lincoln High School.
Christine as she affectionately called, gave her life to Christ at an early age where she joined Trinity Missionary Baptist Church, where she found her true love singing and playing for the Lord.
She then met her husband the late Thomas Rich and to this union five children were born. Christine leaves to cherish her memories: five children, Thomas, Tracey, Shaun, Anthony, and Danielle Rich; two step children, Tonya and Abena; twelve grand children; five of the home, Risheen Rich, Ty’Jon McBride, Jordan Green, Rhan Rich and Keron Rich; three great grands; her companion, Johnny Davis; special nephew, Ameer Brown, special niece, Rose Rich, special uncle, Jimmie Canty and a special aunt Olivia Johnson. She was preceded in death by husband, her parents, two sisters Olla Mae Prince Vermell Brown, two aunts Wilma and Ruth.

Public Viewing will be held on Monday, September 28, 2015 from 2-7pm at Job’s Mortuary. Ms. Rich will be placed in the church on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 2:00pm for viewing until the hour of service. Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 3:00pm at Trinity Missionary Baptist Church 155 Wall Street, Sumter with Pastor Larry C. Weston.  Interment will follow in Calvary-Zion Hill Cemetery
Family will be receiving friends at the home 1929 Georgianna Drive, Sumter

Rosa Lee “Bunch” Witherspoon was born to the late Cora and Willie Cooper on February 26, 1922 in Sumter County. She departed this life on Sunday September 20, 2015 at her residence.
She attended Goodwill School of Sumter and Morris College. Bunch was employed at Exide until her retirement in 1987. She was married to the late John David Witherspoon.
She was reared at Goodwill Presbyterian Church, Later she joined Bethlehem Baptist Church years later, she joined Berea Seventh Day Adventist Church.
She leaves to mourn her passing; children, James Albert Cooper of New York, Dorothy Mae (Woody) Wilson of Charlotte, NC, Leroy (Debra) Witherspoon, Jonathan Witherspoon, Wendell (Mardes) Witherspoon and Jerome Witherspoon all of Sumter, SC; thirteen grandchildren, twenty-four great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
Bunch was preceded in death by a son Marlin Cooper, one brother George Cooper and three sisters, Mary Caesar, Molly Reed, and Ella Titus. Public Viewing will be held on Thursday, September 24, 2015 from 2-7pm   at Job’s Mortuary.
Ms. Witherspoon will be placed in the church on Friday, September 25, 2015 at 1pm until the hour of service.
Funeral service will be held on Friday, September 25, 2015 at 2pm at Berea Seventh Day Adventist Church, Sumter with Pastor Marquis Jackson, Officiating. 
Interment will follow in Hillside Memorial Park.

Addie Camilla "Tootie" Butler Rush was born on October 22, 1911 in the Tindal community of Sumter, South Carolina. Her parents were Richard and Adelaide Butler and they had fifteen children of which Addie is number 13. She was educated in the schools in Sumter where Mrs. Helen Usher partly reared her.  
She was married to Harmon Rush of Elloree, South Carolina.  They had one child, Dorothy Dean.  She decided that she wanted to go to Breland School in Orangeburg, SC to study cosmetology.  Mrs. Rush also did additional studies in beauty culture at Monroe Area Technical College in Albany, Georgia.  In 1930, she joined Jehovah Missionary Baptist Church under the pastorate of A.B. McPhail. She was a member of the Gospel Choir, Senior Missionary, Friendly Gospel Singers, Prayer Band, Wide Awake, President of Emergency (Benevolence) Ministry, and Women’s Church School Class.
Benjamin F. Weston was one of her best childhood friends and classmate, Addie often told the story of when they would walk to school, she would hold his books while he “preached.”  Later in life, he became her pastor at Jehovah. She loved all of her pastors and would often invite them to her house for dinner. Mother Rush was one of the first to invite the newly elected pastor, at that time, Pastor Marion H. Newton to dinner.
Mrs. Rush was civically minded, as well.  She was a block leader to organize Neighborhood Watch, March of Dimes captain, a member of NAACP, daughter of Elk (Martha Chapter No. 12 OES), and chaplain of Theta Nu Sigma Sorority.  She is a charter member of the Sumter Beautician’s Club.  She also briefly served as a State Board inspector. With 25 cents, she started Ambritt’s (a.k.a. Rush’s Beauty Shop).  At a time in her life, she simultaneously operated shops in Manning, Timmonsville, Bishopville, Pinewood, Camden, and the Rafting Creek community. Mrs. Rush was a very popular beautician. Many can recall cars lined on South Main Street from her customers who were being serviced. Years ago, women wore make-up on their legs. Ms. Addie helped to make this trend popular in Sumter and the surrounding areas. She was well known in the cosmetology associations in Sumter, the State and National Convention.  Mrs. Rush was crowned the first queen at the Bronner Brothers Hair Show for best hairstylist. She graduated with her BS and Master’s degrees in Cosmetology. 

" Tootie", as affectionately called by loved ones, was blessed to birth from love, many additional children. Mrs. Rush leaves to cherish and to carry on her legacy those who call her “Mom". Dorothy Dean Rush Palmer, Rosa B.(Elmore) Anderson, Barbara (Bill) Marshell, Alneda (George) Gethers, and Barbara McKinney; those who call her "grandma"Edmond Levern Palmer, Yvette Addease Palmer (Rashid) Montsho, Floydean Belva Palmer-McLeod, and Wygelia Emelda Palmer, Dorothy (George) Lawson, and Antonio Bates.  She has great grandchildren:  Latoya Palmer, Addavia Montsho, Quinton McLeod, Jamela Montsho, Jabari Montsho, Jeremiah Tiller, Dayjasnay Felder, Brittany Patton, Omar Payne, and Sean Lawson.  She is also blessed with three great-great grandchildren, Javeon Palmer Robinson, Jada Palmer Robinson and Collin McLeod.  She has a plethora of godchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Public Viewing will be held on Friday September 25, 2015 from 2-7pm at Job’s Mortuary.
Praise and Worship and Family Visitation Hour from 2-3pm on Saturday.
Funeral Service will be held on Saturday September 26, 2015 at 3pm at Jehovah Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Marion H. Newton, Officiating, Rev. Dr. Ralph W. Canty Sr., Eulogist.
Interment will follow in Bradford Cemetery.
Family will be receiving friends at the home: 972 Saltwood Drive, Sumter