Obituaries

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Francina Shiver Sims

(April 25, 1944–March 23, 2017)

Funeral: Sat, 04/01/2017,12:00 PM

Gadsden – Funeral services for Mrs. Francina Shiver Sims will be held Saturday at 12:00 p.m. at the St. Matthews Baptist Church, Eastover with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Viewing will be held Friday beginning at 2:00 p.m. at the Leevy’s Funeral Home. Lower Richland Chapel. Surviving are her son, Rodney (Jeanetta) Sims; stepsons, Lewis B. (Ronnie) Sims III and Angelo Sims; daughters, Cheryl Shiver and Beverly (Leroy) Hopkins; brothers, Deacon Walter Shiver and Alphonso Shiver; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; other loving relatives and friends.

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Gloria Jean Cheeseboro

(April 26, 1955–March 19, 2017)

Funeral: Sat, 03/25/2017,2:00 PM

Columbia – Funeral services for Ms. Gloria Jean Cheeseboro will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the New Ebenezer Baptiat Church with burial to follow in the Lincoln Cemetery. Viewing will be held Friday beginning at 3:00 p.m. at the Leevy’s Funeral Home, Taylor Street Chapel. Surviving are her sons, Marlon and Antonio Cheeseboro; brothers, Olivette and Christopher Samuels, Larry and Kenneth Cheeseboro; sister, Vertell Green; five grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

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Erskine Romell Johnson Mills

(December 9, 1947–March 18, 2017)

Funeral: Thu, 03/23/2017,11:00 AM

Columbia – Funeral services for Mr. Erskine Romell Johnson Mills will be held Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at the Leevy’s Funeral Home, Taylor Street Chapel with burial on Monday, March 27, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the Ft. Jackson National Cemetery. Public viewing will be held Wednesday beginning at 2:00 p.m. at funeral home. Surviving are: his wife, Mildred Scott Mills; sons, Darrow Mills, Andre Mills, Everette Mills, and Desmond Mills; daughter, Lynette Mills; his companion, Loretta Tyler; sisters, Jacquelyn Mills and Gotdry Mills; 19 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; other loving relatives and friends.

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Barbara Ann “BeeBop” Brazzle

(November 20, 1955–March 18, 2017)

Funeral: Fri, 03/24/2017,12:00 PM

Columbia – Funeral services for Ms. Barbara Ann “BeeBop” Brazzle will be held at Friday 12:00 noon (viewing 11:00 a.m.) at the Progressive Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ, 2224 Barhamville Road, with burial to follow in the Lincoln Cemetery. Visitation will be held this Thursday evening beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Leevy’s Funeral Home, Taylor Street Chapel. Surviving are: her sons, A. Troy Brazzle and Charles Heatley, Jr.; daughter, Amanda Sligh; three brothers; five sisters; nine grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

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Dontrey’al Marquez Weathersbee

(March 9, 1994–March 17, 2017)

Funeral: Thu, 03/23/2017,1:00 PM

Funeral services for Mr. Dontrey’al Marquez Weathersbee will be held Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at the Leevy’s Funeral Home, Taylor Street Chapel, with burial to follow in the Lincoln Cemetery.

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Tyshawn Shemar Johnson

(April 15, 2000–March 17, 2017)

Funeral: Sat, 03/25/2017,3:00 PM

Columbia – Funeral services for Tyshawn Shemar Johnson will be held Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at the Leevy’s Funeral Home, Taylor Street Chapel, with burial to follow in the Palmetto Cemetery. Public viewing will be held Friday beginning at 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Surviving are: his mother, Kimberly Hawkins; sister, Brittany Anderson; grandmother, Martha Hawkins; a host of other relatives and friends.

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John Clifton Watson

(June 17, 1931–March 15, 2017)

Funeral: Fri, 03/24/2017,10:00 AM

Columbia – Funeral services for (Ret.) MSG John Clifton Watson will be held Friday at 10:00 a.m. (viewing 9:00 a.m.) at the Bishop Memorial A.M.E. Church. Interment with full military honors will follow in the Ft. Jackson National Cemetery. Public viewing will be held Thursda beginning at 3:00 p.m. at the Leevy’s Funeral Home, Taylor Street Chapel. Surviving are: his son, Clifton (Vinell) Watson; brother, James (Caroline) Watson; sister, Kay Houston; three grandchildren, Darien, Twanique, and McKenzie Watson; a host of other relatives and friends

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Rhonda Mildred Alston Bishop

(December 5, 1959–March 12, 2017)

Funeral: Fri, 03/17/2017,12:00 AM

Columbia – Funeral services for Mildred Rhonda Maple Bishop will be held Friday at 9:00 a.m. at the Leevy’s Funeral Home, Taylor Street Chapel with burial to follow in the Ft. Jackson National Cemetery. Public viewing will be held Thursday beginning at 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Surviving are: her husband, Henry Bishop, Jr.; daughters, Adrienne and Shonda Alston; granddaughter, Skilar Williams-Alston; mother, Mildred Knightner; step-mother, Isabel Maple; brother, John Maple, III; sisters, Monica Knightner and LaToya Maple Lee; a host of other relatives and friends.

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Samuel Lee Richardson, Jr.

(December 4, 1955–March 11, 2017)

Funeral: Sat, 03/18/2017,12:00 PM

Cayce – Funeral services for Dr. Samuel Lee Richardson, Jr. will be held Saturday at 12:00 noon (viewing 11:00 a.m.) at the Revealed Word Ministry Church, with burial to follow in the Lincoln Cemetery. Public viewing will be held Friday beginning at 3:00 p.m. at the Leevy’s Funeral Home, Taylor Street Chapel. Surviving are: his wife, Jacqueline Lyles Richardson; sons, Samuel Lee (Tiera) Richardson, III and Christopher (Alyona) Richardson; daughters, Lydia Richardson (Michael) Ancrum and Latanya (Travis) Shuler; brother, Ronald Washington; seven grandchildren; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

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Reginald Beamon Williams

(March 31, 1956–March 11, 2017)

Funeral: Sat, 03/18/2017,1:00 PM

Memorial Services for Mr. Reginald Beamon Williams will be held Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Leevy’s Funeral Home, Taylor Street Chapel.

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