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Darren Benard McCummings

October 4, 1967 ~ September 27, 2019 (age 51)


Brother Darren McCummings, 51,departed this life on Saturday, September 28, 2019 in Florence County. You may visit the family at 2623 Olivet Cemetery Rd. Mullins in the Rains Community. 

Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday October 5, 2019- 3:00pm at New Greater Deliverance Church Martin Luther King Jr. Drive Marion, SC. He will be laid to rest in the Greater Singletary AME Church Cemetery. Rev. Tavarous Collins, Pastor


~ Obituary ~

Revelation 21:4 “And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.”

Darren Benard McCummings also know as “Tootsie” was born on October 04, 1967, in Marion, South Carolina to Arthur McCummings and the late Rachel McCummings. “Tootsie” as many know, departed this earthly life on Friday, September 27, 2019 at the McLeod Regional Medical Center, Florence, South Carolina after a brief illness. 

Darren attended the public schools of Marion County, South Carolina. He was a graduate of the class of 1987. Darren was an active member of the Marion High School varsity football team, trade team, student bus deriver, and was employed with Coca-Cola bottling during the summer and after graduating. Darren later obtained his CDL and became an OTR truck driver and began his career with Sean Trucking Company, Newberry South Carolina, Building Express and others, until a car accident took place. 

Darren was a resilient man no matter what hardships he faced, he always bounced back, no nonsense: efficient, direct, and quiet tough, now that sums up Darren. Who do you know that can give turn by turn directions from the bed, no GPS or map? A real trucker indeed. Who else will tell you off and ask you to go to the store for them in the same breath, only Darren. He gave out tough love but you better believe he was protective and loving to those closest to him. He was known for his athleticism, his one of a kind personality and charming smile. Darren touched the lives of many and will forever live on in out hearts. Still, I say the strongest man we know!!!

Proceeding him in death, his Mother Rachel McCummings, brother William Powell Jr., and Uncle Henry Spry.

Darren leaves to cherish his father, Arthur (Beulah) McCummings of Marion, SC, a special friend and caregiver of the home Ann Norman, two sons Marshall (Shanna) Hemingway of Florence, SC, Yaquarious Floyd of Aynor SC, two daughters Shanna Mason of Rock Hill, SC, Chantell Mason of Columbia SC, Six grandchildren; Malik Hemingway, Peyton Floyd, Yaquarious Floyd Jr, Joe’l Mason, Terry Jones III, and Baby Girl Princess soon to be on the way, three brothers; Kenneth McCummings of Marion SC, James Boatwright of Rains, SC, and Derrick (Natasha) McCummings of Fort Lee, VA. Sister in law Cherelle Powell of Dillon, SC. Seven sisters; Mae “Tammie” McCummings of Marion, SC, Cathy (Linwood) Darden of Jacksonville, NC, Stephanie McCummings of Columbia, SC, Ashley (Kendrick) Garner of Columbia, SC, Pauline (Dion) Stackhouse, and Moniek McCummings of Rains, SC, and Malisa Norman of Marion, SC. Five aunts Nellie Mae Spry, Carolyn McKenzie, Evelyn Johnson, Pattie Adams, one special aunt Loris (Donnie) Nzau, seven uncles; Cecil McCummings, Carl McCummings, Daniel McCummings, Randall McCummings, Oliver Adams, Perry Baccus Jr. all of Marion, SC., and Douglas (Patricia) Smith of New Jersey. As well as a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. Special thanks to Ashleigh Foxworth and Charles Williams for all you’ve done. 

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Funeral Service
October 5, 2019

3:00 PM
New Greater Deliverance Church for All People
113 Martin Luther King Blvd
Marion, SC 29571

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