Father Hezekiah Norman, 80, departed this life Friday October 4, 2019 in Florence County.
Public viewing will be held at the Jackson & McGill Memorial Chapel Friday October 11, 2019 beginning at 6:00 pm.
Wake services are scheduled for the OES and Masonic Brothers at the Jackson & McGill Memorial Chapel Friday October 11, 2019 at 6:00 pm.
Funeral services are scheduled to be held at the St. John AME Church, Marion on Saturday October 12, 2019 at 10:00 am. He will be laid to rest in the Devotion Gardens Cemetery, Mullins.
~ Obituary ~
When I can read my title clear to mansions in the skies, I’ll bid farewell to every fear, and wipe my weeping eyes, and wipe my weeping eyes, and wipe my weeping eyes, I’ll bid farewell to every fear, and wipe my weeping eyes.
Hezekiahpassed on to another reality on October 4, 2019 at the McLeod Medical Center in Florence, South Carolina. He was the youngest son of the late Sam and Marie (Bell) Norman of Britton’s Neck, South Carolina.
He began his formative education at Bethel Elementary School and graduated from Bethel High School. After graduating, he relocatedto Newark, New Jersey where he was employed as a bus driver in the city of Newark.
He was united in holy matrimony to the late Lettie (Goldsberry) Norman until her passing in 1977. To this union two children were born.
Hezekiahwas employed with Marion County as the Tax Collector from April 26, 1976 to July 31, 2002. There his services were impeccable, quoted as the perfect gentleman, showing the utmost respect to everyone.He was honest and was always straight-forward in whatever task was taken.
Hezekiahalso served on the Housing Authority of Marion, South Carolina for over 40 years. As quoted by Mrs. Anne Burroughs (Marion Housing Authority, Executive Director) “I have had the privilege of working with Mack for the past 23 years. He served as Vice-Chairman of the Board of Commissioners. Mack had many friends and touched many lives. I feel blessed that he touched mine and was my friend.”
Upon returning to Marion, with his Christian experience, he and his family united themselves with the St. John African Methodist Episcopal Church. He served as Pro-Tem of the Steward Board, Church Treasurer and Class Leader. He sang on the Men’s Choir, the Senior Choir, and the Combined Choir. He attended Bible Study and church School almost every Sunday.
Hezekiah’s memory will be forever cherished by his children; Norman (Karen) Goldsberry of Newark, NJ and Hezekiah Norman, Jr. of Mansfield, OH; his step-children, Ernestine Wright of Marion, SC; Clarence Goldsberry of Irvington, NJ and Charlie Goldsberry of Orange, NJ. His brother, Frank (Margaret) Norman of Britton’s Neck, SC; brother-in-law John (Sharon) Allen of Mitchellville, MD;17 grand children, 15 great-grand children and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. One step-daughter, Ethel Goldsberry; three brothers, Willie Norman, Levester (Lee) Norman and Roosevelt Norman and four sisters, Frances Croom, Edna Norman, Carrethea Graves and Emma Clark preceded him in death.