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Jessie Workman, Jr.
Nov 18, 1928 to May 27, 2016


Jessie “Bob-Poppy” Workman, Jr., 87, entered into eternal rest on Friday, May 27, 2016 at Palmetto Health Tuomey Hospital, Sumter. Born November 18, 1928, in Sumter County, he was the son of the late Jessie Workman, Sr. and Lucille Dinkins Workman. He attended the public schools of Sumter County. Jessie married Irene Grant and from this union God blessed them with four children. Jessie was employed for Becker Sand and Gravel. In 1956, he moved to Newark, NJ with his family, where he was employed for Colonial Concrete for 40 years. He leaves to cherish his memories: his wife, Anne Miller Workman of Newark, NJ; one daughter, Barbara Workman Edwards of Irvington, NJ; three sons, Leroy (Venus) Workman, Jimmy Workman and Stevie Workman, all of Newark, NJ; two sisters, Laura Dinkins of Rembert and Margaret (Freddie) Davis of Mitcheville, MD: two brothers, Dorsey (Eva) Workman of Jersey City, NJ and James Workman of Newark, NJ; one aunt, Edmonia Wade; three brothers-in-law, Tom Sanders, James Davis, Sr. and Walter James; eleven grandchildren; four great grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; a special friend, Sam Fleming; a host nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral services will be held Friday, June 3, 2016, 2:00 p. m., from the Rafting Creek Baptist Church, 3860 Highway 261 North, Rembert, with the Rev. Melvin Mack, pastor, presiding, the Rev. Freddie Davis, pastor of Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, eulogist. The family is receiving relatives and friends at the home, 4580 Easy Street, Rembert. The Remains will be placed in the church at 1:00 p. m. The funeral procession will leave from the home at 1:20 p. m. Floral bearers will be nieces and cousins. Pall bearers will be nephews. Burial will be in the Rafting Creek Baptist Churchyard Cemetery.
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