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Evelena Dennis
Nov 05, 1916 to Jun 06, 2017


Evelena Nelson Dennis, 100, widow of Micheal Dennis, Sr., departed this earthly life at her residence on Tuesday, June 6, 2017. Born November 5, 1916 , in Sumter County, she was the daughter of the late McKeever Cuttino and Rebecca Nelson and adopted daughter of the late Julia Ella Alston. Evelena was baptized and joined Mt. Pisgah Missionary Baptist, Rembert, at a very early age, where she was a faithful and devoted servant of God serving in different organizations within the church. She later was a member of the Greater Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, Sumter, under the leadership of Bishop Dr. Marvin Hodge, Sr. in which she served in multiple organizations within the church for several years. Later years she decided to renew her membership at her family church. She was also a member of the Twelve Tribes of Israel and the Willing Workers. She leaves to cherish her memories: four daughters, Ruby Mae Sanders of Philadelphia, PA, Catherine Wilson and Ollie Mae Dinkins, both of Rembert, Willie Diane (Calvin) Sanders of Columbia; adopted daughter, Van Joe Mickens of Columbia; one grandson raised in the home, Calvin Jermaine Sanders of Rembert; one daughter-in-law, Martha Dennis of Rembert; twenty three grandchildren; sixty five great grandchildren; seventy four great-great grandchildren; one great-great-great granddaughter; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Homegoing services will be held Sunday, June 11, 2017 2:30 p. m. from the Mt. Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church, 7355 Camden Highway, Rembert with the Rev. Anthony Taylor, Sr., pastor, eulogist. The family is receiving relatives and friends at the home, 5550 Stage Coach Drive, Rembert. The procession will leave from the home at 2:00 p. m. Burial will be in the Mt. Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church Yard Cemetery.
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