Mary Cabbagestalk Dicks, 76, departed this life on Sunday, February 26, 2012 at Tuomey Regional Medical Center, Sumter. Born in Sumter County on February 22, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Henry Cabbagestalk and Mary Mickens Cabbagestalk.
She attended the public schools of Lee County and was a graduate of Dennis High School, Bishopville. Mary joined Mt. Olive A. M. E. Church, Woodrow, at an early age. “Boolie”, as she was affectionately known, loved her family, fishing and gardening.
She leaves to mourn her passing: two sons, Thomas (Patricia) Cabbagestalk and Warren Dicks, both of Sumter, S. C.; two daughters, Mary Jane (James) Johnson of Sumter, S. C. and Ossie McLeod of the home; two sisters, Elsie (James) Jennings and Carrie (Bobby) Tention; two brothers, James (Bernice) Cabbagestalk and Robert (Ruby) Cabbagestalk; one sister-in-law, Dorothy Cabbagestalk; ten grandchildren, Tania (Marcus), Jermaine, Lashunda (Terrance), Thomas Jr., Brittany, Dejon, Yaiere, Dashawn, Keion and Jiyanen; six great grandchildren, Deangillis, Deshawn, Brianna, Bryce, Kyleeq and Aarreon; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Magnus, Ray and Thaddeus Cabbagestalk; one sister, Ellen Pearson and a loving aunt, Elsie Harvin.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 a. m., Saturday, March 3, 2012 from the Mt. Olive A. M. E. Church, 2738 Woodrow Road (Highway 441), Woodrow with the Reverend Dr. Friendly J. Gadson, pastor, eulogist.
The family will receive friends at the home of the home 222 Westbury Mill Road, Sumter.
The Remains will be placed in the church at 10:00 a. m..
The procession will leave from the home at 10:20 a. m.
Floral bearers will be nieces
Pall bearers will be nephews.
Burial will follow in the Colclough Cemetery, Sumter.