Mable Anna-Lee Rembert Vaughn, 84, widow of James Vaughn, Sr., departed her earthly life on Monday, May 13, 2013 at Tuomey Healthcare System, Sumter. Born in Sumter County on May 31, 1928, she was the eleventh child of twelve children of the late George and Janie Davis Rembert.
Anna-Lee, as she was affectionately called, was educated in Sumter and was a graduate of Morris College. She gave her life to Christ at a very young age. She was a member of Shepherd United Methodist Church, where she served as a stewardess, member of the usher board, president of the United Methodist Women and various other committees.
She was employed at Tuomey Hospital as a nurse and then later changed her career as a special aid teacher becoming employed with the Clarendon and Lee County School Districts.
She leaves to cherish her precious memories: three daughters, Sharon V. Kemp, Tonia V. Fair, Michelle V. Vaughn, all of Sumter; one son, Ret. Staff Sgt. James M. Vaughn of Tampa, FLA; fourteen grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren; one brother, John F. (Vevelyn) Rembert of Philadelphia, PA; two sisters-in-law, Elizabeth V. Rembert and Christine Vaughn, both of Sumter; a special caregiver, Mary R. Brisbon; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by one son, Daniel Obedia Vaughn; two daughters, Marjorie Ann Vaughn and Janie Mae Vaughn Conyers; five brothers; five sisters; and one son-in-law, Edwin G. Fair, Sr..
Funeral services will be held 1:00 p. m., Saturday, May 18, 2013 from the Shepherd United Methodist Church, 2210 North Main Street, Sumter, with the Rev. Lawrence Canty, pastor, eulogist.
The family will receive friends and relatives at the home - 28 West Moore Street, Sumter and from 6:00 – 7:00 p. m., Friday in the John Wesley Williams Sr. Memorial Chapel, Williams Funeral Home, Inc. 821 North Main Street, Sumter.
The Remains will be placed in the church at 12:00 noon.
The funeral procession will leave 12:20 p. m. from the home.
Flower bearers will be members of The United Methodist Women and Sister Circle Club.
Pall bearers will be nephews and friends.
Burial will be in the White’s Cemetery, Airport Road, Sumter.