Benny Lowery, 54, departed this life on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at Tuomey Health Care System, Sumter. Born in Sumter County on March 22, 1959, he was the son of the late Edward Lowery, Sr. and Mary Jane Linton Lowery.
At an early age he joined Mt. Olive A. M. E. Church. He was educated in the public schools of Sumter County and a graduate of Hillcrest High School, Class of 1978. Following graduation, Benny served a tour of duty in the United States Army. Upon his honorable discharge he lived in New York, where he was employed as a security guard with CBS Studios, Manhattan, N. Y. After relocating back to Sumter, he was employed by Morris College in the maintenance department.
Benny was married to the late Suzzette Singleton Lowery. To this union four children were born.
He leaves to cherish his precious memories: two daughters, Fatima Singleton of Sumter, Anjanette Lowery, and two sons, Carlos and Clinton Lowery, all of the home; five sisters, Dorothy Yates of Sumter, Joann (Frank) Dennis of Rembert, Marilyn (Bobby) Green of Charleston, Brenda Wilson of Columbia and Annie Mae Johnson of Rembert; four brothers, Edward (Sallie) Lowery, Jr. of Sumter, William (Leola) Lowery of Colorado Springs, CO, Nathaniel (Laura) Lowery of Augusta, GA and Joe Lowery of Sumter; two grandsons, Damontae Lowery of the home and Christopher Singleton-Muldrow; a special aunt, Berneatha Wilson of Sumter; one uncle, John Henry Lowery of Sumter; a special sister-in-law, Barbara Lowery; two special cousins, John Wilson, Jr. and James Lowery; his mother-in-law, Margaret Muldrow; two brothers-in-law; three other sisters-in-law; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; two brothers, Odell and Charlie Lowery; and one brother-in-law, Philip Yates, Jr.
Funeral services will be held 1:00 p. m., Monday, June 10, 2013 from the Mt. Olive A. M. E. Church, 2738 Woodrow Road, Woodrow, with the Rev. Dr. Friendly J. Gadson, pastor, eulogist.
The family will receive friends and relatives at the home of his brother and sister-in-law, Edward Jr. and Sallie Lowery, 2905 Homestead Road, Sumter.
The funeral procession will leave at 12:20 p. m. from the home of his brother and sister-in-law.
Floral bearers and Pall bearers will be family and friends.