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David Brailsford
Sep 07, 1933 to Dec 11, 2014


Deacon David “Dave” Brailsford, Jr., 82, affectionately known as “Loving Dad”, departed this life on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at Tuomey Regional Medical Center, Sumter. Born September 7, 1932, in Lee County, he was the son of the late Dave and Osteen Jenkins Brailsford. He was educated in the public schools of Sumter County. At an early age, he accepted Christ as his personal Savior and joined the Joshua Baptist Church, where he served as a faithful Sunday school teacher, President of the Senior Choir, a member of the Deacon and Trustee Board. Dave was employed with Palmetto Pigeon Plant for 36 years until retirement. He enjoyed reading the Bible, caring for animals, and spending quality time with his family. Dave leaves to cherish his memories: a devoted and loving wife of 54 years, Susan Jackson Brailsford of the home; two sons, Danny Brailsford of Winston Salem, NC and Arthur Brailsford of Dalzell; two daughters, Susan (Morris) Cunning and Regina (Darryl) Peoples of Columbia; one brother, Robert (Annie M.) Brailsford of Wedgefield; three sisters, Dorothy (Leroy) Sinkler of Sumter, Alice (Joseph) Howard of Irvington, NJ and Julia Boyd of Newark, NJ; brothers-in-law, Charlie Bradley of Sumter, Willie Dawson of Irvington, NJ, Paul (Dorothy) Jackson and Richard (Yvonne) Jackson of Dalzell; sister-in-law, Irabell Brailsford of Sumter; five grandchildren, Arthur, De’Angelo, Shamia, Darryl and Demaine; one great grandchild, Tiffanie; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Rubin, Joseph and Harry Brailsford, and two sisters, Lela Dawson an Maggie Bradley. Funeral services will be held 1:00 p. m., Thursday, December 18, 2014 from the Joshua Baptist Church, 5200 Live Oak Road, Dalzell, with the Rev. Eugene G. Dennis, pastor, eulogist, the Rev. Jannette Jenkins, presiding, assisted by the Rev. Carnell Hampton, and Rev. R. L. Williams. The family is receiving friends and relatives at the home, 2555 Byrd Road, Dalzell. The Remains will be placed in the church at 12:00 p. m. The funeral procession will leave from the home at 12:30 p. m. Floral bearers will be Deacon’s Wives. Pall bearers will be grandsons and nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be Joshua Deacon Board. Burial will be in the Joshua Baptist Church Yard Cemetery.
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