Thelma Odell Brown Sumpter

September 28, 1919 ~ March 3, 2020 (age 100)


Mrs. Thelma Brown Sumpter, 100, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 Residence: 193 Smith St., Charleston, SC 29403.

Mrs. Sumpter is the widow of Presiding Elder Benjamin F. Sumpter; mother of Mrs. Thelma Craig (Irvine), Mr. Benjamin Sumpter, II (Shirley), Mrs. Cleo Simmons, Mrs. RoseMarie Washington (Samuel), Mr. Marcus Sumpter (Louise), Mrs. Vandrena Vanderwaall, and Mrs. Trudi Davis; the sister of Mrs. Julia Brown; and the grandmother of 16 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, and 19 great-great grandchildren.

Mrs. Sumpter was a retired Piano Music Teacher and a retired School Teacher for The Reid Center, Morris Brown AME Church, and Ebenezer AME Church.
The wake will be March 20th at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm and Funeral Services will be March 21st at Mt Zion AME Church, 5 Glebe Street, Charleston, SC 29401.

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