Lucius Felder, Jr

Obituary of Lucius A Felder, Jr

“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7 A time to be born… Mr. Lucius Abraham Felder, Jr., affectionately known as “Sweet Boy” or “Luke” was born September 23, 1938, to the late Lucius Felder, Sr., and Annie Corine Mack Felder. He departed his earthly life on Sunday, December 15, 2019. “Sweet Boy” was one of four children reared in a Christian home, under the guidance of his loving and devoted parents who reinforced the importance of God’s presence from an early age. A time to grow… Luke’s education began in the public schools of Sumter County and graduated in 1958 from Lincoln High School. Upon graduation, he was employed by Georgia Pacific and Shaw Air Force Base Commissary. Later, he moved his family to New Haven, Connecticut and was employed at Yale New Haven Hospital. Upon their return to Sumter, South Carolina, he was employed by Sumter County as a Deputy Sheriff, 1966. After working for three years as a Deputy Sheriff, he accepted an opportunity in 1969 to be among one of the first three African American males to be employed by the Sumter Fire Department, where he remained until his retirement in 1978. A time to live… Lucius married Gloria Roman, and to this union, two children were born; Altoya and Georgette. He was a kind spirited and caring man who never met a stranger. He immensely enjoyed talking, landscaping, transporting others, moving furniture, traveling, playing checkers, motorcycles, and had a passion for pick-up trucks. A time to worship… At an early age, he joined Pine Hill African Methodist Episcopal Church in Sumter, South Carolina. He later joined Union Station African Methodist Episcopal Church, where he faithfully served as a Trustee and a member of the Sons of Allen and Men’s Choir. A time to mourn… Lucius was preceded in death by his parents, Lucius Felder, Sr., and Annie Corine Mack Felder; daughter, Georgette Felder Spain; son-in-love, William “Bill” Spain, Jr.; brother, James Leroy Felder; and a sister, Geneva Felder Dixon. Precious memories will be cherished by his family: Gloria Roman Felder, a devoted and supportive daughter, Altoya Felder-Deas and son-in-love Jimmie Deas; four grandchildren, Jimal Deas of Marietta, Georgia, Christopher Spain of Dallas, Texas, Dr. Antoine Deas of Alexandria, Virginia, and Alexyus Spain of Dallas, Texas; a sister, Louise Felder (Rev. Herbert) Shackelford of Charlotte, North Carolina; brothers and sisters-in-love, Jean Felder, Sadie R. (Willis, Sr.) White, Flora R. (Thomas) York, Barbara R. Wilson Jackson, Johnnie (Miriam) Roman, and McKinley Wilson, Sr., all of Sumter, South Carolina; godsons, McKinley (Lakisha) Wilson, Jr. and Jarvais (Nessan) Wilson and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and lifelong friends he treasured. The family is receiving friends at 815 Estate Circle Sumter,SC.
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