John Mayrant, 82, widower of Mary Mayrant, departed this earthly life on Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, at his home.

Born on Aug. 22, 1935, in Sumter County, he was a son of the late Albert and Mary Wells Mayrant. He was educated in the public schools of Sumter County. He was a member of High Hills AME Church, Dalzell.

He leaves to cherish his memories: his children, Phyllis Mayrant of Bronx, New York, Valerie Dolphin of Columbia and Lionel Johnson of Hartford, Connecticut; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Roselee Albrittin; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Homegoing services will be held at noon on Saturday at High Hills AME Church, 6780 Meeting House Road, Dalzell, with the Rev. Keith R. Mayes Sr., pastor, eulogist.

The family is receiving relatives and friends at the home, 69 James Haskell Road, Wedgefield.

The remains will be placed in the church at 10 a.m.

The procession will leave at 11:20 a.m. from the home.

Burial will be at High Hills AM.E Church cemetery.

These services have been entrusted to the management and staff of Williams Funeral Home Inc., 821 N. Main St., Sumter.

Online memorial essages may be sent to the family at

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