WILHELMENIA J. BRECKENRIDGE

Posted 12/31/17

Wilhelmenia J. Breckenridge, 81, widow of Russell S. Breckenridge, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, at her home.

Born on June 4, 1936, in Sumter, she was a daughter of the late Abraham Sr. and Binah Choice Johnson. She retired from …

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WILHELMENIA J. BRECKENRIDGE

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Wilhelmenia J. Breckenridge, 81, widow of Russell S. Breckenridge, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, at her home.

Born on June 4, 1936, in Sumter, she was a daughter of the late Abraham Sr. and Binah Choice Johnson. She retired from Woolworth and was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses South Congregation.

Survivors include a daughter, Patricia J. Smith (Larry G. Smith) of Sumter; two grandchildren, Corey G. Smith and Sonya M. Mayo; three great-grandchildren, Destney Smith, Coen Chase Mayo and Cody Austin Mayo; three brothers, Abraham Johnson (Frances D. Johnson), George Johnson (Adeline Johnson) and William Johnson (Octavia Johnson); three sisters, Carrie Sanders, Nell Gates and Sarah Chilsom (John Chilsom); and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Marion Johnson and Bristow Johnson; two sisters, Lessie M. Sims and Naomi Franklin; and a grandchild, Bryan J. Smith.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses South Congregation, 100 Lynam Road, Sumter.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. on Monday at Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and other times at the home of her daughter, 1019 Nathaniel St., Sumter.

Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter is in charge of the arrangements.