Laura Ann Vincent was born on Dec. 27, 1961, in Sumter County, a daughter of Charles and Carrie Dinkins Williams, and entered eternal life on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, at Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital in Sumter.

Laura attended the public schools of Sumter County. She graduated from Hillcrest High School, Dalzell, with the Class of 1980. After graduation, she moved to New York, where she met and married William Vincent. She returned to Sumter in 1987. Laura was employed at Wal-Mart, until she retired. At an early age, Laura Joined High Hills Missionary Baptist Church, where she worked faithfully. She was a God-fearing woman who gave her all to her church. She was a dedicated servant of the Lord. Laura worked with the ushers ministry, choirs, Vacation Bible School teacher, Sunday school teacher, the YWA ministry, pastor's aides ministry and the culinary staff ministry.

She leaves to cherish her memory: her parents, Charles and Carrie Dinkins Williams of Rembert; two sons, Xavier Vincent of the home and Travon (Whitney Barnhill) Williams of Sumter; one sister, Carrie (Henry) Prioleau of Rembert; five brothers, Charles Williams of Rembert, Lowery (Patricia) Williams, John (Zelda) Williams of Rembert, David Williams of Waldorf, Maryland, and Thomas Antony (Tabitha) Williams of Stafford, Virginia; a special sister, Doris Wiley of New York; five grandchildren; three aunts, Louise Dinkins of New York, Sophia Jenkins of Atlanta, Georgia, and Lillie (Isaiah) Richbow of Rembert; one uncle, John Dinkins of Sumter; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In accordance with COVID-19 guidelines, the family is requesting that face masks and social distancing be observed by relatives and friends during visitation at the home of her mother, 3364 S.C. 261 North, Rembert.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday at High Hills Missionary Baptist Church, 3750 Meeting House Road, Dalzell, with the Rev. Donald Amis officiating.

Services directed by the management and staff of Williams Funeral Home Inc., 821 N. Main St., Sumter.

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