Lily C. Prosser


Lily Coker Prosser, 69, widow of Benjamin Prosser Sr., died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, at her home in Sumter.

Born Feb. 23, 1942, in Manning, she was a daughter of the late Shugar John and Alva Gowdy Coker. She was a homemaker and she was of the Holiness faith.

She is survived by two sons, Benjamin Prosser Jr. and Billy Prosser, both of Sumter; three daughters, Deborah Prosser Nicholson (Jeff) of Kernersville, N.C., Ellen Prosser Wadford (Jimmy) and Lisa Prosser Hyde, both of Sumter; a sister, Margaret Prosser of Russellville; a brother, Shugar John "J.D." Coker (Shirley) of Millbrook, Ala.; nine grandchildren, Shannon Casarez (Jesus), Heather Nicholson, Ben Nicholson, Kady Everhart (Timothy Jr.), Ashley Prosser, Rebekah Prosser, Ben Prosser III, Robert "R.J." Ross Jr. and Brittany Ross; and five great-grandchildren, Dustan Nicholson, Gracie Casarez, Kristofer Nicholson, Barrett Michael Nicholson and Timothy Everhart III.

She was preceded in death by two children, Benjamin David Prosser and Peggy Prosser.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. today at Evergreen Memorial Park cemetery in Sumter with Pastor Andrew Basham officiating.

The family will receive friends at the residence, 595 Timmerman St., Sumter.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Hospice Care of the Tri-County and staff members, Sue, Kim and Margie.

Stephens Funeral Home & Crematory, 304 N. Church St., Manning, is in charge of arrangements, (803) 435-2179.