Lottie Boyd Dennis, 86, beloved widow of Jimmie Dennis Jr., died on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, at Sumter Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Born on Aug. 20, 1935, in Sumter County, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Julia Sargent Boyd. She was a member of Mt. Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church, Rembert, and served as a deaconess and member of the Senior Missionary Board. She was also a member of the Jet Club. She was a graduate of Ebenezer High School, Dalzell. She was employed for several years by Campbell Soup Co.

She is survived by four sons, Jimmie (Genovia) Dennis III of Rembert, Larry Dennis of Rembert, Gregory (Sherrie) Dennis of Rembert and Anthony (Lorraine) Dennis of Sumter; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law; a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmie; a son, Raymond; sisters, Maggie B. Davis, Daisy B. Holliday and Julia B. Jasper; and brothers, Henry Boyd, Theodore Boyd and Thomas Boyd Jr.

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 son, Jimmie Dennis III, 4870 Dennis Road, Rembert.

Public viewing will be held from noon to 3 p.m. today at John Wesley Williams Sr. Memorial Chapel of Williams Funeral Home Inc., 821 N. Main St., Sumter.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Mt. Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, 7355 Camden Highway, Rembert, with the Rev. Anthony Taylor, pastor.

The procession will leave at 10:30 a.m. from 6430 Camden Highway, Rembert.

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

Online messages may be sent to the family at www.williamsfuneralhomeinc.com.