Retired Presiding Elder the Rev. Malachi Lee Duncan, of the 7th Episcopal District of the AME Church Organization, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, at the MUSC Ashley Tower Hospital in Charleston.

His funeral is scheduled to be held at 3 p.m. today at Scott's Branch High School Gymnasium.

The graveside service will be held at 4 p.m. on Monday at Pine Grove AME Church cemetery.

Presiding Elder Duncan was born on May 8, 1943, to the late Rev. Henry Duncan and Lizan Duncan. He pastored at various AME Churches for nearly 37 years before being promoted to elder of the Manning District in 2004. After a period of four years, he was promoted to elder of the Charleston District in 2008, where he served until his retirement in October 2017.

Although he was born and raised in Springhill, he resided in Summerton for nearly 30 years, before reaching his sunset.

To cherish precious memories, Presiding Elder Duncan leaves his wife, his daughter, his son, his surviving brothers and sisters, his surviving brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Williams Funeral Home of Elloree is assisting the family with arrangements.