Maria Louise Geddings Follin, 100, widow of John “Jack” Epps Follin Sr., died on Sunday, June 7, 2020, at her home.

Born in Sumter, she was a daughter of the late Thomas Washington Geddings Sr. and Maria Louisa Nichols Geddings. Mrs. Follin was a member of St. Anne and St. Jude Roman Catholic Church and was a retired rural letter mail carrier with the Sumter County Post Office.

Surviving are five sons, John Epps Follin Jr. and wife, Beth, of Coward, Herbert Follin, Richard Follin and wife, Dale, Terry Follin and wife, Dianne, and Jim Follin and wife, Linda, all of Sumter; three daughters, Lila Blackmon, Jean McIntosh and Lucy O’Hare and husband, Tom, all of Sumter; 26 grandchildren; 59 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

A private Rosary followed by a funeral mass will be held at St. Anne Catholic Church on Liberty Street in Sumter. Burial will be at St. Lawrence Cemetery.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers and ushers.

The family would like to express special thanks to employees of Hospice Care of South Carolina for the compassionate care they provided.

Memorials may be made to the St. Anne and St. Jude Roman Catholic Church Building Fund, 216 E. Liberty St., Sumter, SC 29150 or to Hospice Care of South Carolina, 538 Wisacky Highway, Suite 101, Bishopville, SC 29010.

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Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad St., Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements, (803) 775-9386.