Raynard Otis Mack, 59, affectionately known as "Pookie," departed this earthly life on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, at his home.

He was the sixth child of seven children born to the late Leon and Rebecca Prince Mack. He was educated in the public schools of Sumter County and was a graduate of Sumter High School Class of 1982. He was formerly employed with Santee Print for a number of years and was an employee of Hengst Filtration in Camden. Pookie's early knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, was instilled at home and nurtured at Cedar Grove Baptist Church, where he formerly attended.

Pookie leaves to cherish fond memories: his brothers, John (Elaine) Mack, Isiah Mack and Bruce (Cheryl) Mack; one uncle, Raymond (Brenda) Mack; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In accordance with the COVID-19 guidelines, the family is requesting face masks and social distancing be observed by relatives and friends during visitation at the home, 1665 London Road, Sumter.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday at St. Paul AME Church Cemetery, Highway 378, Sumter, with the Rev. Deirdre Howard, eulogist.

The procession will leave the home at 9:20 a.m.

Services directed by the management and staff of Williams Funeral Home Inc., 821 N. Main St., Sumter. Online memorial messages may be sent to the family at williamsfuneralhome@sc.rr.com. Visit us on the web at www.williamsfuneralhomeinc.com.