Rose Grant Dennis, 92, wife of the late Daniel Marion Dennis Jr., died on Thursday, July 2, 2020, at Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital.
Born on Aug. 3, 1927, in McColl, she was a daughter of the late Samuel Jasper Grant and Maude Tripp Grant. She was a charter member of St. John United Methodist Church. She was also a retired and highly respected kindergarten teacher at Thomas Sumter Academy, where her great love of children continues in the personal successes of all she taught.
Survivors include her three children, Danny Dennis (Jenny) of Sumter, Randy Dennis (Patty) of Columbia and Roseann Dennis Jordan (Robbie) of Charleston; seven grandchildren, Denny Dennis of Dalzell, Davis Dennis (Vanessa) of Charleston, Jenny-Lee Dennis Maxwell (Matthew) of Greenville, Grady Dennis (Chris Wahlers) of Norwalk, Connecticut, Grant Dennis (Margaret-Ann) of Asheville, North Carolina, Waring Jordan (Rachel) of Charleston and Caroline Jordan Thomas (Chadd) of Charleston; six great-grandchildren, Drayton Maxwell, Davis Maxwell, Oliver Maxwell, Travers Dennis, Loyall Dennis and Eva Rose Thomas; and one brother, Sam Grant (Nora) of Darlington.
She was preceded in death by three sisters, Betty Harper, Elise Johnson and Nell Weatherly; and one brother, Carl Grant.
A celebration of her life will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday graveside at Sumter Cemetery with the Rev. Larry Brown and the Rev. John McLeod officiating.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the family will not be receiving visitors.
Memorials may be made to St. John United Methodist Church, 136 Poinsett Drive, Sumter, SC 29150 or to Thomas Sumter Academy, 5265 Camden Highway, Rembert, SC 29128.
Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter is in charge of the arrangements.
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