Sandy Wilson, 82, was born on Sept. 25, 1937, in Sumter County, a son of the late Frank Sr. and Lugenia Dais Wilson. He departed this earthly life on Friday, May 29, 2020.

Sandy attended the public schools of Sumter County. He was a graduate of the former Ebenezer High School. Upon graduation, he relocated to the Bronx, New York, where he was employed with New York City Transit Authority for 26 years as a bus operator. He retired in 1995 and returned to South Carolina. He accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Hopewell Baptist Church. Upon returning to South Carolina, he restored his membership with the Hopewell Church family.

While living in New York, Sandy met and married the love of his life, Charlie Mae Brye.

He is survived by his wife, Charlie; children, Sandra, Sounia, Sidney and Anthony; five grandchildren; one grandson; two sisters, Gertrude Dennis and Lugenia (William) Carter; two sisters-in-law, Catherine Wilson and Ernestine Wilson; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

The family is requesting no visitation at the home.

Viewing of remains will be from 3 to 5 p.m. today only at the John Wesley Williams, Sr. Memorial Chapel of Williams Funeral Home Inc., 821 N. Main St., Sumter.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at John Wesley Williams Sr. Memorial Chapel, Williams Funeral Home Inc., 821 N. Main St., Sumter, with the Rev. Richard Addison, pastor of Hopewell Baptist Church, officiating, eulogist.

The procession will leave at 10:30 a.m. from the home, 302 Pine St., Sumter.

Burial will be at Evergreen Memorial Park, 802 N. Guignard Drive, Sumter.

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

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