“If you call me in the morning and I fail to answer my phone I may be getting ready or I may be already gone because I just stopped by on my way home.”
Mr. Leroy Womble Jr., 81, was a resident of Cottageville, SC. A loving and devoted husband. father, grandfather, brother, and friend; Mr. Womble has left a legacy that will forever be cherished by his loving family, friends, and those who knew and loved him.
Public visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 4:00-7:00 P.M. at the mortuary. The Celebration of Life for Mr. Womble , will be conducted on Wednesday : March 17, 2021 at Eleven O’ clock in the morning on the grounds of the St. John AME Church in Cottageville, SC.
(In compliance with the recommendations of the CDC facial masks as well as social distancing practices will be strictly enforced.)
On behalf of the family, we ask that you lift them in prayers as they prepare to celebrate and say farewell to one whom they love.
Leroy Womble Jr., born on October 24, 1939, in Colleton County, South Carolina and entered into eternal rest on March 12, 2021. Born to the late Leroy Womble Sr. and Floretta Womble, where he was the oldest of five children. He is proceeded in death by: his brother Marion Womble and Willie James (Ricky) Womble. He was a lifelong member of St. John AME Church, where he worked with the Male Corus, the Media Ministry, and the Golden Group for several years providing breakfast and served as the past President of Sons of Allen (SOA). His ministry extended beyond the walls. Most people knew him from his work in the community, an exemplary example in his community. He mentored and coached young men through baseball, where he won several championships. It was his lifelong contentious to advocate on behalf of his community though his political process. He built long lasting relationship through the House of Representatives as well as advocate for voting rights.
Mr. Womble served in the United States Army for three years. After returning from the military, he attended Trident Technical College, where he studied Business Administration and was a member of the Black Caucus. He served as an In-Flight Master Chef at the Charleston Air Force Base, where he retired after 30 years. Served as the Director of the Low Country Community Action Agency (CAA), where he served for several years and retired a second time. Mr. Womble was known for his commitment to provide community service, where he received many awards, recognitions and accolades. Mr. Womble was an incredible vocalist that displayed a great passion for music, traveling city to city, displaying his love and admiration for God through music.
His family will cherish his memory by leaving behind his wife Esther R. Womble of Cottageville, SC, His children: Katurah Rainey Womble, Leroy Womble III (Cheryl), Anthony Womble (Kieon), and Lamont Mitchell (Javonnia), raised like a son. One sister: Shirley (Womble) Summers of Walterboro and Brother David Womble of New York. Two sisters-in-law Geraldine Fredrick (Carl) and Mary Gibbs (Magoo) of Maryland. Grandchildren: Kelisha Sapp, Melody Womble, Tiana Brown, Christian Williams, Jordan Nixon and Justlee Womble, four great grandchildren, and a host of extended family and friends.
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