"A time to die and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to pluck up which has been planted." Ecclesiastes 3:2
Mr. Sammie Hankerson, affectionately known as "Gumball" was born December 13, 1943 in Aiken, South Carolina to the late Alberta Collins and Sam Hankerson. He departed this life at his residence on Monday, August 30, 2021.
He received his education in the public school system of Colleton County.
On June 12, 1980, Sammie was united in holy matrimony to Martha Williams. To this union three children were born, Samuel, Jennifer and Trenton.
Sammie accepted Christ and enjoyed fellowshipping at Mt. Olive Baptist Church. After marriage, he join Aimwell Presbyterian Church U.S.A. "Gumball" enjoyed fishing, cooking, as well and buffing and cleaning floors. He enjoyed spending quality time with his wife, children and grandchildren: Samuel, Jr., Malik, Jayden, Suymia, Chloe, Marsha, Trenton, Jr. And Kaston. Over the years, Sammie and Martha also enjoyed the company of Deanna Holmes, whom they loved like a daughter.
During his working life, he faithfully enjoyed working at Heirs Drive In, Piggly Wiggly and Tideland Utilities, where he finally turned in his hat and retired.
Sammie leaves to cherish his precious memories; his loving devoted wife of forty- one years Martha Hankerson, Six loving children, Tammy Salley of Atlanta, Georgia, Stacey Hankerson and Trina Hankerson both of Brooklyn, New York, Samuel Hankerson of Walterboro, South Carolina, Jennifer Hankerson of Greenville, South Carolina and Trenton Hankerson of Walterboro, South Carolina. Twelve grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, Four sisters, Mary Powell and Emily Thorpe of Ft Lauderdale, Florida, Mattie Pierce of Walterboro, South Carolina and Elease Gethers of Aiken, South Carolina. Sister and brother in laws, Rebecca Williams, Isadore (Louise) Williams, Eva Fishburne, Delores Williams and Georgianna (Jackie) Williams all of Walterboro, South Carolina and Sharon Edwards (Melvin) of Springlake North Carolina.
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