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On Wednesday afternoon, February 17, 2021, the one we loved and cherished stepped across the threshold that we call death. However, it was not a stepping out of the fellowship of life, but into one of the other rooms of our Father's House. The noise of the world makes it hard to hear the still small voice beyond the door.
Naomi was born on June 26, 1939, in Rembert, SC. She was the daughter of Reverend A. D. Dennis and Mrs. Sarah Alston Dennis. She was married to the late Mr. Roosevelt Sanders and they had one daughter, Marilyn A. Sanders.
Naomi confessed Christ at the age of twelve. She was a faithful member of the Mt. Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church in Rembert, SC under the pastorship of Reverend Anthony L. Taylor, Sr. Naomi served as an Usher, Senior Choir member, YWA, and Pastor's Aid Ministry.
Naomi graduated Ebenezer High School and she attended Johnson Business School in Washington, D.C., Morris College in Sumter, SC and Sumter Beauty College. Naomi was an entrepreneur as the owner and operator of Naomi's Beauty Salon.
She served on the Sumter County School District #2 Board of Trustee for eighteen years and she served as Chairman of the School Board of Trustees for three years. Also, she served on the South Carolina School Board Association as Director for ten years and worked as the secretary and the treasurer for this Association during her tenure as a School Board Trustee.
Naomi was first elected to Sumter County Council in November of 1996 and was first sworn in as Councilwoman on January 4, 1997. She also served Council as Vice Chairwoman from 1999 until January 2003. Naomi was elected as the first woman ever to serve in the capacity of chairman for Sumter County Council on January 2003. During her career, she served as Chairman of the Public Works Committee; Fiscal, Tax and Property Committee; Personnel/Technology and Military Affairs Committees. She served a total of 17 years on Sumter County Council.
She leaves to cherish her fond memories, a daughter Marilyn A. Sanders; two brothers, Reverend Willie (Gardenia) Dennis, Sr. of Sumter, SC and Reverend James E. Wilson, Jr. of Fishkill, NY; two sisters, Ruth (Whitt) Deas of Rembert, SC and Mamie Stephens of Ashton, MD; brothers-in-Law, Allen J. Watson of Summerville, SC, James Clark of North Carolina and Francis Mitchell of Washington, D.C; sisters-in law, Alene Wilson of Rembert, SC, Rosa Lee Pollard of Rembert, SC, Carrie Lee (James) Edwards of Georgia, Katherine Murphy of Columbia, SC and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
"You have fought a good fight, You kept the faith, You finished the course."
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