Mrs. Nellie Mae Williams Waiters, affectionately known as “Barbara Jean”, departed this life on Monday August 30, 2021 at Prisma Health Tuomey in Sumter, South Carolina. She was born in Sumter County, on November 5, 1952. She was the daughter of the late Mrs. Mary Williams and late Mr. June Floyd.
Mrs. Waiters was educated in the public schools of Sumter County. She was a faithful member of Willow Grove A.M.E. Church until her health fail.
Nellie was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Waiters, a daughter, Victoria Waiters, a son, David Johnson, three brothers, Walter Williams, Frank Williams and Robert Dinkins and a granddaughter, Shalanda Rhodes.
She leaves to cherish her precious memories, two daughters, Katherine (Shavon) Waiters of Sumter and Betty (Joseph) Dennis of Columbia, South Carolina; four sisters Mary Ellen Williams of Sumter, Fannie House of Dalzell, Lillian (Curtis) Ferguson of Huston, TX and Lottie Carter, Camden, SC; a brother, Richard (Helen) Williams of Neptune, NJ; daughter in law, Deonna Johnson, seven grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
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