Wilhelmenia Breckenridge (Johnson)
Wilhelmenia J. Breckenridge, 81, widow of Russell S. Breckenridge, passed away Wednesday, December 27, 2017, at her home.
Born June 4, 1936, in Sumter, she was a daughter of the late Abraham Johnson, Sr. and the late Binah Choice Johnson. She retired from Woolworth and was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses South Congregation.
Survivors include a daughter, Patricia J. Smith (Larry G. Smith) of Sumter; three grandchildren, Corey G. Smith, Sonya M. Mayo, and Bryan J. Smith (deceased); three great-grandchildren, Destney Smith, Coen Chase Mayo, and Cody Austin Mayo; three brothers, Abraham Johnson (Frances D. Johnson), George Johnson (Adeline Johnson), William Johnson (Octavia Johnson); three sisters, Carrie Sanders, Nell Gates, and Sarah Chilsom (John Chilsom); and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Marion Johnson and Bristow Johnson; and two sisters, Lessie M. Sims and Naomi Franklin.
A memorial service will be held at 1 P.M. Tuesday, January 2, 2018, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses South Congregation, 100 Lynam Rd., Sumter.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 P.M. Monday, January 1, 2018, at Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and other times at the home of her daughter, 1019 Nathaniel St., Sumter.
Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter is in charge of the arrangements.