Obituary for 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.