Elizabeth Jennings


9:30 am
Friday, May 31, 2024
Sumter Cemetery
700 W Oakland Ave
Sumter, South Carolina, United States

Obituary of Elizabeth Bernshouse Jennings

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Elizabeth Bernshouse Jennings, 102, died Monday, May 27, 2024, at Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital. Born in Sumter, she was a daughter of the late Andrew K. Bernshouse and Elizabeth Holladay Bernshouse. Mrs. Jennings was a member of First Baptist Church. She was a secretary at Crosswell Drive Elementary School with 30 years of service. She was a member of the Poinsett-Bland Garden Club and a Gideon. She was a loving mother and grandmother and she was known as “The Chocolate Roll Lady”. She was twice married, first to the late LeRoy Wilbur Jennings, Sr. and later to the late John “Red” Pendergrass. Surviving are one son, CMSGT L. W. Jennings, Jr. (Ann) of Sumter; a daughter, Selma J. Piver (Jim) of Pawleys Island, SC; one stepdaughter, Ruth P. Peterson (Paul); three grandchildren, Leroy W. Jennings III (Cindy), Christie Piver Streetman (Bert) and DeLaine Piver Garcia (Juan); two great-grandchildren, Zachary Jennings and Alec Garcia. She was preceded in death by a brother, Wilbert Bernshouse and a sister, Selma Petters. Graveside services will be held at 9:30A.M. Friday in the Sumter Cemetery with Rev. Bob Calvert officiating. The family will receive friends following the graveside service. Memorials may be made to The Gideons International, P. O. Box 1795, Sumter, SC 29151 or to First Baptist Church, P. O. Box 867, Sumter, SC 29151. On-line condolences may be sent to www.sumterfunerals.com Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad Street, Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements (803) 775-9386.
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