Mrs. Alethia Samuels Ragin, a daughter of the late Henry and Rosa Robinson Samuels was
born on Monday, August 3, 1936 in St. Matthews, South Carolina.
She was a graduate of John Ford High School in St. Matthews, SC. After graduating, she
relocated to New York City. Alethia began her career in education with the New York Public School
System and many years later retired as an Administrative Assistant with the New York City Health
and Hospital System. After retiring, she returned to her home state of South Carolina, where she
joined Historic Liberty Hill A.M.E. Church, Summerton, SC.
She departed this earthly life on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at Palmetto Health-Tuomey,
Sumter, SC .
Alethia Ragin was regarded as "A Pillar" to her family. She was smart, generous and loving.
Her greatest attribute was her inner strength,like stone, brick or metal- the same qualities that
support superstructures. Alethia was an upstanding woman as a wife, mother, grandmother, aunt,
in-law, friend and neighbor. Just as any "Pillar" that supports a structure, Alethia Ragin was
She leaves to mourn her passing and grow from her memories: her loving husband, George W.
Ragin; two daughters, Cheryl and Lisa; two sons, George Franklin and Alphonso; 15
grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, six sisters-in-law, two brothers-in-law and a host of nieces,
nephews and close friends.
The family is receiving friends at the home, 1851 Hialeah Parkway, Sumter, SC.
|Mrs. Alethia Samuels Ragin
Date of Birth: 08-03-1936
Date of Death: 01-07-2017
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|10Saturday, January 9, 2016
Davis Station Church of God
1071 Loss Brook Road
Davis Station, South Carolina
Superintendent Elder Mack Wilson,
Assisted by Minister Pherneco A.Myers
Final Resting Place
Fourth CrossroadsChurch Cemetery
Saturday, January 14, 2017
Historic Liberty Hill AME Church
2310 Liberty Hill Road
Summerton, SC 29148
Rev. Robert China, Pastor
Final Resting Place
Dyson's Home for Funerals Chapel
Friday, January 13, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Mrs. Ragin will placed
in the church for viewing one hour
prior to the service
|"To every thing there is a season, and a time
to every purpose under the heaven".
Ecclesiastes 3: 1-2