Rev. Richard Allen Dyson, President and Founder of Dyson’s Home for Funerals, since
1987 entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at his residence in Summerton,
Born in Paxville, SC, he was a son of the late John Dyson, Sr. and Mary Gaymon Dyson. He
was the husband of Myra Washington Dyson.
Richard attended and graduated from Manning High School, Manning, SC, where he was a
student bus driver. He attended Morris College and was a graduate of Gupton-Jones College
of Funeral Service, Atlanta, GA.
He accepted Christ at an early age and became a member of Zion Hill Missionary Baptist
Church, Paxville, SC, where he was an Associate Pastor. Richard was ordained in both
the African Methodist Episcopal Church and Baptist Church, serving with the Greater Friendly
Union and the Black River Association. He served as Pastor of St. Stephens A.M.E. Church in
St. Matthews, SC.
Reverend Dyson continued his ministry as the host of the Richard Allen Dyson Morning
Show on the Almighty WLJI-98.3 Gospel Radio Station. He also used his ministry to comfort,
counsel and console families during their bereavement. His comforting words and soft spoken
demeanor, along with his distinctive walk will always be remembered. His favorite sayings
were "Be nice to the people you meet on the way up, because they will be the same one's you
meet on the way back down" and "If I don't meet you on this side, I will see you in the rapture."
He was a South Carolina State Board Licensed Funeral Director, Licensed Embalmer and
Licensed Pre-need Specialist. He completed his apprenticeship at Fielding Home for
Funerals in Charleston, South Carolina and Samuels Funeral Home in Manning, South
An activist in the community, Richard was a former member of the South Carolina Foster
Care Review Board, which he was appointed to by the Governor. He is also a former member
of the School Council of Summerton Intermediate School. He served as a
member of the Clarendon County Planning, Zoning and Appeals Commission.
He leaves to mourn his passing, his wife, Myra Washington Dyson, four children, Robert
Dyson, Anya (Sherman) Wilson, Constance (Khendr'a) Reid, and Richard Dyson II; two
sisters, Sylvia Nelson and Lula Dyson, four brothers, John (Mattie) Dyson, William (Carolyn)
Dyson, Eugene Dyson and Albert (Clea) Dyson; two grandchildren, Khylen and Kaleb; his
mother-in-law, Rosalee Washington, one brother-in-law, Raymond Washington; his
cousin/sister, Dorothy Mathis and a host of other close relatives and friends.
The family is receiving friends at the home, 17 Mayland Drive, Summerton, SC.
|Reverend Richard Dyson
Date of Birth: 05-10-1961
Date of Death: 07-11-2018
|© Dyson’s Home For Funerals 2018
|237 East Main Street
Summerton, South Carolina 29148
Office: (803) 485-4280
Fax: (803) 485-2720
|"Home of Distinctive, Dedicated, Diligent and Dignified Services"
Monday, July 16, 2018
Taw Caw Missionary Baptist Church
1130 Granby Lane
Summerton, South Carolina
Reverend Dr. William T. Johnson,
Assisted by Rev. Dr. Augustus Rodgers, Rev. Dr.
Ella F. Busby, Revs. Anna Gleaton, Powell Lawson
and Minister Henrietta Ragin
Dyson's Home for Funerals Chapel
Sunday, July 15, 2018
1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Final Resting Place
2445 Cains Mill Road
Sumter, SC 29150
Reverend Dyson will be placed
in the church for viewing one hour
prior to the service.
|A time to every purpose under the
heaven; A time to be born and a time to
die; a time to plant and a time to pluck
Ecclesiastes 3: 1-2