Thomasina Ottley

BAMBERG -- Mrs. Thomasina "Tom" Ottley, 75, of 121 Canary Drive, Bamberg, passed away Monday, November 13, 2017, at her residence.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, November 16, 2017, at Mount Carmel United Methodist Church, Bamberg. Burial will be in Bamberg Memory Gardens, Bamberg, with Rev. Pattie Gordon officiating.

Thomasina “Tom” Ottley, daughter of the late Kelly and Pretto James, was born in Bamberg on November 24, 1941. She departed this life November 13, 2017, at her home.

At an early age, she joined Mount Carmel United Methodist Church, where she served faithfully until her health declined. She served Mount Carmel in the following capacities: Sunday school teacher, Usher Board, choir member and United Methodist Women. She was a 1958 graduate of Richard Carroll High School in Bamberg.

She was employed for many years by U.S. Enterprise Sewing Room, Thompson, Superior and Kirkland, and Superior Cleaners.

"Tom," as she was affectionately called, loved to talk and have fun and make you laugh at her jokes. She also enjoyed writing poems.

She was preceded in death by her oldest daughter, Rosilyn Stephanie Ottley.

Thomasina leaves to cherish fond memories her husband, Raymond Ottley of the home; two caring children, Sonia Ottley of Orangeburg and Christopher Ottley of the home; three grandchildren, Shawnteria Jackson, Sonyah Ottley and Zariyah Powell, all of Orangeburg, South Carolina; one great-grandson, Antonio (Ace) Felder Jr., who she loved dearly; three devoted sisters, Evelyn Sellers, Helen Steedley and Mildred Wiggins, all of Bamberg; four sister-in-laws, Mary James and Hattie James, both of Bamberg, Cherry Mae Broaster and Sonia Ottley, both of Belize, West Indies. She also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and caring friends.

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Viewing for the public will be held on Wednesday from noon until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Friends may call at the residence and the funeral home.

Sacred arrangements are entrusted to Dash's Funeral Home of Bamberg.

Online condolences may be submitted to www.dashsfh.com.

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