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Brother Mervin MuhammadMarch 25, 1940 ~ May 2, 2017 (age 77)
Mervin Muhammad was born March 25, 1940 in Vance, South Carolina to the late James White and Eva Macon. He passed away May 2, 2017 at his home.
Mervin, affectionately known as “Moody,” was educated at C.A. Johnson High School in Columbia. He retired from Crafts-Farrow State Hospital after 33 years of service in the Transportation Department. In his early years Mervin was a devoted softball coach to the Lady Blue Devils for over 20 years. Mervin had a passion for quilting, sewing, making crafts and especially cooking but his favorite pastime was spending time with his family and friends.
Brother Muhammad was converted in 1989 to the Nation of Islam where he served as a faithful member of the Fruit of Islam (FOI).
He leaves to cherish precious memories: his Queen of 55 years, Georgia Solone; two sons, Anthony(LaChelle) and George (Patricia) Solone, and two daughters, Karen (James) Hughes and Sharon Anderson, all of Columbia South Carolina; siblings: Gertrude Day of Irvington, New Jersey, Beverly Castleberry, Paul Jamison of Columbia , South Carolina, Edmond Day of Charlotte, North Carolina, Larry (Betty) Macon of Hollywood, Florida, Minnie Macon, Denise Williams and Jerry Macon of Columbia, South Carolina, Betty Mae Garner, Vernell (Johnnie) Wright, both of Vance, South Carolina, Rachel (Shelton) Sistrunk of Orangeburg, South Carolina, James (Annette) White of Columbia, South Carolina, Ruth (AC) Williams of New York, Annie B. Adams of Washington, DC and Renee McGhee of Macon, Georgia; and 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Mervin also leaves: three aunts: Jackie Williams of Columbia, South Carolina, Bertha Shuler and Carrie Zeigler, both of Santee South Carolina; two special daughters, Delphine (Jimmy) Thompson and Sheila Wise; two sisters-in-law, Chartreses Grier and Ernadine (Michael) Burrell, and one brother-in-law, Robert Cherry, Sr.; and a host of nieces and nephews; and a special friend, John Cooper.