Mr. Frank Rawlinson, Sr. was born on August 15, 1947 in Sumter, South Carolina to Mr. William and Lillie Rawlinson, but raised by Isabell Ricks. On the evening of Tuesday, May 19, 2020, at the age of 72, he unexpectedly entered his eternal rest.
He was employed as a brick mason and for several years managed his own crew; he was also employed by the Coca Cola company and the State Mental Hospital.
His life was one that touched many. He loved his family and was always there for support. He woke up every morning on the go; making sure that his family needs were taken care of, gardening, fishing, and visiting others. Nothing slowed him down, not even health challenges. He was often reminded that he should take it easy, his words "I'm alright" and kept going.
He was a member of Second Calvary Baptist Church, where he served faithfully on the choir and would always invite family and friends to visit, especially on the Sundays that the Cavaliers were scheduled to sing. His favorite words were, "We're singing this Sunday, do you want to come hear the choir sing?"
Mr. Frank Rawlinson, Sr. leaves to cherish his precious memories: his loving wife, Mrs. Alethea Smith Rawlinson; two daughters, Onea (Freeman) Hall and Tanya (Forest) Werts; two sons, Frank Rawlinson Jr. and Marcus Rawlinson; ten grandchildren, six great grandchildren, two sisters, Mildred Anderson and Wygeana McQeen, one sister in-law, Evelyn Thompson; a special cousin, William Sumpter; a special cousin in-law, Mike Thompson; and many other loving relatives and caring friends who will miss him dearly.
Mr. Frank Rawlinson, Sr. was a smart and very caring person who loved his family and did whatever he could do to help others; his work truly spoke for him. He is and will always be missed and the memories of him will always dwell in our hearts. Even after major health issues, he was determined to live his life to the fullest; always on the go and never slowing down, now he's resting in the arms of Our Heavenly Father.
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