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First Lady Cleo Hicks Singletary

Sunset: January 1, 2021

Lady Cleo Hicks Singletary of the Camerontown Community, Lake City South Carolina; name was called, and she was gently ushered into her place of eternal rest with her eternal Father in Heaven, on January 1st, 2021 @ 7:00 a.m.

Lady Cleo daughter of the late Waterman Hicks and Leola Sumpter Hicks Burroughs of Georgetown County was born on January 19th, 1942. After the passing of her beloved father, she gained a loving stepfather, the late Mr. Van Burroughs. She was preceded in death by three loving brothers: Joseph Hicks, Eddie Hicks, and Lavon Hicks; two adoring sisters Emma Lue Hicks, Coleta Carr, and one great granddaughter Camira Chestnut.

She attended school in the Pee Dee Community, of Georgetown County. She also attended classes in Lake City, South Carolina for Nurses Aid Training.

At an early age Lady Cleo accepted Jesus Christ as her personal savior. As a member of Sandhill Free Baptist Church in the Georgetown Community, she began a work helping to build the Kingdom of God. As a devoted member and First Lady of Pleasant View FWB Church she served faithfully in all capacities of the church.

Lady Cleo leaves to cherish and reflect on her wonderful memories a loving and devoted husband of 60 years, Elder Mack R. Singletary who was also her pastor of Pleasant View FWB Church. Her memories will be cherished by her five committed sons: Pastor Mack M. (Sheryl) Singletary, Jonathan Singletary, and Darren Singletary, all of Lake City, SC; Melvin (Dr. Monique) Singletary of Greensboro, N.C. and Matthew Singletary of Columbia SC; her legacy will continue within her four loving daughters: Paulette Singletary of Johnsonville, SC; Damaris (John) Pitts of Columbia, SC; Fetemae Singletary of Lake City, SC; and Demetrice Singletary of Fayetteville, NC; Two grandchildren that she raised as her own Quiana (Drip) McCullough and Bryan Singletary both of Florence SC; A loving son-in-law Earl Weaver; thirty-three grandchildren, twenty-eight great grandchildren, and two great, great, grandchildren. Seven devoted sisters Elmira Hicks of Murfreesboro, NC; Millie Gaines of Bridgeport, CT; Martha (Ervin Lee) Burroughs of Hemingway, SC; Mary (LeRue) Sarvis of Miami, FL; Ruby (Cecil) White of Bucksport, SC; Evangelist Lethia (Roy) Bryant of Hemingway, SC and Lynn Sherman of Conway, SC. A loving brother Glynn (Mary) Hicks of Lake City, SC. Along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and dear friends, who have been blessed to have known her and call her friend.

Lady Cleo was a precious gem far more valuable than rubies. Those that knew her, loved her. She treated everyone the same. Regardless of the situation or circumstance she always gave the greatest gift she had to those she encountered, her love. A love that surpassed all understanding because it was a gift from God himself. Lady Cleo exemplified Proverbs 31. She lived with the purpose of serving God. She diligently worked with her hands to better the lives of her husband and children. She embraced forgiveness for those that needed to be forgiven. As well as practicing repentance. A strong woman of valor, strong character, and a woman of considerable Grace. She will be remembered as a true pillar of the community.

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