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Mrs. Luvenia Fulmore Epps

Sunset: November 2, 2022

Luvenia Fulmore Epps, lovingly known as: O’Shay, Mama, Mother, Grandma, and Mema, peacefully passed away at her home Tuesday, November 1, 2022, after an illness.

She was born to the late Jessie and Vinyie Graham Fulmore on August 16, 1926 in Williamsburg County, South Carolina.

She accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior, at a very early age, and her acceptance and love of God was evident throughout her entire life.

O’shay was married to the late Wilbur Epps and six children were produced from this union, two sons, Johnnie B. and Samuel Wilbur; four daughters, Rose Pearl, Millie Ann, Levenia, and Diane.

O’shay worked on the farm and did domestic work for many, many years. She loved singing on the Mount Beulah Church Gospel Choir and was past Chairperson of the Communion Board. Cooking was one of her many hobbies, of which she loved very much; but feeding her delicious delicacies to others, warmly soothed her heart. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Willing Workers, Chapter #330.

She was preceded in death by; her husband Wilbur Epps, sons Johnnie B. Epps, Sr. and Samuel Wilbur Epps; daughter Rose Pearl Epps and grandson PFC Jerrold Epps; Sisters Hazel Fulmore Franklin, Lizzy Fulmore Graham, Annie Pearl Fulmore Williams, Robertha Fulmore Frierson, and Mary Fulmore; and one brother Purvis Fulmore.

O’shay is survived by her daughters: Millie May of New Jersey, Levenia Epps of the home, and Diane (Fred) Singletary of Effingham, South Carolina, and a stepson Jeffrey (Hazel) Speights of Lake City, South Carolina; a sister-in-law Dorothy
Fulmore of Florence South Carolina; and a daughter-in-law Pamela Epps of Connecticut; Seventeen grandchildren Jennifer Jackson, Jamie Epps, Julia Edwards, Johnnie B. Epps, Jr., LaShanda (Wade) Butts, Damien (Ebony) Lewis, Shantai Epps, Shanivan (Doreatha) Epps, LaShonda J. Epps, Jonell Epps, Jason Epps, Quentin (Katrina) Epps, Devonne Epps, Megan (Gbenga) Olamides, Patrick Scott, Jalin Epps, and Jason G. Epps; Thirty-five great grandchild, one she helped to raise, Amiya Epps; and Five adorable Great-Great Grandchildren.

O’shay also helped raised some of her nephews and nieces: William Fulmore, Veola (Enorris) Conic, Carolyn (Clarence) Hudson, Harry (Crystal) Fulmore, and Virginia Fulmore. She additionally, helped in raising Glen Godwin, Charles (Charlotte) Godwin, and Jimmy Hannah.

She leaves to cherish her with fond memories: special friends Geneva Godwin, Percy (Betty) Godwin; and Brooks Godwin; special neighbors, David and Alberta Tilton, and respectfully, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and other acquaintances.