Mrs. Mary McClam Fulmore
January 22, 1938 ~ August 31, 2021
Mrs. Mary McClam Fulmore, a daughter of the late Mr. Clyde McClam and Mrs. Henrietta Atkinson McClam entered peacefully into eternal rest on Tuesday, August 31, 2021. She was born January 22, 1938.
Mary received Christ as her personal Saviour and was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church along with her family. She received her formal education in the public schools of Florence County. One of her greatest and proudest accomplishments was being chosen as a young student to present a speech in the presence of Mary McLeod Bethune in Olanta, SC. She was employed as a seamstress with Avon Dale for over twenty years. She later worked in the food service department at the Lake City-Scranton Nursing Home.
On July 23, 1955, Mary was united in holy matrimony to Carvin Fulmore who preceded her in death on September 27, 2004. To this union, three daughters were born. After their marriage, Mary joined Mt. Beulah United Methodist Church where she served faithfully in several capacities including the Gospel Choir, Pastor-Parish Relations Committee, Kitchen Committee, Summer Lunch Program, and President of the Usher Board. On February 2, 2014, Mary was presented the Mamie James-Hannah Award “For Timely Leadership and Dedication of Service to the Mt. Beulah UMC for over 45 Years as a Door Keeper and 40 Years as President.”
Mary was diligent and faithful in her service to God. She loved and trusted God. She faithfully began and closed her days by reading the 23rd Psalm. She was kind and loving, and was loved by those who knew her. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by three sisters: Mrs. Beauty M. (Harold) McIntosh, Ms. Mamie McClam, and Mrs. Cleo Daniels; and three brothers: Mr. Clyde McClam, Jr., Mr. Roy (Janice) McClam, and Mr. David (Vernessa) McClam. She leaves to cherish her memories three loving and devoted daughters: Mrs. Caretta Singletary of Lake City, SC, Mrs. Shirley (Joseph) Woodard of Kingstree, SC, and Mrs. Janie (Earl) McFadden of Lake City, SC; five grandchildren: Carvin O’Neal Fulmore, Latasha Michelle Singletary, Marilyn Kinyahta Joy Fulmore, Rayshon Lavia Woodard, and Jamesia Justayne Singletary; a great granddaughter, Kylie Ari Janee Fulmore; a brother, Rev. Mack C. (Gwendolyn) McClam of Orangeburg, SC; two sisters: Ms. Rona McClam and Dr. Dorothy McClam of Lake City, SC; six sisters-in-law: Mrs. Queen McClam of Columbia, SC, Mrs. Mary (Willie) Collier of West Haven, CT, Mrs. Lola Mayes and Mrs. Hattie Bensen of Hamden, CT, Mrs. Ester (Clarence) Montgomery of Hillside, New Jersey, and Mrs. Patricia (Ernest) Fulmore; three brothers-in-law: Mr. Lavern Fulmore, Mr. Sylvester Fulmore, and Mr. Archie (Lorise) Fulmore of Lake City, SC; two aunts: Mrs. Dorthreen (Arthur) Williams and Ms. Mae Frances Lilly of Baltimore, MD; her fur baby Bop Bop; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.