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Eula Mae Cummings

The Governor of South Carolina advises to limit public gatherings to 50 guests or less to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Smith Funeral Home of Florence, LLC carefully considered this recommendation and ask that additional guest please participate via live-streaming if it is authorized by the family.

Private Funeral service for Mother Eula Mae Graham Cummings, 105 will be conducted 12 Noon, Monday, May 25, 2020 at J.O. & Annette Smith Memorial Chapel, 307 S. Johns St., Florence. Interment will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens directed by Smith Funeral Home of Florence, LLC of Florence.

Mother Eula Mae Graham Cummings was born February 22, 1915 in Florence County to the late Walter and Rebecca Kennedy Graham. Mother Cummings died on Thursday, May 21, 2020 in Florence.

Mother Cummings was reared on the family farm in the "Meadow Prong Community".

Mother Cummings received her formal education at Elim School.

In 1940, Eula Mae Graham was joined in holy matrimony to Williams Wallace Cummings, Sr. and this union was blessed with six children: Troy, Gladys, Mariscia, Billy, Gerald and Michael.

After the demise of her husband, William in 1962, Mother Cummings had to go to work to provide for her children.

Mother Cummings enjoyed church and accepted Christ at an early age. She was baptized and attended Meadow Prong Baptist Church in Effingham, SC. She later joined Saint Matthew Church of God In Christ Jesus by being baptized and receiving the Gift of the Holy Ghost. She worked diligently and served in various capacities.

On February 22, 2020, Mother Cummings celebrated being 105 years of age.

Mother Cummings was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Troy Graham, Wilbur Graham and Nathaniel Graham; four sisters, Bessie Graham (who died at an early age), Greatha Barr, Allie Haynesworth and Rosa Belle Saunders; one son-in-law, James Montgomery.

Survivors include four sons, Troy Cummings, Billy (Rossetta) Cummings, Gerald (Terry) Cummings, and Michael Cummings; two daughters, Gladys Montgomery and Mariscia (James) Cooper; 17 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; 7 great-great grandchildren; numerous of nephews; nieces; cousins and friends.

Viewing and visitation for church family, family and friends will be Sunday,May 24, 2020 from 12 PM to 3 PM. In lieu of Flowers donation may be made to the St. Matthew Church of God In Christ Jesus Educational Scholarship Fund , 816 Pawley Street, Florence,SC 29506. Due to COVID-19, friends may call 843-393-8086.

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My condolences to your family. May God strengthen all of you. Min. Sandra Hough River of Life, Darlington

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

My sincere condolences to you Michael and your family on the loss of your dear Mother. Barbara L Harris

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Our deepest condolences and prayers of comfort for the family of Mrs. Eula Mae Cummings. We were so happy when she came to Dayton, Ohio the Summer of 2018 to visit her family that we were able to have her over to the house for dinner. We still reminiscence about the powerful prayer that she gave at the dinner table and the wonderful fellowship time that we shared with her. God bless- Mrs. Dorothy Williams and the late Dr. James Williams and Family

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Our deepest condolences to the family of Mrs. Eula Mae Cummings. We're sad, yet rejoicing with you and all of the family for God's blessing of Mrs. Cummings in your lives directly and countless others of us indirectly. She will be sorely missed, but wonderfully loved and appreciated for the servant life she lived for Christ. Thomas and Christina Goode, Knoxville, TN

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

My deepest condolences to Bill and all the families. I know the love and care that Bill has for others came from his Mom as well as his love for the Lord. This is emulated through his sharing of God's gift of music and composition and direction. The musical, Lazurus, would not have had so much meaning without the love, care, support of his Mother. Prayers and thoughts are with you.

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

I miss you Diva Eula Mae! (inside joke) Thank you for always putting a smile on my face! And you know I love you Mrs. Eula Mae...Anita Wright (Uncle Gerald's neice)

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

To the Family of Mother Eula Mae Cummings, sending deepest condolences and prayers for peace and strength during you time of great loss. Elder Exodus & Karen Mack-McKenzie

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Words cannot express the joy and impact Mother Cummings had in my life. She was a ray of sunshine. I will never forget her smile or her encouraging words. She has left a great legacy. Always remember her love, smile, principles and standard that she lived.

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

The Deacon's Ministry and members of Sutton Branch Baptist Church Inc. convey our deepest condolences to Michael Cummings and Family during your season of bereavement. GOD Bless you and keep your hearts in perfect peace.

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Michael May your precious memories comfort you and your family. May your Mother's soul be set free. May her spirit soar as the eagles. May GOD say well done to a phenomenal Woman among Women and allow her to sleep in slumber until the rapture that she is well prepared for. We Bid her GOD's Speed. Donna R. Harris and Family

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

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