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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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