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Rev. Norman Kithcart

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A Private Graveside Service for Reverend Norman O. Kithcart will be conducted 2:00 PM Monday, July 27, 2020 at Florence National Cemetery, 803 East National Cemetery Road, Florence, SC. Interment will follow directed by, Smith Funeral Home of Florence, LLC.

Reverend Norman Kithcart born to the late Ed and Emma Kithcart died Tuesday, July 21, 2020.

Reverend Norman Kithcart was formally educated in Syracuse University in New York and North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina. He was a retired Marine Corp Veteran; Retired Pastor of New Zion Missionary Baptist Church; and former President of Saint John Baptist Association, Sunday School.

Reverend Norman O. Kithcart lived his life with no strangers, no color barriers, and no class categories. Everybody was one of God’s children and he treated them in that manner. The many accolades for his community service, and foreign missionary work are too numerous to list. His foreign medical clinics took him to Ghana, West Africa three times (2007, 2009, and 2010); South Africa in 2012; and Sulla, Honduras in 2016. Many thanks to the RAM Ministries in San Antonio, Texas. And special thanks to Dr. Keith Rolle, for his foreign ministerial guidance and escorts.

Reverend Norman Kithcart was preceded in death by his parents; a son, James Otis Kithcart; and four siblings, Annie Mae Kithcart, Daisy Kithcart, Sonny Kithcart, and James Kithcart, Sr.

Reverend Norman Kithcart leaves to cherish his wife of 24 years, Arnell C. Kithcart; a step-daughter, Jacinta (Darius) Thompson of Ruston, Louisiana; a step-son, Abdusah Henneghan of Texas; two daughters, Darletta (Bobby) Kithcart of Durham, North Carolina and Tywanna Kithcart of Columbia, South Carolina; two sons, Leroy (Renee) Kithcart, Sr. of Durham, North Carolina and William Kithcart of Pee Dee Center, Florence, South Carolina; 12 grandchildren, Derrick (Tameka) Jeffries, Leroy Kithcart, Jr, Shatora Kithcart, Kaveen Matthews (Brittany), Kevyn Grant, Lena' Kithcart, Michael Kithcart, Sr. (Brenda), Mitchell (Kirsen) Mckeithan, Sr., Kennith McGriff, Jamison Torian, Jasmine Torian, and Takela Jeffries, 18 great grandchildren; a sister, Peggy Council of Durham, North Carolina; a brother, Earl Kithcart of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; an aunt called “Mother”, Mrs. Leona Jones, 97 of Lake City, South Carolina; four Christian sons, Reverend Alex (Menna) Peterkin of Florence, South Carolina, Larry Baker of Timmonsville, South Carolina, Master Sergeant Donte (Mary) Burgess of Missouri and Henry Donell McCrea of Florence, South Carolina; his many sisters and brothers-in-law, Sheila Anderson of Florence, South Carolina, Gertie Moore of Bays Water, New York, DeLinda Daniels of Bronx, New York, Hazel Daniels of Lake City, South Carolina, Sterling (Annie) Daniels of Kingstree, South Carolina, Scott Epps of South Carolina, Kenneth (Lori) Epps of Charlotte, North Carolina, Pandora & Mary Epps of Ellenwood, Georgia, Paul (Kathy) Epps of Lake City, South Carolina and Eddie Epps of Alpharetta, Georgia; his adopted Allison Family; and a host of nieces; nephews; other relatives; Reverend Boykin Jordan and Living Word Baptist Church Family; and friends.

In lieu of flowers, Please send donations to: Living Word Baptist Church Missionary Fund, 2117 Watts Lane, Timmonsville, South Carolina, 29161.

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Robin Peterson Jul 13 2022 7:21 PM

Sorry for your loss. It was a pleasure to meet him when he drove you to work in Sumter. Pass on my condolences to all the family. Charles (Chuck) Albert.

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Miss Arnell and Family, Our heart-felt condolences to you and your family in the loss of a spiritual stalwart and Kingdom servant leader, Rev. Norman Kithcart. Royal Ambassadors missions teams (Ghana, South Africa and Honduras) will always remember him as the jokster, spiritual father, encourager and King on our missions trips to the nations. Norman touched, inspired and impacted the lives of thousands of God's children. He has entered into eternal rest to receive his Kingdom reward and crown. May God be your strength and song during this hour and the days to come. Apostle, Ambassador, Dr. Keith & Lady Joy Rolle

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

As the oldest "surrogate" son of Jessie & Ralph Allison, I will always remember the BBQ that Rev. Kit Kat, as we lovingly called him, prepared for every Labor Day cookout. Ms. Arnell, our hearts truly goes out to you and know that your comfort and strength is surely in the arms of our GOD. Sleep now my big brother for the battle is over and the Angels will carry you over to meet Jesus our Lord. Deborah and Willie Ray Allison

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Sending Prayers of Comfort to the Kithcart Family. Myra Kithcart

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Keeping Sis. Arnell Kithcart in prayer as she travels this road of sorrow. You have our deepest sympathies. Rev. & Mrs. Boykin B. (Ruth) Jordan. Mr. & Mrs. Boykin B. (Bonita) Jordan Jr., Boykin III & Morgan.

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Deepest Condolences to Sis. Arnell Kithcart & her family. We loved Rev. Kithcart very much; he surely will be missed. Rest In Peace our beloved friend. Keron, Valerie, Keron Jr.& Jordan Williams. Bennie III & Valecia Bryant

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Sending sentiments of Love and Sadness Rev was a true man of God a pillar in the Christian Community as well as a strong family Man. He was a big brother to the Allison Family we will always remember Him as he was Full of life and love. He truly loved his beautiful wife Arnel our sympathies goes out to her and their entire family. Sleep on Rev until we meet again until then give Jesus our love Always Johnny and Katrina Allison your loving sister and brother.

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Pastor Norman, thank you for being a true demonstration of God's love to me. Whether we were cutting up at Food Lion, talking about the Word, or shooting the breeze you radiated with true love. When you'd talk about Jesus I could see Him in your eyes. Sir, you truly knew Him on earth; now you know Him like never before. Enjoy His heavenly presence, Christopher Hutchinson

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Rev.Norman Kithcart aka to me Papa was a man of true of God.He didn't only talked about God he lived a Godly life.The work he did while he was able speaks volume about him.He didn't just love God he also loved his wife and family as well.Papa was a very loving man and if you knew him you would never forget him. My friend,my teacher of life,my preacher I'm going to miss you. The glory of life is to love,not to be loved, To give, not to get, to serve, not to be served: To be strong hand in the dark to another in time of need, To be a cup of strength to any soul in a crisis of weakness. This is to know the glory of life. To the family my prayer and condolences goes out to you at this time. Going to miss the talks and the cooking etc... Take your rest Papa.You maybe gone from our present but you will continue to live in our heart. with sympathy, Rev. Alex Peterkin

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

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