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Rev. Norman Kithcart

d. July 21, 2020

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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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