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Walter Douglas

d. March 4, 2021

“Sonny” as he was affectionately called by family and friends, was the son of the late Willie Boyd Daniels and the late Josephine (Lacy) Douglas Seals. He was born in Florence County on July 12, 1947. He departed this life on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at McLeod Regional Medical Center.

Sonny attended the Public Schools of Florence County. He was a member of Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, where he served on the Trustee Board, until his health declined. He was also a member of Mount Pisgah Lodge #437.

Sonny was employed with many companies in Florence County. He later retired from Socar Inc. in Florence, South Carolina and served as the family and neighborhood mechanic, until his heath declined.

Sonny a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother was loved by his community.

Sonny was preceded in death by his loving wife, Carolyn Douglas; his father, Willie Boyd Daniels; his mother, Mrs. Josephine Douglas Seals; his stepfather, Mr. Lacy Seals; a daughter, LaTanya L. Douglas; a son, Bryant L. Scott; two sisters, Corine Douglas and Pasty Daniels; six brothers, Otis Douglas, Edward Douglas, Johnny Douglas and Willie Douglas. Willie Daniels and Albert Ray Daniels and three brothers-in-law, Johnny Otis Waiters, Eugene Jackson, and George Brockington, Sr.

Sonny leaves to cherish his memories: one daughter, Anita Douglas; three sons, Rodney (Tamara) Douglas, Torrey (Eshe) Douglas, and Darrell (Tiesha) Brown, Sr.; ten granddaughters, to include LaQuoyah D. Lowery, who was raised as a daughter, Bridgette Brown, Destine` Douglas, Monjalique Douglas, Lelah Douglas, Autumn Abraham, Kiersten Abraham and Kemani Dixon; eight grandsons, Darrell Brown, Jr., Nigel Scott, Jabari Smith, Hassan Brown, Carter Douglas, Channing Douglas, Qylan Glenn and Jaylin Ellerbe; three great granddaughters to include Ja’Moria Shephard, who was raised in the home, Jezzell McCoy, and A’nyla Joyner; two great grandsons, Ibin Shephard and Trell Brown; three sisters, Audrey Mae Brockington, Lena Jackson, and Hannah Gurley; three brothers, James (JC) Daniels, Lee Daniels, and Jerome (Joeanna) Daniels; one aunt, Lillian Jackson; twelve sisters-in-laws, to include one special sister-in-law, Victoria Waiters; two brothers-in-laws; three special nephews, Calvin Addison, Michael Douglas, and Daren Douglas; four special nieces, Josie Little, Joyce Taylor, Fenecia Law and Debbie Monroe; and a host of nephews, nieces, other relatives, church family, and dear friends.

Please keep the family of Mr. Walter "Sonny" Douglas in your thoughts and prayers.

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