May 25, 2021
Mrs. Dorothy J. Merchant affectionately known as “Dot,” departed this life on May 25, 2021 at McLeod Regional Medical Center, Florence, SC. Dorothy was born in Darlington County August 20, 1937 to the late Lazarus and Julia Ham Jackson. Dorothy was educated in the Florence County Public Schools and attended Coker College. She was employed and retired from Florence County School District 4 for 25 years and JC Penny for 28 years. Dorothy was a dedicated and life-time member of Center Baptist Church, Timmonsville, SC where she served as a charter member of the Gospel and Senior Choir, Concert Choir, Ushers Ministry, Pastor’s Aide. Dorothy was also a member of the Order of The Eastern Star Snow Hill Chapter #312. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents Lazarus and Julia Ham Jackson, her sons Raymond Jackson and Franklin Donald Smith, three brothers James P. Ham, Matthew Jackson and Calfonia Jackson and one sister Annie Ree Lowery. Left to cherish her memory is her former husband Roger Merchant;children, Sandra (John) Eli of Florence, SC, Marie (Mervin) Cook, Columbia, SC, Timothy Smith, Columbia, SC, Anthony (Samantha) Smith, Old Bridge, NJ, Nathaniel (Louise) Merchant, Columbia, SC and Tamisha Merchant-Hunter, Charlotte, NC; One sister, Doris Harris, Darlington, SC; one brother, Timothy (Ida) Jackson, Queens, NY, one Sister-in Law, Shirley Jackson; one special niece, Marsha Jackson-Boneparte; Nine grandchildren LeDea (Charles) Jones, Desmond (Monica) Eli, Detrick Smith, Raven Johnson, Jaleesa Williams, Natalie Merchant, Yazzman Hunter, Sophia Smith, Miles Cook and Shanaysa Craig;six great grands; two special friends, Roscoe (Augelish) Hickman and Codell (Modestine) Williams; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Mrs. Dorothy J. Merchant affectionately known as “Dot,” departed this life on May 25, 2021 at McLeod Regional Medical Center, Florence, SC. Dorothy was born in Darlington County August 20, 1937 to the late Lazarus and Julia Ham Jackson.... View Obituary & Service Information
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