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Florence - Funeral service for Mr. Antonio Sumter, Sr. will be conducted 12 Noon, Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at New Ebenezer Baptist Church, 307 S. Ravenel St., Florence, SC. Interment will follow in the Sunset Memory Gardens of Florence directed by Smith Funeral Home of Florence, LLC.

Antonio, the son of the late Roscoe Sumter and Annie “Dot” McAllister Sumter was born in Florence, SC on January 12, 1968. He died Wednesday, May 30, 2018.

“Tony” as he was affectionately called was reared in New Ebenezer Baptist Church, attended Florence County Public School System and was a graduate of Wilson High School Class of 1986. He served three years in the United States Navy and was employed with McCall Farms at the time of his demise.

“Tony” was joined in matrimony to Katina Sumter.

“Tony” was an avid Dallas Cowboy and Los Angeles Lakers fan.

Survivors include his wife, Katina; two sons, Tre’vor Sumter and Dorean Sumter; a daughter, Dominique Nettles; four grandchildren; his stepfather, Daniel Lee Echols, Sr.; eight sisters, Veronica (Ulysses) Eaddy, Sharmeen Sumter, Danyelle Sumter, Monique Sumter, Paulette Echols, Tonya (Panapa) Willis, Krista Echols, and Jamillah Echols; four brothers, Roscoe Sumter Jr., James “Tron” Sumter, Kevin (Yolanda) Echols and Dennis Echols; three brothers-in-law; twelve nephews; ten nieces; five great-nephews; a host of uncles; aunts; cousins and friends.

The family will receive friends at 1025 E. Macree Terrace, Florence.

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  • Friday, June 01, 2018
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Smith Funeral Home of Florence
  • Monday, June 04, 2018
    The Brown family send our prayers and deepest condolences to the Sumter Family. Tony was such a good person. He will be missed terribly by all who knew him genuinely.
    ~ Patrice Brown   Canton, GA
  • Monday, June 04, 2018
    God cares for the brokenhearted; Psalm 34:18 assures us that he is close to them. Psalm 147:3 says: "He heals the brokenhearted; He binds up their wounds". God strengthens us by giving us "the power beyond what is normal" to make it through each passing day. Psalm 46:1 "God is our refuge and strength". Please accept my sincere condolences. Always remember God loves you and he cares for you! (Psalm 36:7; 1 Peter 5:7)
    ~ Rachel Morton
  • Monday, June 04, 2018
    Tina and family, I am at a loss for words on Tony's passing. I extend to you my deepest condolences and it is with sincerity I pray that the God we serve will comfort you according to His will.
    ~ Yvonne Thomas   FLORENCE, SC
  • Tuesday, June 05, 2018
    Friend &classmate you will truly be missed...Haven't come to understand but I time it will pass.. Much love & prayers to your family.. Miss u bruh..
    ~ James Charles   florence, SC
  • Tuesday, June 05, 2018
    Words cannot express the sympathy that I feel right now at the loss of Tony. He was always nice and embraced me with a smile. It is my prayer that God will continue giving you comfort and strength.
    ~ Audrey Davis   Florence, SC
  • Tuesday, June 05, 2018
    You were a great friend and co worker. You will be missed. Go TEAM COWBOYS! Jeff
    ~ Jeffrey McFadden   Scranton, SC
  • Tuesday, June 12, 2018
    We deeply feel for what you and the family are going through. At times, there isn't much that can soothe the pain this grief brings, but you may find some comfort in the words of Psalms 9:9 which reads: "Jehovah will become a secure refuge for the oppressed, A secure refuge in times of distress." Yes, our Loving God can help if we allow him to (1John 5:14). He also has made the SURE promise of a resurrection right here on earth, when it is restored to a Paradise (Acts 24:15; Psalms 37:9-11,29). No, not just a dream, but for a certainty he will do it, for Isaiah 55:11 shows us that everything he says, he accomplishes without fail. You can find out more online at JW.ORG
    ~ R&R Lopez