“On Saturday, September 28, 2019 God sent an angel to bring his beloved servant,
Mr. Habword Munnerlyn, Sr
home to rest”
Mr. Munnerlyn, son of the late Keen and Phibbie Long Munnerlyn was born on October 23, 1927 in Florence County, South Carolina. He was educated in the Public School System in Florence County.
Mr. Munnerlyn was joined in holy matrimony to the late Virginia Grant in 1948. To this union five children were born and one son Franklin, preceded him in death.
Mr. Munnerlyn accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his Savior at an early age at Saint Luke A.M.E. Church, where he served faithfully until his illness. He served in these capacities, Class Leader, Assistant Church School Teacher for the Men Class, Steward Board, Usher Board, Sons of Allen and the Lay Organization. He served as the Trustee Board Chairman for 22 years, Church Lay Organization President for 14 years, and Male Chorus President for 3 years. He also served as the Florence-Dillon District Lay Organization President for 8 years and the First Vice President for 8 years, and he served as Lay Delegate to the General Conference six times
Mr. Munnerlyn served his country in the United States Army during the aftermath of World War II. He was a leader in his community and was often called upon for advice and guidance. He was Chairman of the Community Crimewatch Organization and the former owner and operator of Munnerlyn’s Grocery for more than 50 years.
Mr. Munnerlyn was a Master Mason, (Free and Accepted Mason of Prince Hall Affiliation). He was a member of Hyman Masonic Lodge #138 for more than sixty years. He served as Treasurer for many years and Worshipful Master for three years.
Mr. Munnerlyn was a lifelong farmer and served as a Board member for the Florence County Farmers Home Administration. He volunteered as a Special Deputy for the Florence County Sheriff’s Department and was a member of the Pee Dee Coalition. His hobbies were hunting, fishing, and watching sports on television.
Mr. Munnerlyn received many certificates, plaques, awards and gifts over the years. His life’s journey carried him in many different directions, but all the honor, glory and praises belong to God.
Mr. Munnerlyn leaves to cherish precious memories; four children, Allen L Munnerlyn, Habword Munnerlyn, Jr., Virginia Ann Munnerlyn Droze and Rodney A. Munnerlyn; three daughters-in-law, Carolyn Damon Munnerlyn, Janice Bryant Munnerlyn, Mary Harrison Munnerlyn and one son-in-law, Charles G. Droze; four grandchildren, Ormond G. Droze, Brent E. Droze, Ronda Megan Munnerlyn, Brian Munnerlyn; two granddaughters-in-law, Marissa Moore Droze and Alena Foresman Droze; four great grandchildren, Cameron Droze, Mason Droze, Jackson Keen Droze, Daniella Droze; one step-grandson, Ron Bryant, one step granddaughter, Felicia Cobbie Damon; five step great grandchildren, Ronika Bryant, Christian Miller, Paris Miller, Ciara Miller and Chanel Scott; two sisters, Ruby M. Wise and Eva Mae Pinckney; eight sisters-in-law, Helen Munnerlyn, Inez Munnerlyn, Yvonne Munnerlyn, Lizzie Grant, Francina Grant, Dorothy Grant, Ida Mae Grant and Alice Grant Wilson; five brothers-in-law; Alphonso Pinckney, Rudolph Wise, Leon Grant, Charles Liston Grant and Leverne Wilson. A devoted cousin, Carolyn Munnerlyn Hill, and a host of cousins, nephews, nieces, and friends.
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