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In Our Prayers: Sylvia Faye Pitts Cumbee

Sylvia Faye Pitts Cumbee, beloved wife of the late Rev. Luria Erastus Cumbee slipped from this earth into the arms of her Savior of Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at Aiken Regional Medical Center following an illness.

Born in Newberry, SC on September 6, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Madison & Sarah Duncan Pitts. She was retired from Westinghouse where she worked in administration. She was a member of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Johnston. Mrs. Cumbee was committed to Christ first and foremost, and then to the love of her life, Rev. Cumbee until his passing in 2015. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. In addition she was the former President of the WELCA.

Surviving are her daughter and son in law, Allison C. (John) Haskell of Ridge Spring, SC; two sons and daughters-in-law; Michael (Lisa) Cumbee of Ridge Spring and Stephen Craig Cumbee (Donna Mellott) of Pass Christian, MS.; Grandchildren, Jonathan, Richard, Marc, Laniah, Gabriel, Leah & Kala; Great-grandchildren, Tyler, AnnaLee, Ava Rae, Jayme, Zoey & Vance.

In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Cumbee was pre-deceased by a granddaughter, Laura and two brothers, Madison Pitts, Jr. & Fred Pitts

Funeral Services will be conducted on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 11:00am at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church with Rev. Mark Smith officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the fellowship hall of the church.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church General Fund, 1186 Mt. Calvary Road, Johnston, SC 29832 or to Newberry College General Scholarship Fund, 2100 College Street, Newberry, SC 29108.

The Historic George Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 211 Park Ave SW, Aiken, SC 29801 (803) 649.6234 has charge of arrangements.

Almighty God, source of all mercy and giver of comfort: Deal graciously, we pray, with those who mourn, that, casting all their sorrow on you, they may know the consolation of your love; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
– Prayer from the Lutheran Book of Worship

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