Deacon Levy Conyers, affectionately known as “Jock”, entered into eternal rest on April 4, 2021. Born in Clarendon County May 15, 1947, he was the son of the late Levester and Daisy Cummings Conyers.
He attended Saint Mary Parochial School, which was one of the last one room school houses in the Paxville area. He matriculated at Paxville Elementary School and Manning Training High School. During Jock’s high school years, he was a bus driver. He was also a proud member of the Manning Training High School Class of 1965.
Jock was known for his trendy attire and flashy cars. He entered the United States Army in 1966 and diligently served our country. When Jock returned home, he worked at Town & Country Mobile Homes. This native son of Manning did many jobs as a carpenter throughout the greater Clarendon and Sumter county communities. He also worked in the construction industry with his oldest brother, Leroy Conyers in Miami, Florida.
Levy was reared in a loving and Christian home. In his youth, Levy was a member of Mt. Zero Missionary Baptist Church, where he accepted Christ at a young age.
Years later, Levy joined True Word Baptist Church in Paxville, South Carolina under the leadership of Pastor Robert Gibson and was ordained as a deacon. Deacon Conyers was known for his “firey” prayers. Whenever a situation arose, he would say, “Let’s pray.” One of his favorite hymns and last one sung at church was, “Amazing Grace.” God has smiled on Levy for his Christian service to man-kind and extended him, “Amazing Grace.”
He was preceded in death by his siblings Mae Alice C. Wright Holiday, Mood Conyers, Sr. and Bobby Pringle.
He leaves to cherish his memory four brothers, Leroy (Marie) Conyers of Miami, Florida, Albertus (Ariey) Conyers of Sumter, South Carolina, Harrison (Hallie) Conyers of Manning, South Carolina, Joseph Conyers of Manning, South Carolina; two sisters, Ora Lee (John) Nelson and Mamie (Hammett) Lemmon both of Manning, South Carolina; one loving Aunt, Berniece Walters of Baltimore, Maryland; a special niece and cousin that aided in his on-going health care, Lucretia “Tricia” Conyers and John Walker and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends.
The family wishes to thank and express their heartfelt gratitude for all of you who diligently took care of our beloved, Deacon Levy “Jock” Conyers. We acknowledge church members as well as final caregivers, Mother Rever Benbow and Sister Joan “JoAnne” Franklin who provided extraordinary care until his death. The Veteran’s Administration Hospital, Crescent Hospice and the many nurses who aided in his care.
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