Reverend Dorothy Pimble Waymer, affectionately known as "Dot" was born in Calhoun County, the first of three children, to the late Lemuel Cleo Pimble, Sr., and the late Mozell Thomas Pimble, on November 28, 1949. She was reared by her grandparents, the late Deacon Frank and Viola Pimble. She was called from Labor to Reward, after a brief illness under hospice care at home with her family and friends by her side, on Tuesday, February 28, 2023.
She was a member of Bull Swamp Baptist Church and was baptized by the Reverend Malachi Odom at an early age. She worked faithfully in the church and was named President of the Junior Choir in September of 1965. She also served faithfully with the Missionary Society.
Dorothy graduated from Wilkinson High School as a proud wolverine with the Class of 1968. She was a loyal and supportive friend and supported her beloved alma mater. She recently attended her 50th Class reunion in 2022.
An exemplary employee, she retired after more than 30 years of service from the Department of Social Services as an Administrative Professional. She continued her education at Southern Methodist College, where she attained her bachelor’s degree in theology.
Later in her adult life, the Lord led her to Victory Tabernacle where she was ordained as a Minister under Bishop (Mayor) Michael C. Butler. Through much prayer, the Lord led her back to her home church, Bull Swamp Baptist Church, where she was ordained as a Minister under Reverend Leroy Cain, and she later served faithfully under Reverend Dr. Ephriam D. Stephens.
Reverend Waymer loved serving the Lord and was a devoted member of Bull Swamp Baptist Church family until her health declined.
She enjoyed life and was very energetic. She didn’t mind helping others in need. A woman who knew what she wanted and how she wanted it. She was a passionate leader in every aspect of her life… The Lady in Charge. A classy woman of God who’s favorite saying was “Praise the Lord”. Her presence would light up a room even if she wasn’t feeling well.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Elnora P. Whetstone, and her brother, Lemuel Pimble, Jr.
Reverend Waymer leaves to cherish her precious memories three children: two sons, Isadore Waymer, Jr.(fiancée, Karla B. Mitchell), of Charleston, SC, Ronald L. (Sandra) Waymer, of Jacksonville Florida, and one daughter, Deidra F. Waymer of Summerville, SC; six Grandchildren, Allen L. Holmes, Jr., Ronald L. Waymer, Jr., Allanah J. Holmes, Christian D. Holmes, Kennedy A. Waymer and Tyler Waymer; one sister, Willidean Howell, of Orangeburg, SC; A loving and dedicated Niece, Cherietta (Michael) Corley, Shirley Howell, Yolanda (McAmos) Henries all of Orangeburg, SC and one nephew, Hubert Whetstone, Jr. of Charlotte, NC; A God daughter, Chertrise Cone Britton of Orangeburg, SC; a dear friend and caregiver, Dorothy Green of the home and a host of other loving great nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.