Maurice Floyd Littlejohn

March 29, 2020


Maurice Floyd Littlejohn, 75, of Surfside Beach, South Carolina passed away at his residence on Sunday, March 29, 2020. Born in Gaffney, South Carolina on March 16, 1945 he was the first of nine children born to the late Floyd and Elmetta Carpenter Littlejohn.  Maurice was educated in the Cherokee County Public Schools and was a 1962 graduate of Granard High School.  He sang in the choir, played full-back for the Trojans, participated in the drama club, the school choir and was one of the lead singers with the Ravens, a local R&B band.  He joined the Limestone Baptist Church at an early age and participated in the choir, Royal Ambassadors, Sunday School and Baptist Training Union.

After graduating from high school, and a short stint of employment at the gas company, Maurice served his country during the Vietnam Era as a member of the United States Navy. His love for traveling on the water made his time served a pleasant one.  He enjoyed fishing and chose to live in areas near the water all his life; including Palo Alto and San Francisco, California and his residence at death, Surfside Beach, South Carolina.

While stationed in New Iberia, Louisiana, he married Ether Semere and to that union one son, Maurice Floyd Littlejohn, Jr. was born.  Maurice Jr. preceded his father in death (January 20, 2019).  After departing from the service Maurice returned to Gaffney and married Geraldine Lipscomb Littlejohn.  They soon relocated to Washington, DC where he was employed by Foreman Brothers and Xerox.  Maurice would return to school and earn a BA Degree in Accounting, magna cum laude from Strayer University.  He received a promotion from Xerox and moved to San Jose, California.  Upon retirement in 2006, he made his retirement complete by moving to Surfside Beach, South Carolina.

Maurice is survived by two loving sons: Jason (Erin) Scott and Isaiah Maurice Littlejohn; six grandchildren: Dominique, Jaidyn, Jordan Littlejohn and Christian and Alyssa Scott. He will be sorely missed by his eight surviving siblings: Linda (Ronald) Felton, Charles (Sheran) Littlejohn, Larry (Ethel) Littlejohn, Steven Littlejohn, Anita Wood, Terry Littlejohn, Kathy (Lorenzo) Charles and Janice Littlejohn.   His love will be remembered by all of his family especially his nieces, nephews, cousins and his friends.

Interment is private.  A celebration of his life is scheduled for a later date in Gaffney, South Carolina.

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