Mother Mildred Ellis (Johnson) Suggs

May 17, 1928 ~ April 1, 2021 (age 92)


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Mildred E. Suggs was born on May 17, 1928 in Tallulah Falls, Georgia to the late Jimmy and Roberta (Luke) Johnson.

She was educated in the Horry County School Systems. She furthered her education by earning an Associate’s Degree while she lived in Tennessee.

She was a faithful member of Mason Temple since its inception and eventually became a recognized “Mother” of the church. Her love for Jesus was evident as she was always a source of encouragement to the many people she crossed paths with. Mother Suggs’ life was her ministry, for she was widely known for her generosity, faithfulness, and praises to God.

Mildred spent many years working for Mrs. Rebecca Bryan and Mrs. Vel Marie Doyle and held them close to her heart. Mrs. Sara Liles, Mrs. Bryan’s cousin, deserves mention as a special friend to Mother Suggs and her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband Edward Collins Suggs, her brothers, Elder James “Jimmy” Johnson and Deacon Jule Johnson, her sisters, Reverend Odessa Robinson and Mother Elizabeth Briscoe.

She is survived by her son Edward “Buzz” Collins Suggs Jr. and his partner Patricia; daughters, Rachel and Velma Suggs, eight grandchildren, and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Special recognition is bestowed upon her nieces, Mother Deborah Hickman, Jimmie E. King, Elaine Briscoe, and prayer partner and nephew, Minister Melton “Razz” Brown.

She departed this life on Thursday, April 1, 2021 at her home.

Mother Suggs’ favorite scripture is Isaiah 53:5 - But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. (KJV)

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April 5, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
McKiever Funeral Home
1408 Race Path Avenue
Conway, SC 29526

Funeral Service
April 6, 2021

1:00 PM
Mason Temple COGIC
Hiland Avenue and Seventh Avenue
Conway, SC 29526

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