I;d like the memory of me to be a happy one. I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done. I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the way, of happy times and laughing times, and bright and sunny days. I'd like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun of happy memories that I leave when my life is done.
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Mr. Roosevelt Slater was born in Lee County on January 31, 1947 to the late Wilson and Ellnora Spann Slater. On Monday afternoon, March 16, 2020, at Faith Nursing Center, the angel of death came for Roosevelt and carried him home to the other side.
Roosevelt Slater married Dorothy Mae Dowell in 1968. Roosevelt leaves behind his wife, Dorothy Slater of Sumter, SC; his children, Tamara Slater, Chris Slater, James Slater, Sebastian Slater, all of Bishopville, SC and Roshell Slater of Sumter, SC.
Those who shared the joy and sorrows of life with and survived to cherish the loving memories are: two brothers, Warren and Richard Slater of Coatesville, PA; one sister, Ernestine (William) Stephens of Lamar, SC; grandchildren, Juawawn of Pennsylvania, Jamaca, Tasheena, Quentin, Tionne, Tyvionna and Tiji of Bishopville, SC; and Honesty and Destiny of Sumter, SC; two great grandchildren, Kyrie and Macie of Bishopville, SC.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Wilson, Jr., Albert and James Slater; and one sister, Helen.