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106 Mc Intosh St
Bishopville, SC 29010
Phone: 803-484-6716
Fax: 803-484-9886
Nehemiah Tention, Sr.

Nehemiah Tention, Sr.

April 10th, 1930 - May 30th, 2020
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MR. NEHEMIAH TENTION, Sr. was the son of the late Maggie Tention. He was born in Lee County on April 10, 1930. He was married to the late Elouise Johnson Tention.

He was educated in the public schools of Lee County. Mr. Tention was an extremely hard and dedicated worker who worked various jobs that included the following: Truck Driver for LM Chewning Farms, Mr.Harry B. Boykin, Sloan Construction Company, Bishopville Highway Department, and the job he loved the most, Square Deal Funeral Home of Bishopville, South Carolina, where he was the "KING OF THE HEARSE."

He was a faithful member of Mt. Calvary Holiness Church where he served on several ministries. He was the Senior Deacon for many years, a member of the Senior Choir and the Male Chorus. He also sung for many years with the Friendly Five and the Gospel Creations.

He was a faithful servant of God that realized that whatever he did, he did it from the heart and as something done for the Lord and not for people. He worked hard and diligently serving Christ until he was called home to be with Lord in such a peaceful state on May 30, 2020.

Mr. Nehemiah Tention, Sr. leaves to cherish his memories; eight children, Rosa (Ronald) Shelton, Elijah (Elouise) Tention, Nehemiah, Jr. (Lisa) Tention, Betty (Cleveland) Boykin, Maggie Williams, Mary Alice (Charles) Thomas, Christopher Leon Tention, all of Bishopville, South Carolina and Sandra T. Brown of Marion, South Carolina; twenty-one grandchildren; thirty-five great grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews; two sisters-in-law, Lucille Boone and Annie Mae Frierson; two brothers-in-law, Edward Johnson, Sr. and Elijah Johnson of Bishopville, South Carolina.

He was preceded in death by his sisters, Alice Tention, Lucille Boone, and Nell Gerald.

The Management and Staff of Square Deal Funeral Home sincerely thank the Tention family for entrusting us with the final rites of Deacon Nehemiah Tention, Sr. Mr. Tention was a trusted, dedicated and committed staff member of Square Deal Funeral Home, He will surely be missed.
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  • Visitation

    June 3rd, 2020 | 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    June 3rd, 2020 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    Square Deal Funeral Home Chapel
    106 McIntosh Street
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  • Service

    June 4th, 2020 | 10:30am
    June 4th, 2020 10:30am
    Mt. Calvary Holiness Church
    771 Central School Road
    REMBERT, SC 29128
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    Funeral service will be held in the parking lot of Mt. Calvary Holiness Church. Famiy and invited friends are asked to wear masks and to remember to distant yourselves accordingly.

    You will be able to watch the service live on Square Deal Funeral Home Facebook page.
    Minister Maggie Williams
  • Interment

    June 4th, 2020 | 11:15am
    June 4th, 2020 11:15am
    Cookfield Cemetery
    DALZELL, SC 29040


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Matt Dixon

Posted at 11:54am
Deacon Tention was one that I always love to hear sing and pray. I remember him at church from a very young age and I got to know him better as and adult. I love the Tention Family and I consider them my family. He will surely be missed. One of our recent visits back home last year, we rode by and saw him still cutting grass at Mt Calvary. To Maggie, Nehemiah, Dollie, and the rest of the family, our thoughts and prayers are with you all!! Wish we could have been there with you. From Me Geneive, and the kids, We LOVE YOU!!

Angela D Simo

Posted at 02:31pm
My condolences to the Tention family. Mr. Tention was a kind man

Wayne Tention

Posted at 11:17pm
It is with profound condolences for the home going of your father, Uncle Nehemiah. Our prayers are with you in this times of sorrow. We wish we could be with you all during this time.

Gods Blessing
Wayne and Celestine Tention

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