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Freddie Lee Wicker, Sr.April 8, 1935 ~ November 10, 2020 (age 85)
Reverend Freddie L. Wicker, Sr., age 85, passed away on Monday, November 9, 2020 at Prisma Health Richland Hospital.
Reverend Wicker was born April 8, 1935 to the late Lee J. Wicker and Fannie Wicker in Newberry, South Carolina. He was a proud member of St. John Baptist Church where he was the leader of the Senior choir. During his tenure as choir leader he wrote a song entitled "Zion" that many will live on to sing today. He attended Newberry County Public Schools and Benedict Seminary School. He enlisted in the United States Army and served in the Korean War. After returning home from the war he met and married his wife the late Edith Wicker.
Reverend Wicker joined the Quartet singing group "The Golden Tone." In 1967 he was called into the ministry. Through 53 years of ministering, Reverend Wicker was the pastor of Little Beaverdam - Newberry; Renwick Grove - Newberry; St. Matthew #2 - Blair; and Mt. Moriah - Saluda.
Reverend Wicker was predeceased by two sons, Joseph and Phillip Wicker; daughter, Sharon Suber; siblings, Chester Wicker, Irene Wicker-Gallman, Fannie Mae Wicker-Simpkin, Andrew Lee Wicker and Vernon Wicker.
Those left to cherish his memory are his son, Reverend Freddie Lee Wicker, Jr. (Melinda); daughters, Sylvia Wicker and Dorothy Holmes (Vincent); sister, Betty Ann Toland (Larry); grandchildren, Shameek Wicker, Joseph Wicker, Shakeena Wicker, Joshua Holmes, Omar Henderson (Christopher), Terrance Henderson (Maranda), Crystal Epps, Victor Wicker and Princess Suber; sisters-in-law, Thelma Harp (Ralph), Hattie Gibson (Ulysses), Fannie Wicker, Juanita Wicker; son-in-law, Ray Charles Suber; thirteen great-grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Graveside services will be conducted on Friday, November 13, 2020 at 3:00 PM at Werts Cemetery. All in attendance are asked to wear mask or face covering and to practice social distancing.