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Rev DePayne V. Middleton

Rev DePayne V. Middleton

Death 17 Jun 2015
Burial Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 148008109 · View Source
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NOTE: Contributor Karyn Garvin pointed out that the last name of Doctor was not on the gravemaker.

Obituary: She was a former manager at the U. S. Department of Commerce and a former Charleston County community development director. She had also been employed for several years by Charleston County, where she helped administer grants aimed at helping the county's poorest residents with problems they couldn't otherwise afford to fix such as repairing roofs or septic tanks. She left that job in 2005. She graduated from Southern Wesleyan University. She was a minister and sang in the Mother Emanuel AME Church choir. Whether she was working with college students or Charleston's poorest residents, she just wanted to be in a position to help people. She was the mother of Gracyn, Kaylin, Hali and Czana Doctor and the beloved daughter of Rev. Leroy and Frances Middleton. She was a resident of Hollywood, SC.

Visitation was held on Friday, June 26, 2015 at St. Mark A.M.E. Church, 5672 Salters Hill Road, Ravenel, SC from 6 to 7 PM. A public viewing was held on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at The Palmetto Mortuary, 1122 Morrison Drive, Charleston, SC from 3 to 6 PM. The funeral was held on Sunday, June 28, 2015 at Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church, 110 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC at 1 PM with burial at Live Oak Memorial Gardens, 3093 Ashley River Road, Charleston, SC 29414. Palmetto Mortuary assisted the family.

NOTE: She was killed during the mass shooting at Bible Study session at Mother Emanuel AME Church, 110 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC. It happened during a prayer meeting being held at the church on Wednesday night, June 17, 2015 approximately 9 PM.

Other victims were:

Cynthia Graham Hurd

Susan Jackson

Ethel Lee Lance

Rev Clementa Pinckney

Tywanza Sanders

Rev Daniel Lee Simmons

Sharonda Coleman Singleton

Myra Thompson


Loving Mother, Daughter, Sister

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Rev DePayne V. Middleton (15 Dec 1965–17 Jun 2015), Find A Grave Memorial no. 148008109, citing Live Oak Memorial Gardens, Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Laurie Davis Hannah (contributor 47087860) .