Rev. Sammie Irvin Jr.
Nov. 20, 1961 – Sept. 23, 2023
Rev. Dr. Sammie Lee Irvin Jr., 61, of Sandy Hook, died Sept. 23, 2023 at Marion General Hospital in Columbia. He was born Nov. 20, 1961, to the late Sammie L. Irvin Sr., and Christine Benjamin (Green).
After graduating Marion High School in 1980, he attended Alcorn State University where he got a bachelor degree in social studies. He was the dorm director at the men’s tower while he was at Alcorn. He joined PHI Beta Sigma in 1985, a member and advisor at Baptist Student Union and helped start the Interfaity Gospel Choir.
He worked the Columbia Training School where he was house parent and later chaplin.
He joined Spring Hill M.B. Church where he was the youth minister, the associate minister with Second Spring Hill District Assn. He held offices of Vacation Bible School director and youth department. He attended Harper Baptist Seminary School where he received his doctrine and was the instructor of Ford Chapel extension and later director.
He met and married Lafaye June 19, 1993.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step-father, Elijah Green; grandparents, Catherine and John Irvin, William and Alberta Benjamin; mother-in-law, Sallie Rayford; God-daughter, Angela Gatlin.
Survivors are his wife, Lafaye Irvin; his sons, Antwan Mark, Russel Mark and Antonio Irvin; daughter, Alexandra Irvin; sisters, Vontrella Irvin, Catherine Jackson, Alice Jenkins, Josephine Hilton (David), Rose Gardner (Sherman) and Samantha Irvin; brothers, Andreall Green and Andrew Irvin
Funeral services were Sept. 30, 2023, at Springhill Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Versie D. Lee officiating and rendering the eulogy, interment at Springhill Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Rev. Donald Deepree Aaron, Billy Ray Lee, J.C. Carter, Dempsey Lewis, Bruce L. Robinson and Oscar R. Rayford.
Honorary pallbearers were Antwan Mark, Jeremy Lee, Audreall Green, Andrew Irvin, Antonio Irvin, Stacey Ratliff, Russell Mark, Rev. Marvin Pittman and Rev. Tyrone Powell.
Washington Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.