~ The Obituary ~
A Psalm of David.
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the LORD Forever.
Brother Len Earl Nance was born on August 1, 1952. He departed this earthly life on Monday, January 2, 2023, on his land in Fordtown. He was preceded in death by his parents Bruce and Doris Nance, grandparents David, Viola Nance, sister Dorothy Lee Nance, and grandson Kendal Nance, Jr.
Brother Len Earl Nance was a graduate of Columbus High School class of 1970. He also had many close classmates and friends from Lake View High School class of 1971.
Brother Len Earl Nance accepted Christ at an early age and became a member of Union AME Church – Lake View, South Carolina. He served faithfully on the Steward Board, Senior Choir, Adult Choir, and Men’s Usher Board. He was also a Class Leader and President of the Men’s Choir.
Brother Len Earl Nance was a hardworking man who always dressed to impress. He was a true entrepreneur, owning his own business in Fordtown. He also worked for the following local companies; Carpostan (Lake View, SC), Anvil (Mullins, SC), Harbor Freight (Dillon, SC), and Smithfield (Tarhill NC). He was currently employed with Sopakco in Mullins, South Carolina. While working at Anvil, he met and married his life partner, Mrs. Sharon Godbolt Nance.
Brother Len Earl Nance leaves to cherish fond memories: His devoted wife: Sharon Godbolt Nance – A loving daughter:Damorya (Kolby) Nance of the home – Four loyal sons: Chantago (Lawanda) Gilchrist of Lake View, SC, Damorus (Yakira) Nance of Lake View, SC, Kendal Nance of Nichols, SC, and Jomokenyda (Julisa) Campbell of Rains, SC – SeventeenGrandchildren, Six Great-grandchildren – Two Grandchildren of the home Lola Goodson and Kylin Ray – Two dedicated brothers: Robert (Linda) Nance and Matthew Nance, both from Lake View, SC – Special Niece Regina Nance of Durham, NC - Mother-in-law Dorothy Godbolt of Mullins, SC – Two Sister-in-laws Dana (Gavin) Cross of Mullins, SC and Laveria Wilson of Marion, SC - Four Brother-in-laws: Michael (Terri) Godbolt of Centenary, SC – Damon (Dorothy) Godbolt of McDonough, GA – and Willie (Ashley) Godbolt of Mullins, SC – and Kevin Hammonds of Marion, SC. A Special Uncle Joe (Clara) Donnelly from Florence, SC – God Grandson, Messiah McCants – God Daughter Christal Page. And a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family, and friends.