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Rev. James O. Rich

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“Peace to the Rich family and friends.From the family of James and Margaret Robinson, Sr. ”
1 of 15 | Posted by: Colette Robinson Davis - Anderson, SC

“A strong and great leader for God and the people. Sending prayers and blessingsBarbara and Bobby Chapman Newberry, SC ”
2 of 15 | Posted by: Barbara Chapman - Newberry, SC

“I was saddened to hear about Reverend Rich. My deepest sympathy to his family.I met Reverend Rich prior to graduating from Pendleton High School. He...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Katrenia Missouri - Henrico, VA

“I am truly dory to learn of the death of Reverend Rich. My condolences to the family. He was an outstanding man who always carried himself with...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Walter Washington - Zionsville, IN

“I will always remember Dr. Rich's smile and dedication to help make life's journey more just for human beings, who were unjustly merely existing...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Elizabeth Anderson - Anderson, SC

“To the Rich Family & Hester Family, you all are in my prayers. He will be greatly missed by everyone who had the honor of knowing him. I can still...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: kirby cheeks - anderson, SC

“Rev. Rich and I became friends during the 80's. He would come to meetings at the City and always came by the office to say "hello." I enjoyed his...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Yvette Ramey - Anderson, SC


8 of 15 | Posted by: Elizabeth Davis - Greenwood, SC

“You will always live in our hearts and prayers. ”
9 of 15 | Posted by: Martha Davis - Anderson, SC

“May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. ”
10 of 15 | Posted by: Annie mae Bulter - Anderson, SC

“Our Sincere Sympathy to the Family in this time of Bereavement ”
11 of 15 | Posted by: Sadie Barbara and Charles Wilson Childs - GA

“My husband and I would like to express our deepest sympathy in the loss of your love one, Rev. Rich. He was a great leader and did much to contribute...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: A friend

“Sorry for your loss. He was a great man who admired dearly. ”
13 of 15 | Posted by: Robert Cherry and family - SC

“My wife and I were sadden to learn of the passing of Rev. Rich. He was an inspiration to many as a Christian, as a community leader, and as a...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Charles Boykin, Esq. - Columbia, SC

“My wife and I express our sincerest condolences to the Rich family. He was well known and respected by both of our families(the Jacksons from...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: A friend


Rev. Rich was born on April 13, 1932 and passed away on Friday, August 4, 2017.

Rev. Rich was a resident of South Carolina at the time of passing.

He attended Green Elementary School and graduated from Lincoln High School, Sumter, SC, decades before South Carolina's School Equalization Program, created to build decent schools for Black students to prevent integration.

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