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“i all ways thought a lot sambo, rest in piece friend ”
1 of 8 | Posted by: jimmy lyles - Cross, SC

“My Uncle Sambo had the sweetest soul of anyone I know. God bless him. I know he's celebrating with Aunt Betty and the rest of the More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Wanda Krantz - Saint George, SC

“So sorry to hear about sammy. I grew up right down the street from him on James Isl. Since they moved away, I have kind of been out of touch, only...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: A friend

“Wayne, Rodney, Teresa and families,Mom and I were so sorry to hear of Sammy's passing. You had such a wonderful father. I will always cherish the...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Debbie Powell and Rebecca Williams - SC

“February 8,2020Wayne,Rodney,Teresa,and Family my deepest sympathy. Heaven hasreceived one wonderfull man.Sorry I was not able to be with Family,butI...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Hasel Rourk - Johns Island, SC

“Preacher Wayne,Boo and James, My deepest sympathy for the passing of Mr. Ackerman. May the Lord be with you during your sorrow. ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Bonnie Sherman - Harlem, GA

“Wayne and family, I am sorry to hear about your dad. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless. ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: Lisa Henderson Jackson - Houston, TX

“Rest In Peace brother. You were an inspiration to me.I have many memories and will cherish all of them. Love you my brother and friend.❤ ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Robert Ackerman - Modesto, CA

Willie Lee "Sammy" Ackerman, 83, of Adams Run, South Carolina, widower of Betty Jean Clark Ackerman entered into eternal rest Wednesday, February 5, 2020. The family will receive friends Friday, February 7, 2020 in Hopewell Baptist Church, 6869 Parkers Ferry Road Friday, February 7, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. His Funeral Service will be held Saturday, February 8, 2020 at the Church, at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in the Church Cemetery. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. West Ashley Chapel.

Sammy was born July 29, 1936 in Williamsburg County, South Carolina, son of the late Willie Otis Ackerman and Sadie McCants Ackerman. He was a self-employed carpenter, a wonderful father who loved to hunt and fish. He was a charter member and deacon at Faith Holiness Ministries.

He is survived by his two sons, Pastor Otis Wayne Ackerman, Sr., of Adams Run, SC, Rodney Lee Ackerman (Barbara) of Summerville, SC, daughter, Teresa "Tessa" Agius (Jay) of Adams Run, SC; brother, Robert "Louie" Ackerman of CA; seventeen grandchildren, thirty-four great-grandchildren and fourteen- great-great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his son Clifton Ackerman, daughter-in-law, Cynthia H. Ackerman and grandson, Ronnie Jordan, sister, Bernice Morris and brother, Hansom Ackerman .

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6969 Parkers Ferry Road Adams Run, SC 298426
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