Mr. Clabie Cecil Edmond, 72, son of the late Clabie D. and Connie Staley Edmond, was born May 2, 1948 in Lexington County, South Carolina. On the morning of Thursday, March 25, 2021, God sent a band of angels to escort him to his heavenly home from Lexington Medical Center, West Columbia, South Carolina.
Clabie was educated in the public schools of Lexington County, South Carolina, graduating from Twin City High School, Class of 1966. He was married to the love of his life, Jessie M. Gilree-Cannon Edmond. He was a member of Wesley Chapel CME Church, Batesburg-Leesville, South Carolina where he had served as the Adult Sunday School Teacher and the Church Treasurer. He was employed by Eastman Kodak Company, Gaston, South Carolina until his retirement.
Clabie was elected the first African-American Mayor of the united town of Batesburg-Leesville, serving from 1997 to 2001.
He was preceded in death by both parents; his eldest sister, Jeanette Ramage and a daughter, Sarah.
He leaves to cherish his precious memories: a devoted and beloved wife of 50 years – Jessie M. Edmond of the home; four children – Sherrel (Michael) Mars of Columbia, South Carolina, Chris (Shu-Ling) Edmond of Batesburg-Leesville, South Carolina, Lamont Edmond of Aiken, South Carolina, Clabie M. (Acquanetta) Edmond, III of Charlotte, North Carolina; ten grandchildren – Sean, Garrid, MikeAylle, Mike Jr., Ariel, Sara Santana, Maliayah, Alisha, Clabie IV (Lori) and Tyra; four great-grandchildren – Kylie, Xavier, Zoey and Landon; five sisters – Luadell, Naomi, Eurlee, Patricia and Thomasa (Tony); two brothers – Larry (Sonia) and David (Denise); a great-aunt – Katherine Babb of New York; a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, other family and many friends in the community who will miss him dearly.
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