Virginia Allen Sumner


LANCASTER — Mrs. Virginia Allen Sumner, 78, of Lancaster, widow of William B. Sumner Jr., passed away Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, at MUSC-Lancaster Medical Center. She was born Jan. 6, 1943, in Union, a daughter of the late Raymond Cecil Allen and Ruby Mae Casey Allen. Mrs. Sumner was a member of Wade Memorial Presbyterian Church. She had worked for Springs Memorial Hospital for over 25 years. She loved her grandchildren and her church and enjoyed sitting in her sunroom birdwatching. A service to celebrate the life of Mrs. Sumner was held Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, at 11 a.m. at the graveside at Lancaster Memorial Park with the Rev. Paul Smith officiating. Mrs. Sumner is survived by a son, Ken “Bighouse” Sumner and his wife, Dawn, of Florence; a daughter, Casey S. Cato and her husband, Jeff, of Lancaster; five grandchildren, Joshua Cato, Jonathan Cato, Jacob Cato, Kathleen Sumner and Lee Mozingo; a great-grandson, Brooks Cribb; three brothers, Phillip Allen and his wife, Wanda, of Tennessee, Kevin Allen and his wife, Debbie, and Joey Allen and his wife, Denise, of Lockhart; and a sister, Susan Boling of Chester. In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Sumner was preceded in death by a brother, Chris Allen. The family received friends at the graveside following the service. Memorial contributions may be made to Wade Memorial Presbyterian Church, PO Box 2767, Lancaster, SC 29721. Notes to the family may be made at Lancaster Funeral Home & Cremation Service is serving the family of Mrs. Sumner.

Author: Stephan Drew

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