MR. RUFUS SWEAT, was born on January 10, 1953 to the late Louis Sweat, Sr. and Catherine Jacques Sweat in Holly Hill, South Carolina.
RUFUS grew up in Orangeburg County and in 1973, he graduated from Holly Hill High School where he was a member of the Latin Club. The Summer of 1974, was the start of his journey at Voorhees College in Denmark, SC. In 1977 he received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology. In 1983, he became a chartered member of the newly made West Ashley Lodge #1721 of Elkdom In 1997, MR. SWEAT, was initiated into the Gothic Lodge #212 Free and Accepted Masons.
RUFUS relocated to Bowman in March of 2000 and in 2007 he renewed his membership at Springfield Missionary Baptist Church in Eutawville, South Carolina, where he became an active member. He was apart of the Ushers Ministry and Male Choir. From 2001-2015. MR. SWEAT was a devoted employee at Cracker Barrell Low Country Store in Santee SC, where he was voted "Most Valuable Worker." In 2004, he was hired full time as a paraprofessional in the Special Needs Department in Orangeburg County Consolidated School District at Lake Marion High School & Technology Center, where he retired in 2014 and later returned
He is preceded in death by Sinclair Sweat and Karen Sweat.
RUFUS leaves to cherish his fond memories: seven siblings: Louis Sweat, Jr. of DE,Joetta Bratcher of Holly Hill, SC, Elerita Nickelson of PA, Ramson Washington of Eutawville, SC, Elaine Small of Bamberg, SC, Leroy Sweat of Holly Hill, SC, and Irene Sweat of Holly Hill, SC; his Lake Marion Gator Family especially his students; a host of nieces, nephews, other family members, and friends whom he loved dearly.
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