Sam Clifton Ravenell Life Reflections
Sam, also known as Cliff, was born April 22, 1939, in Berkeley County to Anna Belle (Rainey) Ravenell and Franklin Broughton. He transitioned from this life on Wednesday, December 8, 2021.
He left Berkeley County at a young age and moved to New York to live with his mom. He later moved to Massachusetts and was joined in holy matrimony on September 4, 1965, to Bernice (also known as Rosa Lee) Washington, and from this union was born two daughters: Adline and Sheila.
He spent most of his adult life in Massachusetts where he was employed with the Department of Public Works for the City of Boston until his retirement. After retiring, Sam moved back to South Carolina and became a Service Master Franchiser for a while and later became a self-employed landscaper.
He was an active member of Zion United Methodist Church and a member of the United Methodist Men of Zion. Sam loved to sing during Zion’s Church programs, fellowship with family and friends, and was an avid talker. He was also a member of the Cross Community Center Committee.
He is preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Sheila; brother, James; and sister, Julia.
Sam is survived by his wife, Bernice; daughters: Adline Ravenell of Maryland, Monica Major of New York, and Kim Major-Walker of North Carolina; grandchildren: Anwar Torres, Julien Walker, and Kaitlyn Major-Hale; six brothers: Fred Broughton (Amelia) of Orangeburg, SC; Henry Broughton of Cross, SC, Harold Johnson (Barbara) of Dorchester, MA, Robert Broughton (Ruby) of Fayetteville, GA, Joseph Broughton of Lithonia, GA and Curtis Broughton (Pamela) of Mauldin, SC; sister: Eartha Sanders (Alvin) of Temple Hills, MD; one brother-in-law, Everett Sanders (Julia) of East Point, GA; an aunt: Maria Williams (Herman) of Columbia, SC and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, and many friends.
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