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Deacon William Earl Cummings

February 22, 1947 ~ July 7, 2019 (age 72)

William Earl Cummings, born in Detroit, Michigan on February 22, 1947, and passed away July 7, 2019. He graduated from Pershing High School in Detroit and served in the United States Army. He received a Bachelor Degree from Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, Florida and continued with graduate studies at the University of North Florida.

After 30 years of service, he retired in management from Ford Motor Company. William was an entrepreneur. He owned Superior Janitorial Service and a car detailing business. Some of his achievements were a 4-year basketball scholarship and awards and honors for volunteer service at summer camps in Detroit for disabled students.

He serviced as a Deacon at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church until his passing. William was also a Deacon at Piney Grove Baptist Church in Decatur, Georgia and Hartford Memorial Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan. He was passionate about Sunday School and supporting his church.

William was preceded in death by parents, Samuel and Annie Pearl Cummings; sister, Carol Cummings; half-brothers, Ezekiel Cummings and Samuel Cummings Jr.; and half-sister, Deloris Palmer. He leaves to cherish his devoted wife of 49 years, Mary B. Cummings; daughter, Carol Cummings-Fambrough (Bill); son, William Cummings Jr.; sisters, Ann Cummings, Nancy Cummings-Garland (Gregory) and Betty May; brother, John Cummings; half-sisters, Deloris Cummings and Betty Milton; sisters-in-law, Connie Taylor and Debra Rease; aunt, Grace Shumpert; godsons, Alton Jones (Kim) and Isaac George: special friends, Samuel Griffin (Jean), Fred Meyers, and Hinson Howard; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and many sorrowful friends.    

Sarah L. Carter's Funeral Home Northside is serving the family. 

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