The Beauty of Quiet Reflection
JOYS ARE FLOWING…Ethel Denise DeWeese Campbell, daughter of the late Victoria Douglas DeWeese and the late St. Julian DeWeese, was born on October 22, 1950 in Summerville, SC. Ethel entered her quiet reflection peacefully on April 29, 2023 at her home. BRINGING LIFE, HEALTH, AND GLADNESS…Ethel was educated in the public schools of Dorchester School District Two. She graduated as Valedictorian from Alston High School in 1968. While attending Alston High School, she met the love of her life, Johnny “Chester” Campbell. To this union three children were born, Carlton and Raymond, who both preceded her in death, and Denise. LIKE THE RAIN THAT FALLS FROM HEAVEN…Ethel pursued classes in Occupational Therapy. She worked for the SC Department of Needs and Special Disabilities, Coastal Center as an occupational therapist assistant. She also worked in various positions in the Dorchester County School District Two where she retired in 2012 as an Extended Day Site Coordinator after touching the lives of many children. BLESSED QUIETNESS, HOLY QUIETNESS…Ethel was a member of Baum Temple AME Zion Church. She held positions on many levels. In the local church, she was Class Leader of Class #2, served on the Board of Steward, a Trustee, the Superintendent of Sunday School, Secretary and Life Member of WHOMS, the Secretary for the Quarterly Conference, a Life Member of Lay Council, and Ms. Baum Temple. In the Columbia-Camden District, she served for 40 years as Director of children and was active with WHOMS for the District. In the Palmetto Annual Conference, she served many terms as a Delegate to the General Conference of the AME Zion Church. On the National level, she served on the Executive Staff of Assembly of Christian Educators. She traveled extensively for the life of the AME Zion Church. SEE A FRUITFUL FIELD IS GROWING…Ethel held many civic positions to include President of the Summerville Chapter of National Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). She participated in the MLK Day Parade and Program; Dorchester County Democratic Party Chairperson and worked on various levels; Alston Heritage Foundation in different capacities. Ethel also organized Community Black History programs honoring local people from the community and society; worked at the Summerville Community Resource Center as director/coordinator of the Kwanzaa Program. Also involved in Neighborhood Crime Watch Programs in Summerville, Mrs. Campbell was a disciplinarian of many young men and women in the community and church. As a voter registration advocate, she helped many candidates get their voices heard and elected. HE SPEAKS PEACE TO ME…Ethel leaves to cherish her memories a dedicated daughter Denise (son-in-love William), daughter-in-love Veronica Campbell, two bonus sons Anthony Williams and Courtney Tyrone Sanders, 8 grandchildren; Carlton Victor Campbell, Victoria Campbell, Kenneth Campbell-Parson, Miasia (Travis) Kemp, Kristopher Kizer, Shanice (Cedric) McClellan, Misha (Christopher) Parson-Scott, Amber Sanders and Arday Sanders and six great-grandchildren. Also, to remember her a sister-in-law, Agnes DeWeese, nieces and nephews and a host of family and special friends.WHAT A PERFECT HABITATION, WHAT A QUIET RESTING PLACE…Ethel was preceded in death by her loving husband, Johnny “Chester” Campbell, her two sons Raymond and Carlton Campbell; and her two brothers Charles and Aaron DeWeese. WHAT ASSURANCE IN MY SOUL!
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