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“My sincere condolences to the entire family. ”
1 of 12 | Posted by: Nathaniel Drake, Sr. - SC

“To: Jaylen and the Pope Family I'm sorry for your loss. I was a classmate of Willie Mae. We were classmates since our freshmen year at Voorhees...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Joyce Thompson - West Columbia, SC

“Jaylen, Daughter and entire Pope FamilyMay our Lord Jesus, who is the God of all comfort, strengthen, keep, and give you peace during this time....Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Karen Jenkins - Evans, GA

“I was truly saddened to hear about Willie Mae. My sincere thoughts and prayers are with the family. Just know that earth has no sorrows that heaven...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Donna Black - Columbia, SC

“To the family of Sis. Pope,It was my honor to have know Sis. Pope when she joined Lovely Hill Baptist Church. She was a very nice person and friend....Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Althea Wright - Charleston, SC

“May God put his arm around the entire family. Shower all of you with his strength, blessings, and keep you all strong at this time. Willie Mare...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Sheila Bea Simmons-Kennedy - SC

“May God put his arm around the entire family. Shower all of you with his strength, blessings, and keep you all strong at this time. Willie Mare...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Sheila Bea Simmons-Kennedy - SC

“It seems like only yesterday when you lifted me up to pick plumbs from the plumb tree because I was too little to reach them. It seems like only...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Emery Chaplin - Columbia, SC

“We didn't talk often but when we did we'd make up for lost time. Love you and you will be missed by all! ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: Stacey Swinson - Virginia Beach, VA

“To Sis Pope’s family she was a great and loving person and she will be missed at the church, we love her but God loved her more. To her family...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Rev. Ethel Nelson & Family

“I knew her from singing with the praise and worship group also the Senior and Gospel choir's. She will be truly missed. I pray for the family for...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Theresa Nelson - Friend

“Rest in peace our sister in Christ. Lovely Hill Missionary Baptist church will truly miss you. Thank you for being a good and faithful servant of the...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Brother in Christ - Friend

Willie Mae was born on March 30, 1954 in Beaufort, South Carolina, daughter of the late Willie Pope and the late Ella Green Pope. Ms. Pope was raised on St. Helena Island.

She formally began her education in Beaufort County, SC, graduating from Beaufort High School in 1972 and Voorhees College in Denmark, SC with a Bachelors in Business Administration in 1977. Following graduating college, Willie Mae soon began her career in civil service, working for numerous government agencies throughout the Columbia and Charleston region until retirement in 2015, culminating in 28 years of civil service. During such time, thanks to her vigorous work ethic, Willie Mae earned the distinction of Employee of the 2nd Quarter for Charleston County in 2000.

Following her retirement in 2015, Willie Mae enjoyed traveling and visiting numerous locations such as the United Kingdom and Paris, France and working at the church in her free time. She also enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her granddaughter, Aaliyah by often playing games and taking her to the park.

Shaped by the Christian morals and values instilled in her as a child from her grandmother the late Viola Howard Green Austin, whom she lovingly called "Mama" as well as her paternal grandmother, the late Florence Boles. Sister Pope accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior at a young age. Through her devotion and love for God, Sister Pope became the Youth Choir Director and Trustee Ministry under the leadership of the late Reverend Prince Graham, Jr. and the Reverend Lawrence Bratton at Bibleway Baptist Church. She also was a member of the Adult Choir and occasionally taught children Sunday School. In 2013, Sister Pope transitioned her membership to Lovely Mountain Baptist Church where she served as a member of the Trustee Ministries and Gospel Choir under the leadership of the late Reverend Robert Deas Sr. and Reverend Michael Wright Sr. until her passing.

On Tuesday, November 24, 2020, Sister Willie Mae Pope peacefully passed at 10:54 a.m. at her home in Charleston, SC at the age of 66. She is preceded in death by her parents Willie and Ella Green Pope; her brother Donald Green; her grandparents and 2 nieces Shavasia Cuthbert and London Cuthbert.
Sister Willie Mae Pope leaves to cherish their memories: a loving son, Jaylan Pope of CA; a granddaughter Aaliyah Pope of CO; her siblings Mary P. (Deacon Luther) Cuthbert of SC, Ernest (Barbara) Pope of SC, Lionel (Dr. Bonita) Pope of FL, Flora P. (Anthony) Zorn of SC. Her aunts; Dorothy (Moses) Williams of GA, Viola Mary (Bishop Cleveland) Hackworth of FL, Caroline Boles of MA., and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

Family and friends may view her on Thursday, December 3, 2020, between the hours of 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM, in the J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., West Ashley Chapel., 3360 Glenn McConnell Parkway, Charleston, SC 29414. Her Private Home Going Service will be held later that day and will be live streamed. Burial will follow in Saint Helena Island, SC.

To view the Home Going Service via Live Stream, please use the following link: