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The Eagle, Globe and Anchor is awarded only to those who qualify to be Marines. It must be EARNED.
1 of 58 | Posted by: Another Marine - Summerville, SC

Sergeant of Marines “Whenever I become aware that another Marine has answered his last muster, I am reminded by words in our Marines' Hymn that tells us, the streets of...Read More »
2 of 58 | Posted by: Another Marine - Summerville, SC

“Semper Fidelis Marine,Thank you for your Service to America ! Prayers to your Family and your Friends !I'm a Former Marine 74-77 / Truck Driver...Read More »
3 of 58 | Posted by: Martin Gorski - Ridgeville, SC

“Denise, Asia, Valerie Rose much love and I a here when you need me. Keep standing and When you feel like you can't. Lean on YHWH(GOD) ”
4 of 58 | Posted by: Lcpl Jackson - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“Praying for you all! Continue to trust in God to see you through. ”
5 of 58 | Posted by: Rev. Broderick Prioleau - SC

“My condolences to you and your family for the loss of my dear cousin "Marky" as we called him throughout our childhood. You will be in my daily...Read More »
6 of 58 | Posted by: Gretchen Simpson - Lawrenceville, GA

“Denise and Asia, may God strengthen and keep you! I will be praying for you! ”
7 of 58 | Posted by: Yvalondra Thomas - Pensacola, FL

“Denise may the God of comfort continue to comfort you Asia and Valerie Rose. I Love you all. Aunt Helen ”
8 of 58 | Posted by: Helen Walker - Hyattsville, MD

“Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always. ”
9 of 58 | Posted by: Angela Baxter Washington - SC

“Jesse and I are so sorry about the absent of your husband, dad and granddad. The Bible says absent from the body but present with the Lord. We want...Read More »
10 of 58 | Posted by: Jesse & Brenda Singleton - SC

“Our deepest condolences to you and your family. May God strengthen you. ”
11 of 58 | Posted by: Billy and Gloria Smith (Mitchell) - SC

“Denise, you have my deepest sympathy. May the Comforter continue to comfort you, Asia, Valarie Rose, and the entire family during your time of grief....Read More »
12 of 58 | Posted by: Angela Coaxum - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“Im here for You Praying that God Continue to give You Strength.❤❤❤ ”
13 of 58 | Posted by: Lisa Mitchell - Goose Creek, SC

“Dear Denise, we send our deepest condolences, love and prayers to you and the family. May God your refuge and strength. We love you!!! ”
14 of 58 | Posted by: Adrienne Benton - Summerville, SC

“Our sympathies and thoughts and prayers are with the family of Lamar Cromwell. I've known Lamar for about 3 years. So sad to hear about his passing....Read More »
15 of 58 | Posted by: James Ackerman - Friend

“Sending my deepest condolence to Denise and Asia sorry for your lost my heart is truly with you love you all ”
16 of 58 | Posted by: Candice Caldwell - SC - Family

“Our family sends our heartfelt condolences during this time of your loss. I know that you have a very large village to walk with through this very...Read More »
17 of 58 | Posted by: Derrick & Diana Smalls - SC

“On behalf of the South Carolina Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons and my Family....we offer our most sincere condolences to Sister...Read More »
18 of 58 | Posted by: Rashad Muhammad uhammad - SC

“Words do not come easy during these times, our thoughts are so clouded with thoughtful memories, laughter, good food, drinks, and sadness. We shared...Read More »
19 of 58 | Posted by: Nate Deleston - Murrieta, CA

“My deepest condolences go out to you and your daughter. Your husband was very supportive and be kind. He was greatly appreciated and will be missed....Read More »
20 of 58 | Posted by: Erika Freeman-Jones - Columbia, SC

“The family have my condolence he will be missed be Blessed ”
21 of 58 | Posted by: Dell Anderson - North Charleston, SC

“We want to express our heartfelt sympathy to let you know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. ”
22 of 58 | Posted by: The Mitchell Family - Beaufort, SC

“My condolences to you and your family ”
23 of 58 | Posted by: Maxine Smith - Hollywood, SC

“Be encouraged and know that God is a comforter. ”
24 of 58 | Posted by: Melissa Wrighten - Ravenel, SC

“Sorry for your loss our deepest condolences ”
25 of 58 | Posted by: Isaiah & Nancy Frazier - Ladson, SC

“Sending my love and prayers to the family. ”
26 of 58 | Posted by: Kathy Moore-Brock - Jacksonville, NC

“Denise, Asia & Valerie Rose, we want you to know that we're sharing in your lost.Lamar will truly be missed but we will continue to remember how much...Read More »
27 of 58 | Posted by: J & P Martino - Charleston, SC

“Rest in peace good man. You served your country and your family well. ”
28 of 58 | Posted by: Damon Fordham - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“Expressing my deepest and heartfelt condolences for the loss of such a humble and generally kind soul. His legacy will continue to be honored and...Read More »
29 of 58 | Posted by: Tracy Cook-Brewton - Gastonia, NC

“Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of your husband, father, son and brother. We pray that you will find peace and comfort from...Read More »
30 of 58 | Posted by: James and Odessah Mackey Mackey - SC

“Rest in PEACE Markey. Your Loving and FAVORITE Cousin, Beverly, will miss you. Until we meet again. ”
31 of 58 | Posted by: Beverly Fludd-Flanagan - VA

USMC Pistol Sharpshooter
32 of 58 | Posted by: Another Marine Marine - SC

USMC Rifle Sharpshooter
33 of 58 | Posted by: Another Marine Marine - SC

“The family have our condolences. ”
34 of 58 | Posted by: Edward Keith - Hanahan, SC

Sergeant of Marines
35 of 58 | Posted by: Another Marine Marine - SC

The eagle, globe and anchor; it is earned, not given. “Whenever I become aware that another Marine has answered his last muster, I am reminded by words in our Marines' Hymn that tells us, the streets of...Read More »
36 of 58 | Posted by: Another Marine Marine - SC

“Our deepest condolences to your family. You guys are in our prayers. ”
37 of 58 | Posted by: Earma and Laverne Roper - CT

“The Admore/Brown/Johnson Family loves you and are praying for your family. GOD BLESS ”
38 of 58 | Posted by: Gail Johnson - North CHARLESTON, SC

“To Denise and Asia just to know that you know that my heart and my prayers are always with you guys and I will always be there for you love you...Read More »
39 of 58 | Posted by: Stephanie Chisolm - Summerville, SC

“We the old Mount Sinai holiness church of deliverance family are lifting you and your family up in prayer along with Gethsemane Cathedral Of Praise...Read More »
40 of 58 | Posted by: Charlene Leach - Charleston, SC

“Cromwell family you have my deepest sympathy, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. May the Lord continues to strengthen you all with love and...Read More »
41 of 58 | Posted by: Selenia Singleton - Ravenel, SC

“The Cromwell family you have our deepest condolences and prayers so sorry for your loss you have been my family for years and Lamar you will never...Read More »
42 of 58 | Posted by: Jonathan & Pamela Baxter - SC

“Praying that God provide your family with comfort and peace during this time. ”
43 of 58 | Posted by: Theresa (Peters) West - Raleigh, NC

“To the Cromwell family may God continue hold you in his arms, in Jesus name i pray. My brother you rest we will get together one day and tell those...Read More »
44 of 58 | Posted by: Kenneth Fray ll - Beaufort, SC

“Sorry for your loss he's in a better place I'm praying you and your family ”
45 of 58 | Posted by: Shuante Simmons - Smyrna, GA

“I'm so so sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family! ”
46 of 58 | Posted by: DEBRA BARTLEY (MAZYCK) - GA

“Fall in was the command used to gather a squad of Marines together,to get them attuned to the next commands coming forth. Sgt lamar Cromwell I...Read More »
47 of 58 | Posted by: Robert Brewton - Gastonia, NC

“Our sincere prayers and condolences ”
48 of 58 | Posted by: Benny and Martha Smalls - SC

“Condolences to the familyRIP Lamar ”
49 of 58 | Posted by: Sharon Hilliard - Ladson, SC

“Rest well my good friend. The many stories you shared and the many times you gave useful information when I would ask will always be cherished. You...Read More »
50 of 58 | Posted by: Al Austin - Goose creek - Friend

“May God continue to bless all of the family members and friends of LAMAR. May everyone remember you as a humble, wonderful, and sometimes outgoing...Read More »
51 of 58 | Posted by: Voka & Rodney Norwood - MD

“Sorry for your loss. You and family have my deepest sympathy. Will be praying for you and family. Love you ”
52 of 58 | Posted by: Jannette Bazemore-Robinson

“I was sad to hear the news of the passing of Sgt Cromwell. We served together in the US Marines. He will be missed but never forgotten. Semper FI...Read More »
53 of 58 | Posted by: Michael Ortiz - Hampstead, NC

“One of the first real life super heroes I know. I've seen this man as a kid kick a football out of Forestpark,a great athlete,but an even greater man...Read More »
54 of 58 | Posted by: Mark Fickling - Charlotte, NC

“RIP my friend , take care of that parking lot in Heaven , GOD needs your help in keeping the traffic flowing . We all love you, but GOD love you...Read More »
55 of 58 | Posted by: Earl Brown - Charleston, SC

“Cromwell Family:I am sorry to hear the loss of your love one. Although I didnt know the family personally, I would often see each of you when we...Read More »
56 of 58 | Posted by: Tanya Givens - North Charleston, SC

“God keep you in eternal glory. Semper Fi ”
57 of 58 | Posted by: Alvaro Feola - Fort Lauderdale, FL

“To the family of Lamar, he was a great person who I will truly miss. He was a hard worker on Sundays in our parking lot. I use to see from time to...Read More »
58 of 58 | Posted by: Alfred McDaniel - Charleston, SC

Sgt. Lamar Cromwell, USMC, 57, of James Island, resided in North Charleston, SC, husband of J. Denise Cromwell entered into eternal rest Friday, August 7, 2020 at home surrounded by his family. Their only daughter, Asia Cromwell and only granddaughter, Valerie Rose Cromwell and his mother, Ms. Barbara Jean Cromwell Whitesides.
His full military honors service will be held Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 1:00 pm at Carolina Memorial Gardens, 7113 Rivers Avenue, North Charleston, SC 29406.
Lamar Cromwell, 57, of James Island, resided in North Charleston, South Carolina, husband of J. Denise Cromwell entered into eternal rest Friday, August 7, 2020 at home surrounded by his family.

His funeral service will be held Saturday, August 15, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at the Alfred Williams Community Life Center at 4441 Durant Avenue, North Charleston, SC 29405. Interment with military honors will follow at Carolina Memorial Gardens, 7113 Rivers Avenue, North Charleston, SC 29406. Family and friends are invited to a Wake Walk Through on Friday, August 14, 2020 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 p.m. at the Alfred Williams Community Life Center. For the health and safety of all, the family requests small children not attend any of the services, visitation or visiting at the house.

Lamar was born December 21, 1962 in Charleston, South Carolina, son of Ms. Barbara Jean Cromwell-Whitesides and grandson of the late Alvin and Helen Cromwell.

Lamar was an active member of First Baptist Church of James Island where he actively served on the Trustee Board and as a Parking Lot Attendant. He was educated in Charleston County Schools and was a 1982 graduate of St. Andrews High School. During his high school years as a school bus driver he gained the love for driving Class A vehicles.

He honorably served in the U.S.M.C. for 12 1/2 years as a machine gunner and instructor at Parris Island and attained the rank of Sergeant. Lamar was an expert marksman and received many accolades and awards including the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, the Rifle Sharp Shooter Badge, the Pistol Sharp Shooter Badge and Boat Platoon accolade. Upon retiring from the U.S.M.C., he pursued a career as a truck driver. His love and experience for driving afforded him the opportunity to work for Schneider Transportation and Logistic Services and Fennell/FenVac (DBA Nature's Calling/United Site Services). He received many accolades for safe driving and expertise in Hazmat training.

He was very instrumental in community service activities. Lamar went above and beyond the call of duty with his boots on the ground to serve his homeless military comrades with a Non-Profit Organization founded by his wife in memory of her uncle SFC Sam Caulder. Lamar, along with his daughter Asia, were the first volunteers for the organization and held the most volunteer hours and every year were voted Volunteer of the Year for Project Street Outreach.

Lamar is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 32 years, J. Denise Williams Cromwell whom he shared a special and loving bond beyond understanding and who cared for him until the end; Asia Cromwell his only child and the apple of his eye who gave him the most precious and beautiful gift his granddaughter, Valerie Rose Cromwell who he had the pleasure of spending 6 months with and building those memories that would last a lifetime for her; Godsons: Jay Hillard, and Daniel Dent; mother, Ms. Barbara Jean Cromwell Whitesides (Alexander); sister, Shalley L. Whitesides; his "Bonus Moms"/mother-in-laws, Jean Caulder Williams from Hollywood, Elizabeth Robinson (Mudder) from Mount Pleasant; two aunts: Emma C. Backman and Margie Matthews; two uncles: Virgil Cromwell (Sue) and Roger Cromwell(Francis). He is also survived by his loving sisters-in-law: Jean McDaniels (Edison) of AR, Sandra Wilder (Anwin) of Goose Creek, Voka Michelle Stokes-Norwood (Rodney) of Washington DC, Tonya L. Stokes of Charlotte NC, Bernice Manuel McKenzie (Leo) of Columbia SC, The Shaw Family, and Florence Brown, ; brothers-in-law: Robert Williams (Tasha), Frederick Williams (Kishia Gibbs), Perry M. Robinson (Christy) of Mount Pleasant SC, David Caldwell (Candice); special cousins/brother Gary Cromwell (Jackie Cromwell), Andrew Champion, Ronald Champion, Connie, Hazel (Butchie) Tony Matthews, Curtis Cromwell (Miriam), Alvin Cromwell, Clayton Roper, Darnell Richardson and Sylvia Washington; special cousin/aunt, Sylvia Bunyon (Frank) of Pawling NY; special uncle-in-law, Billy Caulder (Lynn) Edward Stokes(linda) ; and his special military comrades; 1SGT Tyrone Smalls, CSM Rick Tuner, Richie Byron, SGT Kenneth Fray, SGT Percy Poole, Derrick Sanders(Brenda), 1SGT Jonthan Baxter, SSGT James V. Simmons, LCPL Jackson and CPL Terrence Scott. Special friends: Benjamin Williams, Darryl and Penny Williams, Captain Willis & Kim Weaver, Robert & Tracy Cook-Brewton, Richard Gant, Charles Holmes, James Gibbs, Jerome Blake, Ally&Paul Willoughby, Anita Keith, Dennis & LaBarbara Brown, Jeffrey Scott, Corin Clark, Mike Davis and Mike Williams. Special nephew, Clifford Murray whom he mentored and encouraged to embark upon a successful career in the USAF. As a result of the training he received in the USAF, it landed him a job working alongside his Uncle Lamar as one of the top diesel mechanics. He is also survived by a host of many other nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. As a business owner of Asia's Ice cream Shop and Barbering Plus, Lamar mentored teenagers and young adults of the Remount Rd. community: many of whom have gone on to become successful as a direct result of Lamar's mentorship.

Lamar was preceded in death by his grandparents, Alvin and Helen Cromwell, cousin/friend, Cyrus Matthews, father-in-law, Joseph Earl Williams and special cousin R.J. Washington.

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