Reverend Lorenzo H. Levine, Sr. Affectionately known as “Buzzy” was born December 10, 1943 in Colleton County to the late Reverend Fairie L. Levine and Mrs. Josephine Levine. Reverend Levine transitioned from this earthly home on Sunday morning, November 24, 2019 at St. George Health Care Center, in St. George, SC to begin his eternal rest.
Reverend Levine was the Assistant Pastor of Zion AME Church, Ritter Road, Yemassee, SC. Reverend Lorenzo H. Levine was united in holy matrimony to his lovely wife Florrie B. Levine on July 5, 2003.
Reverend Levine graduated from Colleton High School in the early 1960s, he then went on to further his education at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, SC. After earning his degree in English, he migrated north to Brooklyn, NY, attended Brooklyn College furthering his education as an English major and started his career in education as an 8th grade teacher. In the early 1980s, Buzzy received the calling on his life to become a minister. Buzzy attended New York Theological Seminary School and then became an Assistant Pastor of Open Door AME Church in Brooklyn, NY.
In the late 90s, Reverend Levine moved back home to South Carolina to take care of his mother and became an active member of a Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Ritter, SC. From this journey, he became an active pastor for 3 local churches in South Carolina. In 2004, Reverend Levine changed his denomination from CME to AME.
Buzzy had many hobbies but his favorite things to do were fishing and reading.
Reverend Lorenzo H. Levine. Sr. was preceded in death by his daughter, Renee Levine, his brothers, Curtis Levine and Simon T. Levine, sisters, Redelle L. Hagood, Helen L. Jefferson and Farrie L. Crawford.
Reverend Lorenzo H. Levine, Sr. Is survived by his wife Florrie B. Levine (Walterboro, SC), his sons Lorenzo H. Levine, Jr of Tennessee and Mercerlino Bryant (Fredricka Bryant) of Yonkers, NY; his sister Flora Levine of Charleston, SC; 4 grandchildren: Lorenzo T. Levine, Tiffani R. Levine both from Georgia, Dagwood T. R. Levine of South Carolina and Shadanye’ Bryant of New York; 1 great-grand daughter Sanai Shaw and 1 great-grandson Aiden Bryant of New York. He leaves to cherish in his memory, his sisters-in-law Glossaree Holmes, Ally Washington, Mildred Gunn (Alfred Gunn), Rebecca Thomason (Tommy Thomason), Barbara Holmes-Goodwin and brothers-in-law, Charlie Holmes (Shirley Holmes) and Ricky Holmes. Reverend Lorenzo H. Levine, Sr. also leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to St. George Health Care Center, St. George, SC.
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Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. And whether I go ye know, and the way ye know. John 14 1-4
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