late Mr. Johnnie Pendergrass and Mrs. Emma Bennett Pendergrass was born on July 12, 1938 in Kingstree, SC. Almighty God called him to eternal rest on July 13, 2018 at his residence in Brooklyn, NY.
William accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior and was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Kingstree, SC until he relocated to the state of New York in 1959.
He attended Tomlinson High School, Kingstree, South Carolina, and was a member of the first graduating class of Cades High School, Cades, SC in 1959.
William was employed as a Building Maintenance Supervisor at Madison Cleaning Company and Marcus Garvey Rehabilitation Facility before his retirement.
William was united in Holy Matrimony to the late Dorothy White in 1961. He was the proud father of two daughters.
He was kind-hearted and devoted to his family. His friendly and cheerful spirit drew people to him. He enjoyed cooking, dancing, and telling jokes (laughing).
He was preceded in death by five brothers, Roosevelt (Sonny Boy) Pendergrass, Johnnie Pendergrass, Jr., James (Brother) Pendergrass, Andrews (WC) Pendergrass, and Edward (Bobbie) Pendergrass.
Those who will cherish his memories forever are: two loving and devoted daughters, Cynthia (Keith) Moore of Philadelphia, PA and Renee Susan (Jude) Aning of Hardeeville, SC; two grandsons, Jordan Moore and Steven Moore, both of Philadelphia, PA; one sister, Viola Davis of Florence, SC; three brothers, Joseph (Martha) Pendergrass of Kingstree, SC, Jimmy Pendergrass of Florence, SC, and Sanders Pendergrass of Columbia, SC; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.