The following obituary is being posted as a courtesy to the local family and friends of Mr. Kissiah. On behalf of the MRC Family, our love, prayers, and sympathies are with the Holt family.For information or online floral orders, please visit www.nortonfh.net or call at(843) 332-8122.
Jessie Lorraine (Pat) Kissiah, age 91 went home to be with his Lord and Savior on July 23 at his residence surrounded by his family when he crossed over to the beautiful Streets of Gold. A celebration of life service will be held Monday July 25 at 5:00 pm at the Lake Robinson Rescue Squad Building, 2364 West Old Camden Road, directed by Norton and Funeral Home. A private burial will be held later. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.
Pat was the second born child of John H. and Edith Kissiah born on, July 11th, 1931. He was married to Martha 'Lib' Smith Kissiah, who he loved dearly. They shared three children and had a hand in raising several more. Early on the family sang at churches and on a radio show as, The Pine Ridge Singers. He also, preached and stepped on many toes with his sermons. Pat loved the Lord.
Pat worked at Sonoco for many years retiring from the company. He also had a few side gigs. One was drilling wells with his partner, Nolan Adams. But outside of his family, his proudest accomplishment was, being one of the original founders of the Lake Robinson Rescue Squad and Pine Ridge Fire Department. He also helped start the Lake Robinson Rescue Dive Team and the Haunted House. He took great pride in helping anyone in need. He was well known in his, Pine Ridge community. Though he only had two grandchildren, he was Pa Pat to a huge tribe. He was a mentor to many and always was " A BOSS". He would get the task done.
Surviving Pat is his son, Johnny 'Pete' Kissiah, of the home. His daughters, Mary Kissiah of the home and Joy (Joel) Oliver of Chesterfield;Granddaughter, Michelle Shoemake of Hartsville; Grandson Jason Oliver of Chesterfield;Great Grandsons Brent Shoemake of the home and Baylor and Dustin Oliver of Chesterfield;Sisters, Inez Felkel and Jean Atkinson and a brother, Larry Joe Kissiah, all of Hartsville;Several nieces and nephews of which he loved all and two special adopted granddaughters, Machelle Knowles and Wendy Kirven Yarborough both of Hartsville.
He was preceeded in death by his parents; his wife and the love of his life, Lib; one brother, John Sidney Kissiah; one nephew he helped raise, Sidney "Slick" Kissiah; two nieces, Jolynn Newsome and Aliher Myers.
The family would like to thank Agape Hospice for all they did to keep him comfortable the last few days of his life.
At the request of the family, anyone attending the service please dress casually.
" A life so beautifully lived, should be beautifully remembered."
Norton Funeral Home and Crematory are honored to serve the Kissiah Family