Irene J. Dessow, affectionately known as “James”, was born on February 16, 1945 in Columbia, South Carolina to the late Paul and Reba Jones. She answered her final call on Sunday, May 23, 2021 to go home to be with the Lord.
Irene was educated in the public schools in Columbia, South Carolina and was a 1963 graduate of C.A. Johnson High School. She went to further her education at Manfield Business College in 1987 and Midlands Technical College in 2011. She was a volunteer for Council on the Aging. She was employed as an educator at Kinder Care Learning Center and Education Express for many years.
Irene was united in Holy Matrimony to Sammie L. Dessow. From this union, three sons were born.
Irene was a dedicated member of the Greater St. Luke Baptist Church, where she served on the mass choir for many years. She always enjoyed attending Sunday services until her health declined.
Irene love to cook, sing, and complete cross word puzzles. She will be remembered by her infectious smile, steadfast loyalty, and unmovable spirit.
In addition to her parents, Irene was preceded in death by her sons, Kenneth Dessow and Maurice Dessow.
Irene leaves to cherish her memories son, Kevin T. (Shonda) Dessow; sisters, Elizabeth Moorehead, and Patricia Jones; granddaughters, Lauren Taylor and Morgan Waklatsi; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
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