We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Ocean View Funeral Home and Beach Crematory, Conway Chapel
Bishop Don Edward Huffman (Huff-Man), a veteran of The Gulf War, longtime resident of Horry/Marion Counties, and more importantly, a foot soldier for Christ, transitioned from his earthly home on January 13, 2022. Don Ed or Huff-Man, as he was lovingly and affectionately called by so many in the area, was born on August 26, 1965 in Conway, SC. to Sarah Mae Huffman and the late Leo Huffman.
He received his secondary education in the Horry County School district. Bishop Huff-Man then furthered his education by obtaining a masters degree in counseling/psychology and a doctorate of divinity in theology.
At a young age, Don (Ed) accepted Christ as his Savior and began preaching by age 17. He devoted his life to making a positive impact in the lives of people around him. Immediately after graduating high school, he served in the United States Army and began ministry work in a new horizon. He was joined in holy matrimony with Lorrie Huffman shortly after. In the years following this union, he served as an advisor, marriage/relationship counselor, behavioral counselor at Jonakin Middle, Westside Middle, Marion Alternative School, bishop of True Worship Outreach Ministries and also in spokesperson roles for numerous organizations and radio stations (WJAY WVOE WPJS) where he worked towards winning souls for Christ.
Don was a loving father, son, nephew, cousin, brother, friend, pastor and confidant. His greatest joys in life were spreading the gospel and spending time with his loved ones. He often said, “I will preach until every soul is saved or until I die, whichever comes first”.
We will forever remember him for so many things. The least of which were his uplifting and affectious spirit, impressive masonry skills, and being a jack-of-all-trades. He was a man of God whom we could always count on, no matter the hour.
Don leaves to cherish his life and love…
His loving & devoted wife, Lorrie, who was the love of his life, mother of his children, his helpmate, and co-laborer in Christ. Three children: Angela (Kenneth) Johnson, Ebony (Al) Smith, and Aviana (Boseri) Harper. Seven grandchildren: Jor Don, Aria, Autumn, Emory, Kyon, Avery & Aaliyah.
A devoted mother, Sarah Mae, who was his constant source of consolation and encouragement, who in his words, taught him the power of love through humility and patience.
Don Ed will forever live on in the memories of his eight siblings, Leola Huffman-Hazel, Sammie Lee (Barbara) Huffman, John Lee (Sandi) Huffman, Debra Ann Huffman-White, Sarah D. Huffman (Donald) Gerald, Nysha Huffman, Lolesha Huffman, and Elijah Huffman. In addition, his siblings-in-law: Liston Sherman, Virginia (James) Hunt, Beulah (Sam) Pyatt, Charlie Sherman, Tonger Lee (Tracey) Sherman, Carla (Terry) Washington, Baron (Zenovia) Sherman, and the late Daisy (Issac) Hennigan.
In addition, he also leaves to cherish some extended family to include Retha Godbolt (great aunt), Gertrude Grayer (aunt), Teresa Campbell (aunt), Randy (Paula) Grayer (uncle), Maybelle (Jimmy) Bird (aunt), Sylvia Grayer (aunt), and Wilbur Vereen (uncle). His father, Leo Huffman; brother, Maverick Huffman; two brothers-in-laws: Donald Hazel and Allen White preceded him to the grave.
He also leaves fond memories with a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
His life meant so much to so many. He was full of laughter, joy and love. His life and memory will always be cherished by those of us who knew him, loved him and had the privilege to experience life with him.
Bishop Don Edward Huffman of Aynor passed on January 13, 2022. There will be a viewing held Thursday, January 20, 2022, from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Ocean View Funeral Home and Beach Crematory, Conway Chapel. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 21, 2022, at CD Joyner Auditorium in Marion, SC. Burial will follow at St. John
Freewill Baptist Church in Galivants Ferry, SC.