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John Albert Cohen

February 1, 1954 ~ September 26, 2020 (age 66)

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“Let not your hearts be troubled; believe in God, believe also in me. St John 14:1

On Saturday, September 26, 2020, the one we loved so dearly, John Albert Cohen, Sr at 66, ended his earthly journey and enter into his resting place at Hampton Regional Hospital in Hampton, SC.

John, the son of the late Cleveland and Alberta Cohen, Sr was born on Monday, February 1, 1954 in Hampton, SC, where he spent his entire life.  During his youth, he attended Efferson Baptist Church. He was educated in the public schools of Hampton County District 1 and graduated from Wade Hampton High School on July 31, 1973.

After graduating, the next chapter of his life included marrying the love of his life Ms. Carrie L Wright of Varnville, SC on May 21, 1976. This union was blessed with three beautiful children.

John worked at JR Wilson Construction Company in Hampton SC as a Motor grader Operator from 1982 to 2018.  In 2018, he parted ways with JR Wilson, LLC and started working for R & B Construction Company, LLC in Brunson, SC, from 2018 to present. He retired in February of 2020 but continued working.

John Albert Cohen, Sr., leaves a loving and devoted family to cherish precious memories: a loving wife, Carrie W. Cohen, Varnville, SC; two sons, Quincy E Cohen and John A Cohen, Jr., Varnville, SC; one spoiled daughter, Tijwana L. Flagg (Antonio, Sr), Varnville, SC; one honorary daughter, Lateshia M. Cohen, Varnville, SC; two sisters, Eva B. Fitts (Arthur) Hampton, SC and Hazel Isham (Isaac), Estill, SC; two brothers, Cleveland Cohen, Jr. (Marquilla) Beaufort, SC and LeVern Cohen, Hampton, SC; three sisters-in-law, Shirley Brown and Mary Duncan, Varnville, SC; Annette Rowe, Savannah, GA; seven brothers-in-law, Lindsey J Wright (Loretta), Varnville, SC; John H. Wright (Mary), Georgetown, SC; Paul Warren (Annie) Estill, SC; Ossie White, Hampton, SC, Ernie Council (Iris) Raleigh, NC, Earl Dalton and George Johnson, Jacksonville, NC; Ten grandkids, one great grand Jaxon D. Garrett.

A life-time of memories will forever live on in the hearts of our family and friends, who were blessed by God to know him. We will stroll down memory lane for the unforgettable times that we laugh and the few times that we cried, because a lifetime of memories will never be enough.

Due to the current state of(COVID-19) pandemic and in order to promote social distancing, as ordered by the Governor for the State of South Carolina, anyone entering the funeral home for viewing; as well as attending the graveside service will be required to wear a mask. We will also limit the number of persons allowed to enter the funeral home at any given period during the viewing process.  We ask that you leave the premise upon exiting the building. The family is most appreciative to each of you for  your prayers and considerations during this difficult time in their lives.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of John Albert Cohen, please visit our floral store.


October 2, 2020

2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Martin Funeral Home Chapel
161 Clarke Avenue South
Estill, SC 29918

Graveside Service
October 3, 2020

11:00 AM
Cypress Creek Cemetery
Cypress Creek Road
Pineland, SC 29934

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