Willie Primus

May 24, 1951 ~ September 13, 2019 (age 68)


Willie B. Primus was born on May 24, 1951 in McColl, South Carolina to the late Clara Mae Primus and Thomas James Primus. He was educated in the public schools of Marlboro County and worked hard in several companies until he finally retired from Perdue Farms in Dillon, South Carolina.

His health failed in July of 2019 and he entered into eternal rest on September 11, 2019 at the Morrison Manor in Laurinburg, North Carolina. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Javonda Williams, his siblings Thomas Primus, Jr., Dessie Lee Townsend, Charles Primus, Jerome Primus and his nephew Tyrone Townsend.

He attended New Hill Baptist Church and St. Paul A.M.E Zion Church as a young child. He accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior in July 2019.

Willie, better known as, BeeHive was loved by many. He was a kind, generous, loving man who enjoyed being surrounded by family and friends. He was sure to make you laugh and keep you intrigued with his many stories about his adventurous life. BeeHive was strong, and his will to live was unmatched.

Left to cherish many heartfelt memories is his companion Carol Driggers from McColl, SC; his children: Mary Ann Covington from Bennettsville, SC and Willie Covington (Jr.) of McColl, SC; Raised as his own Wayne Driggers from McColl, SC; his grandchildren: JyQuis Covington, Essence Covington, Shaleyia Covington, Ryan Sanders, Kamahjae Covington, Kajahrie Covington, Wil’Niyah Covington, Wil’Jada Covington, Quincy Williams, Shanice Harvey, Quanise Chatman, Syrus Johnson, Silas Johnson, Torre Johnson, Christopher Locklear, Tat-yianna Poe, Anthony Dwayne Driggers Jr., Kenzlie Bethea; great grandchildren of Norfolk, Virginia. Raised in the home with him, Japhan Driggers, Aaliyah Harvey, Antoine Harvey; his siblings Diane Primus, LeArthur Primus, Ray Primus (Annette), and Faye Primus all of Bennettsville, SC. Fred Primus (Priscilla) from Clio, SC. Therome Primus (LeAndrea) and Jomel Primus (Marcia) from High Point, North Carolina; his brother in-law David Townsend (Sue). His aunts Ola Mae Watts from High Point, NC, Mary Primus from Baltimore, Maryland and Mary Lee Quick of Bennettsville, SC; his uncle Otis Quick from Baltimore, Maryland. The Driggers family was near to his heart. He has many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who are too numerous to name.


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September 14, 2019

3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Bethea Funeral Home

Funeral Service
September 15, 2019

3:00 PM
Word of Life Christian Center

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