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Alyce Coker Player, 70, of Lexington, wife of James E. (Jimmie) Player, passed away February 26, 2018 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Mrs. Player was born in Turbeville, SC on August 16, 1947. She was the youngest daughter of Cleo and Natalie Purvis Coker. Mrs. Player attended East Clarendon Schools as well as Baptist College of Charleston now known as Charleston Southern University.
Alyce was employed by The South Carolina Department of Social Services. She worked in the Clarendon County office, the Florence District office and the State Department from 1969 until the time she retired serving the state of South Carolina for more than 40 years.
She was an active member of Lexington Presbyterian Church for 40 years where she taught Sunday school as well as Bible study. She was a loving, caring, devoted and selfless wife, mother and grandmother. She always put others before herself even during the most difficult times. She will be remembered for her unwavering faith and hope in Jesus Christ. Alyce will be missed by all who knew her.
Funeral services will be 11:00am on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at Lexington Presbyterian Church, 246 Barr Road, Lexington with graveside services to be held at 4:00pm at Sardinia-Gable Cemetery in Gable, SC.
Her family will receive family and friends from 6:00-8:00pm Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at Barr-Price Funeral Home, 609 Northwood Road, Lexington. As well as Sardinia Presbyterian Church, 1386 Garland Road, Sardinia after the graveside service.
Alyce is survived by her husband of 47 years, Jimmie, of the home, daughters Lyn (Kelly) Sullivan of Lake City, Jennie Marchbanks of Lexington. Three precious grandchildren: Jaylee Bilbo of Lexington, Ryan Sullivan and Kellyn Sullivan both of Lake City and her brother, Phillip (Betty Ann) Coker, of Turbeville. Brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, and a host of nieces and nephews who loved her very much. Mrs. Player was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Dena Jo Coker.
The family would especially like to thank the women of Lexington Presbyterian Church for the outpouring of love shown to Alyce and her family during her illness.
Memorials can be made to Lexington Presbyterian Church Missions Fund.