Josie Rae (Roland) Tallent

August 17, 1943 ~ December 23, 2021 (age 78)


Sumter, SC …. Josie Rae Roland Tallent, age 78, beloved wife of 43 years to Johnny Samuel Tallent, died on Thursday, December 23, 2021, at Prisma Health Tuomey.

Born in Sumter, SC, she was the daughter of the late Harry Ulyess Roland and Bessie Mae Tibbs Roland.  Josie was known to have a great sense of humor like no other.  She was extremely talented and there was almost nothing that she could not make or do when she set her mind to it.  Josie was a very loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend.  She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

In addition to her loving husband, Johnny, those left behind to cherish her memory are; two sons, Harry Shannon Leach and his wife Marie of Sumter and John Samuel Tallent, Jr. of Seaford, Delaware; three daughters, Shelli Evans and her husband Ted of Blythewood, Karen Wright and her husband Jeff of Harrington, Delaware and Kelli “Riki” Oglesby and her husband Ronnie of Richmond Hill, Georgia; one brother, Charles Roland of Tyler, Texas; one sister, Betty Ruth Owens of Sumter; fourteen grandchildren, Amber, Alex, Taylor, Morgan, Josie, Emily, Olivia, Victoria, Josiah, Kenley, Taylor, Ryan, John Samuel and Joey; five great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews, and her beloved canine companion Mango.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by; a daughter, Deborah Sanders, a brother, Clyde Roland, and two sisters, Eula “Tootsie” Moore and Margaret Turner.

A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at 1:00 pm in the Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. Sammy Geddings officiating.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, December 28, 2021, from 11:30-12:30 pm at Bullock Funeral Home.

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December 28, 2021

11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Bullock Funeral Home
1190 Wilson Hall Road
Sumter, SC 29150

Graveside Service
December 28, 2021

1:00 PM
Evergreen Memorial Park, Athens

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