Horace Lamont Wilkins

Horace Lamont Wilkins was born in Cherokee County, SC on December 12, 1967 to John Edward Wilkins and the late Shirley Temple Littlejohn Manning.

Eleven days after his born day he gained his wings that Thursday, December 23, 2021, in Dialysis Center, Gaffney, SC.

He joined the Baptist faith at Knuckles Chapel and was a member of the Mass Choir. He was a graduate of Gaffney High School, “Class of 1986”, where he was a football and track star.

Lamont loved his family, friends, classmates, and whomever he came in contact with. But most of all with no comparison to his love for someone, he dedicated that love to his son, “Ahmad” the most. He was a source of inspiration, love, joy and encouragement to everyone. If you knew Lamont you sure will not forget how much he loved those Dallas Cowboys. “He Will Be Truly Missed.”  

In addition to his mother he was preceded in death by a stepfather, Willie Cal Manning; a sister, Crystal Gale Wilkins, two brothers, Ricky Dean Littlejohn and James Edward Wilkins.

He leaves to cherish loving memories: his father, John Edward Wilkins, of Gaffney; a son, Ahmad Hollis, of Gaffney; two brothers, Vincent Wilkins (Shantae), of Atwater, CA; three sisters, Terrie Wilkins, Terasa Littlejohn (Terry), and Candace Mitchen, all of Gaffney; aunts, Priscilla Wilkins, Shiela Wilkins, and Rose Wilkins, all of Gaffney, Debra Wilkins and Gwen Wilkins, both of New Jersey, and Gloria Wilkins, of New York; uncles, Billy Littlejohn, of Texas, Harry Littlejohn, of Shelby, NC, and Gilbert Littlejohn, of Gaffney; a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral Service will be held Friday, 11:00 a.m., in Philadelphia Baptist Church with The Rev. Danny Burnside, Rev. Dr. Michael Bridges, and Rev. Dr. Kerwin Wray. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family is at the home of his sister and brother-in-law, Teresa and Terry Littlejohn, 130 Brookshire Drive, Gaffney.