In humble submission to the will of God, the management and staff of Mitchell-Josey Funeral Home, Inc. and the Jett Family sadly announce the earthly departure of Pastor Raleigh Jett, senior pastor of Redeemed Cathedral Missionary Baptist Church. God saw fit to end this journey of Pastor Jett on Thursday, July 14, 2022 at McLeod Regional Medical Center following an illness.
For we are reminded in Psalm 55:6, It says, "Oh that I had wings like a dove for then would I fly away and be at rest!" For we know that Pastor Raleigh Jett is simply resting in the Bosom of the Lord.
A Celebration of Life is 11:00 AM on Thursday, July 21, 2022 at Redeemed Cathedral Missionary Baptist Church. Please wear a mask at this service.
Interment will follow at The Florence National Cemetery.
“I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.” Psalm 112:1-2
TIME TO BE BORN: Raleigh Jett was born in Darlington, South Carolina on March 26, 1942, the oldest of ten children, born to Arthur Jett and Sadie Mae McDaniel Jett. Pastor Raleigh Jett transitioned from labor to reward on Thursday evening, July 14, 2022 at McLeod Regional Medical Center following an illness.
TIME TO GROW AND SERVE: Raleigh attended the Public Schools of Darlington County and graduated from Mayo High School, Class of 1966. After graduation, he was employed with Dixie Cup in Darlington, SC for a short period of time. He then entered the United States Army in April 1967 and served active duty for over 2 years for his country, where he was ranked Sergeant (E-5). Because of his service in the military, he was awarded the following medals: two Purple Hearts, a Combat Medal, a Bronze Star Service Medal, and a Vietnam Service Medal.
TIME TO WORK: After serving in the military, Raleigh returned to Darlington, SC and established his first small business, Jett’s Tailors. While successfully managing Jett’s Tailors, in the late 1990s, Raleigh expanded his business ventures to Florence, SC with the opening of A Stitch In Time, where he worked until retirement.
TIME TO WORSHIP AND SERVE: Pastor Raleigh Jett was also the founder and spiritual leader for Redeemed Cathedral Missionary Baptist Church in the Syracuse Community of Darlington, SC. He served faithfully with the assistance of his wife and co-pastor, Hattie Jett.
He loved the Lord, his family, and reaching and teaching the body of Christ.
TIME TO MOURN: Those left to continue the legacy of Pastor Raleigh Jett are: his loving and devoted wife of 27 years, Co-Pastor Hattie Jett, three daughters: Elizabeth Ham (Bishop John) Brown of Florence, SC, Hallistine (Lloyd) Mitchell of Darlington, SC, Sheila Lunn of Owing Mills, MD; Cellestine Ham (Dr. Roderick) Rapier of San Diego, CA; a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren; siblings: Arthur Jett, III, Reverend Edell (Raymond) Sansbury, Minister Queen Ester (Levern) Coe, all of Darlington, SC, Chief Warrant Officer- Retired Willie (Marylan) Jett of San Antonio, TX, Archie (Shirley) Jett of Florence, SC, Rose Mary (Avern) Brown of Timmonsville, SC; a sister-in-law, Geraldine Jett of Florence, SC; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and Redeemed Cathedral Missionary Baptist Church Family who mourn his passing.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Arthur Jett and Sadie Mae McDaniel Jett Beasley, a daughter, Althea Ham; a brother, Ernest Jett, Sr.; sisters, Sadie Mae Pauley and Betha Mae Jenrette.
At the family’s request, there will be no visitation at the residence. The Jett family solicits your prayers.