The Management and Support Staff of Nelson's Funeral Home sadly announce the death of Mr. Don Edward Qualls, 59, of Hyattsville, MD., formerly of Ridgeway, South Carolina.
Mr. Qualls transitioned into eternity Friday, September 8, 2017.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, September 16, 2017, 12:00 noon at Mt. Olive Baptist Church , 4991 Park Road Ridgeway, South Carolina 29130.
Interment will follow in the church cemetery with military honors.
Public viewing will be held Friday, September 15, 2017, 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home 270 N. Dogwood Ave. Ridgeway, South Carolina.
Don Edward Qualls was born on February 26, 1958 to the late David Alonzo and Henrietta Jackson Qualls. He departed this earthly life on Friday, September 8, 2017 at his residence in Hyattsville, MD.
Don graduated from Winnsboro High School in 1976, where he drove the school bus. After graduating from high school, Don enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. He spent three years active duty and four years in the reserves. While living in Hyattsville, Don was employed by the United States Postal Service. When his health began to decline, he retired from the US Postal Service.
At an early age, Don joined Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Ridgeway, SC. He was a quiet but fun-loving man. One of his favorite past times was watching westerns.
Don leaves to cherish his memory, the apple of his eye, a daughter Tekia Butler Rabb of Lugoff, SC; one sister, Audrey Mae (Robert) Boykin; two brothers, King David and Henry Qualls of Ridgeway, SC; one sister-in-law, Roberta Qualls of Ridgeway, SC; one uncle, Joe (Bessie) Qualls of Ridgeway SC; three aunts, Louise Qualls of Ridgeway, SC, ,Lizzie Mae Belton and Mary Alice Lamar both of Charlotte, NC; a companion and close friend, Vanessa Moore of Hyattsville, MD; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Don was preceded in death by two brothers, Willie James and Alonzo Qualls; and one sister, Gloria Jean Qualls.