Terrell La'Shawn Polite

April 23, 1991 ~ April 3, 2020 (age 28)


Terrell La’Shawn Polite was born on April 23, 1991 in Florence, SC to Thomasena Polite and the late Terry Lee Polite. A lifelong resident of Florence,SC ,he was affectionately known as “Meatball”. Terrell’s first love was his son, his family and his music. Terrell was an adoring uncle, who loved spending time with his nieces and nephews.

  Terrell attending South Florence High School, where he obtain his high school diploma in 2012. He worked at several companies,looking to find his nitch in life. Terrell’s greatest job, was putting his heart into his music.

Terrell was an outgoing, people person, who enjoyed making people smile. He also loved his city and was known to clown and joke around. His spirit could light up any room he entered. He was a shining light, gone to soon, that cannot be replaced. Even in death he expressed how much he loved his family.

Terrell is preceded in death by his father Terry Lee Polite, grandfather Frazier Thomas Wilson, grandmother Ora Lee Polite, and his aunt Brenda Marie Wilson.

Left to carry on his memory are his loving and devoted mother, Thomasena Polite of the home; Son, Terry’ell Amir Polite of Florence, SC; brother, Terrence (Enjoli) Polite of Florence, SC; sister Karlena (Tony)Clark of Columbia SC; Grandmother Jettie Mae Wilson of Lake City, SC; Great-aunt Geronia (Albert) Jekins of Lake City, SC; Aunts; Rosandra(Elvis) Nelson of Florence, SC;Cheryl (Elijah) Hannah of Kingstree, SC; Mary Polite of Lake City, SC; Uncles; Larry Polite of Maryland, James (Faye) Polite of Lake City, SC, Kenneth (Sharon) Beckett of Chicago, Il; Lafayette (Milan) Polite of Bendwine, MD; Michael Wilson of Columbia, SC; Tidus (Wanda) Wilson of West Hampton,NJ. Special Cousin Kimberly (Alvin) Ward of Timmonsville SC, Tiffany (Marcus) Graham, Elvidrick (Kenya) Nelson, Crystal (AnTony) Smalls all of Florence, SC; Tiffaney (Gary) McKnight, of Kingstree, SC; Bernard Polite of Florence, SC. Two honorary bothers Bobby Teon Wilson of Coward, SC and Jonathan Grant of Florence, SC. Two honorary sister’s Melody Nelson of Virginia, and Kalia Wilson of Columbia, SC.

Also left to cherish his memory are a host of nieces, nephews, great-aunts, great-uncles, cousins, friends and other special people that were apart of his life.


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April 7, 2020

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Backus Funeral Home
450 N. Dargan Street
Florence, SC 29506

Celebration of Life
April 8, 2020

12:00 PM
Backus Funeral Home
450 N. Dargan Street
Florence, SC 29506

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