Jackie J. Whitmore
The younger of two children born to the late Jerome Levy and Rebecca Whitmore, Jackie J. Whitmore was reared by his maternal grandmother Lucinda Jackson Whitmore and his paternal grandfather Chappelle Levy. He grew up in the Bluff Estates community of Columbia.
A 1987 graduate of Dreher High School in Columbia, Jackie completed his undergraduate studies at Allen University in 1993 and earned his Master’s in Social Work from the University of South Carolina in 1999. He worked for the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) and Palmetto Health as a community social worker. He also served as a professor of Social Science at Midlands Tech and Voorhees College.
A lifelong member of the Bibleway Church of Atlas Road, Whitmore serves as a deacon and as one of the church historians. He is a proud Veteran of the South Carolina Army National Guard and served a tour of duty in Bosnia. He’s an active member of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity.
With the help of family and friends, he successfully coordinated the installation of six state historical markers across South Carolina, highlighting African American history in Richland, Calhoun, and Williamsburg counties. He led an effort to erect memorial stones in Fort Motte, S.C. honoring his relatives Senator Samuel L. Duncan and Representative Edward I. Cain who served in the S.C. Legislature during Reconstruction. He also created the Ben Hanes Historical Display in Fort Motte.
He coordinates four reunions: The United Family Reunion Descendants and Related Families of Lang Syne Plantation, The Bruorton-Brewington Reunion, The United Levy Reunion and the Old Guard Military Reunion.
Jackie is married to Mrs. Stephanie Tucker Whitmore. They have two children, Jackson and Rebecca.