Affirming the blessings of God’s promise, Ambrose Corley, Jr. was the sixth child of Annie Mae Corley and the late Ambrose Corley, Sr. He was born on Thursday, December 17, 1959. Yielding to the divine order of God’s plan, he made his earthly transition Monday, March 7, 2022.
Matriculating through his developmental years, Ambrose received his formal education in the public school system of Orangeburg County, and graduated June 1978. Ambrose furthered his skills in masonry.
Birth in a Christian household, Ambrose spiritual nourishment formulated at St. John Baptist Church, Cameron, SC under the leadership of the Late Rev. J. J. Glover. In later years, the family relocated to Orangeburg, SC, and became affiliated with the Bull Swamp Baptist Church.
Replicating the actions of his father, Ambrose, has been a stable provider for his family since the age of sixteen. At an early age, he was employed at US Plywood, until its closing. He then became employed at CMC Steel South in Cayce, SC. Ambrose last employment was Husqvarna until his health failed.
Obligated to the promise to his father, he honored every wish that his mother desired. There was nothing that was asked of him that he did not prioritize to the fullest. Often times he would call himself the “General Brickner” as he was the family “Mr. Fit It”. In his pastime, Ambrose would watch westerns and football with his mother and daughter, Ne’Quaadria, everyday until his passing.
Summed to be in the host of witnesses during his life was his father, Ambrose Corley, Sr.; one brother, Robert Corley; grandparents, Robert (Mary) Kennerly, Ambrose (Annie Elouise) Corley, and Hezekiah Haynes; and one nephew, Eric Sanders.
Everlasting memories of Ambrose are left to his loving, and devoted mother, Annie Mae Corley; daughters; Ne’Quaadria Corley who was devoted in his care during his illness until his passing, Shauna Brigman, Zendrea Nelson, and Terretta Haynes all of Orangeburg, SC; two sons; Orlando Haynes, of Charleston, SC and Aljawuan Corley, of Columbia, SC; two sisters, Willie Ann Corley and Glenda (Adolphus) Bryant, both of Orangeburg, SC; four brothers, Frank (Greta) Corley, Jessie Corley, both of Columbia, SC, Herbert Sanders and Roy Corley, both of Orangeburg, SC; aunts, Catherine White, Frances (Leroy) Taylor, Rev. Betty Jean Palmer, Laurea Mae Palmer, Lizzie Corley, Mamie Corley, Shirley Corley Jamison, Minne Palmer, Sheldonia Boneparte, and Annie Mae Bonaparte; uncles, Bobby (Rose) Corley, Leroy (Martha) Palmer, Nathainel (Lillie) Palmer, Mose Palmer, and Herbert (Lucille) Kennerly; 22 grandchildren, a special grandson reared in the home, Stephon Brigman; a special nephew and caregiver, Corey Corley; a devoted ex-wife, Gardenia Corley; sisters-in-law, Gloria Corley and Debra Corley, both of Columbia, SC; 40 nieces and nephews, and a host of other relative and friends.