Samuetta Marshall, daughter of the late Reverend Doctor Samuel Booker Marshall and Mrs. Naomi Shuler Marshall, was born in Columbia, SC
. She grew up in Holly Hill, SC
and graduated from Holly Hill High School.
A graduate of South Carolina State University, Samuetta pursued a BS Degree in Professional Biology; minoring in Chemistry. In 1982, she entered Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service in Atlanta, Georgia where she received an Associate Degree in Funeral Service. Samuetta was also attending Draughons Business College in Atlanta and simultaneously earned an Associate Degree in Surgical Technology.
She has done further study in Forensic Pathology at the St. Louis School of Medicine. She has also studied with the renowned crime investigator Vernon Gebreth and the infamous forensic pathologist Dr. Henry Lee.
Funeral Home Experience
She is a licensed funeral directress and embalmer and serves as Manager of the Shuler-Marshall Funeral Home. Humbled by her heritage with this firm, she is the third generation.
Memberships & Recognition
Samuetta holds membership in several civic and professional organizations including:
- 100 Black Women of Funeral Service
- Epsilon Nu Delta Embalmer's Fraternity
- Life Member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
- National Association of Professional Women
- The National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association, Inc.
- The Orangeburg County Chamber of Commerce
- Orangeburg County Democratic Party
- Pi Sigma Eta Mortuary Fraternity
- The Responsible Citizens of Eastern Orangeburg County
- Secretary of District Two of the South Carolina Morticians Association
- The South Carolina Coroner's Association
- The South Carolina Morticians Association
- Tau Beta Sigma Band Sorority
Samuetta has been listed in Young Community Leaders of America, Outstanding Young Women of America, and Who's Who of Women Executives.
Service as County Coroner
On November 3, 1992, Samuetta was elected to the office of Orangeburg County Coroner, making her the first woman in the county and the first African-American woman in the state to hold this office. Currently, she is serving her sixth four year term.