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Probate Judge

Reneka McCoy - Probate Judge             

Probate Judge

Judge Reneka McCoy is a native of Bennettsville, South Carolina, born in 1981. Judge McCoy is the oldest of three girls born to the Honorable Grover McQueen, Jr. and the late Ethel Brockington McQueen. Judge McCoy is the granddaughter of the late Grover and Mary Ann McQueen, Sr., the late Wesley Young, and the late Thelma Brockington all of Bennettsville, South Carolina.

Judge McCoy is married to Jarmaine McCoy and they have three children: Jamiek, My’Jae, and Jourdan. They also welcomed a granddaughter Layla McCoy in December of 2022.

Judge McCoy is a 2000 graduate of Marlboro County High School in Bennettsville, SC. Judge McCoy received an AA degree from Northeastern Technical College (Cheraw, SC), Bachelor’s Degree in Technical Management, and will be completing her Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management in July 2023. Judge McCoy is a SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP).  Judge McCoy worked for the Fourth Circuit Solicitor’s Office for 12 years under the leadership of Solicitor William B. Rogers, Jr. Judge McCoy worked as an Administrative Assistant with General Sessions for about 4 years before being assigned as the Pre-Trial Intervention Director serving all four counties within the Fourth Circuit.

Judge McCoy won the Primary Election in June of 2022. After not having to participate in a run-off her name was placed on the ballot for the General Election in November of 2022. Judge Reneka McCoy was sworn in as Marlboro County Probate Judge by her father the Honorable Grover McQueen, Jr., Magistrate/Municipal Court Judge of Marlboro County on January 2, 2023.

Judge McCoy is a member of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, but attends various churches throughout the community. Judge McCoy is a member of the NAACP. Judge McCoy served as President and Vice President of the Marlboro County High School Bulldawg Booster Club formed by a committee of other parents, and was also a volunteer with the Marlboro County Hoop Booster Club. Judge McCoy has served as Secretary of the School Improvement Council for Bennettsville Intermediate School of the Marlboro County School District, and is currently serving as President for the Blenheim Middle School of Discovery School Improvement. Judge McCoy volunteered with the Pee Dee Coalition New Beginnings Transitional Shelter in Wallace, SC.


The Probate Court has original jurisdiction over actions concerning the issuance of marriage licenses, the estate of deceased persons, the will of an individual, the estate of a minor or incapacitated person, trusts, and involuntary commitments.  

Most probate matters are handled without a jury trial, but Probate Court does have the authority to conduct a jury trial.  If there is a "Will" this must be filed with the court within thirty days from the date of death.  


Copies of marriage certificates may also be obtained from the Probate Office located in the Marlboro County Courthouse located at 105 Main Street - Courthouse Square, Bennettsville, SC. 

Mailing address for the Probate Court is P. O. Box 455, Bennettsville, SC  29512.  You may also reach the Probate Court by telephone at 843-479-5610,  Fax 843-479-5668, and email at

The Probate Court has prepared a list of basic information for individuals who are interested in opening an estate.

Due to COVID-19 concerns, the Probate Judge's office is currently closed to the public.  The office is open and staff is working so we encourage folks to call for anything they may need or any questions they may have. Staff  will be accepting marriage licenses from citizens of Marlboro County on Tuesdays and Thursdays between the hours of 9:00 am until 11:00 am and 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm.  Applicants must provide a picture ID, social security card, or alien identification.  The couple should also bring a self-addressed stamped envelope so that staff may mail their license to them. As of August 1, 2020 , marriage licenses will increase to $65.00.  When the license is returned, we will mail them two certified copies of their marriage license. Please call our office when you arrive at the courthouse so that staff may bring you an application.

If you are seeking to apply for a marriage license, the requirements are:

1.  Picture ID like a driver's license

2.  A social security card

3.  $65.00 cash

4.  A twenty-four (24) hour waiting period before receiving the license.

With your license, you may go anywhere in South Carolina for your ceremony.  We DO NOT perform ceremonies in our offices.  The license will not be issued without the proper documents.

For additional information on Judge McCoy's Office and ordering marriage licenses, and various other forms, please click *here.


To access Probate Court records, Please visit the following link: