Obituaries, October 28, 2013
Earnestine Edwards Hill, age 89, of Corona, N.Y.
The celebration honoring the life of Donella Debbie Iszard Burton was held at Morningside Church,
Port St. Lucie, Florida on August 31, 2013. Donella was born January 22, 1933, in Georgetown, SC, to the proud parents of Howard B. Iszard and Rebecca G. Iszard.
Donella proclaimed Christ as her personal Savior early in life as a member of Arnett A.M.E. Church.
Church Georgetown SC, where she served faithfully until she relocated to Brooklyn, N.Y. Donella was graduated from Howard High School in Georgetown in June 1951; attended Oakwood College, Huntsville, Ala.; Columbia Institute, N.Y.; Massasoit Community College, Brockton, Mass.; Southeastern Regional Technical School, Easton, Mass. and Brevard College, Cocoa, Fla.
It was in 1960 she married the love of her life, Harold Alfred Burton (deceased). A year later, Donella and Harold moved to Merritt Island, Fla. where her husband was employed as an engineer with the NASA space program, he wanted Donella to share in his accomplishment. It was during this time Vincent Alfred Burton, a loving son, was born.
The family remained in Florida until her husband earned a job promotion as senior engineer with Raytheon Company in Massachusetts; therefore, the family relocated to Randolph, Mass..
While in Massachusetts, Donella continued her Christian faith by serving her church and community as a strong prayer partner and an information receptionist — the receptionist with the sweet, calming voice, full of wisdom, knowledge and love that could direct you through the most difficult situations. The family remained in Massachusetts until Donella retired from ICI America’s, Inc. as an assistant buyer.
Then the decision was made to move back to Florida.
Donella joined Morningside Church in Port St. Lucie, Fla., where she and Harold resided.
She served her church and community as a prayer group leader, a religious advisor, a missionary receptionist (calling the sick and shut-in to find out what they were in need of) and as a special friend to the children as a foster group parent volunteer at Village Green Environmental Studies School, Port St. Lucie, Fla.
On August 27, 2013, Donella D. Izard Burton heard her Master’s voice and closed her eyes in eternal slumber.
Donella was preceded in death by her father Howard B. Izard and two brothers, Woodrow A. Iszard and Henry H. Iszard.
She leaves to cherish her memories a devoted family, a loving son, Vincent (Mary Lou) Burton; grandchildren, Vincent Harold, Nicholas Andrew and Hannah Florence Burton of Randolph, Mass.; a devoted mother, Rebecca G. Iszard of Georgetown, S.C.; sisters, Marilyn I. (Fred) Sumpter of Georgetown, S.C. and Eva I. Glover of Vero Beach, Fla.; sisters-in-law: Kisha Ajose of Albany, Ga. and Mary Hawkins of New York, N.Y.; brothers-in-law: Benny and Lenny (Diane) Burton of New York, N.Y.; and a host of friends nieces, nephews, cousins and dedicated friends, Elmira Gainey, Sarah G. Myers, Stella Myers, Georgia Johnson and Lillie Lewis.
Lois Glisson Ethridge, 89, of Andrews, widow of James Muldred Ethridge, died Saturday, October 26, 2013, at Tidelands Hospice House in Georgetown.
Mrs. Ethridge was born in Georgetown County on December 23, 1923, a daughter of the late David Marion Glisson and Nora Bell Aldridge Glisson.
She grew up in Andrews and was a former employee of Oneita Knitting Mills.
Mrs. Ethridge was a life-long member of Andrews Baptist Church.
Surviving are two brothers, John Watson Glisson and Ronnie Glisson (Annette), all of Andrews; three sisters, Johnsie Johnson of Georgetown, and Evelyn Hughes and Modrey Chavis Coward (Jack), both of Monroe, N.C.; a special niece, Debbie Morris (Laurie); and a number of other nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Ethridge was predeceased by a daughter, Patsy Gail Ethridge.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon, October 29, 2013, at the Andrews Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home.
Officiating will be the Rev. Murray Powell.
Burial will follow at Piney Forest Cemetery.
The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1 to 2 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.
Sign a guestbook at: www.mayerfuneralhome.com.
Memorials are suggested to: Tidelands Community Hospice, Inc., 2591 N. Fraser St., Georgetown, S.C. 29440.
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