Elizabeth Amey was born on December 1, 1921, in Walterboro, South Carolina, to Mr. John Guy Francis and Mrs. Ella Elizabeth "Smith" Francis. She went to be with her heavenly father on Monday, October 12, 2020 at her home in Walterboro, South Carolina.
Graveside Service Honoring Mother Amey's Life will be held Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at Heavenly Rest Memorial Garden, Walterboro, South Carolina. Reverend Perry Griffin, Eulogist. A public viewing will be held Friday, October 23, 2020 at Stephens-Maree-Tracy Funeral Home Chapel of Serenity from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
( THOSE ATTENDING GRAVESIDE SERVICE ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR A FACIAL MASK AND SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL BE ENFORCED. )
She attended the Colleton Training School in Walterboro, South Carolina. She graduated from The Mather School, which originated as a pioneer school for teaching former slaves and their children, in Beaufort, South Carolina. Mrs. Amey retired from The Garland Corporation, in Beaufort, South Carolina. She was known far and wide for her gentle spirit and generosity in service to others. She was a most gracious host and welcomed all to dine at her table. Although a humble person, we would be remiss to not recognize her exquisite taste in fashion and hats that adorned her head like a crown. If you were blessed to receive one of her hugs, then you know the ferocity of her love. She was Proverbs 31:10 "Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies."
Mrs. Amey was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Rufus Jenkins Amey; parents, John and Ella Francis; son, Frank Marcellus Fishburne; grandson, Vondeste Andre Fishburne; siblings, Guy Francis, Henry Francis, Edward Francis, George Francis, and Leroy Francis.
She is survived by her son, Mr. Vondeste Fishburne, who lovingly took care of her, cherished and honored her, from the rising of the sun, until the setting of the same. Mrs. Amey undoubtedly appreciated the love and support of Bernice, wife of Vondeste, along with the joys of her life, her three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren. We are grateful she received love from many nieces, nephews, cousins, special relatives, and dear friends.
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