Mrs. Mabel Eddleman began her earthly life on October 24, 1936 to the late Charlie Richardson and Mattie McElroy Richardson in Georgia. She welcomed God’s eternal call on Sunday, January 24, 2021 at Colleton Medical Center, Walterboro, South Carolina.
Graveside Service will be held Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at Heavenly Rest Memorial Garden, Walterboro, South Carolina at 10:00 a.m. Reverend Wayne G. Carter, Eulogist. A public viewing will be held Monday, February 1, 2021 at Stephens-Maree-Tracy Funeral Home Chapel of Serenity from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
She attended the Public Schools of Georgia and graduated with the class of 1956 at Main High School, Rome Georgia. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Barber Scotia College in Concord, North Carolina, in 1960. However, her academic pursuits continued at A&T University in Greensboro, North Carolina, where she received her Master of Science Degree in Education, in 1967.
She dedicated her life to education. After college, she worked in Rowan County, North Carolina for thirteen years. Then, she and her husband relocated to Walterboro, South Carolina where she joined the Colleton County Public School System, as a Special Education Teacher and worked for twenty-five years, until retirement in 2002. She took pride in her students as well as her work. She was affiliated with the Norris Reardon’s Affordable Housing Committee and other various organizations in her church and community. She was never a stranger. She had a friendly smile for everyone and was loved by all that knew her.
Mabel became a member of Matthew Chapel Baptist Church at an early age. After relocating, she joined Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Walterboro, South Carolina where she became a dedicated worker and faithful member.
She was joined in Holy Matrimony to Mr. Otha Eddleman who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Charlie, and Mattie Richardson.
She leaves to cherish her memories, one brother, Milton Richardson (Maggie) of Gautier, Mississippi; one sister, Nellie R. Smith of Baltimore, Maryland; one sister-in-law, Bernice Dickson of New Jersey and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
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