Margaret Osborne Myers Pitts, 94, died Friday, July 31, 2015, at Palmetto Baptist Hospital after a brief illness. Mrs. Pitts was born November 5, 1920, in Camden, S.C. to J. Hamilton Osborne and Sue Carland Osborne.
A memorial service will be held at St. Martin’s-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, 5220 Clemson Avenue, Columbia SC 29206 at 2 p.m. today, August 5, 2015, with burial immediately following in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The Reverend Sally Johnston will officiate. Visitation will be at the home of Jack and Patsy Myers on Tuesday, August 4, 2015, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.
Margaret attended Converse College and graduated from the University of South Carolina. At USC, she was one of the five founding members of Beta Zeta chapter of Kappa Delta Sorority.
Margaret worked in the accounting office at DHEC following graduation. She later worked at Sylvan’s Jewelers for 15 years. She was a member of the Dianthus Garden Club, Junior League of Columbia, Forest Lake Club, Springdale Hall Club, and Columbia Ball. She was also a charter member of St. Martin’s-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church. She loved spending time at Garden City beach. What made her the happiest was being called Great Mama by her great-grandchildren.
Surviving are her son, John S. “Jack” Myers, Jr. and his wife, Patsy of Columbia; granddaughter, Kathryn Myers Stutt (Sam) of Lexington; grandson, John S. Myers, III (Jennifer) of Columbia; great-grandsons, Dylan Huff and Jack Huff of Lexington; stepdaughters, Becky Cheatham (Richard) of Irmo, Nancy Johnson (Van) of Massachusetts; stepson, Ike Pitts (Michelle) of Camden; numerous stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren. Mrs. Pitts was predeceased by her husband of 44 years, John S Myers; and her husband of 19 years, Isaac P “Jolly” Pitts; her daughters, Margaret H. “Margy” Myers and Sue O. Myers; and stepson, Doug Pitts.
We want to thank the staff at The Palmetto’s for the wonderful experience and the doctors, nurses and staff at Palmetto Baptist for taking such good care of her.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St. Martin’s Building Fund at 5220 Clemson Avenue, Columbia, SC 29206.
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