Funeral services celebrating the life of Stella Brunty Simon, 97, of Lugoff, SC were held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel, followed by burial at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Camden.
Mrs. Simon is survived by 9 children; Lois Mae Webb, Ernestine Walker, and Geri Lynn Williamson (Keith), Paul Blake Blackburn (Judy), Albert William Blackburn (Elizabeth), Gene Oscar Blackburn, Larry Dean Blackburn (Sherry), Eddie Howard Blackburn (Patricia), and David Harold Blackburn (Jim), 37 grandchildren and 54 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by Junior Albert Blackburn , Henry J. Simon , Anna Louise Blackburn, Loretta Blackburrn, Brenda Joyce Blackburn and Lucille Blackburn Messer; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
In addition to her biological children, Mrs. Simon raised three grandchildren, Joan Messer Marshall, Karen Messer Sanders (Jack), Steve R. Messer (Debbie) following the loss of her daughter, Lucille Blackburn Messer.
Mrs. Simon continued with her maternal love for children by providing a daycare for teachers of the community, many of whom continue to call her "Ma-Maw".
She will be dearly missed by all.