Condolence & Memory Journal

Everyone may wonder why I've waited this long to write about my friendship with Ann. I couldn't before now without crying so hard I couldn't see the keyboard. My Ann was my best friend for over 50 years and she was the most constant thing in my life. Over the years our lives changed as did our marriages. Friends changed and family members were lost but our friendship never wavered and we grew old together. We spent my Ann's last years laughing and reminiscing about the past. Ann always said that if we died tomorrow that we had more fun in our lives together than anyone else. And we did. We built good memories didn't we Ann? I'll always remember you my sweet and loyal friend. As tears roll down my cheeks now and I can hardly see the keyboard I'll sign off by saying I love you Ann and I'll see you later.


Posted by Margie Buck-Stephens - Summerville, SC - Friend   August 10, 2020

I will always cherish our lunch dates,Bob Ellis shopping sprees, Artisphere in Greenville, New York City, Tropical cruises and all of our many adventures. Most of all I will miss Ann's friendship. It can never be replaced. Thank you Joe for loving and taking such good care of her.

Posted by Robin Richter - Charleston, SC - Friend   June 23, 2020

Thank you Ann for the many wonderful supper clubs, for the boat trip to Beaufort, for our supper club cruise to the Caribbean (where I gave you a special assist into a Jeep on Grand Cayman) and for the Buckcherry concerts. Thank you most of all for being a kind, compassionate and constant friend to our family. We are blessed to have you live on in our hearts. God Bless. Rest in peace. Ronnie Richter

Posted by RONNIE RICHTER - Charleston, SC - Friend   June 23, 2020

I'm so sorry to learn of Ann's passing. We shared some great times together and I regret not keeping in touch with her once I went off to college so many years ago. May your memories of her stay fresh and sweet.

Posted by Susan-Lynn Johns - St. Johnsbury, VT, VT - Classmate   June 22, 2020

Vickie and I were saddened to hear of Ann's passing. We knew here well, and she will be missed by all. Take care Joe. Johnny/Vickie

Posted by John and Vickie Peterson - Johns Island, SC - Friend   June 22, 2020

Ann was a beautiful lady inside and out.
So sorry for your loss Joe.
My thoughts and prayers are with you in these difficult times

Posted by Brenda Karr Barrineau - Summerville, SC - Friend   June 21, 2020

Although I knew Ann's mother, Aunt Maggie, better than Ann, her passing is sad. Ann and my mother, Ruth Reeves Clark, were 1st cousins. It is sad that so many family members that I knew while growing up are no longer living. For decades it never occurred to me that family members may not always be alive, but passings have become increasingly frequent. Of course it's an obvious fact realized over the years, but not a happy one. Goodbye, Ann. May you rest well.

Posted by Christie Clark - Greenville, NC - Family   June 20, 2020

Sorry to hear of Ann's passing Joe. Carolyn and I send our condolences. I still have great memories of all of our years working together.

Posted by Charles Smoak - Hanahan, SC - Coworker   June 20, 2020

So very sorry for your loss Joe. I know this is a sad day for you and I hope you get through these sad times. God Bless.

Fred & Iris

Posted by Hermage (Fred) Coward - North Charleston, SC   June 19, 2020

Joe, I am so sorry to hear about Ann. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May the cherished memories that you have of her bring comfort and peace to your heart.

Posted by Amy Edwards - Charleston, SC - Friend   June 19, 2020

Sorry for your loss Joe. You are in our prayers.

Posted by joy and Ace McCreight - Santee, SC - Friend   June 18, 2020