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Ada Rast
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  • Johns Island Presbyterian Church
    2550 Bohicket Road
    Johns Island, SC 29455

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“I remember her as one if the loveliest women I had ever seen when I was a child. Such beauty and grace! When the Rasts came over, there was sure to...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Mary Ruth Limehouse Schneider - FL

“A beautiful lady with a shining smile. What fond memories. Blessings to her family. ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: Abbey Wiggins - Charleston, SC

“I have such wonderful memories of Ada when she was at The Oaks with my mom, Omega Clinge. They had such lively conversations in the end of the hall...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Jane Shuler - Orangeburg, SC

“Much love to the Rast family. So many memories of Uncle Henry and Cousin Ada, the restaurant, and the Rast family. ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: Guerry Glover - Johns Island, SC

“Deepest sympathies from the Morris family. She was a cherished friend to my grandparents, Princess and Buck! ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Courtney Morris-West - SC

“So very blessed to spend time with Ada last week! We both smiled as we reminisced about the Take out, the Restaurant, and all the good times we had....Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Candy Stokes - Charleston, SC

“My thoughts and prayers are with you. She was a dear friend to me andI really enjoyed our visits. She was a true southern lady! I know you are...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Debbie Powell - Ridgeville, SC


Ada Seabrook Rast, 98, of Charleston, South Carolina, widow of Henry Jeremiah Rast, Jr. entered into eternal rest Thursday, December 12, 2019. Her Funeral Service will be held Monday, December 16, 2019 in John's Island Presbyterian Church, 2550 Bohicket Road at 3:00 p.m. A reception will be held in the church fellowship hall following the service. Interment will follow John's Island Presbyterian Churchyard. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr Inc., West Ashley Chapel.

Ada was born October 18, 1921 and raised on John's Island, South Carolina, daughter of the late John Lewis Seabrook and Ethel Guilds Seabrook. She graduated from St. John's High School and Columbia College in Columbia, SC where she was Miss Columbia College. she was a lifelong member of John's Island Presbyterian Church where she was active member of the Women's Circle and was very involved in Sea Island Republican Women's Party as well as accomplished bridge player. Ada was also very involved in the Rast Restaurant with her husband Henry and son Tuffy. After leaving John's Island, she moved to The Oaks Retirement Village in Orangeburg where she lived until moving back to her beloved lowcountry in June 2016. She dedicated her life to being a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, mother-in-law, aunt and friend.

She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Debbie Rast (Tuffy) of Walterboro, SC; four grandchildren, Robin Heidt Heine (John), Camille Rast; the late John Henry Rast (Rosie); Michael Herold (Yvonne); seven great-grandchildren, Philip, Mackenzie, Alaina, Gwen, Johnna, Jackson, and Mason; countless nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sons, Henry J. Rast, III "Tuffy", John Lewis; grandson, John Henry Rast and her seven brothers, John, Sam, Whitemarsh (Mash), Lewis, Joe, DeWitt and David Seabrook.

The family would like to acknowledge Brookdale Senior Living for their unwavering love and support and care.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to John's Island Presbyterian Church, 2550 Bohicket Road, John's Island, SC, 29455.

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2550 Bohicket Road Johns Island, SC 29455
(843) 559-9380