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Duranne Beard Petit
  • September 5, 1943 - October 4, 2017
  • Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
  • Memorials may be made to:
  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
    501 St. Jude Place
    Memphis, TN 38105

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“I always like Duranne when we were in school. She was a sweet person and pretty girl. I have thought about her over the years. Prayer for the family...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Joan Ligon - Brunswick, GA

“I always like Duranne when we were in school. She was a sweet person and pretty girl. I have thought about her over the years. Prayer for the family...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Joan Ligon - Brunswick, GA

“Somewhere there is life eternalSomewhere there is a home aboveThere is no night without dawningBeyond this death there is God and love.(((HUGS)))Lucy...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Lucy Shealy Turner - Chapin, SC

“It was a pleasure knowing and working with you over the years. Sorry to see you leave us behind here. Enjoy your next journey.... ”
4 of 4 | Posted by: Alice Barefoot - Mt. Pleasant, SC


Duranne Beard Petit, 74, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, wife of the late George Henry Petit III died Wednesday, October 4, 2017 surrounded by her family. The Funeral Service will be held Sunday, October 8, 2017 in J. HENRY STUHR, INC., MOUNT PLEASANT CHAPEL, 1494 Mathis Ferry Road at 2:00 pm. The family will receive friends Sunday in the Mount Pleasant Chapel from 1:00 pm until time of the service.

Duranne was born September 5, 1943 in Brunswick, Georgia, daughter of the late Allen Durant Beard and the late Edna Louise Giddens Beard. She was a retired rural letter carrier for the United States Post Office in Mount Pleasant, an accomplished Lowcountry artist and enjoyed a part time job at Smoker Friendly in Mount Pleasant after retirement.

She is survived by daughter, Kerry Martin Bryce (Smith) of Manning, SC; son, Durant B. Petit (Heather) of Mt. Pleasant, SC; four grandchildren, Kai Petit of James Island, SC, Maggie B. Kanemitsu (Greyson) of Ladson, SC, Chandler Bryce of Manning, SC and Miles Strickland of Mount Pleasant, SC; two great-grandchildren, Aria Kanemitsu and Billy Kanemitsu both of Ladson, SC; sister, Joy Storms of Ponte Vedra, FL; sister-in-law, Carol Lee Munoz of Summerville, SC; two step-sons, George Henry Petit, IV (Kelly) of Sullivans Island, SC and Michael Scott Petit of Mount Pleasant, SC and numerous nieces and nephews, treasured cousins and dear friends.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.