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Edith "Edie" Mitchell Blair
  • In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to:
  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
    501 St. Jude Place
    Memphis, TN 38105

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“I remember so many wonderful times with Edie at East Cooper Health and Fitness. We had so many wonderful times there. Even remember when she married...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: A friend

“Dearest Blair family, my heart aches for you. I was privileged to have known Edie and have many fond memories of her as a young mother through her...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Elizabeth Mcdermott

“Sparky,Kay and I share in y'all's grief and am sorry we can't be with y'all. Edie is such a lovely and warm person. Wish we had known her longer and...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: willard polk - camden, SC

“John and I are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Jeannie and John Dobson ”
4 of 13 | Posted by: Jean Dobson - Mount Pleasant, SC

“Andy / The Crelia family is so sorry to hear about Edie and we hold you and your family in our prayers. I know you and your children will take...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Valerie Crelia Shaw - Austin, TX

“So sad to hear the news. Edie was a great friend and mentor to me as a new mom many years ago. Cowboy cookies and laughter will always remind me of...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Kathryn Smith - Martin - SC

“Our parents were friends and I remember us at the farm riding,hunting,playing.Ann, my heart is with you. ”
7 of 13 | Posted by: Elizabeth Sosnowski - Dunwoody, GA

“I will always treasure my memories of friendship with Edie when we were both young girls. Her father took us fishing out on the jetties, and her...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Bambi Downs - Charleston, SC

“Ann, I am am so sorry to hear this. Your sister was loved by so many including the Witte family. I love you very much and am sending you prayers....Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Sully Witte - Mount Pleasant, SC

“Edie came right over to meet us the first day we moved into Creekside as our new next door neighbor. I was so impressed with this beautiful,...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Becky Rakestraw - Friend

“Will always have wonderful memories of Edie when we were young mothers and next door neighbors in Creekside. I could always count on her for support...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Janet Eaddy - The Hills, TX

“I am so very sorry to hear about Edie. My thoughts and prayers are with her family. May HIS love comfort you now and in the time ahead. ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Sally Wilson Jones - Boulder, CO

“and I am so sad for you and your family ! God bless you and your children ! ”
13 of 13 | Posted by: Greg Herald - Mt Pleasant, SC


Edith Mitchell Blair, 60, beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend, passed away peacefully at her Mount Pleasant home on July 14, 2018, after a courageous l l-year battle with brain cancer. Her Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, July 19, 2018 in Grace Church Cathedral, 98 Wentworth Street at 2:00 pm. The family will receive friends in J. HENRY STUHR. INC., MOUNT PLEASANT CHAPEL 1494 Mathis Ferry Road on Wednesday from
5:00 until 7:00 pm.

Edie was born May 18, 1958, to John Magill Mitchell and Edith LaBruce Mitchell of Mount Pleasant. She and her two sisters were blessed with a picture-perfect childhood in Mount Pleasant's Old Village, where their lives revolved around the water and time spent with family, neighbors and friends. She graduated from Ashley Hall in 1976 and from Hollins College in 1980. After graduation, she worked as a physician's assistant before becoming a pharmaceutical sales
representative, and she worked as a real estate agent as well. But she found her true calling and her God-given purpose as a wife and mother when she married Andrew King Blair in 1985, and they were blessed with a son, Andrew, in 1988 and a daughter, Mary Magill, in 1991. Edie's kids were the apple of her eye, and her family and faith were her world. For her husband and children and for everyone she knew, she was a confidante when you wanted one, a straight
talker when you needed one, and a shoulder to cry on when life hurt. Whether you were sharing a small victory or a monumental joy, no one was more ready to celebrate with you than Edie was. Edie always made her home the best, most fun place to spend time, whether you were a kid or an adult. She was an outstanding cook and a warm, easygoing hostess who made entertaining look effortless. She welcomed everyone. Today her family, through their tears, takes great comfort in knowing that just as she opened her heart and her life to welcome and love others, God has opened his heart and welcomed her to eternal life with him and with those she loved and now has joined in God's heavenly home.

Edie is survived by her husband of 32 years, Andrew, of Mount Pleasant; her son, Andrew King Blair Jr. of Mount Pleasant; her daughter, Mary Magill Blair Armstrong (Cole) of Awendaw; and her sister, Ann Mitchell Thrash (Bill) of Summerton. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Edith Mitchell; her sister, Elizabeth; and her aunt, Jean Mitchell. Her family is deeply grateful to the many friends who have shared Edie's battle, with special thanks to Joy Morris,
Susan Nickles, Carol McGrath, Geraldine Jameson and Kathy Young for the love and care they showed to Edie in recent weeks.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Edie's honor to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.