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Marcia Ann Hessert
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    Charleston, SC 29418

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“We loved Marcia. She will be greatly missed. ”
1 of 30 | Posted by: Steve & Jody Martindale - SC

“Marcia, we are going to miss you so much. Nobody knew parties like you and nobody had your spark. Thank you so much for organizing and managing...Read More »
2 of 30 | Posted by: Stephen and Barbara Pollock - SC

“One of my best friends growing up from 1st to 12th grade. So many good and happy memories together. I was so looking forward to wishing Marcia a...Read More »
3 of 30 | Posted by: Ann Marie Gallagher - Friend

“I was so shocked to hear Marcia had left us. She was so full of life. The Dance Club will never be the same without her. Condolences to her whole...Read More »
4 of 30 | Posted by: Betty C.

Marcia - New Year's Eve 2018 “Marcia was so very special to hundreds of people but to Ballroom Dance Charleston, she was the Queen. It was sheer joy to watch her transform a...Read More »
5 of 30 | Posted by: Allen and Connie Vance Charleston

“How delightful it has been knowing Marcia. The many trips and adventures I shared with her will always hold excellent memories. On one occasion in...Read More »
6 of 30 | Posted by: Phinie Lisignoli

“I am so very sad. I knew Marcia from our love of ballroom dancing. She will be so missed by all who knew her from the Ballroom Dance community. ...Read More »
7 of 30 | Posted by: Ruth Freedenberg - Charleston, SC

“I am so sorry we have lost Marcia. I didn´t know her well, but I do know she was a lovely woman with a loving spirit that I shall not forget. I...Read More »
8 of 30 | Posted by: Phyllis Myers

“Just wanted to let you know what an extraordinary woman you're mom was. I got to know her when we worked together at Palmetto Pathways and her...Read More »
9 of 30 | Posted by: Randi Weinstein - Friend

“May she dance with the Lord, now! ”
10 of 30 | Posted by: Barbara Cornes - Harleysville, PA

“Marcia you were my Hero! Your love of life, smile and style glowed from within. Your presence was felt wherever you were. You will always make me...Read More »
11 of 30 | Posted by: Jean Nisbet

“My deepest condolences and sympathy to Her entire Family. All of You will be in my prayers always, especially at this time. May God Bless and Watch...Read More »
12 of 30 | Posted by: Tom Grutza - Harrisburg, PA

“Was so saddened to read of Marcia's passing. She was such a unique person. I worked with her at the Institute of Psychiatry. We worked on different...Read More »
13 of 30 | Posted by: M. Elaine Proctor - SC

“Be immersed in peace and love our dear sweet Marcia. We will miss your funny wit, your loving soul, and your exquisite sense of taste and style....Read More »
14 of 30 | Posted by: Jim and Melissa Haskell

“Our deepest sympathies go out to Marcia's family and friends. We are so very sorry for your loss.Bob Clark and Jimmy Polston ”
15 of 30 | Posted by: A friend

“I am so sorry to hear about Marcia. One of those rare individuals.....a true optomist. ”
16 of 30 | Posted by: Lesli Trainor

“Enjoyed working with Marcia. RIP. Mary Lou Schabel ”
17 of 30 | Posted by: Marylou Schabel - Charleston, SC

“Dear Hessert FamilyMarcia and I were co-workers many years ago on 10W. She is one you do not ever forget. Her charm, wit, compassion, kindness, and...Read More »
18 of 30 | Posted by: Donna Cool - Charleston, SC

“Dear Edmund, Mike and family we are sorry about the passing of your mom. She will be remembered for her warmth and smile. SORRY we can not come...Read More »
19 of 30 | Posted by: Kathryn Stetts - Frackville, PA

“May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always. ”
20 of 30 | Posted by: American Heart Association

“To the Hessert/Stetts FamilyKnew your mom/gram way back when (the early/mid 60s) and as most people to remain in our home town, lost track of her...Read More »
21 of 30 | Posted by: David Bowen - FRACKVILLE, PA

“To the Hessert family, I am very sorry to hear of your loss.Mrs. Hessert was a customer of mine and I thoroughly enjoyed doing work for her.She...Read More »
22 of 30 | Posted by: Jim Hayes

“Michele, May you find peace in the memory of your sister. I had the pleasure of meeting her, and can attest to her love of life...just inspiring to...Read More »
23 of 30 | Posted by: Dan Coleman

“Dear Marcia. John and I will always remember and cherish your welcoming us into the dance club 4 years ago. You have always been a tireless advocate...Read More »
24 of 30 | Posted by: Sue and John Hennigan - SC

“We will miss her sexy little walk, her dramatic style, her smile, her spiky hairdos and her contagious laugh. One of my favorite memories was Marcia...Read More »
25 of 30 | Posted by: Joyce and Jerry Beach - SC

“Michele & Family, My condolences to all of you. I was so sorry to hear that Marcia passed away on Monday. She will be terribly missed. Her smile and...Read More »
26 of 30 | Posted by: Nancy Burke

“Marcia was a wonderful nurse and supportive coworker and always FUN. RIP Marcia! ”
27 of 30 | Posted by: Marjorie Williams - Coworker

“I will never forget your glitz, love of life, family, and friends. I’ll spray Chanel # 5 everyday to keep you close. I will remember all of our...Read More »
28 of 30 | Posted by: Joyce Peterson - Athens, GA

“My heart and prayers go out to Marcia´s family, she will be missed. ”
29 of 30 | Posted by: Freda D

“Prayers going up for Marcia's family, coworkers, and friends. Marcia was a talented nurse, kind coworker, and a wonderful friend. She will be...Read More »
30 of 30 | Posted by: Joyce Potter - Richmond, VA


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Marcia Ann Hessert, 76, of Charleston, South Carolina, entered into eternal rest on Monday, March 1, 2021. The family will receive friends Sunday, March 7, 2021 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the J. Henry Stuhr, Inc, West Ashley Chapel, 3360 Glenn McConnell Parkway, Charleston, SC 29414.

Marcia was born March 1, 1945 in Frackville, Pennsylvania, daughter of Michael John Stetts and Sophia Stetts. After high school she entered Albert Einstein Medical Center, graduating as a registered nurse, and most recently worked at Palmetto Lowcountry Behavioral Health. While working at Hahnemann University Hospital, she met her husband, Dr. Col. Edmund Hessert, Jr., who preceded her in death in 1978. Marcia is survived by her two sons; Edmund C Hessert III, Michael B Hessert; two sisters, Michele Shinn, Deborah Stetts; and brother, Michael Stetts; three grandchildren; Katelyn, Edmund IV, and Leigha; great-grandson Ruben; a stepdaughter, Adria, and step-grandchildren, Joe, Edmund, Steven, and Alexis.

All who loved her dearly will never forget her compassion, wit, charm, grace, and unconditional love and friendship. She loved the fine arts, reading, travel, and was an avid ballroom dancer at Ballroom Dance Charleston. In addition, she co-owned a ladies clothing boutique, Marchele's LTD, with her sister for 10 years.

Please consider a donation to the American Heart Association <https://www.heart.org/> or Mental Health America 5060 Dorchester Rd Ste 200, Charleston, SC 29418.

A livestream of the gathering will begin at 2:30 pm on Sunday, March 7, 2021 and may be viewed through the following link: ​YouTube LIVE Stream: https://youtu.be/8MpZ-Jvljms​