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Mary Elizabeth Deer Mellichamp

Mary Elizabeth Deer Mellichamp
  • December 28, 1920 - March 14, 2017
  • Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
  • In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to:
  • Franke at Seaside "Employee Fund"
    1885 Rifle Range Road
    Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
  • In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to:
  • Lutheran Hospice
    1885 Rifle Range Road
    Suite 46
    Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

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“Doug and Susan, we send our condolences to you on the passing of your mother. To live a long and wonderful life to the age of 96 is truly a blessing...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Teri and Jim Ingham - SC - Friend

“Mellichamp Family, Susan & Douglas our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family as Mary is put rest. She was a wonderful person and you will...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Joan & LeGrand Groves - Oxford, FL

“My condolences on the passing of Mary. My mother was Sibbie Lessie Deer whose father was Wilden Deer from Sycamore. My mother had sisters Elma, Nell,...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Erwin Bohlen - Charleston, SC

“I have many fond memories of "Cousin Mary" and her husband attending the Deer Family Reunion for many years. She seemed to enjoy coming and then...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Bob Connelly - Ulmer, SC

“To Doug and the Mellichamp FamilyLinda and I extend our sincere condolences at the loss of your Mother. God Bless Your Mother and the Family she...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Tom & Linda Pratt - Williamsburg, VA

“Larry- sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. But I suspect she and Helen are once again playing scrabble - now in heaven. Prayers are with you my...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Ronnie Seyle - Omaha, NE

“I have copied Mary's saying she said everyday down to remember. Mary was blessed with a long life and a big family. ”
7 of 15 | Posted by: Kay and Tony Lackey - Mt Pleasant, SC

“Doug and Mellichamp Family,We were so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. You and your family are in our thought's and prayers. ”
8 of 15 | Posted by: Sarah & Al Ford - Hollywood, SC

“We are very sorry for your loss. Lawrence Howell Court No 7 is making a donation in memory of your mother to the South Carolina order of the Amaranth...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Ola Wilcox - Moncks Corner, SC

“We are so sorry for your loss. A donation is being made to the South Carolina order of the Amaranth in memory of your mother from Lawrence Howell...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Ola M. Wilcox - Moncks Corner, SC

“Doug and Susan, Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you. May God bless you and the Mellichamp family...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Brenda Hill - Summerville, SC

“Doug and family, my condolences to you all. I'm sure that you will have many wonderful memories of someone who loved you unconditionally and was...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Aldean Chaplin - Slidell, LA

“I feel as though I know your sweet Mom because of the loving and humorous stories Larry always tells. Her picture says it all, a beautiful soul....Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Diane Aghapour - Charleston

“I am so sorry for your loss, you are in my prayers. ”
14 of 15 | Posted by: Linda Muccio - Friend

“My deepest sympathy for Mellichamp family. May u find strength and comfort knowing she is reunited w family passed and n the house of God.. ”
15 of 15 | Posted by: Kim Morse - Charleston, SC


Mary Elizabeth Deer Mellichamp, 96, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, wife of the late Henry Laurens Mellichamp, Jr. died Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Her Funeral Service will be held Saturday, March 18, 2017 in J. HENRY STUHR, INC., MOUNT PLEASANT CHAPEL, 1494 Mathis Ferry Road at 10:00 am. Interment will follow in Mount Pleasant Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Friday, March 17, 2017 in the Mount Pleasant Chapel from 4:00 until 6:00 pm.

Mary was born December 28, 1920 in Allendale, South Carolina, daughter of the late Dallas S. Deer, Sr. and the late Mary Elizabeth Allen Deer. She graduated from Menninger High School in 1937 and attended the College of Charleston, Class of 1942. She met Henry Laurens Mellichamp, Jr. and they were married on June 6, 1940 and became a homemaker and loved to spend time with her family and friends. Mary was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mount Pleasant, Past Matron of Order of Eastern Star and Treasurer of Alhambra Chapter #60 for 30 years. She was also Past Royal Matron (1981) of Lawrence Howell Court No. 7.

She is survived by three sons, Douglas R. Mellichamp, Sr. (Susan) of Mount Pleasant, SC, Henry Laurens Mellichamp, III (Paula) of McClellanville, SC and Dallas Derald Mellichamp (Kathy) of Round Rock, TX; nine grandchildren, Pam M. Wilson (Mills) of West Columbia, SC, Penny M. Fryar of North Charleston, SC, Patty M. Dennison (Mike) of Lynn Haven, FL, Doug Mellichamp, Jr. (Michaela) of Sullivan's Island, SC, Tim Mellichamp (Tressy) of Mount Pleasant, SC, Shannon M. Ivey (Robert) of Tarpon Springs, FL, Hank Mellichamp of Santa Barbara, CA, Sarah M. Dean (Charles) of McClellanville, SC and Callie Mellichamp of Round Rock, TX; sixteen great grandchildren and one brother, Dallas S. Deer, Jr. of Mount Pleasant, SC. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dallas and Mary Deer, husband, Henry on January 17, 2002, son, Francis Allen Mellichamp on December 14, 2014 and brothers, Thomas O. Deer, James M. Deer and Howard Deer.

Mary had a saying she repeated daily: "Jesus I would be like thee, Look from heaven and pity me, Tho so full of sin I am, Make me now thy little lamb." God bless everybody.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Franke at Seaside Employee Fund, 1885 Rifle Range Road, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 or Lutheran Hospice, 1885 Rifle Range Road, Suite 46, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464.