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Mary Elizabeth Thrift

Mary Elizabeth Thrift
  • June 12, 1925 - August 16, 2018
  • North Charleston, South Carolina
  • Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to
  • White Oak Manor- Activities Fund
    9285 Medical Plaza Drive
    North Charleston, SC 29406

Pause Days Gone By by Bruce H. Zimmerman (ASCAP)
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“I came to work to see an old familiar room missing an old familiar face, one that only Mrs. Thrift could make. A lost for words that when put...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Lauren Ellis - Friend

“Ohhh Mrs Betty how you will be missed. I sure miss the time spent talking with you, caring for you and visiting you. My children and I love her as...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Niki Chinners from Cypress House

“Robin, my heart goes out to you and Alenda, and Donna. Your Mom was so wonderful. Every Sunday we went to her little Sunday School class to see if we...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Jada Gaynor - Charleston, SC

“The Refreshing Springs Kingdom Outreach Ministries would like to take this time extend our most heartfelt sympathies to you. We can hardly imagine...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Melissa Weeks-Richardson - SC

“My heart is broken for you all. Ms. Betty and Mr. Frank were awesome friends to my patents. I know they are all together laughing, rejoicing and...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Cindy Bowers Hopkins - SC

“What a special eligent sweet sweet lady. Zippy and I cannot thank you enough for sharing her with us every Friday. Her famous saying to Zipoy was...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Charlene Sheets - Goose Creek, SC

“Robin I am so sorry for your loss. Your Mom was always like a Mother to me. I have so many memories of her.She was very special to me. I know there...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Linda Brennan - Summerville, SC

“Finally at Peace. You will certainly be missed. ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: Kathy Taylor - Summerville, SC

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Robin and your family. I know Nana will be missed greatly. All our love, Andres, Sandy and Beamer (((HUGS))) ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: Sandra Davis - Charleston (Qatar), SC

“I love her so much she always had a big heart ❤ and she always told it like it was❤ ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Melody House - Summerville, SC

“She was a delight and a joy to know. Always a laugh and a smile. She kept it real and told it like it is. Soooo enjoyed my time with her Will think...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Anna Holdsworth - Ladson, SC

“My deepest and sincere thoughts are with Thrift family. I truly loved her and have missed her, my memory of her lives within me. Jim. ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Jim Walker - St george, SC


Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Thrift, 93, of North Charleston, South Carolina, widow of Frank Thrift entered into eternal rest Thursday, August 16, 2018. Her Funeral Service will be held Saturday, August 18, 2018 in J. HENRY STUHR INC., DOWNTOWN CHAPEL, 232 Calhoun Street at 1:00 p.m. The family will receive friends from 12:00 p.m. until time of service. Burial will be private.

Betty was born June 12, 1925 in Rincon, Georgia, daughter of the late Christian D. Behrens and Minnie Hinley Behrens. She was a member of John Wesley United Methodist Church. She was a homemaker and family was the greatest joy of her life.

She is survived by her two daughters, Donna Strickland (Norton) of Pelion, SC, Robin MacDonald of Summerville, SC; daughter-in-law, Mary Thrift of Huger, SC; five grandchildren, Scott, Kristal, Alenda, Wesley, Laura and seven great-grandchildren, Jenna, Noah, Madison, Jay, London, Breanna and Kamryn. She was preceded in death by her son Frank Ronald Thrift and brother, Charlie Gray Cook.

The family would like to extend their appreciation to the staff and Dr. Stella Pavik of White Oak Manor and also to Victoria Hoselton with Hospice of Charleston.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to White Oak Manor Activities Fund, 9285 Medical Plaza Drive, North Charleston, SC 29406.