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Mary  Kathleen "Kitty" Jones Markham

Mary Kathleen "Kitty" Jones Markham
  • March 12, 1926 - August 1, 2017
  • North Charleston, South Carolina
  • In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her honor to:
  • St. John Catholic Church
    3921 St. Johns Avenue
    North Charleston, SC 29405

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“I am thinking of you and your family at this time. Lots of love and prayers are sent your way from me and my sons. ”
1 of 8 | Posted by: Lisa Jones - North Charleston, SC

“May God bless and be with all of you as you celebrate your Mom's life. What a wonderful lady who had a great impact on the Walter Cordina Family. ...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Mrs. Deborah Cordina Marzluff - SC

“Thinking of you during this difficult time.Tim Redick ”
3 of 8 | Posted by: Tim Redick - Charleston, SC

“My deepest sympathy is with the Markham Family at this time. Kitty was a dear friend and she will be missed by all those that knew her. ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: Doris Hughey - Summerville, SC

“To the Markham family our deepest thoughts and prayers are with you all. The Markham's were a big piece of the pie at the St Johns Church in its...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Tony Branch - Johns Island, SC

“Dear Patty so sorry to hear about your mom. She sounds like she was quite a busy lady and a very dedicated and devoted wife and mom. My prayers are...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Linda Ridgeway Rumph - SC

“You will be missed by many until we meet again. You excepted me like a son and I always thought of you as a 2nd mom. I am glad i was part of your...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Jeff Middlebrooks

“My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Mrs. Kitty was one of the sweetest ladies I've been fortunate to know and go to Church with. ...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Padeena Kroeck - North Charleston, SC


Mrs. Mary Kathleen (Kitty) Jones Markham, 91, surrounded by her loving family, entered into eternal life on August 1, 2017.

Kitty was born in Charleston, SC on March 12, 1926 to the late Pearl Mae Knight Jones and the late Vincent Joseph Jones. She was a member of St John Catholic Church. She graduated from Bishop England High School in 1943. She enjoyed her time as a nurse's aide after high school. After a wartime courtship she married the love of her life, John Francis Markham, II of Pittsfield, MA on January 4, 1945.

Kitty dedicated her life to her family. Throughout her 72 years of marriage she was a loving and devoted wife. While raising nine children, she took precious little time for herself and generously gave the rest to support and care for her husband and children. She made it look so easy, filling the roles of family manager, cook, laundress, house-keeper, seamstress, nurse, tooth-fairy, party planner, educator, spiritual guide, confidante, and friend. She never seemed so happy as when the family was gathered together. She especially loved family games and sing-alongs.

A true servant of God, Kitty cherished her Roman Catholic faith. She was a guiding light to Christ in her quiet way, leading by example and service. She contributed generously of her time, talent, and treasure to parish and school functions and activities. Over the years, she has inspired family and friends with her devotion. Many asked for her prayers with the shared notion that she had a direct line to man upstairs!

Kitty is predeceased by her parents and siblings Dorothy Jones Wigger and Vincent B. Jones. Kitty is survived and cherished by her husband, John, and children: Kathleen McNeal, Patricia Patty Meitzler (Ricky), John Markham III (Gloria), Theresa Rountree (Claude), Joseph Markham, Thomas Markham, Charles Tony Markham (Lori), Kristen Middlebrooks (Jeff), and Delia Fabrizio (Gregg). She will also be dearly remembered by her 25 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild.

The family will receive friends at J. HENRY STUHR, INC., NORTHWOODS CHAPEL (2180 Greenridge Road, North Charleston 29406) from 6 -8PM on Friday August 4, 2017. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. John Catholic Church (3921 Saint Johns Avenue, North Charleston 29405) at 10AM on Saturday August 5, 2017 followed by burial at Carolina Memorial Gardens (7113 Rivers Avenue, North Charleston 29405)

.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her honor to St. John Catholic Church.