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Mary Nell Atkinson
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  • National Kidney Foundation of SC
    508 Hampton Street, Suite 206
    Columbia, SC 29201

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Charleston, SC 29414
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“I worked with Mary at Baker Hospital. She was a kind and caring nurse and lovely lady. My deepest sympathy and prayers for comfort for all of you. ”
1 of 11 | Posted by: Ruth Padgett RN - Charleston, SC

“Marian and Roger,Our love and prayers are with you and your family. May you find comfort in your memories and the peace God's love provides.Chuck and...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Chuck and Judy Klotz - Lexington, SC

“Norview neighbors in the 60s and 70s, friends forever. To the Atkinson girls and all the family, the Walkers in Tallahassee grieve with you. ”
3 of 11 | Posted by: Dan Walker - Tallahassee, FL

“Deepest condolences to you and your family ”
4 of 11 | Posted by: Brenda Popke - Sanford, NC

“I'm so sad to hear this news. She was such a kind person and always so good and welcoming to me. I admired her for working so hard as an ER nurse...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Marcy Tanter - Stephenville, TX

“May He who knows your sorrow bring peace, comfort, and healing to your soul. Know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: Patty & Greg Carl - Huntsville, AL

“I'm so sorry for your loss. As you remember your love one, may your treasured memories and Almighty God bring peace and comfort to your broken hearts...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: A friend

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family. Mrs Atkinson will be greatly missed. ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Deborah Wilkinson - Charleston, SC

“To the entire Atkinson Family, Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of your wonderful Mother. Am very proud to have been compared to her...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Michele Stanton - Quincy, MA

“Our heavenly father is good and merciful, he has given us a life span of 70 and 80 years if we are strong. Psalms 90:10. May your hearts be filled...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: AC GA

“I could never thank Mary Nell enough for the love over the many years. ”
11 of 11 | Posted by: Phillis Mair - Charleston, SC


Mary Nell Finklea Atkinson, 82, of West Ashley, South Carolina, wife of Robert Lee "Bob" Atkinson entered into eternal rest Thursday, January 10, 2019. The family will receive friends Sunday, January 13, 2019 in J. HENRY STUHR INC., WEST ASHLEY CHAPEL, 3360 Glenn McConnell Parkway from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Her Funeral Service will be held Monday, January 14, 2019 at the graveside in Honey Hill Cemetery, Honey Hill, SC at 11:00 a.m.

Mary Nell was born May 21, 1936 in Honey Hill, South Carolina, daughter of the late George Walter Finklea and Arlene Bullard Finklea. She was a retired registered nurse with Baker and Roper Hospital. Mary Nell loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, they were her life. She loved her Clemson Tigers.

She is survived by her husband, Robert Lee "Bob" Atkinson of West Ashley, SC; three daughters, Marian C. Stanton (Roger) of McLean, VA, Kristen L. Atkinson of West Ashley, SC, Stacy A. Fletcher (Andrew) of Mount Pleasant, SC; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; three sisters, Linda F. Taylor of Kingstree, SC, Julia F. Corn of Lake Wateree, SC, and Faye Finklea of Burnsville, NC. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter Robin Laree Atkinson, sisters Eva F. Burns, Adra F. Benton and brother George W. Finklea, Jr.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to National Kidney Foundation, 508 Hampton Street, SU 200, Columbia, SC, 29201 .