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“We are so sorry about Aunt Rosie's passing. Even though we will not be able to attend the funeral, our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Rosa W Pieracacos - Rowlett, TX

“Lebby & family, I was heartbroken to read of your Mom's passing. I loved her so much. Cherished when I would see her and the tales she would tell me...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: M. Elaine Proctor - SC

“Lebby, so sorry to read of your mother's passing. You and your family will be in my prayers. ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: Jackie Russell - Charleston, SC

“A real shocker. My thoughts are with you all. Got a card from her recently and all seemed well. Sky ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: Schuyler Keating - Charleston, SC

“So sorry to Lear of the passing of your dear mother and grandmother. I know this is a great loss . My deepest sympathy to all of you .frances ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: Fran Hanahan

“So sorry for your loss. Thoughts & prayers for the family ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Dot Baker - Ravenel, SC

“Rose Ellis and Leb, Sorry to hear the news.... lots of memories flooding back. Don't get out to go anywhere anymore, but will be thinking of all...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Charleen Vaughan - Family

8 of 10 | Posted by: ANN BAILEY KING - FOLLY BEACH, SC

“Our thoughts are with you all regarding the loss of yourmama, Rosie. Our parents thoroughly enjoyed playingbridge with them and traveling together...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Lebby and all the Family,I am so sorry for your loss. May God's Peace cover and comfort you now and always. ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Chris Sosnowski - Wadmalaw Island, SC

Rose Wilson Hay, 94, of Charleston, South Carolina, widow of Daniel Ellis Hay Jr., entered into eternal rest Sunday, January 12, 2020. Her funeral service will be held, Wednesday, January 15, 2020 in Johns Island Presbyterian Church, 2550 Bohicket Rd. at 1:00 p.m. Interment, Churchyard. The family will receive friends in the fellowship hall following the interment.
Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Downtown Chapel.

Rosie was born November 23, 1925 in Charleston, SC, daughter of the late Edings Whaley and Rosa Warren Wilson. She grew up on Fairlawn Plantation and in Rockville, SC. Rosie attended St. Johns High School and received her high school diploma from Anderson Junior College. She was a homemaker, a Golden Age Master of the American Contract Bridge League and enjoyed playing the organ. Rosie was a longtime member of Johns Island Presbyterian Church and a life member of the James Island Dance Club.

She is survived by her four daughters, Rose Ellis Hay Blessing (Dale) of Johns Island, Lebby Hay McElmurray (Herndon) of Johns Island, Anne Hay Marcengill (Sam) of Beaufort, SC and Kathryn Hay McDaniel (Randy) of Greenwood, SC; thirteen grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren, Amy McElmurray Humphries (Oliver and Ellis) of Fairview, TN, Kelley McElmurray Pruitt (Noah) (Isabella and Madeline), Dr. James H. McElmurray III (Katie), Dr. Walter Dale "Bo" Blessing Jr. (Anne) (Walter, Jane and Lydia), Lydia Blessing Applegate (William) (Sam and Ellis), all of Charleston, SC; Kimberly Timmerman Keyserling (Todd) (Will and Wade) of Beaufort, SC, James Bennett Timmerman Jr. (Tara) (Ashley and Gage) of Greenwood, SC, Anna Marcengill Desourdy (David) (John and Sam) of Mint Hill, NC, Mandy Marcengill Nabors (Joshua) (Declan and Caroline) of Sumter, SC; Dr. Katie McDaniel White (Michael) of Greenville, SC, The Honorable Ellen McDaniel Shelley (Wes) of Marion, NC; Rebecca Hay Sturgis (Peter) and Emily Wilson Hay both of Charleston, SC.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Daniel Ellis Hay Jr. and her son Daniel Ellis Hay III.

The family wishes to thank Mazaline Legare for her long time care of their mother and Benzina Washington for her care and to Roper Hospice for their support.