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Tiny Ophelia Funderburk
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  • Eason Memorial Baptist Church
    P.O. Box 564
    Eastover, SC 29044

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“Ophelia and went through high school together, played basketball, were in plays, and truly enjoyed four years of life together. Reconnected when she...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Ann Hunter - Columbia, SC

“Fee will forever hold a very special place in my heart. I was lucky enough to meet her when Tracy was in the Middleton High School Singers and I was...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Paige Kelly Rumph - Charleston, SC

“You have my deepest condolences. May the God of all comfort sustain you at this difficult time. ”
3 of 6 | Posted by: - Sumter, SC

“As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. ”
4 of 6 | Posted by: Vern LeMacks - Charleston, SC

“In Loving Memory of Tiny Ophelia "Fee" Funderburk, who opened her home and heart to a skinny kid in need. Nothing but love for you, a wonderful...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Randy Johnson - Atlanta, GA

“Johnson, Jeannine, and Tracy;,I send my deepest sympathies for the lost of Fee, spouse and mother, grandmother. My thoughts and prayers are with you...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Celia Hays Caldwell - Canton, GA

Tiny "Fee" Ophelia Funderburk, 80, of Charleston, South Carolina, wife of William Johnson Funderburk passed away on Wednesday, August 22, 2018. The family will receive friends Saturday, August 25, 2018 in J. HENRY STUHR INC., WEST ASHLEY CHAPEL, 3360 Glenn McConnell Parkway from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. A service of celebration will be held Sunday, August 26, 2018 at Ashley River Baptist Church, 1101 Savannah Hwy., at 3:00 p.m. Interment will follow in Live Oak Memorial Gardens.

Fee was born July 19, 1938 in Eastover, South Carolina, daughter of the late Frederick Eugene Heape and Tiny Cobb Heape. She graduated from Lower Richland High School and MUSC nursing school. She served as a nurse for many years, as well as being a successful real estate agent. She was an active member of Northbridge Garden Club, Ashley River Baptist Church, and the Ruth Sunday School Class, where she also served as a teacher. Often heard before she was seen, she was a spirited conversationalist and served others with a fierce compassion. Beyond her active role in the community, her greatest joy came from her family.

For 58 wonderful years, she was a beloved and devoted wife and mother. Together, she and her husband raised their two beautiful daughters, traveled together, and enjoyed gardening. A loving mother, she often sewed clothes for her girls and strongly supported their many interests and activities as a cheerleader and volunteer. Her grandchildren brought a new level of joy to her life, and her proudest title was Grammy. She was always there - from making pancakes at midnight, serving as a flower girl, sharing fashion advice, giving spiritual guidance and wisdom, being readily available to listen and comfort, to being a devoted supporter of their many passions.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, William Johnson Funderburk of Charleston, SC; two daughters, Jeannine Funderburk Motsinger (Scott) of Chapin, SC, Tracy Funderburk Gregory (David) of Cary, NC; sister, Faye Heape of Sumter, SC; two brothers, Toye Heape of Chattanooga, TN, Jack Heape of Batesburg-Leesville, SC; cherished family friend, Paula Epperson; five grandchildren, Amanda Gregory, Katy Motsinger, Marguerite M. Murray (Ian), Reid Motsinger, and Nicole Motsinger. She was preceded in death by her sister Jean Gialenios and a brother F.C. Heape.

Memorials may be made to Eason Memorial Baptist Church, P.O. 564, Eastover, South Carolina 29044.

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