Hilda S. Burckhalter Jones

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Hilda S. Burckhalter Jones
NORTH AUGUSTA, SC - Mrs. Hilda S. Burckhalter Jones, 95, went to be home with her Lord on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at her home surrounded by love.
Her funeral service and a celebration of her life was held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, June 20, 2015 in the Chapel of Rowland Funeral Home with Pastor John Los officiating. Interment followed at Westover Memorial Park.
Hilda was born on April 16, 1920, the daughter of the late Herman Sturgis and Susie Cauley Sturgis of Augusta, GA. She was affectionately known as "Mama" to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and she cherished them, as well as times with her family and friends, serving others, and most of all, serving her Lord.
She was known by all as a faithful, loyal friend and prayer warrior. Her unwavering love, care and faithfulness will truly be missed by all who love her.
She is survived by her two sons, E. Thomas Burckhalter, Jr. (Janis) of Evans, GA and Donald S. Burckhalter (Jane) of North Augusta, SC; her daughter, Kathryn B. Mitchell of Lexington, SC; her six grandchildren, Jennifer B. Finch (Andy) of Evans, GA, April B. Keefe (Wade) of Myrtle Beach, SC, Clay Burckhalter (Katie) of Columbia, SC, Bryce Burckhalter (Austin) of North Augusta, SC, Michaela Mitchell of Lexington, SC, and Jessica M. Turner (William) of Raeford, NC; her four great grandchildren, Julia and
Caroline Finch, and Madison and Harrison Fernandes all of Evans, GA; and several dear friends. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Edward T. Burckhalter, Sr. on June 17, 1996, and her beloved late husband, Joseph W. Jones on April 12, 2008; her three brothers, Pierre (Guy),
Maurice and Joseph Sturgis; and her only sister, Anna Sturgis. Mrs. Jones will be deeply missed by all of those left to cherish her memory and continue her legacy.
The family received friends at the funeral home one hour prior to her services.
Pallbearers were Bryce Burckhalter, Clay Burckhalter, Andy Finch and Wade Keefe.
The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to MYD Services, Dr. Thurmond, and the nurses and staff of Alliance Hospice.
Memorials may be made to WBPI TV-49 Watchmen Broadcasting, 1750 Knox Avenue, North Augusta, SC 29841.
Rowland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Please visit the online register at www.rowlandfuneralhome.com
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Published in The Aiken Standard and North Augusta Star on June 24, 2015