Thomasena E. Fisher(1918 - 2013)

Thomasena E. Fisher


Thomasena E. Fisher passed away on January 28, 2013 at McCall Hospice House in Simpsonville. Born in Stovall near LaGrange, Ga. on September 24, 1918 to the late Frank and Harriett Ogletree, she was the seventh of eleven children. She attended Washington High School in Nashville, Tennessee. Mrs. Fisher graduated from Mather Academy in Camden, S.C. She finished from Claflin College in 1939 second in her class.

Mrs. Fisher married the late Rev. Theodore H. Fisher Jr. in 1944. They served the following United Methodist Churches in South Carolina: St. Mark and St. Matthew Church in Taylors, Wesley in Columbia, Emmanuel in Sumter, Silver Hill in Spartanburg and several other churches and the District of Florence. They also served St. Mark in Augusta, Ga.

Mrs. Fisher taught school at Burke High in Charleston, Carver Elementary in Columbia and schools in Sumter, Florence, Spartanburg and Augusta. After moving to Greenville, SC in 1980, Mrs. Fisher volunteered for over 10 years with Meals on Wheels of Greenville. She joined John Wesley United Methodist Church, where she started the Birthday Club. She enjoyed growing flowers and making flower arrangements for the church.

Suriving are her sons: Theodore H. Fisher III (Leilani) of Spartanburg, S.C., Ronald M. Fisher (Cheryl) of Mauldin, S.C. and Thomas A. Fisher (Martha-deceased) of Cambridge, Mass.; grandchildren: Ronald Eric (Katrissa) of Greenville, N.C., Theodore Elliot of Spartanburg, Kia Tomille Fisher of Atlanta, Ga., and Christopher Ryan of Savanna, Ga.; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Abraham Ogletree (Dorothy) of Detroit, MI; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. Mrs. Gladys McBee was Mrs. Fisher's devoted caregiver.

Funeral services will be at John Wesley United Methodist Church, 101 E. Court Street in Greenville, S.C. at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 2, 2013. A family hour is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Interment at St. Mark United Methodist Church on St. Mark Road, Taylors, S.C.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to John Wesley United Methodist Church in Mrs. T.E. Fisher's name.

S.C. Franks Mortuary

Published in The Greenville News from Jan. 31 to Feb. 2, 2013