Ida M. Dash
1920 - 2020

Ida M. Dash

ORANGEBURG – Funeral services for Mrs. Ida M. Dash, 100, of 292 Treadwell St., Orangeburg, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Orangeburg. Burial will be in Belleville Memory Gardens, Orangeburg.

Ida M. Dash was born on May 27, 1920, in Orangeburg County, the eldest of nine children of the late James Rufus Schofield Glover and Rebecka Thomas Glover. After an extended illness, she peacefully departed this life at the age of 100 on Nov. 18, 2020, at her residence, with her loving family by her side. As a result of her death, the hearts of her family, friends and community are a little less bright. Ida's beautiful spirit of generosity and love for others will be missed by all who knew her.

Ida attended elementary school in Orangeburg County, and graduated from Wilkinson High School in 1939. She attended South Carolina School of Nursing in Columbia and graduated as a registered nursed in 1942. Ida's nursing career began at Edgewood Medical Nursing Center (The Oaks) in Orangeburg. She later served on the nursing staff at Orangeburg Regional Hospital for eight years. Her last position was at South Carolina State College (now University), where she served as head nurse and hospital administrator until 1985. After retirement, Ida continued volunteering her medical talent throughout the Orangeburg community and was dubbed "Angel of Mercy". May you find comfort in the hands of Angels!

Ida was recognized for her unselfish devotion and generous contributions throughout the community. She was a devout Catholic and served on many women's groups at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Ida was a longtime member of the Sunlight Community Center and Helen Sheffield Federated Girls Club, managing the Sunlight Center until the age of 90. Recently, Ida was recognized at South Carolina State University for contributions during the 1968 "Orangeburg Massacre," where she coordinated medical treatment for injured students.

Ida lived a quiet life full of love, compassion and kindness for everyone!

Left to cherish Ida's memories include four children, Leon M. Dash of Orangeburg, Michael G. Dash of Denton, Texas, Angela D. Dash of Orangeburg, and Ronald B. Dash of Chesapeake, Virginia; two daughters-in-law, Kimberly and Kobkoon; two sisters, Inez McCray of Plainfield, New Jersey, and Gladys Thomas of Orangeburg; a sister-in-law, Sadie Dash McNair; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren, along with other loving relatives and friends.

Viewing for the public will be held from noon to 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, at the funeral home.

Friends may call at the residence and at the funeral home. Please adhere to COVID-19 precautions.

Sacred arrangements are entrusted to Dash's Funeral Home of Orangeburg. Online condolences may be submitted to

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Published by The Times and Democrat from Nov. 19 to Nov. 22, 2020.
12:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.
Dash's Funeral Home
997 Amelia St, Orangeburg, SC 29115
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Holy Trinity Catholic Church
, Orangeburg, South Carolina
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I´m so sorry about the passing of Nurse Dash, I can never forget how she took care of me, I always had terrible debilitating cramps , therefore I visited the infirmary each month, Nurse Dash was so patient and caring and made me feel better with her gentle caring spirit , she was like a mother away from home, she even reminded me of my mother, she was pretty and looked like my mother and certainly provided motherly love, she will be missed
Shirley Green Jones
December 2, 2020
I offer my deep and abiding condolences to the Dash Family. Mrs. Dash had the fruit of the Spirit. Her very presence was soothing and healing. We beseech God that He will send The Holy Who will comfort, help, and strengthen family, friends and all who encountered her, for indeed Mrs. Dash cheered and refreshed the hearts of so many people in a long life. May she sleep well until the trump sounds!
Terrence M Cummings
November 24, 2020
Mrs. Ida Dash was a 'Precious Jewel' in my life. As a SCSC/SCSU student, Mrs. Dash took care of my aches & pain, many times. I remember Mrs. Dash as a quiet, pleasant & loving person. To God Be the Glory for her blessing of 100 years! With Bulldog Love & Tenacity, Debbie L. Fryar Ruffin, SC
Debbie L. Fryar
November 23, 2020
My sincere condolences and prayers for the Dash family. I remember nurse Dash well growing up on the campus at SCSC. Kind and compassionate spirit. Rest well dear lady.
William R. Davis, Jr.
November 22, 2020
Nurse Dash explified all the characteristics of " an angel among us" to the students at SCState. Thanks to the family for sharing her with us so freely. May she rest in peace.
Oretta Williams
November 22, 2020
Hoping all is well with family and friends. Mrs. Dash was and forever will be in the memories, thoughts and prayers of her children from other mothers. Mrs. Dash opened her arms and heart and home to hundreds if not thousands of students and her community needs. She is so loved.
Deborah (Sunshine) Holmes-Gamble
November 20, 2020
May you be comforted by the knowledge that your sadness and loss are shared by those you love you and who are grateful for your mother´s loving care during her nursing career. My deepest sympathy
Melissa Evans
November 19, 2020