Margarette Hawkins Pardee
Margarette Hawkins Pardee
  • February 22, 1933 - May 24, 2017
  • Prosperity, South Carolina

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COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Margarette H. “Bootsie” Pardee, 84, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel. A private burial will take place at a later date in Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2:00 until 3:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mrs. Pardee passed away Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Born on February 22, 1933 in Columbia, she was a daughter of the late David Hawkins and Thelma Medlin Hawkins.

Margarette attended Olympia High School. She won Woman of the Year from the Sertoma Club in South Carolina and runner-up in the National Woman of the Year competition. She was a member and past president (1998) of Epsilon Sigma Alpha and founder of Delta Chi Chapter Columbia. She was also a past president of MSKP Foundation. She was active in the Special Olympics and took the first Special Olympic Team to the Nationals. Margarette attended Cross Point Church in Prosperity.

Surviving are her husband of 67 years, Charles R. Pardee of Prosperity; sons, Randy Pardee (Susan) and Rusty Pardee (Donna); daughter, Hope Brewer; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her son-in-law, Danny Brewer and six siblings.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Amedisys Hospice and Retire-Ease Homecare for their wonderful care of Mrs. Pardee during her illness.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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