Ernestine Counts PDF Print E-mail

Ernestine Shealy Counts, 95, of Newberry, widow of David Eugene Counts, died Sunday, May 12, 2019 at Newberry County Memorial Hospital.

Born in Newberry, she was a daughter of the late James A. and Annie Meetze Hedgepath Shealy. She retired from MEPCO Electric and was a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church.

She is survived by a son, Shealy Counts and his wife Dixie of Newberry; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and a number of great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by daughters, Chrissie Koon and Vendeze Bishop; sisters, Elsie Williams, Reba Dennis, Janie Dodgen, and Bernice Bedenbaugh; and a brother, Leslie Hedgepath.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1:00PM Tuesday, May 14, 2019 in Rosemont Cemetery by the Rev. David Clark. The family will receive friends following the service. Memorials may be made to Lighthouse Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1022, Newberry, South Carolina 29108.

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#14 Karen Hughes 2019-05-29 13:12
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
#13 Alice & John Longshore 2019-05-14 22:16
Shealy,Dixie and family Sorry to hear about your mother. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
#12 Sammie C Graham 2019-05-14 20:42
My deepest regrets to Shealy and Dixie in the death of Ms Ernestine. My love and prayers to give you comfort and peace in your time of sorrow. We all were Blessed to have had this wonderful lady.
#11 Jean Counts 2019-05-14 14:42
Shealy, Dixie and Family---- Mrs. Ernestine was one of my mother's friends from many years ago. She often talked fondly about Mrs. Ernestine. Lots of prayers and sympathy sent your way.
#10 R Brown 2019-05-14 07:18
I am sorry to hear of your loss. May you find comfort in the promises at Acts 24:15 that reads; "There is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous." The Bible gives us hope that one day our dead loved ones will be brought back to life.
#9 Thompsons 2019-05-13 17:51
Shealy and Dixie: Please accept our sincere condolences. So many times words fall short of expressing the depth of loss we feel after bidding farewell to someone so dear as Ms Earnestine. We just want you both to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. - Pastor Tim and Tamra Thompson
#8 Becky Harmon Steen 2019-05-13 13:41
Shealy, Dixie, Cindy, Neal and Stacy, SO sorry to hear about Mrs. Ernestine. She was such a super sweet person and I have great memories of her from when we were younger. Prayers lifted for you all in the coming days.

With Love,
Becky and family
#7 Toni Warren 2019-05-13 10:44
Sorry for your loss. May God bless you.
#6 Janice & Tommy Meeks 2019-05-13 07:43
We are truly saddened to hear about your mom. Please know that our prayers and thoughts are with you.

Janice & Tommy Meeks
#5 Rhonda Koon 2019-05-13 07:42
Shealy, Dixie and family We were so sorry to hear of Your sweet Mother’ s passing. I know her physical presence will be greatly missed but those special, priceless memories will continue to remind Y’all of her and her love for your family. May the words of Peace and Promise from Our Father in Heaven comfort Your family during this difficult time. Rhonda and Kirksey Koon
#4 Hugh and Kathy Daugh 2019-05-13 06:55
Our deepest heartfelt sympathies to each and everyone of Mrs. Ernestine's family and church family. May God bless and comfort you as only He can. Mrs. Ernestine was a dear friend. Love and prayers to all.
#3 Carla Sexton 2019-05-13 02:46
Thoughts and Prayers for the entire Family. So sorry for your loss.
#2 Bill Lewis 2019-05-12 14:45
Sorry for your loss I lost my mother about a year ago
#1 Linda Gibbs 2019-05-12 14:37
I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers of comfort peace and strength for the family and friends during this time.

Linda Gibbs