Doratha Schumpert PDF Print E-mail

NEWBERRY – Doratha Minick Schumpert, 86, died June 30, 2017, at Springfield Place. She was born on May 19, 1931 in Newberry, daughter of the late Gary Alonzo and Annie Laura Hawkins Minick.

Mrs. Schumpert was a faithful and active member of First Baptist Church as long as her health permitted. She was a homemaker and a retired clerk from Rabin’s Shoe Store and Anderson Shoe Store in downtown Newberry. She was a caretaker to her husband and mother for many years.

Mrs. Schumpert was a loving and devoted wife of 63 years to her late husband, Fred Schumpert. Doratha loved her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She loved her flowers, working in her yard and caring for the elderly. She also loved garage sales and antique auctions. Doratha had a “chosen sister” Jeanette Lominick Boozer. Doratha was a friend to everyone including her special friends Sara Franklin and Margaret Goggins. She was known to many as “Mama Doe”, “G-ma” and “Dosie”. Doratha is survived by two daughters Frieda Kesler and husband Craig of Newberry; Marsha Thompson of Easley; grandchildren Danielle Little (Sam) of Simpsonville; Haley Stuck of Newberry; Barry Kesler (Abby) of Newberry; Melynda Gunter (John) of Lexington; Tammy Rice (Rusty) of Easley; Bryan Thompson of Beaufort; Jimmy Thompson (Angee) of Easley; Jeannie Schumpert Dias of Simpsonville; Tara Schumpert of Spartanburg; and Michelle Schumpert of Union; nineteen great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Schumpert is also survived by a brother, Clyde “Buck” Minick (Donelle) of Newberry, a sister, Starling Lowman of Chapin and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Schumpert was predeceased by her son Gene Schumpert, a son-in-law Jim Thompson, a sister Johnette M. Harmon and her “chosen son” John Ross. She was also predeceased by her in-laws, Oscar and Bessie Schumpert.

The family will be at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Frieda & Craig Kesler, 1970 Trinity Church Road, Newberry. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Monday, July 3, 2017 at First Baptist Church by Rev. Dr. Albert Allen. Burial will follow at Rosemont Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, July 2, 2017 from 5 to 7 pm at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 807 Caldwell Street, Newberry, SC 29108 or of one’s choice.

Honorary pallbearers are her First Baptist Sunday School Class, Jeanette Boozer, Sara Franklin, Margaret Goggins, Clarence & Shirley Livingston, Dr. Oscar Lovelace, staff of Springfield Place Unit 4. Active pallbearers are Barry Kesler, Sam Little, John Gunter, Bryan Thompson, Jimmy Thompson, Rusty Rice and Russell Trammell.

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#30 Buddy and Ann Threat 2017-07-10 21:23
We are sorry to learn of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
#29 Jean Counts 2017-07-04 14:08
To The Family -- Sending my prayers to your family. She was a special lady and I enjoyed all our conversations. Will miss her.
#28 Reuben Sutton 2017-07-04 14:06
Coach Kesler -I send my sympathy to you at the loss of your grandmother.
#27 Sandy Horne 2017-07-03 12:16
Sorry to hear of Doretha's passing. She was always pleasant. Smiles galore. Prayers are with all the family.
#26 Gary Graham 2017-07-03 09:48
Frieda, I'm so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. -Gary
#25 Cathy Stone 2017-07-03 08:54
I am so sorry for your loss. May God give you the comfort to get through the days ahead.
#24 Mack and Susan Clary 2017-07-03 08:14
Such a wonderful lady who will be missed by so many. Our prayers are with all of you.
#23 Sally Huffstetler 2017-07-03 07:59
Freida, so sorry to hear about your mom. Thoughts & Prayers for your family.
With Love, Sally Huffstetler
#22 Glenise Rutherford 2017-07-03 00:20
So sorry to hear the news about your Mother. My prayers are with you and the Family.
#21 Lynda Hodson 2017-07-02 21:16
May God bless the family at this sad time with the passing of your mom. Doretha, like your dad Fred, was an awesome lady. Both of them strived to be there for others in their times of need as well as celebrations. I will personally never forget the many happy times we shared together, and I'm going to miss her. May she be at peace now and without pain or sickness. RIP Doretha! Love, Lynda
#20 Mandy Randall 2017-07-02 18:29
Charlie and I really enjoyed our visits with "Miss Doratha." She and I shared a lot of Newberry history and family genealogies. She never let us leave without a plant or a cutting to root. I only hope I can keep it all growing. Wish we could have known her when her health was better. May God's peace surround you and comfort you. Sincerely, Mandy and Charlie Randall
#19 Sheriff Lee Foster 2017-07-02 17:31
We are very sorry for the passing of Mrs. Doratha. She certainly was a good momma to her family. Please know that we hold you up. Lee, Carol, Joseph, Amelia and Jennylee
#18 Allene Dawkins 2017-07-02 16:53
so sorry to hear about Doratha. Ww've had some very good times back when we went to the 40&8 & American Legion. My thoughts & prayers are with all of the family! May God bless each of you & give you peace!
#17 David & Karen Hughes 2017-07-02 13:50
So sorry for your loss. Mrs. Doratha was such a sweet lady. We had many pleasant visits and talks when she sat in front of us at church.You are in our thoughts and prayers.
#16 Jimmy Thompson 2017-07-01 20:05
Grandma u will b missed by many u know we all love u its not going to b the same without u I LOVE U GRANDMA give papa a kiss from me to
#15 MOLLIE GRAHAM 2017-07-01 17:51
dear Freida,I am so sorry to hear about your Mother.My thoughts and prayer are with you all. Take care Love and Blessings MOLLIE GRAHAM
#14 Dianne Shelley Byrd 2017-07-01 16:49
Sorry to hear about Doratha. She was a very sweet lady, and Mama loved her as a sister. My thoughts and prayers will be with you.
#13 Janet Ballentine 2017-07-01 13:42
So very sorry for your loss. May God provide your family with comfort and peace in the days ahead. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
#12 Faye Fany 2017-07-01 10:52
Freida and family, so sorry to hear of your loss. Your Mom was such a beautiful lady, a friend to every one she seen. She is in our Fathers arms now, safe and healthy. I hope you all find some kind of peace in knowing that. All of you will be in my prayers, Faye
#11 June Nelson 2017-07-01 10:40
Frieda so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. June Nelson
#10 Rebecca Myers 2017-07-01 10:31
My heart breaks for you all. I loved this little lady very much. If you need anything please let me know. Much love, Rebecca Myers
#9 Joanne Cromer 2017-07-01 09:46
Freida, We are so sorry for your loss. Doratha was such a sweet, feisty lady. Joanne and Christine
#8 Rose&Chuck 2017-07-01 09:25
We are so sorry to hear about your Mom, praying God will be with your family.
#7 Cecil & Leigh Ringer 2017-07-01 08:38
Frieda and family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you all
#6 Brenda Smith 2017-07-01 07:57
Frieda and family, I am so sorry for your losses your mom. She was a very special lady and will surely be missed. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
#5 Dr. Jeanie Schumpert 2017-06-30 23:46
May you Rest In Peace.
#4 Sherry M Williams 2017-06-30 22:20
Ms. Frieda, my heart and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time.
#3 Carol Ann Lucas 2017-06-30 22:09
So sorry for your loss! Hugs and prayers!
#2 Jim and Patsy Parks 2017-06-30 21:13
We are sorry to hear of "Miss" Doratha's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you. May God wrap His arms of love, peace and comfort around each of you.
#1 Von and Jean Hendrix 2017-06-30 20:46
So sorry to hear of Dorarhas passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family during these trying times. May God hold each of you close and give you comfort and peace. From our hearts to yours. Von and Jean Hendrix