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In Memory of

Elizabeth H. Jerry

July 4, 1939 - March 12, 2017

Obituary


COLUMBIA - A Celebration of Life Service for Elizabeth Dennis Jerry, 77, will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at Trenholm Road United Methodist Church, 3401 Trenholm Rd., Columbia, SC 29204 with Rev. Zach Dillard officiating. A reception will immediately follow at the Mouse Trap, 2711 Middleburg Dr., Columbia, SC 29204.
Mrs. Jerry was born July 4, 1939 in Old Orangeburg Hospital, SC and grew up on a farm in Cameron. She passed away on Sunday, March 12, 2017. She was the daughter of the late William Albert Dennis and...

COLUMBIA - A Celebration of Life Service for Elizabeth Dennis Jerry, 77, will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at Trenholm Road United Methodist Church, 3401 Trenholm Rd., Columbia, SC 29204 with Rev. Zach Dillard officiating. A reception will immediately follow at the Mouse Trap, 2711 Middleburg Dr., Columbia, SC 29204.
Mrs. Jerry was born July 4, 1939 in Old Orangeburg Hospital, SC and grew up on a farm in Cameron. She passed away on Sunday, March 12, 2017. She was the daughter of the late William Albert Dennis and Emma Elizabeth "Bessie" Holman Dennis. She graduated from Cameron School. A former Miss Calhoun County, her career in music began while in high school when she was organist at Shady Grove United Methodist Church. She received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Piano Performance from USC in 1961. Her first teaching job was in Lexington Elementary School, and she also taught piano lessons for many years in her home. She was a member of Trenholm United Methodist Church.
Besides being a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, she was the heart and soul of the Mouse Trap, the restaurant she owned with her husband, Bill. She created home cooked meals using her mother's recipes. Her greatest joy was making people happy with her chocolate cream pie and many other favorites. In addition to making others happy, her simple pleasures in life included working in her yard, playing the piano and caring for animals. She had a smile that could light up a room, and made everyone she met feel loved.
Mrs. Jerry is survived by her husband, William Andrew "Bill" Jerry; son, William Andrew "Andy" (Leslie) Jerry, Jr. of Columbia; daughters, Mary Elizabeth (Thomas) Thornton of Charleston and Christine (Rick) Pool of Columbia; grandchildren, Olivia Thornton, Grayson Pool, James Pool, and Nicholas McCourt.
Special thanks are extended to Wendy Kelly and the nurses of Agape Hospice for such wonderful care and support.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pawmetto Lifeline, 1275 Bower Parkway, Columbia, SC 29212 or Pets, Inc., 300 Orchard Dr., West Columbia, SC 29170.
Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

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