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Alethia S. Fashion

11/13/1929 - 08/27/2011

Obituary for Alethia S. Fashion

Alethia Mae Fashion affectionately called "Letha Mae", "Aunt Mae","Sister","Mother" and "Mom", was born Novemeber 13, 1929 in Moncks Corner, SC to the late Sidney Louis Small and Elousie Queen Pettigrew Small. She departed this life at home surrounded by loved ones on Saturday, August 27, 2011. She attended the Berkeley County Public Schools and graduated from Berkeley Training High School in 1950. Alethia Mae married the late Reverend George R. Fashion, and they were proud parents of five children: Veronica, Georgia Mae, Olympia, Robert Louis and Keith. Mrs. Fashion was an employee of the State of South Carolina and worked at the Coastal Center in Ladson. Caring for children with disabilities is a commendable job, and she did it extremely well. She retired after 25 years of dedicated service. Letha Mae grew up in Anderson Baptist Church where she accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior. She later became a faithful member of Mt. Carmel African Methodist Episcopal Church after marrying George. She served the church in numerous capacities includng: a Stewardless, memeber of Mt. Carmel Choirs, and a memeber of the E.C. Jones Women's Missionary Society where she served as Treasurer. She also initiated Sunday morning devotion in her home. Mom was an avid lover of flowers and plants and embraced gardening as one of her favorite pastimes. She was an accomplised seamstress and baker, specializing in: bread, pudding, pancakes, biscuits and the best blueberry, apple, sweet potato and coconut pies. Marrying into the name Fashion was no coincidence. She enjoyed shopping and was blessed with a sense of classic style. Alethia was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her brother Harry and he beloved son, Bob. She leaves to cherish memories: devoted children: Veronica (Ike)Smalls, Georgia F. Brown, Olympia F. Jenkins and Keith R. (Phyllis) Fashion; two lovng sisters,Annabelle Bryant and Dorthy Hopkins ; one brother, Johnny Small; one brother-in-law , John L. Fashion; three sisters-in-law, Christina Gamble, Naomi Fashion and Eloree Fashion; seven grandchildren; Steven Smalls, Stephanie (Arnold) Hammond, Thomas Ryan brown , Desmond A. Brown, Micheal T. Jenkins, Jr., Rosalind Salethia Brown and Keith Ahmad Fashion; one great grandchild, Aliyah; and a host of neices, nephews, cousins other realtives and dear friends. Grissom-Clark Funeral Home, 404-373-3191

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