Julie Ronyecz George

11 November, 194210 February, 2021

COLUMBIA – Julie Ronyecz George, 78, of Columbia, S.C., passed away on February 10, 2021. Born November 11, 1942, in Sewickley, PA, to Anna Louise and Zolton Ronyecz, Julie moved to Hampton, S.C. as a young child. She went to Wade Hampton High School before attending Winthrop College to pursue a degree in Early Childhood Education. Upon graduation in 1964, she moved to Columbia, S.C., to begin her elementary school teaching career and where she would also meet her husband, Barry George.

Julie was the heart and soul of the George Family, raising 3 children whom she supported in every possible way for more than 50 years. Known as “Mama George” to many of her children’s friends, Julie’s unique ability to care for others touched the lives of so many friends and family over the years. She will also be fondly remembered for her love of her favorite things: working in the garden; going to the beach; traveling to New York and New Orleans; enjoying Elvis Presley’s music and Paul Newman movies; and, watching men’s college basketball and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Julie attended church services at Forest Lake Presbyterian Church and Shandon Presbyterian Church.

Julie was predeceased by her parents, Anna Louise and Zolton Ronyecz. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Barry George; son, Travis; daughters, Paige and Jennifer (Joseph Quattrocchi); her sister, Amy Tuten; nephew, Daniel Tuten (Kim); grandnieces, Gracie and Neely; and countless friends and family members who will miss her every day.

The family will hold a private graveside service with a celebration of Julie’s life to take place at a future time. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Homeless No More 2711 Middleburg Drive, Suite 213, Columbia, SC 29204. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Memories may be shared at


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Gini Mason

20 March 2021

We were all stunned to hear the loss of Mrs. Julie. The entire George family is a part of our Tombo family and she will definitely be greatly missed. We are keeping you in our thoughts and hearts and give our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
With Love
Everyone at Tombo Grille

Clemon Stocker

16 March 2021

Mr. George and Family,
So sorry to hear of Mrs. George's passing.
Our deepest condolences to your family. May God forever Bless and Keep you.

Love to you all,
Yvonne George Stocker
Clemon L. Stocker

Regina I

21 February 2021

Sending warmth and prayers from abroad. Thinking of you Paige and family and remembering Ms. George’s smile.

Costa Pleicones

17 February 2021

Barry and family,

I was so sorry to hear of Julie’s passing. Please know that you are all in my thoughts at this sad time. May God bless you all.

Costa Pleicones

Lisa McPherson

15 February 2021

My deepest sympathies to you, Barry, and to your family and to all those who loved Julie and whose lives she enriched.

Mark George

15 February 2021

I will never forget the times I spent with my Aunt Julie. As a child I spent several weeks one summer staying with Aunt Julie, Uncle Barry and Travis. More than forty years later, I have fond memories of one of the greatest summers of my life. Aunt Julie went out of her way to make me feel at home. Years later, she made me promise never to visit Columbia without coming to see her and Uncle Barry. That was an easy promise to keep. Visiting Columbia will never be the same. Our thoughts and prayers are with Uncle Barry, Travis, Paige, Jennifer and Joey.

Mark and Kim

Jim Curran

15 February 2021

Had my first Tea Party with Julie Anne when her family moved from Pa. to Brunson, Hampton Co. Think we were about 5 years old. So I am privileged to have known her since pre grade school. Many childhood memories and always fond thoughts of her all the years there after. She was always a wonderful lady.

Tray Bundy

15 February 2021

My deepest sympathy for George Family. Mrs. George was a wonderful kind lady. Your whole family is in my prayers. If y'all need anything please call. I love y'all very much. God Bless your family.

Linda Wilson

15 February 2021

My heart is so heavy at hearing the news of Ms. Julia. Our first project together was over 30 years ago. I first installed vertical blinds at their home. Over the years she became much more than a client . She became my friend. We would talk on subjects from men to money and laughed all the way through.
As we would work through decorating projects she wanted me to handle she would influence me to handle other areas of life.
Always encouraging and wise.
Always a smile.
I will miss her greatly.

Linda Wilson
Platinum Pomegranate Services

Angela Larson

15 February 2021

I was only Julie’s chiropractor, but she was such a fun person to treat. I have a necklace that to this day whenever I wear it I remember Ms. George telling me every time how much she loved it. I would always get her to talk about an upcoming trip with the girls to the beach or a fun city she loved or to Florida to have girl time. She loved being with her family and we would laugh during the holidays about the Christmas decorations outside of the house! Her face was so funny telling us about how crazy it was for Paige and Barry to climb that roof and put up all those things!
I’m so sorry for the loss of your mom Paige and your wife Mr. George. She touched a lot of people in an unforgettable way, including her chiropractor down the road. I adored Ms. Julie so much and will miss her sense of humor and her stories of all the times she sharing with her family, especially her girls.
Dr. Larson

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Julie and Jennifer on Mother's Day

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Julie and Barry

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Jennifer, Barry, Julie and Paige on vacation at Hilton Head Island

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Julie and Travis on Mother's Day

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Paige, Julie, Travis and Jennifer at Easter

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George Family photo from the 1980s

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Julie, Jennifer and Paige in St. John celebrating Paige's 40th birthday

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Julie and son-in-law Joey dancing at a wedding

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Julie Anne as a young child