OBITUARY

Elizabeth Seckinger

November 5, 1936May 7, 2019

Elizabeth Anne "Betty" Snyder Seckinger, 82, formerly of Brunswick, Georgia, passed away at her home in Augusta, Georgia on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. She was the wife of the late Malcolm E. Seckinger, and she was the oldest child of the late Robert Edgar Snyder, Bradenton, Florida, and the late Merle Elizabeth Rogers Snyder Morris, Statesboro, Georgia. She was born on November 5, 1936. She is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth Anne "Bunny" Seckinger Garcia (John), Augusta, Georgia; her son, Malcolm "Scott" Seckinger (Ashlyn), St. Marys, Georgia; grandchildren Todd Garcia, New York, New York; Patrick Garcia, Atlanta, Georgia; and Sara Seckinger, St. Simons, Island, Georgia; her brother Bob Snyder (Amelia), Statesboro, GA; and two nieces.

She was born in Bradenton, Florida and grew up in Savannah and Brooklet, Georgia where she graduated from SE Bulloch High School in 1954. She graduated from the University of Georgia in 1958, where she was a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority. She married Malcolm in 1958 and they lived in Brunswick/St. Simons Island, Georgia until his passing in 2013. She moved to Augusta, Georgia in 2016. Mrs. Seckinger taught school in the Glynn County School System from 1959 until 1970, when she left teaching to be a homemaker and mother.

She was active in the community being a member of St. James Lutheran Church, where she taught Sunday School and was active on several committees. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, College Hill Chapter; Colonial Dames, Reverend Pierre Robert Chapter; Brunswick Junior Woman's Club; Partners in Education Mentor for Glynn County Schools; and a Cub Scout Den Mother.

Most of all, she loved and lived for her family and friends. She was an extremely loyal friend, who loved traveling the world with her husband and friends. She LOVED her Bridge Club Group, who met monthly but never played a hand of cards. The Club enjoyed eating, laughing, and socializing. She was a gifted seamstress, knitter, cook, and needlepointer.

Visitation will be on Sunday, May 26, at 2:00 pm at St. James Lutheran Church, in Brunswick, GA, followed by a memorial service at 3:00 pm on May 26, 2019 at St. James Lutheran Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to St James Lutheran Church in Brunswick or the Alzheimer's Association.

Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home has arrangements.

  • DONATIONS

  • St James Lutheran Church
  • Alzheimer's Association

Services

26 May

Visitation

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

St. James Lutheran Church

2229 Starling Street
Brunswick, Georgia 31520

26 May

Memorial Service

3:00 pm

St. James Lutheran Church

2229 Starling Street
Brunswick, Georgia 31520

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Sally Booth Miles

May 14, 2019

Betty and Malcolm were such wonderful friends and neighbors to Mom and Dad as well as our whole family. I loved Betty’s quick wit, smile and laugh. This true southern lady will certainly be missed. I know Mom and Dad welcomes her home.

Sudy Leavy

May 13, 2019

Always fun to be with, Betty was a good friend to all she knew. My sympathies to the family.

Sandra Mull

May 10, 2019

Betty was a dear friend, as was her beloved Malcolm, whose departure left a big empty space. She will be missed by those who had the opportunity to know her kindness, her keen wit, and her sharp intelligence. We were at UGA at the same time and we knew a lot of the same people, although we did not meet until I retired to this area almost 20 years ago.
A skilled bridge player and a gracious hostess, she always made it a pleasure to be in her company. Her most endearing quality was the great love she had for her family and her priority to do the right thing for them. That generosity of spirit spilled over onto her wide circle of friends, who knew she was a person they could turn to when help was needed.
Once, in declining to attend a minor social activity, she said to me that she wanted only, "to sit upon a cushion and sew a fine seam...". It's a line from a charming English poem/ Nursery Rhyme, 'Curly Locks' by James Whitcomb Riley. I am sure that Betty is now doing just that, with Malcolm sitting nearby, smiling and watching UGA play football.

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