OBITUARY

Mrs. Helen Lawrence Fleshman

January 23, 1923June 18, 2021
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COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Helen Lawrence Fleshman, 98, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 25, 2021, at Kilbourne Park Baptist Church, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. The family will receive friends from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Friday at the church prior to the service. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements. Mrs. Fleshman died Friday, June 18, 2021. She was born January 23, 1923, in Stotesbury, W.Va., the daughter of the late Hatten Lawrence and Laodus Cannaday Lawrence. She was married to the late James Gara Fleshman. She was a member of Kilbourne Park Baptist Church. Described by many as “cute as a button,” she exemplified the saying, “The best gifts come in small packages.” For decades, as part of her church’s Love in Action sewing ministry, she helped provide sleeping bags for a truck-stop ministry; and pillows, dolls and other sewn articles for local hospitals and nursing homes. She sang alto (pitch perfectly) in the church choir and counted money after church services. On Fun Fridays, she and her favorite Rook partner pretty consistently skunked their opponents. She generously gifted her handmade quilts to family members and friends. Her grandchildren treasured her gift of time as she tirelessly turned the jump rope, taught them to walk on stilts, baited their fish hooks with live worms, pulled out the bread and led them to the pond to feed the ducks, and scheduled individual shopping trips at Christmas time. No matter what she did, she remained a quiet “constant” in the lives of those who knew her. Surviving are her son, James Ashley Fleshman (Ann) of Columbia; daughter-in-law, Jackie Fleshman Hardison; grandchildren, James Gara Fleshman II (Christy) of Columbia, Lawren Fleshman Loudermilk (Barry) of Elgin, Shelly Fleshman Davis (Richard) of Indian Rocks Beach, Fla., Whitney Fleshman Hines (Troy) of Columbia; and great-grandchildren, Jake, Clair (Weber), Mason, Mitchell, Marett, Kearsley and DJ. She was predeceased by her parents; husband; and son, Gary Fleshman. The family wishes to thank Louise Nazery for her exceptional care. Memorials may be made to Kilbourne Park Baptist Church, 4205 Kilbourne Road, Columbia, SC 29206, or to Lutheran Hospice, 102 Fortress Drive, Chapin, SC 29036.

Services

  • Gathering of Family and Friends

    Friday, June 25, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, June 25, 2021

  • Entombment

    Friday, June 25, 2021

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Mrs. Helen Lawrence Fleshman

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Henrietta & David Hines

June 24, 2021

The Lugoff Hines Family sends prayers of comfort to the Fleshman Families during this difficult time. As you say your final goodbyes always remember this; "Death leaves a heartache that no one can heal, however LOVE leaves a memory that no can steal."
SIP Mrs. Fleshman, we feel blessed to have known you.

Leonard Loudermilk

June 21, 2021

I remember Mrs. Fleshman as a lovely Lady with many talents and great poise. I always loved seeing her and Mr. Fleshman when he was with us . I am so sorry she is gone from us but happy her dream has come true and she is with Jesus and her loved ones that was in Heaven waiting on her. Ashley and Ann I will be praying for you and the entire family as the days go by. I love you all because we ARE family.

John Hallman

June 20, 2021

We were so sorry to hear about Mrs Fleshman going home to be with her Lord and Savior. She was one fine lady. As my brother said she was one of the best women of KPBC. My family and yours had some very special times and we hold those times in our hearts. We will be praying for all of the family during this time and will look forward to seeing her one day in heaven. Love to all.

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