Anita Shuman Momand

July 9, 1938April 4, 2018

COLUMBIA - Mrs. Anita Momand passed peacefully in her sleep April 4, 2018. Anita was born Anita Lillian Shuman on July 9, 1938 in Vidalia, GA. Daughter of Marvin and Lillian Shuman, sister of James Shuman. Anita graduated from Vidalia High School in 1956. She then went on to attend Mercer University in Macon, GA, there she was a Chi Omega and through that, she met the love of her life, Henry C. Momand. They were soon married on September 1, 1957. They resided in Macon, GA for many years before settling in Columbia, SC in 1974. Anita’s greatest loves were her husband and her three daughters-Cindy, Kim and Christy. Her favorite saying was, “Charity begins at home, if everyone took care of their own family, the world would be a much better place.” Other than tending to her family, Anita loved to read, watch movies and play bridge in her spare time. In fact, her love of books and history, lead to her career at the Richland County Public Library, St. Andrew’s branch, where she was a devoted employee for 23 years. Anita was also a very talented artist-she loved to paint, draw and sketch pictures of her family, nature and beautiful scenery. Anita was preceded in death by her parents, Marvin and Lillian Shuman. She is survived by her beloved husband of 60 years, Henry Coleman Momand; their three daughters, Cindy Hudson (Chuck) of Columbia, SC, Kim Maness (Dave) of Mt. Pleasant, SC and Christy Edens (Zach) of Columbia, SC. Anita is also survived by six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren: Taylor Black (Jonathan, Savannah, Dawson, Julie) of Lexington, SC, Megan Maness of Greenville, SC, Rachel York (CT, Jenna) of Lexington, SC, Coleman Maness (Jackie) of Greenville, SC, Sam and Henry Edens of Columbia, SC. Anita also had two nieces and one nephew. The family wishes to extend a sincere thank you to Dr. Chelsea Stillwell, McLeod Home Care and Heartstrings Hospice for their sincere support, care and love during her time of need. Services for Anita will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 6, 2018 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo, SC. A celebration of life will be immediately followed at Yacht Cove Club House of Columbia, SC. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for any memorials or donations to be made to the American Cancer Society on Anita’s behalf. Please sign the online guestbook at


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Cathy Sleaford

April 5, 2018

I was so saddened to hear of Anita's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this most emotional time. My Mama (Dot Moore) loved Anita as a true sister and because of their relationship my mother's life was so much more enriched. We will always be thankful for the friendship of the Momand family. Anita and Dot are dancing in heaven with all of those who have gone before them and I hope you find the thought of this as heartwarming as I do. We have always loved Anita and her beautiful family and will continue to keep you in prayer in the days ahead. Love and Hugs -- Cathy Moore Sleaford

Jim Chianelli

April 5, 2018

Dear Henry, We have fond memories of the two of you, and will miss our happy times together.
Anita will be sorely missed. In our thoughts and prayers.
Jim & Ginny

Margie Richardson

April 5, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss. I didn't know Anita had been ill. We didn't keep in close contact, but our years working together at the St. Andrews' Branch hold many happy memories for me. She was a very special lady.

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Margie Richardson

Janet Shaughnessy

April 5, 2018

Sending you love and support during such a difficult time. All of you will be in my thoughts and prayers. I have such fond memories of Nita. She was such a wonderful friend to my mother. They had such fun times together all those years at the library. Nita was someone who brightened this world. She had such style and grace. Hoping you find strength from friends and family during this most sorrowful time.
Janet Moore Shaughnessy

Melanie Carnes

April 5, 2018

Dear Henry & family,

My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you during the loss of this first class legend, Anita. Anita was extremely special to each one of us that shared her wit and kindness during the years. I have missed seeing you and Anita but have kept up with you, the girls and family through social media.

Her wisdom and smile will be missed here on earth. But she left behind a wonderful family throughout to the great grands that will carry out her legacy here on earth.

With much love and prayers, Melanie Carnes