Margaret Mosher Burris
1936 - 2021
J. Henry Stuhr Mount Pleasant Chapel
1494 Mathis Ferry Road
Mount Pleasant, SC
Margaret Mosher Burris Columbia, SC - Margaret Mosher Burris, 85, of Columbia, South Carolina, passed away and entered into eternal rest and joined "The Great Happy Hour in the Sky" on Saturday, October 9, 2021 with her family by her side. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, October 14, 2021, at 1:00 PM at St. Benedict Catholic Church, 950 Darrell Creek Trail, Mount Pleasant, SC. The family will receive friends at the church an hour before the ceremony. A small family burial will be held following the service at Holy Cross Cemetery, 604 Fort Johnson Road, James Island, SC. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., Mount Pleasant Chapel. Margaret was born March 7, 1936 in Savannah, Georgia, daughter of the late Edward and Henrietta (Rhetta) Mosher. Her father moved the family to Washington, DC after securing a position at the Government Printing office and later at the Library of Congress. She attended St. Patrick's Academy in Washington. After graduation, she worked for the Federal Government for several years. Then as a young adult, she and her parents moved to Charleston, SC, where she met Julius Costa Burris, Jr. She and Julius married and went on to have three children and eventually settled down in Columbia, SC. She worked for and retired from Lexington School District 5. She was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church and enjoyed working with the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Margaret, aka Maugie, Aunt Rhetta, Marge, and Marjorie, will be most remembered for her love of life, sense of humor, stories by "Aunt Rhetta", her Catholic faith, love of family and her wonderful friends: Lexington District 5 group, Bunko Babes, the Hat Ladies, the Golden Girls (she was Blanche!) and her "Wine Time" friends. Margaret is survived by her daughters, Jill Burris Schoener (Cary) of Beaufort, SC and Joy Burris Harkins of Mt. Pleasant, SC; and five grandchildren: Marley & Hunter Harkins, Megan & Katelyn Schoener, and Troy Burris, her sister/cousin, Georgia Ann (GA) Rountree, many nieces and nephews and a host of wonderful friends; and last but not least, her baby dog, Bogey. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Julius; their son, Julius Valley (Jay) Burris; a sister, Catherine Beylotte; and a brother, Edward Mosher. Special thanks to Dr. James Williams, Shelly, Pam, Mary, and Kathy of SC Oncology, who were so caring and compassionate during her long journey with cancer. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the St. Vincent de Paul Society at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Columbia, SC. A memorial message may be sent to the family by visiting our website at Visit our guestbook at
Published by Charleston Post & Courier from Oct. 11 to Oct. 12, 2021.
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St. Benedict Catholic Church
950 Darrell Creek Trail, Mount Pleasant, SC
Mass of Christian Burial
St. Benedict Catholic Church
950 Darrell Creek Trail, Mount Pleasant, SC
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J. Henry Stuhr Mount Pleasant Chapel
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My heart is saddened to hear of the passing of such a sweet beautiful lady. I worked with Marge at Irmo Middle School. Marge was a hard worker but a fun loving lady. My prayers go out to her family and friends. Will miss your laughter and sweetness Marge.
Mikki Spigner
October 14, 2021
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at the loss of your Mother.
Theresa & Jim Moore
October 13, 2021
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