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Eva Mae Wallace: Charleston

1930 – 2020

     Eva Mae Wallace of Charleston passed away Saturday, July 25, 2020, at MUSC in Charleston from complications related to COVID-19. She was 89.

     She was born on Aug. 18, 1930 in Tabor City and would have been 90 next month. She was the daughter of the late John Harvey and Carrie McCumbee Hardee of Tabor City.

     Eva Mae began her long career in cosmetology in 1962 in Florence, where she completed her training, then moved to Myrtle Beach, and later worked for many years in James Island, until her retirement in 2019 at the age of 88.

     Eva Mae was a long-standing member of Folly Beach Baptist Church, which she loved dearly, and enjoyed singing in the choir. She was very fond of Rev. Richard Summey of Folly Beach Baptist Church, who was always kind and supportive. Rev. Summey exemplifies God’s Love and we are grateful.

     Eva Mae will be missed by her family, her church family, and all of those who loved her.

     Eva Mae was preceded in death by son, Jerry Pope and granddaughter Lisa Pope Oberg, both of Charleston. She is survived by son Lee Cox of Charleston, grandson James Pope, granddaughter Kayla Cox, older brother Eugene Hardee of Bennettsville; sisters Ila Wright of North Myrtle Beach and Gray Ostrom of Seabrook Island; and good friends Allen and Shirley Lambert.

     A private graveside service was planned for family and close friends only.

     Flowers are welcome.

     Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the Folly Beach Baptist Church, 77 Center Street, Folly Beach, SC 29439.

     A guest register is available here.