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Perry Anne Renwick
September 20, 1939 ~ July 4, 2018 (age 78)
Flowers & Gifts
Perry Anne Cathcart Renwick was called home to be with her Lord and Savior on July 4, 2018 at the age of 78. She was a graduate of Mt. Zion Institute (High School) in Winnsboro, SC and the University of South Carolina. Following her graduation, she went to work at the SC Development Board. After marrying the love of her life, she would teach typing and English at the various army posts at which they were stationed. When orders were received for Vietnam, the family returned to Winnsboro where she had lived since.
There is a saying that to be a leader you must be willing to serve and to serve others you must be willing to sacrifice self. She had that servant’s heart and spent her years serving others. In her church, she served as Sunday school teacher and faithful member of the choir. For over 20 years, she was a youth group leader and helped many to know Christ and the Word of God. She was so pleased to see many choose a life of service in various ways throughout the church. In the community, she served as a Girl Scout Troop leader and as the South Carolina Federation of Woman’s Club State President 1980-82. In the DAR, she served as various chapter officers including Chapter Regent multiple times. She served as the state chair of the Bus to Continental Congress where she was affectionately called “Bus Mama.” She served on the national level on the Registration Line Committee during Continental Congress for over 35 years eventually serving as National Chair for two administrations. She served her family and friends by always sending cards and giving small gifts and giving encouragement over the phone when she couldn’t see them in person. She taught her daughter to be a gracious, hospitable, and strong Southern Lady who would love the Lord Jesus Christ and would serve others, and she provided constant support and guidance to that end until her last breath.
Her Lord called her home as a “good and faithful servant” to be with her late husband, Capt. Harold McGill Renwick, Jr. (Mac), and her parents Joe Ketchin and Perry Dunlap Whiteside Cathcart. She is survived by her daughter Perry Elizabeth Renwick (Penny) and her children with paws which she loved dearly. She is also survived by a sister Carolyn Tirzah Cathcart Startsman (Terry Scott) and nephews Robert Britt and Scott Ketchin Startsman.
A service celebrating her life will be held at Bethel ARP Church in Winnsboro, SC on Saturday, July 7 at 11:00. The family will also receive guests following the service. Visitation will be at 202 Carlisle Avenue in Winnsboro from 5:00-7:00 on July 6.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to Tamassee DAR School, NSDAR Headquarters building renovation and repair fund (President General Dillon’s Project) via the Office of Development (checks payable to Treasurer General NSDAR), 1776 D Street NW, Washington, DC 20006 or Bethel ARP Church, 101 North Zion Street, Winnsboro SC 29180.
Pope Funeral Home is assisting the Renwick family.