Margaret Eugenia Pitts

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Margaret Phillips Pitts “Bonka” died peacefully at Bloom at Belfair on August 6, 2017 in Bluffton SC at the age of 93.
Margaret is survived by her children Susan Stults of Ridgeland SC, Lisa Pitts-Kremer (Kevin) of Bluffton SC and Brian C Pitts of Bluffton SC. She is also survived by 7 grandchildren, Joy Stults Farrugia (Gene), Christie Stults, Adam Kremer(Emily),Alex Kremer,Charlie Pitts, Allison Pitts and Henry Pitts. Also survived by her brother John Phillips of Greer SC. She also had 6 great grandsons. She is preceded in death by her husband CDR Charles Harold Pitts,CHC USN, and her siblings James R Phillips,Fred B Phillips, William Ray Phillips,Mildred Phillips Lake, and Mary Jannette Phillips.
Margaret was born May 21,1924 in Greer SC to Florence Bridges and John Wesley Phillips. She graduated from Furman with a degree in English. She married Harold in 1955. With her husband in the US Navy,she lived in Louisville KY,Beaufort SC,Newport RI,Valejo CA,Yokosuka and Okinawa Japan, and Warwick, RI,where Harold passed in 1972.After moving to Hilton Head SC with her 3 children in 1973 Margaret began working at Carswell of Carolina where she worked and retired after 16 years.
Margaret loved to sing,play the piano,travel and work in her garden.She was also a member of the North Island Baptist Church.She was an amazing wife,mother,grandmother and great-grandmother.
Visitation will be Thursday August 10, 2017 at Sauls Funeral Home 90 Simmonsville Rd in Bluffton from 5-7 pm. The burial service will be in at the Beaufort National Cemetery at 11:00 am on Friday August 11,2017.All are welcome to attend and celebrate Margaret’s life.In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Alzheimer’s Association at alz.org and or the American Cancer Society.