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Maryann Volpitto Fulcher

July 4, 1939 — January 23, 2023

Maryann Volpitto Fulcher

Augusta, GA – On Monday, January 23, 2023, Maryann (Mimi) Volpitto Fulcher, at peace and surrounded by her loving family, went Home to be with her Savior, Lord, and friend. She was born July 4, 1939, in Augusta, Georgia as the first of three children born to Mary Elizabeth Stevens and Dr. Perry Paul Volpitto, she was born two years after Perry became founder and Chief of Anesthesiology at the Medical College of Georgia.

Mimi attended William Robinson Elementary School, Langford Junior High, and graduated from Richmond Academy High School in 1957. She attended the University of Georgia her freshman year and later graduated in 1962 with a degree in Elementary Education from Georgia State College in Atlanta. She and Simeon (Sim) Bell Fulcher were married in 1958.

Mimi is survived by Rev. Dr. Sim, her loving husband of 64 years, and their children: Mary Elizabeth “Betsy” Fulcher Laboe (Kevin), Katherine Fulcher Pugh (Hunter), and Dr. Simeon Marcus “Mark” Fulcher (Lynn). Mimi is also survived by nine grandchildren, Benjamin Hunter Pugh (Courtney), Elizabeth Anne Pugh, and Sarah Pugh Wilson (Will), Maryann Laboe, Daniel Kevin Laboe, Joshua Marcus Fulcher, Katherine Bell Fulcher, Perry Elizabeth Fulcher, and Lucy Claire Fulcher; great grandchildren: Adeline Hunter Pugh and Lucy Wynn Pugh. In addition, she is survived by two brothers: Perry Paul Volpitto Jr. (Barbara) and Dr. George David Volpitto (Donna). (And their Cocker Spaniel, Mala.)

While Mimi and Sim lived in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, where Sim was an associate pastor, Mimi was an elementary school teacher. Later when they moved to Louisville, Kentucky, she became branch manager for PNC Bank — a position she held for 20 years.

Later in Honolulu, Hawaii, Mimi and Sim taught classes on marriage at First Presbyterian Church where Sim served as a pastor for 15 years. Mimi co-authored with Sim In writing “Door to a Lasting Marriage,” a book published in 2019 documenting their trials and triumphs in hopes that many marriages would be helped and encouraged.

Upon retirement in 2015 and the move back to Augusta after 60 years away, Mimi enjoyed reconnecting with her childhood girlfriends who have remained loyal to one another through the years. Her most important job has been to be a good mom. Her most abundant joy has been to discover a truly good retail sale. Her greatest delight has been that of giving to others. And the hero of her life has been the God who made and loved her and gave his Son that she might know Him and be with Him forever. Young Life has been instrumental in Mimi’s life. She not only came to know God through Young Life but through its ministry is where Mimi and Sim met.

The celebration of Mimi’s life will be held on Saturday, January 28, at 11:00 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church Augusta. The interment will follow at Westover Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Young Life Augusta, 2249-B Walton Way, Augusta, GA. 30904. ( )

There will also be live streaming of the Funeral at First Presbyterian Church website and YouTube:

A life tribute video for Maryann may be viewed by clicking on the following link: .

Family will receive friends on Friday, January 27, 5-7 p.m. at Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta, GA 30907 (706) 364-8484. Please sign the guestbook at
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Friday, January 27, 2023

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