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Theressa E. Wilcher

January 2, 1935 — September 26, 2023

Lincolnton, GA

Theressa E. Wilcher

Theressa Caroline Epting Wilcher, 88, went to be with her Lord and savior on September 26, 2023. She went peacefully in her sleep at home with loved ones around her.

 

She was born January 2, 1935, to Maxcy and Amanda "Mannie" Epting in Newberry, SC. She grew up in Newberry with eight siblings. and attended Bush River High School. She was a member of the 1953 champion basketball team at BRHS. She was a member of St. James Lutheran Church. At the age of 17, she went on to pursue a nursing career and received a Diploma in Nursing in Columbia, SC. She married Julian F. Shull, Sr in November of 1956 and had three children, Julian Franklin"Frankie" Shull, Jr, Angelia Shull, and Maxcy "Max" Edmund Shull. She moved to Augusta in 1963 and dedicated 35 years of service at the VAMC, Augusta division serving our Veterans. She started off as a staff nurse and worked her way up to nurse manager of the LSU.  Always known to be strong, compassionate, encouraging, and kind, she touched and inspired many along the way. She was very active in the GNA-10th district and ANA. She also assisted in helping establish nursing protocols, procedures, and policies at the start-up of Doctor's Hospital in the late 1970s. She also worked part-time at Gracewood in the Acute Care area for many years.

 

After losing her husband in 1963, she remarried Ira Washington Wilcher, Jr. and had a son, Charles "Charlie" Epting Wilcher. After retiring from the VA, she taught several courses at the Augusta Technical College Thomson location and was lovingly called "Miss T." She was an active member at her church, Pierce United Methodist Church. She was a member of the UMW, taught Sunday School, and participated in the "School Release Program" where elementary school students who might not have been exposed to the love of God were shown the love of God and the salvation afforded them. There are many words to describe her: loving, sweet, kind, generous, smart, strong, fearless, leader, friend, and mother.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Maxcy and Mannie Epting; her siblings, Robert D. Epting; Eloise Seymore; Maxcy "Mac" W. Epting; Thomas P. Epting; Doris "Dot" Derrick, Edith "Edie" Workman, and Myra Sue Chapman. Her son, Julian Franklin "Frankie" Shull. Julian F. Shull, Sr., and Ira Washington Wilcher. Grandson, Kyle Loungeway. She is survived by her daughter, Angelia "Angel" (Louis) Herring of Lincolnton, Ga.; sons, Maxcy "Max" (Trish) Wilcher of Augusta, Ga., and Charles Wilcher of Augusta Ga. Grandchildren, Sarah (Jonathan) Carmona of Victoria, TX., Brian Herring of Augusta, and Jacky (Benjamin) Cain. Great Grands, Nieces and Nephews, and many friends. 

 

A funeral service will be held Friday, September 29, 2023 at Pierce United Methodist Church at 2:00 P.M. Interment will follow the at Westover Memorial Park.

 

The family will recieve friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta, GA 30907 (706) 364-8484. Please sign the guestbook at www.thomaspoteet.com

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Past Services

Visitation

Friday, September 29, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Pierce United Methodist Church

1441 Jackson Road, Augusta, GA 30909

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Funeral Service

Friday, September 29, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Pierce United Methodist Church Cemetery

1441 Jackson Road, Augusta, GA 30909

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Burial

Friday, September 29, 2023

3:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

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