Violet Greene Westbury

March 7, 1926 ~ February 21, 2020 (age 93)


Violet Greene Westbury, formerly of St. Matthews, 93, widow of Kenneth Westbury, entered eternal rest on Friday, February 21, 2020 in The Lexington Medical Center.

Graveside Funeral Services will be held Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 11:00 AM at the St. George Cemetery.  A memorial service will follow at St. Paul United Methodist Church in St. Matthews at 3:00 PM followed by a visitation with the family in the church social hall.

Violet was born on March 7, 1926, in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Esly O. and Minnie Smith Greene.  She was a graduate of Chesterfield High School and Furman University. She thoroughly enjoyed her 30 year career teaching first and third graders in the St. George, Orangeburg, and St. Matthews public schools.  She was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church in St. Matthews where she taught Sunday school and Bible school, sang in the choir, participated in United Methodist Women, boards, and committees. Everyone who knew her remembers her bright smile, quick wit, and her genuine caring.  She was predeceased by a brother, Esly O. Greene, Jr.

Surviving are sons, Ken (Reta) Westbury, Jr. of Ft. Motte and David Andrew Westbury, Columbia, daughter, Bonnie W. (Herb) Stevens, Seneca; a sister, Bonnie G. Melton, Seneca; five grandchildren, Lawrence (Mary Margaret) Westbury, Ft. Motte; Henley (Scottie) Ellis, Patrick (Lindsey) Westbury, all of Columbia; Claire (Ryan) Stevens Tidwell, Lexington and Michael (Jessi) Stevens, Easley and seven great-grandchildren, Adjysen (Sienna) Ellis; Tolliven and Makyla Ellis; Jackson and Corinne Tidwell; Eli and Owen Stevens.

Memorials may be made to Presbyterian Communities of South Carolina Foundation, 2817 Ashland Road, Columbia, SC 29210.

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Graveside Service
February 29, 2020

11:00 AM
St. George Cemetery
5667 Memorial Boulevard
St. George, St. George 29477

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