Miss Julia Kate Sease, 102, of Newberry, died Sunday, August 2, 2015, at Springfield Place.

Born on September 25, 1912, in Newberry County, she was a daughter of the late L. Hamp Sease, Sr. and Bittie Ruff Sease. She graduated from St. Philip's High School in 1929 and then obtained her bachelor degree from Newberry College in 1933. She later did graduate work at the University of South Carolina. She retired after 39 years as an educator having taught in the Jolly Street and Pomaria Schools. Miss Sease was a member of the Newberry County Retired Teachers Association.

She was the oldest member of St. Philip's Lutheran Church where she had taught Sunday School, was a former choir member, served as Vacation Bible School director, was a founding member of the Luther League, served on various church committees, was involved with the Joy Fellowship and was a life member of WELCA, and a member of the Adult B Sunday School Class where she was a past president and class pianist.

Miss Sease is survived by a number of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She was predeceased by her siblings, D. Govan Sease, Fannie Mae Sease, Elizabeth S. Lominick, Luther H. Sease, Jr., Sadie S. Setzler and Thomas E. Sease, Sr.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm Tuesday, August 4, 2015, at St. Philip's Lutheran Church by the Rev. Terry Amick and Rev. Bill Ebener. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the church or the church cemetery fund, 2461 St. Philip's Church Road, Newberry, SC 29108.

Active pallbearers will be William Monroe, Charles Ringer, Morgan Sease David Sease, Ernie Sease, Joe Sease, Tommy Sease and Brian Hare.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Joy Fellowship, Adult B. Sunday School Class, Frankie Sease, Gregg Hare, Billy Monroe, John Ringer, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Henry Ruff, Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Livingston, Mr. and Mrs. Bright Griffin, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Richardson, Stocky Richardson, Keith Wicker, Clara Sue Waites, Jane L. Ringer, Dianne Lominick, the staff of Springfield Place, Tri County Hospice and Angel Care.

She cherished all of her former students and, though too vast in number to reserve special seating, she wanted each one to know that your presence at her service will be a high honor.

The family would like to give special thanks to the staff Springfield Place, Angel Care and Hospice Care of Tri County for their loving care.

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#10 Becky Wicker 2015-08-04 19:47
A classy lady who will remain in our hearts forever. Thank you for my cursive penmanship as I still get compliments and always think immediately of you and give you credit. Thank you for being my 2nd grade teacher and my friend and for always treating me with respect. RIP Miss Julia Kate.
#9 Janice Smith 2015-08-04 17:24
Such a wonderful caring lady has gone to her eternal home. She will be missed dearly. Our ddeepest sympathy to the family. Janice and Johnny Smith
#8 Sherie L Monroe 2015-08-04 13:12
I am so blessed to have got to know Julia Kate Sease , what a loving lady my sympathies for family and friends she will be missed and always remembered. God Bless
Sherie L Monroe
#7 Sheriff Lee Foster 2015-08-04 09:12
A beautiful soul has entered into the gates of Heaven. She was truly an icon of this county and the St. Phillip's community. What a remarkable life she had and the things she saw change in her life. God be with your family.
#6 Pam Lindler Dehart 2015-08-03 15:55
She taught me so much in second grade and was so dearly loved all these years. They do not even try to make ladies with the love, caring and abilites of Miss Sease anymore. Dear Lady you were so much loved and so much appreciated during your time here and I am sure you will be teaching right on in the arms of the Heavenly Father...Love and prayers to all the family.
#5 Susasn Wicker 2015-08-03 09:56
Miss Julia Kate was a wonderful caring lady. Let your good memories guide you'll through the days ahead.
With deepest sympathy,
Brett & Susan
#4 R Brown 2015-08-03 08:17
I am sorry to hear of your loss. It is a comfort to know that death is not the end. The Bible promises a resurrection of the dead in the last day. John 5:28,29 says: "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming when all that are in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out."
#3 John Rucker 2015-08-02 18:55
Julia Kate Sease--A perfectly beautiful lady in every sense of the word. I loved Miss Sease. She was a wonderful teacher, friend to my mother, and friend to me who took me back to such happy times. Harriett and I enjoyed our visits with her. She was always interested and interesting. I shall never forget my second grade teacher. May God's love, peace, and grace comfort all of us now and in the days to come as we mourn this sad loss.
#2 Dean Lominick 2015-08-02 13:54
This was one unique lady who touched the lives of hundreds of children over the years. She loved family and friends and loved to visit with everyone. Her personality was infectious and made people feel at ease. She was a wonderful lady that enjoyed life. I remember her well from second grade and I think she remembered every student. She will be missed by her family and church family. We all mourn the loss of this matriarch of our community and extend our deepest sympathies.
#1 bryan tate 2015-08-02 09:32
Loved her to pieces. She taught me in school.

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