- August 15, 1928 - April 1, 2015
- Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
of June's Passing
- In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to:
American Cancer Society - SC
5900 Core Road, Suite 504
North Charleston, SC 29406
- In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to:
501-A Deanna Lane
Wando, SC 29492
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J. Henry Stuhr Mount Pleasant Chapel
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“Sam , your mom was so special , a true Southerner and I know you miss her each day .
1 of 24 | Posted by: Pete and Susan Brezden - Concord
“Sonny has docked the Sammy J one last time to retrieve the catch of his life, June Smith Schirmer. Her sumptuous low country culinary skills,...Read More »
2 of 24 | Posted by: Vic and Suzanne Fetter - Chester, CT
“She was the most 'precious' person I have ever known, or ever will know. I will carry her with me always. Much love my neighbors.
3 of 24 | Posted by: A friend
“Sam & Gina, and Family my thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. If you need anything please let me know. Sending my prayers and love,...Read More »
4 of 24 | Posted by: April Hayes - Liberty, SC
“Dear Leize: I was so sorry to read of your Mom's passing. You had indicated the last time I saw you that she was not doing well. Please accept my...Read More »
5 of 24 | Posted by: Joan Chard - Mount Pleasant, SC
“Please know how sad I am for y'all. It is so hard to lose your mother. My prayers are with you.
6 of 24 | Posted by: karen o'dowd - mt. pleasant, SC
“Dearest Gloria, Leize, Sam and Families,
God bless your dear, sweet hearts as you remember your beloved Mother, June Schirmer...A Woman of Noble...Read More »
7 of 24 | Posted by: Judy Britt Spruill - Gainesville, GA
“Dear Schirmer Family,My heartfelt condolences on the loss of your Mother. May your sweetest memories keep her forever close until you meet again.
8 of 24 | Posted by: Kathy Chakides Gaffos - SC
“Sam, Gina and all the family,I'm sad for you all...happy for June Bug. She and Hagg are dancin and having a blast!
9 of 24 | Posted by: Lynn Ward - Mount Pleasant, SC
“To the Schirmer family.I have known June most of my life. Ever since we use to rent a house right behind the Schirmer's house. Sonny use to drive his...Read More »
10 of 24 | Posted by: sparky witte - mt. pleasant, SC
“Sam and family, we are very sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you at this time.Johnny & Meg Herndon
11 of 24 | Posted by: A friend
“Sam and family, we are so sorry for your loss , I enjoyed your mom every time I saw her, her wit, her smile, and that wonderful Lowcountry...Read More »
12 of 24 | Posted by: Pete and Susan Brezden - Concord, NC
“We are so sorry about the loss of June. We loved Hagg and June and have wonderful memories of them when they unloaded with us at Island Seafood. ...Read More »
13 of 24 | Posted by: Chris Bryan - Fernandina Beach, FL
“Dear Gloria , Lieze and Sam , I am so sorry for your loss June was very dear to me we had so many wonderful times together I will be out of town but...Read More »
14 of 24 | Posted by: A friend
“My life has been richer and blessed having know Momma June and her beloved Sonny. I consider their daughter Leize my sister, and best friend. Their...Read More »
15 of 24 | Posted by: JoAnne Hubbard - Irmo, SC
“Our prayers are with you and your family at this time of loss. May God's peace cover and comfort you all.
16 of 24 | Posted by: Hardy Ferguson - SC
“A truly lovely friend.
17 of 24 | Posted by: Bette Hester - Brevard, NC
“Charlie and I loved June so much! She was so amazing. Our love and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
18 of 24 | Posted by: A friend
“Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Leize and your dear family. We love you and are here for you.
19 of 24 | Posted by: Karen Graham - Mount Pleasant, SC
“To Sam and the family. We have lost one of the best. June always tried to be there for the extended family with grace and smiles. stories and hugs....Read More »
20 of 24 | Posted by: Roy DeHaven - Charleston, SC
“Sam, I am very sorry for your loss.
21 of 24 | Posted by: Robert Braddock
“June and Sonny Schirmer were my friends when I lived in Charleston until year 1948. They welcomed me to their home and took me in like I was their...Read More »
22 of 24 | Posted by: Kay Bobbitt Silver - New Bern, NC
“Our Thoughts and Prayers go out to the Schirmer Family.Dear June was such a wonderful Woman,Friend, Mother and Grandma.She shall be so missed by so...Read More »
24 of 24 | Posted by: Marc Carl Murino - Hanahan, SC
June Smith Schirmer, 86, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, widow of Sonny (Hagg) Schirmer, Jr., passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Her Funeral Service will be held Saturday, April 4, 2015 in J. HENRY STUHR, INC., MOUNT PLEASANT CHAPEL, 1494 Mathis Ferry Road at 1:00 pm. Interment will follow in Mount Pleasant Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Saturday in the Mount Pleasant Chapel from 12:00 pm until time of the service.
June was born August 15, 1928 in Shiloh, South Carolina, daughter of the late Samuel J. Smith and the late Coria McElveen Smith. She graduated from Memminger High School and the Baptist College of Charleston and was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church. June loved to spend time with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was an accomplished seamstress, lowcountry cook and beloved homemaker. June loved playing games, old movies, the theater, and acted in plays at the Footlight Players where she was the secretary for about 30 years. June had many close friends, but the trio known as "Snap" (Myrtle Campsen), "Crackle" (June), and "Pop" (Phyllis Shaffer) enjoyed putting on successful fund-raising events for charitable purposes such as the Mt. Pleasant and Isle of Palms Exchange Clubs, March of Dimes, American Cancer Society, the Miss Teenage Charleston Pageant, Mt. Pleasant Recreation Department and the Old Moultrie School PTA.
She is survived by her son, Sam Schirmer and his wife, Gina, of Sullivans Island, SC; two daughters, Gloria S. Burbage and her husband, Ronald, of Awendaw, SC, and Leize Schirmer of McClellanville, SC; seven grandchildren, Sass Schirmer, Grayson Schirmer, Hawkins Schirmer, Hannah Maucere and her husband, Chris, Bubba West and his wife, Lorraine, Frank Cisa and his wife, Paige, and Ronnie Burbage; and two great grandchildren, Rocky Walker and Cayla Wicker.
The family would like to thank the caregivers, Anna Rice, Shawanna Watson, Tiffany Pringle, Shaquana Pringle and Jahquana Mitchell for their tender loving care during the final chapter of her life.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 5900 Core Road, Suite 504, North Charleston, SC or Piedmont Hospice, 501-A Deanna Lane, Wando, SC 29492.