Verita Sandifer DeWitt (AIKEN, S.C.)

AIKEN, S.C. - Verita Sandifer DeWitt, 84, died June 21, 2009 at Eden Gardens. Funeral services will be held at 11 Am Wednesday June 24 in the Shellhouse Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Stephen Phillips will officiate. Interment will follow in Aiken Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be her grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the DAVA. Mrs. DeWitt was born in Orangeburg County, SC, a daughter of the late James A. and Mary Joiner Sandifer. She was an active member and past Commander of the DAV Auxiliary, a member of the Gold Star Wives of America, and a member of the Willing Workers Sunday School Class at Redds Branch Baptist Church. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Eden Gardens and Regency Hospice. Survivors include her two daughters, Sandra (Donald) Jackson, Aiken, Joyce (Maxie) Pearson, Trenton, SC; a son, Lamar DeWitt, Cayce, SC; five grandchildren, Kimberly Reeves, Rhonda Gates, Theresa Hutto, Donna Bennett, Donald Jackson, Jr.; great grandchildren, Lunden Hutto, Daniel Reeves, Drew Reeves, Swade Hutto; numerous step grandchildren. Memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer's Association, 3223 Sunset Blvd, Suite 100, West Columbia, SC 29169. Mrs. DeWitt's online guest book may be signed at . The family will receive friends form 6-8 PM Tuesday evening at Shellhouse Funeral Home, Inc., 924 Hayne Ave., Aiken, SC. Sign the guestbook at

The Augusta Chronicle-June 23, 2009