Elizabeth Starr Oxford



Funeral services for Elizabeth Starr Oxford, 97, of The Oaks in Orangeburg, SC and formally of Denmark will be held 12 noon Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at the First Baptist Church of Denmark with Reverend Matt Thomas Officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, please give in memory of Elizabeth Oxford to First Baptist Church, PO Box 325, Denmark, SC. Elizabeth passed away on Saturday, February 10, 2018.

Born in Mansfield, GA, she was a daughter of the late William Carol Starr, Sr. and Tillulah Hardman Starr. She was preceded in death by her husband Demus Hill Oxford, her son George Michael Oxford, a sister and two brothers.

Elizabeth was born and raised in Mansfield, Georgia. Her first date with Demus was a “blind date,” and after the evening Demus told his buddy who set them up that he was “going to marry that girl.” After marriage, she lived in Rutledge, Georgia and then Denmark, South Carolina, where she remained until moving to Orangeburg, South Carolina. She was a faithful wife and mother to her three children. She was a member of Denmark First Baptist Church and faithfully served there working with young girls through Woman’s Missionary Union for 25+ years. To her final days, some of her “gulls” (as she would say in her deep Georgia accent) still visited her. She also taught adult women in Sunday School and served as the church hostess preparing weekly Wednesday family night dinners and meals for special events. She worked as a Weight Watcher leader for many years and also worked as a substitute rural mail carrier for the Denmark Post Office.

She often spoke of her childhood memories as she spent many hours in her playhouse with her beloved grandmother. Her hobbies included oil painting and ceramics. If you visited our Mom, you probably heard her say one or more of these things: “I’ve had a good life. God has been so good to me. I had a husband who loved me and I have great children and in-laws, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. God has always taken care of us.” She will be missed, however, we know she is happy beyond belief.

Surviving are children: Tillulah Morris (John) of Camden, SC; Cynthia Oxford of Columbia, SC; daughter-in-law, Bobbie Sue Oxford of Richmond, VA; her grandchildren and great grandchildren: Jay Morris (Kathy) of Amsterdam, Netherlands; Beth Morris Paslay (Joe) with Justin and Emily; Martha Morris Monk (Todd) with Paige and Megan; Demus Oxford (Mandi) with Noah and Faith; Susan Oxford Davis (Jeff) with Jonathan, Justin, and Allie; and many nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to thank the staff of The Oaks and Hospice of South Carolina who so lovingly cared for our Mom. We appreciate every act of care you gave her, every smile and laugh you shared with her, every time you cleaned her room, and every banana you brought to her. She felt loved by you and that means everything to her family.