Obituary of Kay Fitzgerald
Karen R. “Kay” Fitzgerald, 76, of Lugoff, passed away on Wednesday, June 21, 2023. Born in Cairo, IL, she was the daughter of the late Dewey and Rachel Horner Goins and the wife of James D. “Jim” Fitzgerald. Kay was a member of Harmony Baptist Church. She was also a member of the American Legion Post 195 Auxiliary and the Auxiliary of the VFW Post 8346 in Ridgeway. She enjoyed knitting, sewing, working on crossword puzzles and working on a garden. She worked for Judge Micael and Judy Davis as a counter clerk and at Michaels cleaners for many years in the sales department. Kay also accompanied Jim and their daughter during his career in the Army to Ft. Polk, LA, Ft. Lewis, WA, Ft. Jackson, SC. In addition to several units and posts in the United States, she accompanied him to Germany for four years and to Panama for almost a year. Eventually she returned back to our home in Lugoff, SC.
In addition to her husband, Kay is survived by her children, Sarah Ann Davidson and Sandra Jean Pierce; grandchildren, Melissa Ann Holland, Robert Pierce, Jacob Pierce, Austin Pierce, Anthony Davidson, and Eric Davidson; as well as 12 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Kay was preceded in death by her siblings, Fanny Mae Doolen and Patricia “Pat” Franklin.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30am on Tuesday, June 27, 2023, at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. The family will receive friends at the funeral home prior to the service, beginning at 9:30am. Burial will follow the service in Fort Jackson National Cemetery.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to MSA Hospice for their compassionate care.