Bula W. Stafford, 66, of Irmo died Friday, November 30, 2012 at Agape Hospice House.
Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 PM Wednesday at Chapin United Methodist Church by the Rev. Albert Cox.
She was born on September 13, 1946 in Coral Gables, FL, a daughter of the late Forrest and Oma Holly Williams.
Bula retired as an Executive Assistant from Consolidated Systems, Inc and she volunteered as a mentor with the Junior Achievement at many local schools. She was an avid gardener as flowers made her happy and at age 50, she joined the Leukemia Society Team in Training and ran the Marine Corp Marathon in Washington, DC.
Bula is survived by her husband of 48 years, Jerry Stafford; a daughter and son-in-law, Holly E. and David Borota of Irmo and Clearwater, Fl; son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Heather Stafford of Winder, GA; grandchildren, Harrison Lathrop, Carsyn Lathrop, Jacob (Stephanie) Stafford, Trent Stafford, Grace Stafford, and Zoey Stafford; and a great-grandchild, Charlie Stafford. She was the youngest of her siblings, with three sisters and nine brothers.
On behalf of Bula, her family would like to thank all of the medical staff that provided her such compassionate care over these past six years.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Center for Colon Cancer Research, University of South Carolina, Attn: Dr. Frank Berger 712 Main Street, Rm 614 , Jones PSC Bldg
University of South Carolina
Columbia SC, 29208.
On line condolences may be sent to the family at www.whitakerfuneralhome.com.
Whitaker Funeral Home of Chapin is assisting the family.