Muriel Lesselbaum of Atlanta died peacefully Oct. 13, 2019, one month after celebrating her 100th birthday. Muriel was born and raised in Canton, N.C. She attended The Woman’s College of North Carolina in Greensboro, and then transferred to the University of Georgia, where she met her husband, Harold Lesselbaum. She and her late husband moved to Kingstree, S.C., where they lived for 45 years before moving to Columbia, SC. They later moved to Atlanta to be near family.
Mrs. Lesselbaum described herself as a “professional” volunteer. She played an active part in the community, both in Kingstree and Columbia, serving as chairwoman of the county branch of the American Cancer Society, a co-founder of the hospital auxiliary, serving on the board of Friends of the Library, and was a very active substitute teacher for over 30 years. She was also a docent at The Columbia Museum of Art.
She was predeceased in death by her loving husband of 65 years, brother Dick Schulman, and parents Barney and Pauline Karp Schulman. She is survived by her daughter, Judy (Jerry) Maziar; granddaughters Kimberly (Ken) Hockstein and Kerrie (Craig) Zurovsky; great-grandchildren Drew and Ryan Hockstein, Jonah Henneberg, Ellie and Gracie Zurovsky; sister Annabelle Mischner; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 20 at Beth Or Cemetery in Kingstree, S.C., with Rabbi Leah Doberne officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the William Breman Jewish Home, 3150 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta, 30327, or the charity of your choice. Arrangements in Atlanta by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999. Arrangements in South Carolina by Williamsburg Funeral Home, 843-355-6262.