Mrs. Satterfield has been recognized and honored by our SC Senate!

South Carolina General Assembly
121st Session, 2015-2016

S. 517

STATUS INFORMATION

Senate Resolution
Sponsors: Senators Setzler, Jackson, Alexander, Allen, Bennett, Bright, Bryant, Campbell, Campsen, Cleary, Coleman, Corbin, Courson, Cromer, Davis, Fair, Gregory, Grooms, Hayes, Hembree, Hutto, Johnson, Kimpson, Leatherman, Lourie, Malloy, L. Martin, S. Martin, Massey, Matthews, McElveen, Nicholson, O’Dell, Peeler, Pinckney, Rankin, Reese, Sabb, Scott, Shealy, Sheheen, Thurmond, Turner, Verdin, Williams and Young

Introduced in the Senate on March 4, 2015
Adopted by the Senate on March 4, 2015

A SENATE RESOLUTION

TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR EDITH FRANCES MOORHEAD SATTERFIELD UPON THE OCCASION OF HER RETIREMENT AFTER HALF A CENTURY OF SERVING THE CITIZENS OF THE MIDLANDS THROUGH THE JEWELRY WAREHOUSE AND TO WISH HER CONTINUED SUCCESS AND FULFILLMENT IN THE DAYS AHEAD.

Whereas, the South Carolina Senate has learned that Edith Frances Moorhead Satterfield will begin a well deserved retirement from her role as a distinguished and highly regarded business woman in Lexington County; and

Whereas, born at home in Blacksburg on June 10, 1934, she is the daughter of Joseph Hughes Moorhead and Frances Elizabeth Moorhead, the youngest of their six children; and

Whereas, she finished Blacksburg High School in 1952 where she served as feature editor of the school newspaper, was class poet, and was voted best all-around and most sincere in her senior class; and

Whereas, Mrs. Satterfield studied nursing at Winthrop College and graduated from the York County Hospital School of Nursing in August 1955, after which she worked in pediatrics at York County Hospital until she married; and

Whereas, as part of her training, she spent three months in psychiatric nursing at the South Carolina State Hospital in Columbia, and during that time she met George Kenneth Satterfield while he was stationed at Fort Jackson and serving in the United States Army; and

Whereas, Edith married her beloved George on March 17, 1956, at First Baptist Church of Blacksburg, and together they reared three fine children: Ken, Robyn, and Scott. Their children blessed them with seven adoring grandchildren: Nick, Alex, Shannon, Travis, Christopher, Michael, and Jonathan; and

Whereas, in 1965, the Satterfields started Robyn Ann, Inc., distributing wholesale jewelry with displays in drug stores in the Southeast. The wholesale business transitioned to carrying gold and fine jewelry. After a tragic accident in 1977, they opened Robyn Ann Jewelry to the public in order to pay medical expenses. The business became known as the Jewelry Warehouse in Cayce; and

Whereas, devoted Carolina fans, the Satterfields began to carry Gamecock and Clemson items and palmetto themed merchandise. The family has made an impact on sports through such efforts as the “Beat” stickers, distributed at sporting events, and the Jewelry Warehouse “call to the bullpen.” The store also serves as the official jeweler for the Miss South Carolina Pageant; and

Whereas, after fifty years, Edith Satterfield has decided to retire, leaving the business, which now operates in three locations as Satterfield’s Jewelry Warehouse and includes Garnet and Black Traditions, Tiger Paw Traditions, and Palmetto Traditions, under the management of her son Scott and daughter in law Janice; and

Whereas, with a deep personal faith, the Satterfields were charter members of Saluda River Baptist Church in West Columbia. Edith also has volunteered in efforts to fight diabetes and for Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD); and

Whereas, the members of the South Carolina Senate appreciate the significant contributions that Edith Satterfield has made to he community and wish her much happiness in her well earned retirement. Now, therefore,

Be it resolved by the Senate:

That the South Carolina Senate, by this resolution, recognizes and honors Edith Frances Moorhead Satterfield upon the occasion of her retirement after half a century of serving the citizens of the Midlands through the Jewelry Warehouse and wish her continued success and fulfillment in the days ahead.

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