Alice “Brick” Montgomery died on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 in Hendersonville, NC.
She was born on December 13, 1941 in Richmond, Virginia to Frank Mann and Edith Maynard Pollock. She spent most of her adult life in Charleston SC. She was preceded in death by her sister Edith P. Zink and her former husband, Karl J. “Jenks” Montgomery. She is survived by their four children, Katherine, Jenkins (Hycles), Deke (Trisha) and Lydia Montgomery, seven grandchildren Lacey Hein, Eliza (Justin) Ravenel, Marshall (Kristin) Hein, Brian & Michael and Jenkins & Lawton Montgomery and three great grandsons, Andrew Alexander Hein and Micah & Holden Montgomery, brother Lewis Alexander Pollock of Richmond, nieces Virginia Z. Bush and Kathy Z. Watson. Arrangements are by Shuler Funeral Home of Hendersonville, NC. No flowers please, memorials may be sent to The Brickhouse Ruins Preservation, 70 Tradd St. Charleston, SC 29401
Some knew her as “Alex”, her grandchildren and others called her “Brick”. She was independent minded, sharp and quick witted! She had a complete love and faith in God and Country. She volunteered as a Sunday School teacher, Girl Scout leader and hospital Pink Lady. She also sang in the Society for the Preservation of Spirituals for many years. She loved to travel to London where her father lived and had great stories to tell. She was a historian before it was the thing to do, and an archivist of family history, and of Brick House Plantation on Edisto Island. She did more hours of research than you can imagine in the days before on-line computers. She believed in strong family ties, had a strong sense of right and wrong and fairness, a love of animals and children, an interest in people, history, and genealogy.
She remained faithful to her beliefs for the whole of her life with a complete trust in God and Jesus Christ stating that she was “well aware that this is a transitory life and she looked forward to life everlasting.” She was very proud of her “partial” Irish heritage and practiced superstition with tongue and cheek always saying, “I am a firm believer that I will be in heaven five minutes before the devil knows I am dead and being of “sound Irish mind” would like a service where anyone who wishes to celebrate my advancement into heaven can join in.” Family and friends are invited to a memorial service led by The Reverend Craige N. Borrett and held at 1 pm, Christ Episcopal Church, Adam’s Run, SC on Saturday, January 5, 2019.