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Nancy Jane (Missy) Trumpore of Beaufort, SC passed away at her home Christmas Eve. Missy was born March 5th 1959 in Nashville, Tennessee to Art and Jane Trumpore.

Missy graduated from St. Mary Academy in Monroe, Michigan. She went on to attend the University of Tennessee where she was a member of Kappa Delta Sorority and a Sigma Alpha Epsilon little sister.

She loved the catering business that she started in Beaufort. Beaufort Catering thrived under her leadership for over three decades. Missy was known for making cookies, cakes, meals and donating to those in need.

Missy is survived by her siblings, John Arthur Trumpore of Tupelo, Mississippi and Carol Trumpore Sullivan (Mike) of Louin, Mississippi. In addition, she left behind nieces Melissa Trumpore Sullivan, Alexander Jane Trumpore and nephew John Arthur Sullivan. She left behind many cousins and second cousins.

A graveside service will be held 10:00 a.m., Friday January 28th at the Parish Church of St. Helena Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to CAPA of Beaufort or the charity of your choice.

The family would like to thank Missy’s many friends in the Beaufort area for their kindness and support.

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  1. Jennifer Clark says:

    My husband and I lived next door to Missy for a short period of time. She became like a family member to us and spent some holidays and special occasions with us and our family. We are going to miss her dearly.

  2. Brenda Beasley-Forrest says:

    I’m so sorry to hear of Missy’s passing. She was a gifted woman and I’d hope to get to know her better, in spite of her being a private person. My book club holiday party was her last catering job, and everyone was so pleased with her beautifully crafted meal. Spanikopita starters, Chicken and wild rice casserole, salad with poppyseed, Black bean enchiladas, mini caramel cupcakes, and a luscious coconut cake! WOW!

    I have her platters that I was supposed to give her after the first of the year but hadn’t heard back from her. I emailed her last week and had it on my calendar to follow up with her today.

    You can call or email me at the library to arrange return of the platters.

    I hope to be at the graveside service.


  3. eileen herbison says:

    i worked with missy for 15 +years, many weddings, prep work, parties at the big houses on the point. worked the kitchen at her little shop for awhile,
    we lost touch of late, she will be missed,we had some good experiences together.. peace love and blessings to the family.

  4. Patty Toombs Lane says:

    I’m saddened to hear of Missy’s passing. I worked for her part-time from 1998 to 2015 when I left Beaufort. We had only kept in touch through holiday cards since leaving the area and always meant to return to visit. She offered a much needed part time job in 98’ but I received much more. I valued her friendship, enjoyed her quick whit, learned from her talents and generosity.
    My condolences to her family, friends, and community she loved.
    Patty Toombs Lane

  5. Brooke Dean says:

    I was so sorry to hear about Missy. My daughters had both worked for her throughout middle school and high school. They adored her and had some of the most interesting experiences with Missy. I always appreciated how protective she was with my girls. She was so gifted in the kitchen – we always talked about writing a cookbook and publishing her amazing recipes! I hope that someone gets to do that to continue her legacy. Many blessings to the family. SHe will be missed in our household and remembered fondly.

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