Sydney Burrell Whelchel, age 71, died Sunday, April 21, 2013.
Born in Dillard, she was a daughter of the late Darnell Barnett Burrell and Rubye Norton Burrell. She retired after a long and successful career as a lighting consultant in the Myrtle Beach area to dedicate her time to being a loving and doting grandmother. She was preceded in death by a sister, Jewel Darnell Burrell.
Survivors include: daughters, Wendy Sessions and husband Jeffrey of Pawleys Island, SC, Mary Lynn Lee and husband Tony, of Columbia, SC and Whitney Malson and husband Tim of Columbia, SC; 6 grandchildren; a brother, Don Burrell of Winder; and a sister, June Givan of Clarkesville.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 3 at the Head of Tennessee Baptist Church in Dillard.
Memorial contributions may be made to Grand Strand Down Syndrome Society, PO Box 3115 Pawleys Island, SC 29585.