Karol Denise Keller

Obituary
  • "It was with sadness of heart to learn of Karol,s death...."
    - Julius and Ann Scott

Karol Denise Keller Karol Denise Keller of Hilton Head Island, SC passed away on December 17, 2016 at Hilton Head Hospital surrounded by her family after suffering a long illness. Karol was born August 5, 1958 in Columbia, SC and was preceded in death by her father, James Donald Keller and mother, Helen Braswell Keller, both of Columbia, SC. She is survived by her fianc‚, Mike Wallis of Hilton Head Island, SC, who loved and adored her. In addition, she is survived by her twin sister, Katherine Keller, of Hilton Head Island, SC, sister, Phyllis Tiller of Myrtle Beach, SC, sister Lynn Gatling (Laddie) of Columbia, SC, sister, Kaye Chrisco (Joey) of Edgefield, SC, and brother, James Keller, of Hilton Head Island, SC. She was loved by her nephews, Justin Long, Jacob Long, Dylan Long, and Samuel Long, all of Hilton Head Island, SC, as well as many other nieces and nephews. She also had several great-nieces and nephews. Karol attended A.C. Flora High School in Columbia, SC where she was crowned Miss Falcon and was a head cheerleader. She attended the University of South Carolina in Columbia and later went on to pursue a very professional career in real estate beginning on Hilton Head Island and continuing in Palm Springs, CA and Austin, TX working for Del Webb and ReMax. She decided to move back home to be closer to her family and settled in Hilton Head Island several years ago. She was an accomplished champion body builder while living in Texas. She had a love for the outdoors, where she enjoyed pursuing activities like scuba diving, wakeboarding, golf, gardening and was an avid photographer. She was a true lover of nature as well as animals. She also enjoyed traveling and most recently some of her favorite places to visit were Sanibel Island, FL, Key West, FL and Williamsburg, VA. Karol was an independent thinker and pursued a life that provided her many opportunities and experiences. She had a deep love for her family, a passion for life and always colored outside of the lines. A memorial service will be held Friday, January 13, 2017 at 11:00 am at The Island Funeral Home and Crematory, 4 Cardinal Road, Hilton Head Island, SC. For those that cannot stay for the service, there will be a receiving line from 10:00-11:00 am. The service will be officiated by Father Ben Wallis. Immediately following will be a celebration of life at Aunt Chilada's Restaurant on Hilton Head Island, for all that wish to attend. Dress request is Island Casual. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Hilton Head Humane Association, P.O. Box 21790, Hilton Head Island, SC, 29925. theislandfuneralhome.com.
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Published in The Island Packet on Jan. 8, 2017