MURRELLS INLET, S.C. - Sydney Burrell Whelchel, 71, died Sunday, April 21, 2013, at Waccamaw Community Hospital.
Born in Dillard, she was the daughter of the late Darnell Barnett and Rubye Norton Burrell. Mrs. Whelchel 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 her three daughters, Wendy Sessions and husband Jeffrey, Pawleys Island, S.C., Mary Lynn Lee and husband Tony, Columbia, S.C., and Whitney Malson and husband Tim, Columbia, S.C.; six grandchildren; brother, Don Burrell, Winder; and sister, June Givan, Clarkesville.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 3, at the Head of Tennessee Baptist Church in Dillard, GA.
Memorial contributions may be made to Grand Strand Down Syndrome Society, P.O. Box 3115, Pawleys Island, SC 29585.