Ms. Whelchel died Sunday, April 21, 2013, at Waccamaw Community Hospital in Murrells Inlet, S.C.
Born in Dillard, she was a daughter of the late Darnell Barnett Burrell and Rubye Norton Burrell. She also was preceded in death by a sister, Jewel Darnell Burrell.
Ms. Whelchel retired after a long and successful career as a lighting consultant in the Myrtle Beach, S.C., area to dedicate her time to being a loving and doting grandmother.
Survivors include her three granddaughters, Wendy Sessions and husband Jeffrey, of Pawleys Island, S.C., Mary Lynn Lee and husband Tony, of Columbia, S.C., and Whitney Mason and husband Tim, of Columbia, S.C.; six grandchildren, Baylee and Nicholas Sessions, Hiatt and Sydney Elizabeth Lee, Lindsay and Jan Malson; a brother, Don Burrell of Winder; and a sister, June Burrell Givan of Clarkesville.
Memorials may be made to Grand Strand Down Syndrome Society, P.O. Box 3115, Pawleys Island, SC 29585.
The Northeast Georgian
April 26, 2013