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Sheely Schenk Miller

June 15, 1927November 19, 2020

Sheely L Miller, 93, of Greenville, wife of the late Eslie L. Miller passed away November 19, 2020. Born in Hickory, NC., she was the daughter of the late William H. and Mary. E. Sheely Little.

Sheely was a graduate of Agnes Scott College and a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Scholastic Fraternity and the Chi Beta Phi Scientific Fraternity. Her career included work as a chemist at the CDC and retired after 24 years as a teacher at League Middle School in Greenville.

Surviving are her daughter, Carol Sheely Schenk of Columbia; step-sons, Eslie (Lee) Miller III of Greenville, Kyle Holmes Miller of Tampa,FL. and step-daughter, Nancy Miller Studt of Greenville; grandchildren, Nicholas Stannard-Schenk, Nathaniel Stannard-Schenk and Genevieve Stannard-Schenk and 2 step-grandchildren. She is also preceded in death by her first husband Leonard H. Schenk Jr.

A private memorial service will be held Thursday, December 3, 2020 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Greenville, SC.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 421 N. Main Street, Greenville, SC 29601, The Meyer Center of Greenville, www.meyercenter.org/give, or to Triune Mercy Center of Greenville, https://www.triunemercy.org/donate.

Arrangements by Mackey Funerals and Cremations at Century Dr.

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Terry Marcellin-Little

November 20, 2020

Sheely Schenk Miller was my super aunt. She was wise. She was stronger than any human I have ever known, or will ever meet. She was as loving as she was strong.

Sheely was “the last sibling standing” in her large, loving and sometimes boisterous Little family, because she completely embodied that fierce maternal drive to “care for those who need you”—above all else. This began, in large measure, the day Sheely’s own mother left this life suddenly. And so, the daughter became mother—as much as sister—to three younger brothers. As one of my Little cousins just told me, “they are now, finally, all together tonight, all of them. There must be one heck of a party going on.” With silly jokes and smiles. Always smiles.

But as this last sentence, of a final chapter, of a generation of Little family siblings does comes to an almost unbelievable close, we in the Little family will “keep on” just as Sheely did, holding her in our hearts just as surely as she has always kept us in hers.

Dell and Terry send love and prayers to all of Aunt Sheely’s beloved family and friends—so cruelly kept apart not only by distance but a changed world that each of us is experiencing right now. We are anxious to celebrate the life of a truly amazing woman—such an admirable teacher, daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, friend—and we long for the opportunity to gather and see each other again, very, very soon. ❤️

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