Blanche W Shealy
August 21, 1927 – May 5, 2019
Blanche Williams Shealy, 91, died on Sunday May 5, 2019 at her home in West Columbia, SC. Born on August 21, 1927 in Orangeburg, SC, she was the daughter of the late Tom and Laly Williams. She was married to the Late Elvin Clyde Shealy.
Blanche worked at Sumner Company and Bendix Corporation before retiring. She is survived by her children, Ken and Larry Shealy, and Vickie Rowe; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Family and friends are invited to attend visitation at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, 7600 Woodrow St, Irmo, SC from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Wednesday May 8, 2019. There will be a graveside service on Thursday May 9, 2019 at 12:00 noon in Celestial Memorial Gardens in West Columbia.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St Jude Children’s Hospital or a charity of your choice.
She was a loving wife and Mother. She was a wonderful, friendly and lively person to all who knew and loved her.
MAY GOD REST HER SOUL
Please share memories and condolences at www.dunbarfunerals.com
- Visitation Wednesday, May 8, 2019
- Graveside Service Thursday, May 9, 2019
Blanche W Shealy
May 8, 2019
Mrs. Shealy was my neighbor for the past 17 years. She was a beautiful person and one of the greatest neighbors anyone would be blessed to have. Mrs. Shealy will always be remembered not only as my neighbor but family. You will be truly missed, we love you but God loves you best, get your rest Mrs. Shealy, until we meet again.
All our love,
Mandrell, India, Inahri and Zotoria
May 7, 2019
As I sit here and think of what to write, so many things come to mind. My grandmomma was a sassy, beautiful woman. She loved her children, grandchildren, great and great great with all of her heart.
I remember many a weekend sitting at home and up pulled the red bus, and beep beep, you never knew where we were headed but you knew it was going to be an adventure. You only left with the clothes on your back. Grandmomma would wash your "drawers" out in the motel sink and hang them over the lamp to dry. We had the best road trips.
She treated us all like we were the most important people on earth, but she didn't put up with no BS.
I am very thankful I had her in my life. She will be missed but I know she is in heaven, playing cards and dancing around kicking up her heel. Until we meet again, keep the rummy table ready and the records spinning. With all my love.
William ( Bill) or buddy as Gradmomma would say. Miller
May 7, 2019
I remember the first time I met grandma Shealy.
New years Day 1999 , she walked in ... Strutted in is more like it . She was bubbly and smiling. She looked at the whole bunch of us and said... "ya'll look like a bunch of dabs! "
Over the years she had many more words or phrases she would say jokingly.
She loved her family and she always made me feel like I was her grandson.
I would sit back on the couch and she would tell my beautiful wife Talisa... Bill needs some coffee. Talisa Bill needs this or that .
Like "Skeeter" said she loved to play rummy and she liked winning. She was graceful if she did loose because someone cheated! Is what she would say... "Ya'll Cheated". It was an on going joke. Lets play another game. Well I guess I she would say ... we always had a good time.
Cooking out, having Oysters stew .
The holidays It did not matter if it was just time off from a busy week at work.. grandmomma was about family being there ..
I feel blessed and privileged to have had the opportunity to call you grandmomma. We all loved you and it is bittersweet knowing you are on this journey and we will hold on to the memories and the love you shared .
One last I love you grandmomma. For now anyway.
Marquita “Skeeter” Martin
May 6, 2019
Grandmomma was a loving grandmother to me and all her grandchildren. She was a hard working, strong, family oriented woman. Grandmomma always dressed her best and believed in manners but she had no problem speaking her mind. I loved that about her. I remember every summer Grandaddy and her would pull up and beep the horn on the red bus. I would be so excited because I didn’t know they were coming. Road trip!!! I loved to play Rummy with her and she meant to leave our last hand as the champion. When I see you again in heaven please have the cards dealt so I can have a chance to reclaim victory. I will miss seeing you, our Queen Bee, sitting in your chair (your throne) as I walk through the door. Until we meet again in heaven please give my girl, Jadon, a hug and kiss from me. You still get to be Granny in heaven with her. Now go ride your bicycle past Grandaddy’s window. I love you always!!!!
Shayla “Shayler” Davis
May 6, 2019
Granny, there are so many memories to share. God literally couldn’t have given me a better Granny. I remember spontaneous road trips, good scrubbins in the bathtub that could be compared to sandpaper baths - because you made sure ALL of the dirt and germs were gone and helping you drive that big ole’ Cadillac when I couldn’t even see over the steering wheel. But the memory that stands out the most was no matter what you loved your grandchildren so very much and you taught us all hard work and sass!! You were so strong and lived a very full loved life. You will be missed but I know you and Papa are dancing watching us all. I love you Granny Always And Forever!!!