BISHOPVILLE - Helen Sylvia Corless Seymour, age 82, beloved wife of the late Howard Benson Seymour, died on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, at Palmetto Health Tuomey.
Born in Valdosta, Georgia, she was a daughter of the late Birdsell and Helen Cheeseman Corless. Sylvia was a retired educator. She wrote and published several children's books. She was actively involved with both First Baptist Church of Bishopville and The Jericho Project of Bishopville. She was an Awana leader and taught Sunday school. Her favorite role was as a beloved "Nana" to her grandchildren.
She is survived by two sons, Kyle Seymour and his wife, Diane, of Northbrook, Illinois, and Mark Seymour and his wife, Debbie, of Bishopville; four siblings, Sandra Cusack and her husband, Bruce, of Summerville, Lee Corless and his wife, Linda, of Port Orange, Florida, Hugh Corless and his wife, Tania, of Altamonte Springs, Florida, and Dave Corless and his wife, Kathy, of Summerville; one sister-in-law, Claudette Seymour Easterling and her husband, Jim, of Hartsville; and seven grandchildren, Daniel Seymour, Isaac Seymour and his wife, Lindsay, Kimberly Seymour, Kathryn Seymour, Hannah Seymour, AJ Seymour and Joel Seymour.
In addition to her parents and spouse, she was preceded in death by both a brother, Wayne Corless, and a sister-in-law, Betty.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday at First Baptist Church of Bishopville.
The family will receive friends immediately following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Jericho Project, https://onrealm.org/JP/Give
You may go to www.bullockfuneralhome.com and sign the family's guest book.
The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home for the arrangements.
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