St. Paul's Lutheran Church
961 Trail Ridge Road, Aiken, SC 29803
Sunday, Feb 25, 2018
Jan 15, 1926 - Feb 01, 2018
Corine Waits Shealy peacefully passed away on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at Brighton Gardens in Winston-Salem, NC. She was born on January 15, 1926 in Lexington, SC, to David Buford and Maebelle Taylor Waits and recently enjoyed her 92nd birthday with cake and ice cream. Corine grew up in Gilbert, SC with 8 brothers and sisters. She married Bernard Thompson Shealy in 1947 and they made their home in West Columbia, SC, later moving to Aiken, SC, where he was a manager for Pet Milk Company and later raised cattle on their farm. She was employed by Southern Bell for 35 years. Corine was preceded in death by Bernard in 1979, and her son, Marty Thompson Shealy in 1980. Corine was married in 1986 to Elmer Emanuel Shealy, also from Aiken, who was employed by Savannah River Plant. They enjoyed traveling with friends, calling themselves the Dirty Dozen and visited all 50 states. Corine was also preceded in death by Elmer, just three days before her passing, on January 29, 2018. She was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters, except Rachel Weed of West Columbia, who survives.
Corine is survived by her son, Dr. Ronald Bernard Shealy and wife Sharon of Winston-Salem. Affectionately called "Mema" by her grandchildren and great grandchildren, she is survived by her two grandchildren, Ronald B. Shealy Jr. (Chip) and wife Elizabeth of Charleston, SC and Margaret Shealy Mickle (Lindy) and husband Lawrence Rembert (LR) of Pawleys Island, SC. Also surviving are three great-grandchildren, Jackson and Whit Shealy and Reaves Mickle.
Corine was a wonderful mother and wife and truly a beautiful person, inside and out. In addition to her immediate family, she was well loved by many friends, nieces, nephews and caregivers. She was a faithful volunteer in many capacities at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Aiken, an avid gardener and collector of yard art. Over the years she enjoyed traveling to watch the USC Gamecock's football games with Bernard and then later to the Clemson Tiger's games with Elmer. One of her greatest joys was when her family came to visit in Aiken and reminisced around the dinner table.
A family Memorial Service for Mr. and Mrs. Elmer E. Shealy will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 25 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Aiken, SC. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Brighton Gardens/Reminiscence Care at 2601 Reynolda Rd., Winston-Salem, NC 27106 for their attentive and loving care.
Online condolences may be sent to www.salemfh.com.
I am sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. You and your family are in my prayers.
To Ronald, and the rest of the Family and Friends Of Corine, Words cannot express how Sorry all of here at Brighton Gardens of W-S, are for the Loss of Corine!! All of here Loved and still Love her so much , she meant a Great Deal to everyone of us!! Especially myself. She was such a sweet and Loving Lady , with a big Heart, and a Beautiful Smile that would always light up a room. She had lots of Love to give to everyone that knew her. To everyone here she was OUR GRANDMA !! And, We miss her! For me she will always have a Special Place in my Heart!! Just know that you and your Family are in Our Thoughts and Prayers. If you need anything Please just let us know. We will always be here for You. Just like Corine is a Special part of our Family here you are part of this family too!! May God Bless You !! Love and Prayers, Debra Serber ( LEM ) and all of the Brighton Gardens Team Members at Brighton Gardens.
Shirley. H. Bowers
Ronnie, Corine was my neighbor for many years. She and I went to Aiken Christian Women's group together. It was my pleasure to take her and visit with her. Corine was so sweet, always giving me a plant of some kind. She and Elmer had the prettiest yard in the neighborhood. My heart was saddened when she had to move away. She spoke of you and your family so much. SIWW
Ronnie and Jeanne Quattlebaum
Ronnie, Sharon and family, Corine was such a special lady and friend to us during our time together at Southern Bell Telephone in Aiken, SC. Corine was a very instrumental force in our careers and we will forever cherish those fond memories of work and fun with her. Our sincere condolence to your family and friends.
Jeanne and Ronnie Quattlebaum
2 Corinthians 1:3;4 gives us the assurance that "the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies" is "the God of all comfort" and he "comforts us in all our trials". Please accept my sincere condolences. Always remember God loves you and he cares for you! (Psalm 36:7; 1 Peter 5:7)