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In Our Prayers: Gloria Hawkins Shealy

Gloria Cleo Hawkins Shealy, 84, wife of the late Rev. George Benet Shealy, departed life on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at her residence.

A native of Newberry, SC, Mrs. Shealy was the daughter of the late Bloomer “Jack” and Eunice Harman Hawkins. She married the love of her life on August 22, 1954. She loved sending cards to everyone and especially to the sick and shut-ins. She enjoyed visiting the shut-ins and nursing facilities. She loved her family dearly, and they were the “apple of her eye.”

Mrs. Shealy is survived by a son: Frank O’Neal Shealy (Melody); daughters: Leslie Carol Shealy and Julie Shealy Gambrell (Henry); brother: Bernard Hawkins (Faye); sister: Anna H. Hope; four grandchildren: Justin Smith (April), Zachary Smith (Erica), Leslie Bellamy (Nate) and Grant Shealy; six great-grandchildren: Maribelle, MollyKate, Connor, Ashlyn, Addison and Harper; many nieces and nephews; and a dear friend of 52 years, Bobbie Duncan.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Shealy is preceded in death by a son: George B. Shealy, Jr.; granddaughter: Meghan Rebekka; and a brother-in-law: Ernie Hope.
A graveside service was held on Friday, October 16, 2020 at St. John’s Lutheran Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Eternal Shepard Lutheran Church, 220 Carson Road, Seneca, South Carolina 29678 or Prisma Health Oconee Hospice of the Foothills, Attn: Foundation Office, 298 Memorial Drive, Seneca, South Carolina 29672 or Saint Johns Lutheran Church: 301 W. Main St., Walhalla, SC 29691.

Almighty God, source of all mercy and giver of comfort: Deal graciously, we pray, with those who mourn, that, casting all their sorrow on you, they may know the consolation of your love; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
– Prayer from the Lutheran Book of Worship

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