Bishopville, SC ….. Helen Sylvia Corless Seymour, age 82, beloved wife of the late Howard Benson Seymour, died on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at Palmetto Health Tuomey.
Born in Valdosta, GA, she was the daughter of the late Birdsell Corless 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, IL and Mark Seymour and his wife Debbie of Bishopville; four siblings, Sandra Cusack and her husband Bruce of Summerville, SC, Lee Corless and his wife Linda of Port Orange, FL, Hugh Corless and his wife Tania of Altamonte Springs, FL and Dave Corless and his wife Kathy of Summerville, SC; one sister-in-law, Claudette Seymour Easterling and her husband Jim of Hartsville, SC 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 on Sunday, September 2, 2018 at 2:00 pm at the 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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My special memory is of you coming to my home and giving me a book that helped me understand better my role as a wife and mother. That day was one of my lowest points in my life and also became the turning point in becoming one of the highest points. Thank you for the a copy of "A Matter of Life" and the children's books which I read now to my grandchildren. You will be missed by so many because of the difference you made in the lives of others.
Submitted by Sue & Jerry Cook on Sep 3 2018 07:54:19 AM
Sylvia Seymour will be missed dearly by friends and family alike. Sylvia was my sister-in-law for 45 years. She was a devoted daughter, sister, mother, aunt, grandmother, and friend. Sylvia loved her Lord and served Him any chance she could. I know she is reaping her rewards today because of that love. As hard as it is to say, "Goodbye for Now", I know we will see each other again in heaven. I love you, Sylvia, and thank God for you and the amazing influence you had on your immediate family and all those that knew you. Celebrating with you!
Submitted by Kathy Corless on Sep 2 2018 07:06:16 AM
Ms.Sylvia your smile and laughter will be missed..I had the wonderful pleasure of working with you in Awanas.Your encouragement of the children as they gave their verses was what kept them going..Then came your puppet ministry..what a wonderful time..you involved the youth as well as the entire church..Thank you Ms Sylvia for your friendship, your encouragement...Your love for Chirst showed in everything you did..I know God is saying..Well done good and faithful servant..welcome home.
Submitted by Alan Sprague on Aug 29 2018 07:07:17 PM
My prayers for great grace and comfort for the family and friends. This was truly earth's loss. In the short time I knew her, she had a passion to teach and to pray and reach out to others. I cannot thank her enough for checking in on me, saving me a seat at a dinner and just caring. That is a certain legacy I know she has left with her family. I look forward to the day where we will meet again.
Submitted by Wendy Cunningham on Aug 29 2018 03:46:40 PM
Ruth Myers lit a candle for Helen Sylvia Corless Seymour
Ruth Myers lit a candle on Aug 29 2018 09:57:46 AM
Mrs Sylvia will surely be missed. We love you all and sending prayers for the family. God Bless and be with you for peace and comfort.
Submitted by Ruth Myers on Aug 29 2018 09:56:57 AM
Clara McElveen lit a candle for Helen Sylvia Corless Seymour
Clara McElveen lit a candle on Aug 23 2018 04:15:41 PM
To the Son's and family of Ms. Helen my condolences.
Having heard of your most recent loss, I felt like leaving a brief post. I too well know the grief of losing a Mother as I too loss my mom Helen, and that at times like these, it is encouraging just to know that others are thinking about us. Something that has helped me to deal with such loses, is the wonderful promise of Christ Jesus.recorded for our comfort, at John 5:28,29.and what strengthen my hope in Jesus' word was Acts 9:36-42. I hope that when you are feeling up to it, you will take a few minutes, and look up these Scriptures, in your copy of The Bible. Also I hope. that this note finds The Family feeling as good as can be expected Today.
Submitted by S. A. Brown on Aug 23 2018 08:45:37 AM
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