Cylest Marie Gourley



Sumter, SC… Cylest Marie Gourley, age 35, beloved wife of ten years to Brian Scott Gourley, died on Thursday, March 1, 2018.

Born in Sumter, she was the daughter of the late Vivian Marie Callen and the late Chuck Griffin. Cylest had a strong faith in the Lord and constantly gave words of encouragement to others. She did not judge and was an energetic and kind person who always gave to others and took an interest in other’s stories by drawing them out of their shell. She was fun loving and enjoyed singing, dancing, going to the beach, swimming, kayaking, and decorating. Cylest loved her family and will be remembered as a loving. wife, sister, daughter, and friend. She was a member of the Alice Drive Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband Brian, she is survived by: three sisters, Crystal Marie Leviner and her husband Michael Leviner, Cynthia Marie Gregory and her husband Gail Gregory II, Cynnamon Marie Callen and her husband Trey Dew all of Sumter along with numerous nieces, nephews and other family members.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 1:00 pm at the Alice Drive Baptist Church, 1305 Loring Mill Road, Sumter, SC with the Rev. Jock Hendricks officiating.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, one hour prior to the service, from 12:00-1:00 pm at the church.

Memorials may be made to the Joyce Meyer Ministries, P.O. Box 655, Fenton, MO 63026 or to the Sumter SPCA, 1140 S. Guignard Dr., Sumter, SC 29150.

You may go to and sign the family’s guest book.

The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home for the arrangements.