Sylvia Gene White, 72, of Prosperity, died June 27, 2015 at her residence.

Born in Prosperity, she was the daughter of the late Eugene Luther and Louise Amick Bobb. She retired as owner of White's Flower Shop in Newberry and worked part time at Thelma's Flowers and Gifts after her retirement. She was a member of Bachman Chapel Lutheran Church where she was a member of the Lutheran Church Women II. She was also a member of the Smiling Swingers Square Dance Club.

She is survived by her husband, Charles D. White; a son, Robert (Michelle) White of Prosperity; a daughter, Christy White Mills of Prosperity; grandchildren, Dwayne White, Meredith Mills, Forrest White, Martina Mills, Matalyn Mills, and Victoria Wilson; two great-grandchildren, ChloeAnne and Ava Grace.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 PM Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at the McSwain-Evans Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Floyd Sides and the Rev. James Shealy. Burial will follow in Rosemont Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday afternoon from 1:30 until 2:30 PM at the McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Bearing the Burden c/o First Community Bank, 101 N. Wheeler Avenue, Prosperity, SC 29127.

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#39 Ann Boozer Dawson 2015-07-09 10:49
Sylvia Jean was such a sweet, kind person who was always interested in what was going on in others lives. Even during her struggle with cancer, she continued to ask you about yourself and your family and listened to all you said. She was a member of our class at Prosperity High School and came to our class reunions. She always was such a great person to be around. Her life was cut too short here on earth but she is at peace now and not in pain. My sympathy to all the family at this sad time.
#38 Susie Berry 2015-07-03 13:53
I always totally loved her. She will be missed! My sympathy and prayers to the family!
#37 Carla Sexton 2015-07-01 05:34
Mrs White was a sweet and kind lady and will be truly missed. Thoughts and prayers with the family. Charles, Robert & Christy I am so sorry. Our loss is Heaven's gain.
#36 Deborah Ruff 2015-06-30 23:03
Charles and family, so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed knowing Sylvia Gene through square dancing and through the flower shop. She will be so missed.
#35 Billy & Edith Morris 2015-06-30 14:30
Our deepest sympathy in the loss of Sylvia Gene. She truly is in the hands of the Good Lord now. May your sweet memories carry you through your grief.
Billy & Edith Morris
#34 Jeannie H. Stribble 2015-06-30 13:38
I am so sorry for your loss. Mrs. Sylvia was a very loving person and I enjoyed our conversations about when she used to babysit my mom (Barbara Wilson Hendrix). She called her Bobbie. She will be greatly missed. You are all in my thoughts and prayers ! May God bless you and keep you through this very difficult time !
#33 Dovie Hamm Franklin 2015-06-30 12:59
We were sorry to hear of Mrs. Sylvia Jean's passing, we'll keep you in our prayers.
Dave, Dovie & Gunnar Franklin
#32 Shaye Miller 2015-06-30 11:40
So very sorry for loss. Sylvia Gene was a special person that will be missed by many. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you.

Shaye and Eric Miller
#31 Janice Meeks 2015-06-30 09:55
Please know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers. I always loved talking to Svia. She was truly a special lady and will be missed by all.
#30 Sheriff Lee Foster 2015-06-30 08:00
On behalf of our family we extend our sympathy on the passing of Ms. Sylvia. She led a remarkable life as a true loving parent and grand parent. While you are hurting from your loss, she is in a place of pure Peace and comfort where she has been united with the Saints of the past and will watch over your family until it is your time to be reunited. May God continue to be with you. Lee, Carol, Joseph and Amelia
#29 Peggy Marlowe 2015-06-30 00:28
Oharles & family, So sorry for your loss, Sylvia was a good friend of mine. I was glad to see y'all when you came to vote. She will be missed by a lot of people, y'all have my deepest sympathy, Peggy Marlowe
#28 Myrtie Mallach 2015-06-29 21:00
Mr Charles and Family, I am so sorry to hear about Mrs Sylvia. She was such a sweet person and I know she will be missed by so many ! May knowing that others care help to comfort you in the days ahead.
Mark and Myrtie Mallach
#27 Donna & Jay Porter 2015-06-29 20:49
Charles, Robert, Christy and families:
we thought the world of Sylvia and are so sad that she has went home but joyous to know that she is in the greatest place of all. Words cannot express how fine of a person she was - always. Please know that you all are in our prayers.
#26 Allene Dawkins 2015-06-29 20:31
I am so sorry to hear about Sylvia. My thoughts & prayers are with all of your family. May God comfort you & give you peace!!!
#25 Wayne and Lynn Dowd 2015-06-29 18:54
We are saddened to hear of Sylvia Gene's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
#24 Kelley W. Adkins 2015-06-29 17:38
Such a wonderful woman. I have so many great memories of her that I will cherish forever. God certainly gained a precious Angel. Praying for you all and sending love.

Kelley Wessinger Adkins
#23 KarenLindler Smith 2015-06-29 16:21
Christy and Family, We are deeply saddened to hear of Ms. Sylvia passing. She was great lady! She will be missed greatly! Love, Joey and Karen Lindler Smith and Megan Lindler
#22 Karen Brehmer 2015-06-29 15:00
Mr. Charles, Christy and family, So very sorry to hear of Mrs. Sylvia Gene's passing. She was a very special lady to the Merchant family. She created some of the most beautiful arrangements with Mama's (Mary Merchant) roses. She will always hold a special place in our hearts. With love,
Karen and Mike Brehmer and family
#21 Peggy Wilson 2015-06-29 13:37
To the Family of Sylvia Gene: Words fail to express my sadness at the passing of dear, sweet Sylvia Gene. Len and I are praying that God will comfort you and keep you in his embrace during this time of sorrow. Sylvia was always a great supporter of the dance community and of Wilson Dance Academy. I will always remember her encouraging words and kindness to me. May the constant love of family and friends soften your sadness, and may the cherished memories of Sylvia bring you comfort and peace. God Bless you all.
#20 Dickey Thompson 2015-06-29 11:29
We will miss her beautiful smile and gentleness. She always made you feel worthy and gave you her undivided attention. God bless you with peace, sweet memories and strength.
#19 Sherree Richardson 2015-06-29 10:56
I am so sorry for your loss. May God comfort and grant you peace. She was a wonderful lady and always held a special place in my heart.
#18 Michelle M Black 2015-06-29 09:36
Ms. Sylvia Gene was one the very first adults I remember knowing as a child at Lewis Pre-School. She was always an Angel, and she always will be.

Much Love
#17 Sharon Riley McCollu 2015-06-29 09:21
Ms Sylvia Jean was a fine lady. She meant a lot to my whole family for many many years. My prayers are for all of you for God's comfort.
#16 Bart Dominick 2015-06-29 09:19
Charles, Robert, Christy and Family,
We are Very Sorry to hear of Sylvia Gene's passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ Bring You Peace.
With Christian Love and Sympathy,
Bart and Debbie Dominick and Family
#15 Starr Hockett 2015-06-29 08:54
I am so sorry for your loss. Mrs. Sylvia Gene was a special lady. Jessi (taco grandchild) loved her and your family. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
#14 Donnie & Pam Wilson 2015-06-28 17:53
Charles and family I'm soo sorry for you'll loss. I loved Syliva Jean a lot she was like a member of our family. She will be greatly missed by all, but gives comfort that I know she's in a much better place. Sorry we cannot be there for you and family.
Love Donnie & Pam Wilson
#13 Kristen & Lee Burris 2015-06-28 15:00
We are so sorry to hear about Mrs. Sylvia she was such a sweet lady. Prayers are with you all during this sad time. She loved everyone and was just a great person to be around. She also loved all her grandchildren and great grand children. We will see her again one day Ipray God puts his hands around you all and helps you through this time.

Lee, Kristen, Austyn, and Leah
#12 Larry&Barbara Wise 2015-06-28 13:55
Charles and family,
We were so sorry to learn of Sylvia Jean's death. Our thought and prayers are with all of you. May God wrap his loving arms around now and always!
#11 Lonnette Turner 2015-06-28 13:39
Charles ,Christy ,and Robert, Even the knowing of whats to come still doesn't prepare us for losing the ones we love . Sylvia Jean was a good woman that will be missed by many. My prayers go out to each of you in your grief and I pray the many wonderful memories you each have will help to ease the loss. Love , Lonnette and Randy Turner
#10 Jane Gallman 2015-06-28 13:23
So very sorry to hear about Ms Sylvia Jean. She was a very sweet lady and she will be greatly missed. Our prayers are with all the family now and in the days to come. God bless you all.
Our deepest sympathy,
Jane and Larry Gallman
#9 Terrie Mayer 2015-06-28 13:06
Robert and Christy and families……… you have my love, my sympathy, and my prayers.
#8 Beverly Shealy 2015-06-28 12:49
Charles and Family, We are so sad to hear of Sylvia's death even though we expected it. We grieve with you. We have so many wonderful memories of the good times we use to spend with you and Sylvia. Even death and separation cannot take that away from us. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers and we pray that you will find peace and comfort from our Heavenly Father to carry you through the days ahead. Love Leon, /Beverly, and Stacy Shealy
#7 Brice & Alice Boozer 2015-06-28 11:10
We are so sorry to hear about your lost. Sylvia was a very special person, never met a stranger, and treated everyone with love and respect. She will be greatly missed here at her earthly home but she will be welcome with songs and praises in heaven. God has promised us eternal life. What a wonderful blessing. May your wonderful memories sustain you during your time of grief.

Alice and Brice Boozer
#6 Shelley Z. Remion 2015-06-28 09:55
I am so very sorry to hear about Mrs. Sylvia Gene.
My heart is breaking for you and your entire family.
She is finally healed and no longer in pain and in the arms of our loving Lord. She was a wonderful person and she will be missed by all who loved her.
You are and will continue in my thoughts and prayers.

Shelley Remion
#5 Lisa Mowbray 2015-06-28 08:14
Our hearts are broken to hear of Mrs. Sylvia Gene's death. She has always been special to us all. Our hearts break with you all.

Gaynell, Patricia, Ronnie & Susie Amick
Forrest & Lisa Mowbray
#4 Wes & Helen Griffin 2015-06-28 08:09
We are mourning with you for Miss Sylvia Gene. What a lovely, loving soul! However, we are rejoicing that she is free from pain and sorrow with the Lord. He has promised, "Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted." We pray that your comfort may be swift and complete.
#3 Linda Branham 2015-06-28 07:55
Meredith and family. So sorry for your loss. Meredith we know how much you loved your grandma. God Bless You! Love, Frank and Linda
#2 Harold. Fulmer 2015-06-28 07:30
Charles & Family: We are deeply saddened to hear of Sylvia Gene's passing. She will surely be missed by everyone that knew her. May our Loving Heavenly Father wrap his Loving around you & give you peace a comfort you at thei time.
With love ,
Harold & Ola Mae Fulmer
#1 vincent cromer 2015-06-28 07:12
Mrs. White was a lovely lady and was kind to all. She ran a great flower store and was great what she did. She loved her family and friend. She lived by the golden rule and thats why shes in Gods hand now. Me and Charles loved her alot. We will miss u much much much.,

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