Elizabeth Watson Cumalander, 57, of Little Mountain, died Monday, August 10, 2015, at Palmetto Baptist Parkridge.

Born on August 20, 1957, in Greenville, she was a daughter of the late Robert Patrick and Patricia Seets Watson. She was employed as a rural mail carrier with the U.S. Postal Service, was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church and was a former President of the Little Mountain Reunion Association.

Liz had a passion for the Gamecocks. She loved her family and enjoyed watching every sport her grandchildren would play. You could always find her at the ballpark cheering the loudest. Family was certainly important, and if you were her friend she counted you as family. There isn't anything she wouldn't do for anyone who needed her. She fought a hard battle with pulmonary fibrosis and pancreatic cancer with dignity and grace and did not let it define her life. She lived life to the fullest until her last days and was surrounded by her family and friends.

Mrs. Cumalander is survived by her husband, Johnny Cumalander; a son, Bradley Robert Cumalander of Pomaria; daughters, Christy Meetze (Wayne) Jeffcoat of Chapin, Nikki Meetze (Jesse) Clayton, Brittany Cumalander (Jon) Paul and Holly Natasha McGinn all of Little Mountain; a sister, Frances Watson McGinn of Little Mountain; grandchildren, Jonathan Michael Meetze, Hunter Carl Jeffcoat, Rylee Michelle Jeffcoat, Cannon Robert Paul, Patrick Thomas Clayton, Cohen Ray Paul, and Kellyn Elizabeth Clayton.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Friday, August 14, 2015, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church by the Rev. Brett Collins. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will be at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jon Paul, and will receive friends Thursday from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Trinity Life Center, PO Box 186, Little Mountain, SC 29075 or to the Little Mountain Fire Department, PO Box 92, Little Mountain, SC 29075.

Active pallbearers will be Davis Daniel, Ray Cumalander, David Collins, Danny Purcell, Ron Abrams, Jerry Shealy, Marty Frick and Mike Riddle.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jackie Riddle, Gail Fulmer, Lisa Abrams, Jamie Purcell, Steve Meetze, Shandon Collins, Charles and Kaye Shealy and the rest of the Sugar Shack Crew.

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#45 Eddie Salazar 2015-09-09 21:55

I am so sorry to hear about Liz. My prayers and condolences for you and your family.
#44 Scott & Candy Frick 2015-08-14 17:06
Johnny & family,
We are so very sorry for your loss. We will always remember Liz as being so full of life and such an outgoing lady. Please know my friend, that you are in our thoughts and prayers and here if you need anything. May God bless you all at this most difficult time.
Scott, Candy, Haylie, Reagan & Justin
#43 Beverly Boulware 2015-08-14 14:23
Johnny and family, you are all in my prayers. Find comfort that Liz is no longer in pain. Hold close those precious memories and may God bless you and give you strength in the days ahead! Beverly Hawkins Boulware
#42 The Duntons 2015-08-13 22:17
You have been strong throughout it all-Hoping you have everything you could possibly need to help you through this time. You have been and continue to be in our thoughts-if you need anything-Always right behind you!
Anne, Robbie, Aindrea & Taylor
#41 Angie & Doug Kirk 2015-08-13 21:22
Our Deepest sympathy to each of you. We will continue to pray for comfort during these difficult time.
#40 Doug and Marie Frick 2015-08-13 20:25
Praying for strength and healing.
#39 Jason & Amy Jolley 2015-08-13 18:57
We are so sorry for your loss. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers. May God give you strength during this time. Don't hesitate to ask if you need anything.
#38 FrankieJr&CindraFarr 2015-08-13 18:02
Dear Johnny: Frankie and my hearts and soul prayers are with you, Nikki, Brittany and All of the family. We are here if you need a listening ear or just someone to be with you. We Love Liz and You both so very much! And the whole family! Our Love is with you all! There is nothing like family and friends. We Love the picture of Liz and we know she is with God's Angels and watching over you and all of your children and grandchildren as well as the rest of the family and friends. With God's Sincere Love and Our Love, Always, Frankie and Cindy (Frank Sr. and Mary Farr)-(Mom and Dad Loves You All So Much! Brandon, Bronson, Damon, Casey, and Ryan. And Kasandra, Michael,and Tiffany Peacock - Farr
#37 Libby Wicker Sutherl 2015-08-13 16:09
My heart rejoices for Liz, for her eternal healing, but breaks for the heartache the family must endure without her. May God give you comfort in the days, weeks, months and years ahead as go on with out her. HUGS and LOVE and continued Prayers Johnny, Christy, Nikki, Brittany, Bradley, Lee, Holly, Jonathan, Kay and all the rest of the family. God Bless you all....
#36 The Coletti Family 2015-08-13 14:12
Christy, sorry to hear about your mom. You and your family are in our prayers.
#35 Anna Rhett SC DHHS 2015-08-13 13:18
Holly: Aunt Liz has WON the Victory! Praying you and your family will feel the loving arms of Jesus, as He carries you during this difficult time.
Love, Anna L Rhett
#34 Natascha Young 2015-08-13 09:16
Johnny and Family, I am so sorry for your loss and extend to you my condolences. I will continue to keep you all in my thoughts and prayers during this time of grievance. If there is anything I can do, please do not hesitate to let me know.

#33 Debbie Ellison 2015-08-13 08:30
I am so sorry for your loss. Liz was always positive and so obviously loved her family, friends, and life. I know you will miss her every day, but you will all be together in another life.
- Debbie Ellison (former Chapin Postmaster)
#32 Beth Frick 2015-08-13 08:26
We are so sorry for the loss of Liz. May the grace of God give you peace, strength, and comfort. A special family to us and we will continue to pray and keep all of you in our thoughts.
Bubba, Beth, Joe and Aaron Frick
#31 Kathy Boland 2015-08-12 21:55
Johnny and family please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. God will bless you with His strength and give you comfort in the days ahead. Trust in Him and hang on to the memories.

In deepest sympathy,

Kathy Boland, Ryan Wicker, Nicole, Scotty, Jayden Hooks
#30 The Highbergers 2015-08-12 20:42
Our condolences to all the family. We sure will miss her at the ball field.
#29 Postmaster Gregory H 2015-08-12 17:58
Liz was a great employee of the Postal Service for more than 12 years. She will be great miss by her peers and customers. May the Cumalander Family be bless with peace during these though times.
#28 Bettie G. McFadden 2015-08-12 16:04
May the Lord grant you strength for today and the oncoming days. Cherish and remember those fondest memories.

Prayerfully yours!
#27 Gayle Wicker 2015-08-12 10:35
Johnny & Family, please know that all of you are in my thoughts & prayers, Liz is in a much better place than we are now, & the best thing is she is pain-free & singing with the Angels in heaven! One day you will be reunited with her once again. Praying that God will wrap his loving arms around all of you & give you peace.
#26 Melissa Sabo 2015-08-12 10:04
Christy & family, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. The entire family is in my prayers. I did not have the privilege of knowing her but the smile on her face in this picture tells me that she she was as beautiful on the inside as she was on the outside. May God wrap his arms around you & comfort you today and for all the days ahead.
#25 Jackie Haltiwanger 2015-08-12 09:51
So sorry to hear of Liz's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
#24 Penny Coleman 2015-08-12 09:51
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Penny Coleman
#23 Kelley Kelly 2015-08-12 09:08
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Although I never met Liz, she has been in my prayers, and I know she is in a better place with God. She will always be with you in spirit as your guardian angel.
Deepest Sympathies,
Kyle and Kelley Kelly
Chapin SC
#22 Kimberly Hawkins 2015-08-12 09:07
Jon, Brittany and family, I am deeply sorry to see this. May our loving Heavenly Father wrap His arms tightly around you and help comfort you through this difficult time.
#21 Wes/Helen Griffin 2015-08-12 08:55
We are praying for your comfort and strength. Gid bless.
#20 Brad Grooms 2015-08-12 08:37
Our condolences go out to you and your family. Liz was a wonderful lady that we enjoyed seeing and talking with. We will truly miss her.

Brad & Laurie Grooms
#19 Roy Hooker II 2015-08-12 08:25
Sorry for your loss John E. May the Lord bless and keep you and your family!
#18 Sheryl and Shanna Wi 2015-08-12 07:17
We are so sorry for your loss. Liz was a very strong and loving person and will be missed by many. May God wrap his arms around you and help you be strong during this difficult time. May her memories give you peace and help you know she will always be with you. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
#17 Connie Frick 2015-08-12 06:16
Johnny, you and your family are in our prayers. May God bless you with His peace and comfort.
John & Connie Frick
#16 Angie Welcker 2015-08-12 05:41
Liz touched so many lives.I will never forget her beautiful smiling face. I will always remember her helping giving kindness. She touched my life when as a teenager she lived next door to my parents, Slck and Martha Derrick. I jew her as the hip, cool lady next door and she set me up with an awesome jr prom dress...y turned out to be one of my fondest memories.... so saddened to her of her passing and so sorry for your loss, She was a great lady who will be missed by many!
#15 Sheriff Lee Foster 2015-08-11 21:46
Liz fought the good fight with eloquence and patience. Her body is whole, she is free and at Peace. Mere words cannot ease your grief, but I hope you can find comfort in all your friends and family that care. Lee, Carol, Joseph and Amelia
#14 Karen Winn 2015-08-11 20:39
Johnny and Family, We send our heartfelt sympathy to each of you. Just know Liz is at peace with no more pain or suffering. She has WON the battle. Cherish the memories you have and know she loved each of you so much. May God give you the strength, love, peace, and comfort during this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Love, Rodger and Karen Winn
#13 Phil & Gloria Ragan 2015-08-11 20:08
So sad to hear the news. What a pleasure it was to have known her. Sending prayers and love your way.
#12 Roy & Jennifer Brook 2015-08-11 19:26

We send our deepest condolences for your loss. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
#11 Glenda Hentz 2015-08-11 17:50
Johnny and family so sorry for your loss; may God bring you peace and comfort
#10 Deb & Derrill Taylor 2015-08-11 16:53
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during your time of grief. May our Lord console you and give you peace during this time of loss.
#9 Judy Shealy 2015-08-11 16:50
Johnny and all your family-we are so sorry to hear of Liz's passing. She fought a hard battle. Please know that all are in our thoughts and prayers. Everette & Judy Shealy
#8 Alex Melendez 2015-08-11 16:28
Johnny I am so sorry to hear of your loss at Liz's passing. I'll be praying for you and your family. May God give you all comfort and peace now and in the days to come.
#7 cindi lipsey koon 2015-08-11 16:20
I am so very sorry for your loss.. sending lots of love and prayers....
#6 Beverly and Jimmy 2015-08-11 15:25
That is a beautiful picture of Liz. It certainly does capture her wonderful spirit. We are so sorry for your loss and we know she will be missed by many. All of her family and friends will be in our prayers.

Jimmy and Beverly Martin
#5 Phyllis Jackson 2015-08-11 15:06
I hope the wonderful memories that we made with Liz will comfort all of you. God bless each and everyone. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Henry and Phyllis Jackson
Shanna and Andy Gallman, Taryn, and Brooks
#4 Pam Lindler Dehart 2015-08-11 14:45
Johnny you and the family are in my prayers. May the good Lord Bless and keep you during this difficult time.
#3 Sally Huffstetler 2015-08-11 12:23
So sorry to hear of Liz's passing. She fought a good fight and she has "WON" she will be @ peace and with no pain anymore.
Keeping you and the family In my thoughts and prayers. Sally Huffstetler
#2 Cathy Shealy 2015-08-11 11:52
May the grace of God give you peace , strength, and comfort . Our thoughts and prayers
are with you all.
Frankie and Cathy Shealy & Family
#1 Wessinger 2015-08-11 11:29
What can we say? We are SO sorry for the loss of Liz - your wife, mother, grandmother, daughter-in-law , cousin, aunt, and friend. We are a close family and your and loss and pain are felt by all of us. Our prayers are with you and we are here for you in whatever way you need us. May sweet memories overshadow the hurt as you move forward to honor her life, her witness, and her example of true love, courage, and determination. We love you all.
Lynn and Larry
Tara, Greg, Brianna and Bailey
Lee, Erynn, and Raelynn
Aunt 'Bot' and Uncle Gurney

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