Nelle Corley

Nellie Rose “Nelle” Richardson Corley, 73, died Sunday, November 28, 2021, at her residence.


Born on December 2, 1947, in Newberry, she was a daughter of the late Ben “Jerry” Richardson and Inez Counts Richardson. She was a graduate of Mid-Carolina High School and a lifelong fan of the Clemson University Tigers. She was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church and never wavered in her faith in God. Having retired from the Department of Social Services, she spent her golden years caring for and loving her beloved grandchildren as well as her grand furbabies (dogs).


Mrs. Corley is survived by a son, Gerald Ray Corley and a daughter, Lisa Corley Tyson (Terrence). She was predeceased by her husband, Charles Ray Corley. She is also survived by her sister, Sheri Richardson Lazenby (Stan); her grandchildren, Dustin Corley, Lainey Corley, Sierra Rose Watson (Remington), Leya Tyson and Kadin Tyson and her great-grandson, Canaan Watson.


Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, December 4, 2021, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church by the Rev. Arden Hallman. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:30 – 7:30 pm Friday, December 3, 2021, at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 209 New Hope Road, Pomaria, SC 29126.


The family would like to express sincere appreciation to Amedisys Hospice.


Active pallbearers will be Jay Black, Benjie Cromer, Remington Watson, Kadin Tyson, Edward Graham and Zacorian Byrd.


Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Carroll Pinner III and Rodney Griffin.


12 condolences for “Nelle Corley”

  1. Saturday, 04 December 2021 22:43

    I was so sorry to hear about Nelle’s passing. We were close friends the 30 plus years we worked together, and had many good times together. She will be happy to be with Charles again in heaven.

  2. Friday, 03 December 2021 11:46

    Thank you all for your prayers.  It means so much to me and Ray that you took the time to acknowledge the passing of our Mom. She was the best mom, Grandma and great grandma that we could have asked for. We will miss her more than anything in the world. Again, thank you.





  3. Wednesday, 01 December 2021 23:46

    Ray, Lisa, and family....

    Your mom had a beautiful soul and a wonderful personality.  Never--in all the years I've known her--did I see her angry or sad or anything other than sweet and thoughtful.

    She and your dad are reunited now in ETERNAL life. 

    May OUR GRACIOUS LORD grant you comfort and peace. Please know that you all are in my sincere prayers at this sad time.


    Much love to each of you,

    Terrie Shealy Mayer 

  4. Wednesday, 01 December 2021 10:35

    Sheri & family - Sending sincere sympathy in the passing of Nelle.  May God, family & friends provide you comfort & strength during this difficult time.  Keeping you in prayer … God bless.

  5. Wednesday, 01 December 2021 08:48

    We are sorry for your loss but she is with Jesus and Charles now love y’all 

  6. Tuesday, 30 November 2021 19:22

    Prayers to you all. 

    Christy White Jones

  7. Tuesday, 30 November 2021 14:02

    Sorry for your loss.  Prayers to all.

  8. Tuesday, 30 November 2021 08:52

    Lisa, Ray, and family,  
    We are so very sorry to learn of Nelle’s passing.  She was a sweet lady. Sending our deepest sympathy and prayers to each and everyone of you. 
    Marie & Jerel Harmon

  9. Monday, 29 November 2021 15:47

    So shocked and sorry to hear of Nelles passing. We were very close when we worked together at DSS.  Hugs and prayers for all of you. ❤️

  10. Monday, 29 November 2021 14:53


    So sorry to hear about your mother. Thinking about you and your family.



  11. Monday, 29 November 2021 13:05

    Please accept my sincerest condolences for the loss of your loved one. Our prayers are with each of you. May you feel God's strength during this difficult time.

  12. Monday, 29 November 2021 07:48

    We are so very sorry for your loss in the passing of Mrs. Nelle. She was always kind to our family. May God be with you through this difficult time and every day. May the memories shared sustain you.   Lee, Carol, Joseph, Amelia 

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