Mabel McCullough PDF Print E-mail

Mabel Richardson McCullough, 95, of Whitmire, widow of T.P. McCullough, died Sunday, September 2, 2012, at her home.

Born on November 30, 1916, in the Jollystreet section of Newberry County, she was a daughter of the late Henry B. and Bessie McGraw Richardson. She was a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church.

Mrs. McCullough is survived by sons, Thomas A. (Debbie) McCullough of Moncks Corner and George L. McCullough of Newberry; a daughter, Joyce (David) Hill of Whitmire; a sister, Mildred Rushton of Charleston; a brother, Ned M. Richardson of Newberry; four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a sister, Janelle Richardson.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Wednesday, September 5, 2012, at Lighthouse Baptist Church by the Rev. David Clark. Burial will follow in Newberry Memorial Gardens. The family is at her home and will receive friends Tuesday from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Lighthouse Baptist Church, PO Box 1022, Newberry, SC 29108 or Hospice Care of Tri County, 13795 C.R. Koon Highway, Newberry, SC 29108.

Active pallbearers will be Dwight Beheler, Doug Bozard, Jimmy Hendrix, Carroll Koon, Mike Monroe and Richard Shealy.

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#22 Joyce Higgins Nelson 2013-07-19 14:10
Joyce, George, and Tommy, I am saddened to learn of your mother's passing. She was a wonderfully sensitive woman, who saw and brought out the best in all of us. Though I was just a child when I met your mom, the summers spent under her roof left me with indelible memories. I can still hear her gentle voice, see those beautiful eyes, and feel her powerful prayers. She never complained and always seemed to turn chores into fun. I last saw your mom in the 1980's, when heading home from Newberry one winter. My thought was, she hadn't changed a bit! She graciously welcomed me into her home, where we spent the next couple of hours looking at photos and catching up, so to speak, with each of you. My, how her love for family shone that day, through the stories and pictures she shared with me. I wish you could hear the love in her voice as she spoke of each of you, including your dad, and the good times we had shared growing up. Truly, your mom was one of those people who make the world a better place, just by being there. She loved her Lord, lived her faith, and reached out to others in brotherly love, selflessly. What a blessing to have known your mom. My prayer for you is that God will replace the loss you're feeling now with the fondest of memories spent together.
#21 Carla Sexton 2012-09-09 14:25
The family is in our thoughts and prayers.
#20 Bonney Rudd Block 2012-09-05 23:12
Tommy, George, and Joyce,
Your mom was a very special lady to a lot of people. She will be greatly missed here but is assuredly rejoicing to be with her Saviour. We are praying for you that you enjoy her Saviour like she did. Much love.
#19 Reva Moates 2012-09-05 20:19
Joyce ,I am sorry ton hear that your mother passed. I will miss seeing her. as you know, the Lord will give you and your family the comfort you need, love Reva
#18 Kay Porter 2012-09-04 21:16
We are sorry to hear about Mrs. McCullough. She was an inspiration to myself & Will ... We loved her dearly. She love the Lord so much. She will be greatly missed. I know she's so happy in heaven.
Praying for the family. Joyce, Jonathan, Renee & George well as the rest of the family. We love you!
Kay, Ronnie & Will Porter
#17 Sandy Muller 2012-09-04 12:21
Mabel McCullough was someone I met at Bob Jones University through Camilla Becker. She adopted us as her granddaughters and was like a real grandma to both of us. This was especially meaningful to me when all my own grandparents had passed on. God allowed Grandma McCullough to fill that void in my life for many years.
She was known to me as a woman who did not mind having no working TV. It was OK to her that due to a hearing loss, she could not listen to the radio or tapes too well anymore. What she loved most was time in the Bible and prayer. On one occasion while spending the night, I woke up to hear "Grandma" praying, just talking with the Lord as friend with friend. It was the wee hours of the morning. How this was a comfort and example to me.
My life is the richer for having met Grandma. I will miss her and the sweet times of fellowship we had together in the Lord.
#16 Beth Jackson Chandler 2012-09-04 10:46
You have always been in my heart Memaw. So many of my childhood memories were made at your home. I will miss you but I am glad that you and Popop are together again.
#15 First Citizens Bank 2012-09-04 10:31
To The Family Members:
Our thoughts and heartfelt sympathy are with you in your time of sorrow.
Thresa, Sherie, Sherry and Anna
Whitmire First Citizens
#14 Tina Swanson 2012-09-04 08:41
She was a special woman. I will miss you Aunt Mabel. I will forever remember my special summers on the farm. You are loved, now and forever.
#13 Renee Dominick Marlin 2012-09-04 07:21
Dear Tommy, George and Joyce,
Miss Mabel has always been so sweet to me and my family. I especially appreciate what a great friend she was to Grandmother Rawls. Every time I would call, Grandmother would say "hold on, I'm on the phone with Mabel". It was always nice to know that Grandmother had a friend that cared about her and always checked on her. Your mother was always so sweet to Mac, Angela and me. She treated us just like we were her kids. She was such a sweet lady. I know that her passing leaves a great void in your life. But I know that God has a way of healing loss; especially when we know that our loved one is where your mother is right now. I can just imagine that she and Grandmother are up in heaven right now praising God together. What a time they must be having! I love you guys. My prayers are with you.
#12 Daniel Barbara Wessinger 2012-09-04 05:22
Heaven is getting a great lady. She love the Lord and her family. Never a dull moment when Mrs McCullough was around. She had the best sense of humor and love for everyone she met. Praying and thinking of her family that is left behind.
#11 Helen W. Monie 2012-09-03 19:01
I will always have good memories of Mrs. Mable.
She always had a smile and always showed her love for God. The last time I stopped by her house to stay "a few minutes !!" turned into 6 hours!! and we enjoyed it so much.
May God comfort the family as only HE can.
Much love to all of you
Gary & Helen W. Monie
Ruby C. Wicker
Pomaria, SC, 29126
#10 Cheryl Tidwell 2012-09-03 17:49
George & Joyce & Tommy,
I was so sorry to hear about "Mom McCullough's" passing.'I know she's better off and wouldn't come back if she could.
I am praying for all of you at this time and our love is with you.
#9 Rev & Mrs. Bill Yon 2012-09-03 13:00
Tommy, George, and Joyce,
We were saddened to hear of your mother's passing. She was a precious lady. We could see the Lord in her life and now she is at home with Him. I plan to see her again one day in Glory!
#8 Camilla Becker 2012-09-03 10:56
She was my friend…whenever I was allowed to visit from abroad, we would laugh, sometimes cry, and always pray together. And for many years she took on the role of a grandmother and kind of adopted me as one to be believed in, saw more in me than I ever was, and invested her prayers and her gifts like a grandmother would have. And I loved her. I´ll miss seeing her whenever I´ll be able to visit the States again. May the Lord bless her family and answer Grandma McCullough prayers even after she´s gone home. God bless you Renee. I got to know your grandma because of you—and caring for you endeared me to her in the first place….and faithfully she held on to that fierce love for you through all the years that I have known her.
Surely she was a character—one that will be missed. Dear family: May the Lord comfort you through this time and thank you for sharing her with others--she was a blessing to me.
#7 Wayne Langston 2012-09-03 08:35
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
#6 Kathy & Hugh 2012-09-03 08:16
Mrs. McCullough will be greatly missed. She was a very special lady who loved her Lord and shared that love with all who came by and would take a second to listen. She was always calling us to check on us and praying for us, which meant so very much. She was a dear friend. Our loss is Heaven's gain. Joyce and Renee, George and Tommy, our hearts and prayers go out to you all. May God bless and comfort you as only He can. Love to all.
#5 Peggy Hueble 2012-09-03 08:04
My prayers are with you. Ms. Mabel would often meet me at her mailbox just to chat and ask about my day. Thinking of you all during your time of sorrow and loss.
#4 Pat Seymore 2012-09-03 06:14
Joyce, George, and Tommy; My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time of sorrow. May God bless and comfort you. All of you are in my prayers. Love you all.
#3 Bryan &Janice Salter 2012-09-02 21:14
Mrs. McCullough was a special lady. We will never forget her. Our loss is Heaven's gain. Take comfort in knowing that she is with her precious Saviour. We know she is far happier with Him than on this earth. She is looking forward to seeing the loved ones she left behind when we arrive in Heaven and is enjoying fellowship, in the presence of the Lord, with those who went on before her. She will be missed by all who knew her.
#2 Willie Miller 2012-09-02 18:20
Please know that Mabel's family is in my thoughts and prayers. I consider her a dear friend of mine and has been over the years.
#1 Carolyn Forbes 2012-09-02 18:03
I will miss Mabel. She was a dear lady, and I know she is happy to be with her Lord and Savior at last. I am praying for you (the family) for your comfort at this time.