Cleo A. Wise PDF Print E-mail

Cleo Amick Wise, of Prosperity, beloved widow of Kirby Clarkson Wise, died Thursday, July 31, 2014, at her residence.

Born on February 8, 1930, in Prosperity, she was a daughter of the late Seber Franklin and Minnie Mae Amick. Mrs. Wise was a member of Macedonia Lutheran Church where she was a member of the Goldies, WELCA, taught Sunday School, Vacation Bible School and Weekday Bible Study.

She is survived by sons, Donald Clarkson (Marilyn) Wise of Chapin and Dean Kirby (Pamela) Wise of Saluda; a daughter, Linda W. (Ranse) Miller of Prosperity; brothers, S. Ray Amick of Prosperity, C. Voight Amick of Columbia and Vern F. Amick of Winnsboro; grandchildren, Sara W. (Marinus) Van Driel; P. Andrew Wise and Marina L. Miller and a great-granddaughter, Evy A. Van Driel. She was predeceased by sisters, Ruby A. Fulmer and Rosaline A. Ringer and brothers, O. Leroy Amick and E. Cornell Amick.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Monday, August 4, 2014, at Macedonia Lutheran Church by the Rev. Randy Derrick and Rev. Dr. Kenneth Harmon. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Macedonia Lutheran Church, 49 Macedonia Church Road, Prosperity, SC 29127.

Active pallbearers will be Larry Amick, Brian Amick, Jim Amick, Leon Fulmer, Jr., Jimmy Moore, Paul Moore, Patrick Hawkins and Kenny Fulmer.

Honorary pallbearers will be B.J. Ruff, Lisa Elkins, Dorothy Gladney and members of the Macdonia Goldies.

She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother and her family and friends were her life.

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#28 Suzanne Shealy 2014-08-17 23:27
Linda,Dean and family. I am so sorry for your loss. My our Lord keep you in his loving embrace and heal your broken hearts. I will keep you in my prayers. Blessings and peace to you all,
Suzanne Shealy
#27 Tricia Ferguson 2014-08-16 15:26
Nanny was such a special lady and one of strong faith. She loved her family dearly. I am sure that she and Pop are smiling and still watching over each of you.
#26 Cathy Shealy 2014-08-06 22:25
My thoughts and prayers are with you all . May the grace of God give you peace and comfort .
#25 Sandra A. Daghestani 2014-08-04 19:50
Donald, Linda, Dean, and family, we are so
sorry to hear of Ms. Cleo's passing. She was such a sweet, thoughtful lady and will be much missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
#24 The Clarys 2014-08-04 13:10
Your mother was so sweet and we know you will miss her but may you find comfort in knowing that she is no longer suffering. We will keep you in our prayers. God bless.
Mack and Susan
#23 Mary Pat and Lindy 2014-08-04 13:01
Donald, Dean, and Linda - We are so sorry to hear of Cleo's death. We remember many of the good times we all had together and the smile she always had. God bless
each of you. We send our love. Mary Pat and Lindy
#22 Bo Armstrong 2014-08-04 10:50

You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

#21 Sheriff Lee Foster 2014-08-03 15:35
Our family is very sorry to have learned about the loss of Ms. Cleo. She was such a fine lady, kind and generous. May God be with you and comfort you in your grief. Lee, Carol, Joseph and Amelia
#20 Harold & Ola Mae 2014-08-03 06:23
We were very sorry to hear of Ms. Cleo's passing. Praying our loving Heavenly Father will wrap His arms around each of you and comfort you & give you peace. She will be missed by every one that knew her. Loved by every one that met her.
Peace in Christ.
Harold & Ola Mae Fulmer
#19 Robbie Koon DeFreese 2014-08-02 20:40
Donald, Linda, Dean & Families, we are so sorry for your loss. Sending thoughts & prayers to you all.
Dan & Robbie Koon DeFreese
#18 Jenny Eptng Braswell 2014-08-02 17:28
Linda & Dean, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your dear Mom. I am sure that you will sorely miss her, but none of us can even imagine the joy & peace she is having right now, resting in the loving arms of our Lord! And she was so blessed here on earth to have 2 loving children to take care of her! May the Lord comfort you in the days ahead! Love, Jenny
#17 Jim/Patricia Tiffner 2014-08-02 17:24
Dean and Pam,

So sorry to hear of your loss. Dean, I really enjoyed your mom while she was at the hospital a while back. So a sweet lady. I know that she will be missed.
#16 Sherri Gentry 2014-08-01 19:30
Donald, Dean & Linda, I was so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. She was such a sweet, beautiful lady, and I think the world of, and have such respect for, all of you. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Much love, Sherri, Kaitlyn & Matthew Gentry
#15 Brice & Alice Boozer 2014-08-01 18:47
We are so sorry to hear about Ms Cleo's passing. She was a loving mother and a wonderful friend. With deepest sympathy to your family
#14 Brenda Smith 2014-08-01 17:12
Dean, Pam, Lance and Linda and all the family, I am sorry for your loss of your mother. God be with all of you during this difficult time. Thinking of you all. Brenda Smith
#13 Doug 2014-08-01 16:52
Thoughts and prayers coming your way. Doug and Pam Hipp
#12 David & Karen Hughes 2014-08-01 15:25
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.I know your loss is great praying for the Lord to give you peace , comfort and strength in the days ahead.
#11 Deborah Long Ruff 2014-08-01 14:42
You are in my thoughts and prayers!
#10 Heather Beard 2014-08-01 13:59
Donald, Dean & family,

Our deepest sympathy on the recent loss of your dear mother. Your family will be in our thoughts & prayers. May you find peace and hope in our eternal God.

Steve & Heather Beard
#9 Tiffany Dawkins 2014-08-01 13:01
Mrs. Linda and Marina, So sorry to hear of Ms. Cleo's passing. I'm so fortunate to have known her. May you find comfort and peace in the days ahead. God bless.
#8 The Fulmers 2014-08-01 12:42
Please know that you all have our deepest sympathy. "Nanny" was a blessing to so many & will be greatly missed by all. Odell, Sherrie, Patrick & Will
#7 Guy. & Kathie Rister 2014-08-01 12:00
Our heartfelt sympathy to the family. Having kept our youngest son Brian til he was 3 yrs old, Mrs Wise was a wonderful lady. We thought the world of her. She will be missed. Love & prayers to you all and comfort for the days ahead. God bless.
#6 Rhiannon 2014-08-01 11:02
So sorry for your loss. I have always thought the world of Mrs. Cleo, and she will be dearly missed. Praying for each of you!
#5 Janice Meeks 2014-08-01 10:27

I am so sad to hear about your mom. She was such a sweet lady. Please know that I am thinking and praying for you and your family.

Sincerely, Janice Meeks
#4 Bobby J. Taylor 2014-08-01 10:20
Donald, Dean and Linda, sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. I can only say you have lost your best friend. God's speed...
#3 Judy Shealy 2014-08-01 10:00
To the Wise Family-Sorry to hear of Mrs. Wise's passing. She was a very sweet lady. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God wrap his loving arms around you during this very difficult time and all the days ahead. Judy and Everette Shealy
#2 Deb & Derrill Taylor 2014-08-01 09:43
Linda, Ranse, and all the family,
Ms. Cleo was such a sweet lady. We are sorry for your loss. We will keep all the family in our thoughts and prayers.
Much love, Debra and Derrill
#1 Lisa Mowbray 2014-08-01 09:23
So sorry to hear about Mrs. Cleo, our deepest sympathy from our family to yours,

Gaynell & Patricia Amick
Forrest & Lisa Mowbray