Sybil Gleaton

Born: Mon., Jan. 23, 1939
Died: Sun., Dec. 27, 2020

Graveside Service

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Sybil Jane Whetstone Gleaton


West Columbia - Graveside services for Sybil Gleaton, 81, of 201 Parkwood Court, West Columbia, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 30, 2020, at Clinton United Methodist Church, 332 Hollow Creek Road in Salley, South Carolina.  An one hour visitation with the family afterwards will be available. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Clinton United Methodist church, where she had many fond memories of homecomings and her family there. 


Sybil Gleaton died on Sunday, December 27, 2020 at Lexington Medical Center. Born in North in Orangeburg County on January 23, 1939 to Hugh Edison and Marjorie King Whetstone. Granddaughter of Clarence Townsend and Ida Mae Poole Whetstone of Salley; George Johnson and Sarah Estelle Reed King of North. 


Sybil was a graduate of North High School and Columbia Commercial College. She was a charter member of the Lexington Toastmasters Club. She won many awards and recognitions with Princess House from 1978-1983 to include but not limited to “Most Inspiring Organizer” and multiple awards for “Most Improved Area.” She was The Senior Division Sales Manager of Parklane Jewelry Corporation for six years where Sybil recruited and trained sales associates. In 1989 she began her next adventure as a sales associate with J.B. White (Dutch Square Mall) and Belk (Columbiana Mall) where servicing the customer was first and foremost. She helped create an exciting, uplifting department in which to work and shop. Sybil loved her friends, co-workers and her family very deeply.


Sybil enjoyed reading about historical figures; writing about her childhood experiences and “What’s For Supper,” and her family history. She loved to travel and had an artist’s heart. She was known for her generosity, acts of kindness; and able to see the good in almost anyone. 


Surviving  are daughters, Tonia  A. Gleaton, West Columbia, Stephanie A.  Anderson (Wade), Richmond, Va; son, Allen E. Gleaton, Jr.(Stacy) West Columbia; sister Jennifer Whetstone Kavolousky (Andy); Spencer King Whetstone (Angela); seven grandchildren; Austin Hayes, Jackson Gleaton, Grant Gleaton, Addison Gleaton, Ryan Gleaton, Madeleine Anderson, and Carter Anderson; and many special cousins. 


Honorary Pallbearers: Spencer Whetstone (brother), Ken Boles (cousin), Mickey Cato (cousin), Whit Cato (cousin), Charlie Jackson (cousin), Sherrill Jackson (cousin), Johnny King (cousin), Terry King (cousin), Bruce Wannamaker (cousin), Larry Wannamaker (cousin), Tommy Wannamaker (cousin), Pete Williamson (cousin) Dee Young, (cousin), and Dean Johnson (special friend).


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Cameron and Michael
   Posted Tue December 29, 2020
Was glad when we were home we made it over to drop off some boiled know you will always be in our you and miss you

Roxie L Williamson
   Posted Tue December 29, 2020
Dearest Family.....each of us have special memories of Sybil and the time we were able to share our life with her over the years. She was a very special cousin and I simply called her Cuz. God knows your deepest hurts at this time....His promises are true.. He promised to Never Leave Us Nor Forsake Us. Find Peace and Comfort by leaning on Him.

Faye Rucker
   Posted Tue December 29, 2020
So sorry for the loss of this really nice lady.I met her at Whites years ago and when she learned I was from North she was super nice and kind. and she also remembered me every time I shopped

Kris & Jayda Pfaehler
   Posted Wed December 30, 2020
We are so sorry for the loss of your precious loved one. Every time I saw her she looked so regal. May the Lord comfort you in the days weeks and months to come.

Praying for all of you,
Jayda & Kris

frances wannamaker
   Posted Thu December 31, 2020
sybil,you will be greatly missed . Bruce and I send all our love and prayers to your loved one,s ...There is no way to tell your family how much you will be missed .. WE praye your family find peace with her passing..Love AND pRAYERS TO ALL ..Bruce and Fran Wannamaker

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