As reported a few weeks ago, Mrs. Helen Amick, wife of Thurl Amick, has been ill for a while. Mrs. Amick passed away Monday, July 3, 2017 at home with family.
Helen Brazell Amick, 75, of Simpsonville, wife of Thurl M. Amick, Sr., passed away after a long illness on Monday, July 3, 2017, at her home surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Columbia, she was a daughter of the late Willis Henry and Corrie Bell Brazell of Ridgeway. Helen attended Columbia High School.
After marrying Thurl on December 6, 1960, in Rock Hill, Helen became a homemaker who later worked as a secretary/receptionist at Ashworth Card Clothing in Simpsonville. She was a Charter Member and Past President of the Ladies Auxiliary of the South Carolina Society of Professional Land Surveyors and was the driving force in the establishment of the SCSPLS Scholarship Trust, volunteering many hours over the years in support of the Trust. In 2000 Helen and Thurl were presented the Life Service Award jointly by the Society. She was a past member of St. Michael Lutheran Church.
Survivors, in addition to her husband of 56 years, include a son, Thurl “Tim” M. Amick, II of Simpsonville; a daughter, Teri Atkinson of Greenville; a sister, Priscilla Amick of Ridgeway; and a brother, Rudy Brazell of Ridgeway. She was predeceased by a sister, Shirley June Campbell; a brother, Henry Ray Brazell; two infant sisters, Joyce May Brazell and Laura Susan Brazell; an infant brother, Randy Brazell; and a son-in-law, Nat M. Atkinson.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 PM on Thursday, July 6, 2017, at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Southeast Chapel.
The Funeral Service will be held at 1:30 PM on Friday, July 7, 2017, in the chapel of the funeral home with Pastor Robert I. Miles and Pastor Elise T. Stringer officiating.
Burial will be in Graceland East Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lutheran Hospice, 429 North Main Street, Greenville, SC 29601; the SCSPLS Scholarship Fund, 826 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC 29201; or St. Michael Lutheran Church, 2619 Augusta Street, Greenville, SC 29605.
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