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Billie Wallace Sumner

Billie Wallace Sumner
  • March 31, 1929 - February 10, 2018
  • Mount Pleasants, South Carolina
  • In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to:
  • Dr. Edward D. Sumner Scholarship Fund, C/O College of Pharmacy, MUSC
    171 Ashley Avenue
    Charleston, SC 29425
  • In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to:
  • Salvation Army
    2135 Ashley River Road
    Charelston, SC 29407

Pause Timeless by Bruce H. Zimmerman (ASCAP)
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Just found out about Billie's passing. I knew her from Springmaid Watercolor Workhop. She and her husband were lovely people. My husband and I lived on Long Island at the time and stayed with them for a night on the way to Florida. She had one of my paintings and I have one of hers, which I love. Sincerely, Karen

Posted by: Karen Ann Patton - Ormond Beach, FL - Friend   Apr 04, 2018

We only just learned of Billie's passing. Our condolences to her family. We have many pieces of Billie's art including Window of Life. Although the art world lost a wonderful artist our home is a little brighter because of her. May God Bless.

Posted by: Katharine & Randy Washburn - Hanahan, SC - Acquaintance   Apr 01, 2018

She was my beautiful friend, and I loved her. Melissa, I am so sorry. Not everyone gets a mother so lovely. I will miss talking with her. I will miss all her encouragement and her love. May God care for her tenderly and give her unimaginable joy through all eternity.

Posted by: Rhonda Doré - El Paso, TX - friend   Feb 17, 2018

To the Sumner family,

I'm so sorry for your loss. May God "comfort your hearts and make you firm" during this time of sorrow. 2 Thessalonians 2:16, 17

Posted by: Susan M    Feb 15, 2018

Thank you Billie for your dedicated years to Piccolo Spoleto. Thanks for your advice I was juried into the show twelve years ago. We know you'll always be there in spirit! Many thanks Billie!!9

Posted by: Chris Rutigliano - Mt. Pleasant, SC - Friend   Feb 15, 2018

Melissa and Donnie, we are so sorry to hear about Billie. We have such fond memories of being neighbors and friends of both Billie and Tommy for many years. We are thinking of your family during this sad time.

Posted by: Harold & Rhonda Waldrop - Portland, OR   Feb 14, 2018

So sorry to learn of Mrs. Sumner. I will never forget her and Dr. Sumner. They were always so kind.

Posted by: Sparkle Keith - North Charleston, SC   Feb 14, 2018

Over the years, Billie provided me with so many laughs, kind actions, and cherished memories, as a dear friend. She was loved by many, and will be missed. Peace and love to Billie's family and countless friends.

Posted by: Tate Nation - Charleston, SC   Feb 14, 2018

I have so many, many Billie stories. If any of you would like to call or email me I would love to share them. I met Billie when I first came to Charleston in 1975. We met in Virginia Fouche Bolton's Watercolor class and were instant friends. She was a kindred spirit and became a permanent part of my life's landscape.
My favorite story that captures Billie's spirit and personality is in the Spring of 1976 when I was exhibiting next

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Posted by: Carolyn Epperly - Charleston, SC - Friend   Feb 14, 2018

Our home is graced by her paintings, blessed by her memory. She is loved forever.

Posted by: Louis Lunardini - Bluffton, SC   Feb 14, 2018