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Cheryl Jean Whaley
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  • Folly Beach United Methodist Church
    118 W. Indian Avenue
    Folly Beach , SC 29439

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“Jimmy, I was so saddened to hear of Chel's passing. May you have comfort in your memories of a wonderful gal. ”
1 of 21 | Posted by: Lynette R. Griffin - Florence, SC

“Jimmy, Dana and Jay,April and I were deeply saddened to hear of Chel passing. Although we only had limited visits over the years, we as many others,...Read More »
2 of 21 | Posted by: Ned and April Kinler - Luling., LA

“to Jimmy & the Whaley Family, We share your grief in Chel's passing. She was an extraordinary woman of humor, strength, & kindness who will live on...Read More »
3 of 21 | Posted by: Leon & Trina McFadden - Fort Lawn, SC

“Dana and family,I was so saddened to learn of Chel's passing. We became friends back in the 90's working out downtown together. She was such a...Read More »
4 of 21 | Posted by: Heidi Qualey - Charleston, SC

“Jimmy and family, Joe and I are saddened to hear. Chel was our sister in our church family at FBUMC. She will be missed by many. Our thoughts and...Read More »
5 of 21 | Posted by: Joe&Pam Flood - Santee, SC

“Jimmy, I am Bettie Williams Westphall, daughter of Helen & Leon. Your parents were a big part of our lives. What I remember well is that you and Chel...Read More »
6 of 21 | Posted by: A friend

“Chel will be missed by her Church family and many friends. My sincere condolences to all who were fortunate to have known her. She rests in pease...Read More »
7 of 21 | Posted by: Susan Pechon - James island, SC

“So very sorry to read about Cheryl passing. We knew Shirley & Whaley very well & am praying that Jimmy finds peace. Will be praying for Cheryl that...Read More »
8 of 21 | Posted by: Vera & Gerald Couturier - SC

“Jimmy and family, My heart is heavy for each of you for the loss of Chel. She was a wonderful lady with such perspective of life and all it has to...Read More »
9 of 21 | Posted by: Jennifer McCarthy - Johns Island, SC

“Jimmy & family,We were so saddened today to learn about the passing of Chel. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this...Read More »
10 of 21 | Posted by: Mendel Canaday - MONCKS CORNER, SC

“I'm so sorry for your loss. Mrs. Whaley was a wonderful person and definitely made an impact on my life. I remember her as being as very positive and...Read More »
11 of 21 | Posted by: Chrissy Owens Taylor - GA

“Jimmy and Family I am so sorry to hear about Chel. So many memories of the Whaley beach house with our parents. Keeping you in my prayers during this...Read More »
12 of 21 | Posted by: Alice Gatch - Charleston - Friend

“Jimmy and family,Greg and I have no words that can express just how sorry we are that Chel is no longer with us. We are here for you.Love, Greg and...Read More »
13 of 21 | Posted by: Kay Shealy - Charleston, SC

“Jimmy,Kate and I are with you and your family in prayer. Chel was a very sweet lady, and we cannot fully comprehend your loss. We can say she was...Read More »
14 of 21 | Posted by: Joe & Kate Nitzken - Louisville, KY

“Dear Jimmy and family,Our hearts a heavy with the news of Cherl's passing. You and all the family are in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless all...Read More »
15 of 21 | Posted by: Paula Riley - Charleston, SC

“Jimmy & Family,We were so sorry to hear of Chel's passing. Our thought's and prayers are with you and your family. Our 243 family has lost a...Read More »
16 of 21 | Posted by: Al & Sarah Ford - Hollywood, SC

“Whaley Family: truly disheartened by the loss of Cheryl, An absolutely delightful companion at LR Burtchy & Co.. She always posed a great sense of...Read More »
17 of 21 | Posted by: Lee Vancini - Friend

“So sorry to hear about Chel. I knew her thru my Aunt Barbara Kirven . Such a sweet lady. ”
18 of 21 | Posted by: Sharon Padgett - Savannah, GA

“May God wrap his arms around all of your family at this time of sadness and give you comfort . Love and prayers, Martha ”
19 of 21 | Posted by: Martha Lee Pinckney - SC - Friend

“Dear Jimmy and family,I was so very sad to read of Chel's passing this week. Please know that my heart is very sad for you but I know that you are...Read More »
20 of 21 | Posted by: Cheryll Woods-Flowers - SC

“She was always kind to me and my dad. She welcomed us to her homes as if we where family. I know she will be missed by many. ”
21 of 21 | Posted by: Tony & Beth Bazar - Navarre, FL


Cheryl "Chel" Jean Bradham Whaley, 72, of Folly Beach, South Carolina, wife of James C. Whaley, Jr. entered into eternal rest Tuesday, June 11, 2019. The family will receive friends Saturday, June 15, 2019 in J. HENRY STUHR INC., WEST ASHLEY CHAPEL, 3360 Glenn McConnell Parkway from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Her Memorial Service will be held Sunday, June 16, 2019 in Folly Beach United Methodist Church, 118 W. Indian Avenue at 3:00 p.m.

Chel was born August 6, 1946 in Moncks Corner, South Carolina, daughter of the late Wilson Sumter Bradham and Clarice Edwards Bradham. She was a graduate of Hanahan High School class of 1964 and attended Winthrop College class of 1968. She was a bookkeeper with L.R. Burtschy and Company. Chel enjoyed the beach, shopping, craft shows, camping, and flowers. She volunteered at Charleston Halo's and Habitat for Humanity. Chel was an active member of Folly Beach United Methodist Church and a Breast Cancer Survivor. Her warm and inviting personality welcomed people into her life where she made them feel accepted and as if she had known them forever.

She is survived by her husband, James C. Whaley, Jr; daughter, Dana Whaley Price (John Price, Jr.); son, James C. Whaley, III (Elizabeth C. Whaley); brother, Rock Bradham, Jr.; sister, Sandi Bradham Albright (David); four grandchildren, John Price, III, Calvin Price, James Chandler Whaley, and Laurel Whaley; nieces, Kati McFadden (Lucas), Kathy Dupree (Steve), and Kim Jordan; grandniece, Collins McFadden; nephews, Kyle Poston, and Kerry Poston; sister-in-law, Connie Veronee;. She is also survived by her lifelong circle of friends that include The Dawson Clan, her beach buddies, yoga buddies, her social club and her church family. She is also survived by her fur buddies, Stephanie and Delilah.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Folly Beach United Methodist Church, 118 W. Indian Avenue, Folly Beach, SC, 29439.