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Karen Pritchard Waylett

Karen Pritchard Waylett
  • September 19, 1954 - May 16, 2020
  • Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
  • Memorials may be made to:
  • Charleston Breast Center
    1930 Charlie Hall Blvd.
    Charleston, SC 29414
  • Memorials may be made to:
  • Roper St. Francis Foundation
    125 Doughty Street, Suite 790
    Charleston, SC 29403

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“A belated note but heart felt all the same. Karen was a work colleague of mine from Avis. We met in NYC and worked for Avis together for several...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Anne Czerkawski - Bellevue, WA

“So sorry for your loss... My Aunt Kathy has been shattered at the thought. Thanks to Pam for reaching out to her. Karen, then Karen and Tom, would...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Susan Robbins Bradley (Holcomb and Prestwood) - NC

“I am so deeply saddened to here if Karen's passing.I work at Rebeccas in Southport N.C. She was one of our customers. I got to know her. She was the...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Marsha Williams - Southport, NC

“So very sorry to hear of Karen's passing. We went to school together in Hudson. She was a beautiful human being inside and out. May God comfort...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Jim Hawkins - Palm City, FL

“I have known Karen for a long time and I've always enjoyed knowing her and being friends with her. She lived through the woods from us as we grew up...Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: Jim Sullivan - Friend


Karen Pritchard Waylett, 65, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, wife of the late Thomas Robert Brydon Waylett entered into eternal rest Saturday, May 16, 2020. Her private Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, July 11, 2020 in J. Henry Stuhr Inc., Mount Pleasant Chapel, 1494 Mathis Ferry Road. Inurnment will follow in Mt. Pleasant Memorial Gardens.

Born September 19, 1954 in Hickory, North Carolina, Karen was the daughter of the late James Tony Pritchard and Iris Poarch Pritchard. Prior to retiring, Karen worked for Avis Rent A Car. She started as a rental sales agent in Charlotte, NC. She quickly worked her way up the ranks, moving first into sales, then sales training. She then became a district, regional and national manager before accepting a position as VP of Sales Development and Training. She had a very illustrious career over 18 years with Avis and was well known for her work ethic and problem solving skills.

After retiring she and Tom moved from New York City to Kiawah Island, SC to pursue their passion for golf and entertaining family and friends and enjoying their beloved poodles Louie and Sophie. Karen will be remembered for many of her life's accomplishments, but most of all for her generosity. She was a loving wife, daughter, sister, niece, aunt, great aunt, and to so many a great friend.

She is survived by her sister, Pamela P. Hartley and husband Steve of Florence, SC, two nephews, Christopher Gaines and wife Allyson of Morehead City, NC, and Taylor Gaines of Chandler, AZ, three great-nephews, Brody Gaines, Davis Gaines, and Easton Gaines all of Moorehead City, NC.

Memorials may be made to the Charleston Breast Center, at 1930 Charlie Hall Blvd., Charleston, SC 29414 or Roper St. Francis Foundation, 125 Doughty Street, Suite 790, Charleston, SC 29403