Shalanda Renee Wiley entered eternal rest on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018.
Shalanda was born on Feb. 6, 1980, in Sumter, to George Wiley and the late Amelia Choice Wiley. She matriculated through the Sumter school system and was a 1998 graduate of Lakewood High School. She was the manager of Claire's Boutique in Sumter Mall for 15 years, where she touched many lives with her sense of style, warm personality, infectious smile and joy of the Lord and life.
Shalanda grew up at High Hills African Methodist Episcopal Church in Dalzell, where she served in the young people's department, the usher board and friendship choir. As an adult, Shalanda attended The Brook in Columbia, where she served faithfully on the First Touch ministry for two years. After the passing of her mother, she returned to High Hills AME, where she sang with the praise team, Next Generation choir and benevolence ensemble.
She enjoyed reading books, listening to music, cutting dry but hilarious jokes, dressing everyone, and harassing her goddaughter, all while mastering the art of no sleep.
Shalanda leaves cherished memories with her father, George Wiley; twin sister, Jawanda Wiley (Frederick) Stukes; brothers, Bryant (Amanda) Wiley and Malcolm Roach; aunts, Rosa Lee Wiley, Edna Wiley and Albertha Hales, all of Sumter, and Louise Hunter of Vineland, New Jersey;her precious niece, Taryn Wiley; beloved goddaughter, Deja Fennoy; dear friend, Tiffany Trollinger; very special friends, Jason Chandler, Denise Baker, Tia Deschamps-Turner, Caryn Brown-Bolden, Kirstin Richard-Goodman, April Howard, Crystal Dixon and Patrice Conyers; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Public viewing will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. today at Job's Mortuary.
Ms. Wiley will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. on Friday for viewing until the hour of service.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday at High Hills AME Church, 6780 Meeting House Road, Dalzell, with Pastor Keith R. Mayes Sr. officiating. Interment will follow at High Hills Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 3 to 9 p.m. at the home of her brother and sister-in-law, 850 Carmiler Lane, Wedgefield.
Job's Mortuary Inc., 312 S. Main St., Sumter, is in charge of arrangements.
Online memorials may be sent to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit us on the web at www.jobsmortuary.net.
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