Whitney Lynn Tilley, 21, resident of 185 Deer Run died Sunday July 23, 2005 at Baker Creek State Park.
She was a daughter of Gary and Katy McConnell Tilley.
Whitney was working towards a pharmaceutical Technology degree at Piedmont Technical Coolege. She was born with her twin Courtney in Kingsport, TN. As she always loved being with her family and friends, she was a cheerleader, ran cross-country and played softball at Abbeville High School. She continued as a captain of the cross-country team at Spartanburg Methodist College. Whitney also helped protect the lives of those around her through life guarding and teaching swimming lessons.
Whitney always had a smile for those around herr and brought one to those who didn't. By naturally having so much love to give, she always surrounded herself with family and friends, whether face-to-face, over the phone or by written word. Whitney would always be anxious to comfort others in such a time as this and her spirit will always remain a part of thoise who knew her.
Survivors are: parents Gary and Katy Tilley of the home
A twin sister Courtney Tilley of the home, paternal grandfather Bill Tilley of Kingsport, TN, maternal grandfather Woodrow McConnell kingsport, TN, aunt and uncle Mark and Trista Tilley of Simpsonville, SC, aunt Pam Tilley of Kingsport, TN, Aunt and uncle Larry and Elizabth Wright of Knoxville, TN, aunt and uncle Bill and Judy McConnell of Kingsport, TN, uncle Richard Onks of Kingsport, TN and a number of cousins.
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday July 26, 2005 at 11:00 AM from the Due West ARP Church in Due West, SC with the Rev.'s Randy Taylor and Jerry Pickens officiating. The burial will follow in Long Cane Cemetery in Abbeville, SC.
The body is at The Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home. The family will recieve friends Monday evening from 5:00 until 7:00 PM at Main St. United Methodist Church, Abbeville, SC.
The family is at the home 186 Deer Run, Abbeville, SC.
Memorials may be made to Main St. United Methodist Church 300 N. Main St. Abbeville, SC 29620 or to the American Cancer Society C/O Mrs. Conway Shirley PO Box 566 Due West, SC 29639.
THE CHANDLER-JACKSON FUNERAL HOME ABBEEVILLE, SC IS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.