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Sue Turner Cullum

January 31, 1929 — December 7, 2023

Greenville, SC

Sue Turner Cullum

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Sue Turner Cullum, 94, died peacefully in the early morning hours of Thursday, December 7, 2023 at her home in Rolling Green Village in Greenville SC. Born in Taylors, SC on January 31, 1929, Sue was the daughter of the late William Ervin Turner and Pearl Allen Turner. Her parents raised her and her five siblings in a loving Christian home in Taylors. After graduation from Taylors High School and while working at Southern Bleachery Mill, she met the love of her life – William Ridgewell (Dick) Cullum - when they both were working there. Sue and Dick soon married and began raising a family. Sue was the proud mother of three sons, and followed in the footsteps of her parents and raised them in a Christian family.

As Sue and her husband moved to several South Carolina cities and towns over the years for his textile career, they were always devoted members in a local Baptist church in the town where they lived. They always formed a set of lifelong friendships at those churches in Cheraw, Rock Hill, Spartanburg, Townville, and Mauldin. They served in many positions of leadership in their churches.

In 1989 Sue and Dick moved to their beloved Lake Hartwell house in Townville, SC where they continued to build relationships and lifetime memories with their kids, grandkids, and Townville friends; and enjoyed a relaxing retirement on the water’s edge. Twelve years later they relocated to Rolling Green Village Retirement Community in Greenville, where Sue spent many wonderful years with friends and nearby family. Sue and Dick were blessed with 53 years of marriage before his death in 2005.

Survivors include: sister Lois (Don) Turner of Greenville, SC; sons Dickie (Dianne) Cullum of Myrtle Beach SC; Greg (Lisa) Cullum of Hartwell, GA; and Mark (Geni) Cullum of Rock Hill, SC; grandchildren Matt (Tamara) Cullum of Annapolis, MD; Allison (Robbie) Foreman of Moncks Corner, SC; Callie (AJ) Medford of Atlanta, GA; Anna Cullum of Charleston, SC; Jake Cullum of Rock Hill, SC; Julian Cullum of Brisbane, Australia; and Mackenzie Cullum of Decatur; GA; great grandchildren Lorelei Cullum, Blaise Cullum, Emmery Foreman, Marlee Foreman, Gibson Foreman, Stivenson Foreman, Sonora Medford, Olivia Cullum and Victoria Cullum; and 5 nieces and 5 nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband listed above; and brothers Hugh Turner and Bill Turner, and sisters Francis Lollis and Cornelia Spencer.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Mackey Funerals and Cremations, 1 Pine Knoll Drive, Greenville, SC. Visitation will be held at 1:00 PM on Sunday, December 17, followed by a Celebration of Life Service in the Mackey Chapel at 2:00 PM. Sue’s son, the Reverend Doctor William (Dickie) Cullum, will be presiding over the service.

The family would like to acknowledge and thank the loving care given Sue by the staff of the Cedars Assisted Living Center at Rolling Green Village over the past year, and Interim Hospice of Greenville.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in honor of Sue’s memory to: The International Mission Board, SBC, 3806 Monument Avenue, Richmond VA 23230; or to Interim Hospice, 100 Verdae Blvd., Suite 200, Greenville SC 29607 (please designate that your gift is made in memory of Sue Cullum).

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Visitation

Sunday, December 17, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Mackey Funerals and Cremations

1 Pine Knoll Drive, Greenville, SC 29609

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Memorial Service

Sunday, December 17, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Mackey Funerals and Cremations

1 Pine Knoll Drive, Greenville, SC 29609

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