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Beverly "Sue" Demby Whitaker

June 28, 1949 — February 21, 2024

Pageland, SC

Beverly "Sue" Demby Whitaker

Pageland, SC

With heavy hearts, we announce the peaceful passing of Sue Demby Whitaker on February 21st, 2024. Sue's life was a profound testament to the values of hard work, faith, dedication, and the unconditional love she showered on her family, including her beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Born in Jefferson, South Carolina she was dear to all who knew her.  She was not only marked by her dedication to making a difference in the world around her but also by the warmth and love she extended to her family at every opportunity.


Sue's formative years on a farm ingrained in her a deep understanding of life's labors and joys. This early experience shaped her into a resilient, compassionate, and loving matriarch. Sue was always ready to take on challenges and lend a hand in her community and within her family, nurturing bonds that span generations. Her academic and professional journey was distinguished, reflecting her natural talent for leadership and generosity in sharing knowledge, qualities that she also brought into her personal life, guiding her grandchildren and great-grandchildren with wisdom and love.


Her role as a mentor extended beyond her professional life, touching her family deeply. She was often credited by her grandchildren for instilling in them values of hard work and the importance of education, underscoring her influence that transcends generations. Sue's devotion to her faith and church community was mirrored in her commitment to her family, teaching them the importance of service, faith, and compassion.


Even in retirement, Sue's commitment to service and family did not wane. She remained a pillar of strength, love, and guidance, always there to support her family, whether through driving them to appointments, sharing invaluable life lessons, or simply being present in the most meaningful ways. Her actions were a living example of kindness, generosity, and unconditional love.


Most importantly, she was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. 


Preceded in death by her parents, Ernest Richard Demby and Vera Mae Kirkley Demby, and her brothers John Carroll Demby, Tommy Gilbert Demby, Baby Boy Demby, and nephew Corey Bobco.


She is survived by her loving husband, Jerry David Whitaker; sons Marcus Little of Zebulon, NC, Ash Little of Columbia, SC, and David Whitaker (Allyson) of Pageland, SC; her cherished grandchildren, Lorin Caron (Dustin) of Lewiston, Maine, Seth Little of Mobile, Alabama, Morgan Little of Lewiston, Maine, Kaleb Little of Lisbon, Maine, Taylor Hewett (Justin) of Cheraw, SC, Kaitland Little of Biddeford, Maine, Logan Little of Yarmouth, Maine, and Connor Whitaker of Pageland, South Carolina; and her adored great-grandchildren, Scarlett Nichols, Abel Nichols, Hattie Caron, and Waylon Hewett.  


Sisters include Barbara Birch (Donald) of Union, SC.  Geraldine Rollings (Bob) of Pageland, SC.  Maxine Bobco (Pete) of Houston, TX. 


Special cousins include Linda Horton, Libby Marsh, Kathy Phifer, Manda Campbell and Judy Plyler.   Honored by special friends Janice Grant and Sheila Knight.


Sue Whitaker was a remarkable woman whose life was a beacon of service, dedication, love, and legacy. As we mourn her passing, we also celebrate the incredible impact she had on everyone she touched, especially her family, whose lives are forever enriched by her love and wisdom. Her memory will forever inspire us to live with purpose, love unconditionally, and always lend a helping hand, cherishing the family bonds that meant the world to her.  


Funeral services will be 2:00PM Sunday, February 25, 2024 at the Jefferson Church of God with a service of committal to follow in the Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will greet friends following the service at the cemetery. 

 Memorials may be made to the Jefferson Church of God, P.O. Box 116, Jefferson, SC 29718; or to the Lewy Body Dementia Association,

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home ( of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Whitaker family.


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