Ms. Elizabeth “Liz” Turner Raffaldt, age 73, entered into rest on Wednesday evening, April 13, 2022 with her family by her side. Graveside services will be 3:00 PM Saturday, April 16, 2022 at Oakland Baptist Church Cemetery by Rev. Charlie Short. The family will greet friends after the service at the cemetery and other times at the home of Marcia & Jody Rhyne.
Ms. Raffaldt was born February 21, 1949 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of Mary Brock Turner and the late Robert “Coleman” Turner. She was a 1967 graduate of Chesterfield High School and earned her CPH2 degree as a Pharmacy Tech. She was a retired employee of Chesterfield Drug Company with 14 years of service, and was formerly employed with Kimbrell’s Furniture as Credit Manager for 7 years, and Carolina Bank as a teller for 11 years. Liz enjoyed photography, visiting Myrtle Beach, and was an avid reader. A faithful member of White Oak Presbyterian Church, she enjoyed singing in the choir and serving as a Sunday school teacher for many years. She was a former member of Oakland Baptist Church.
In addition to her father, Ms. Raffaldt was also preceded in death by her son-in-law, Gary Edward Oliver; brother, Rev. Robert Turner; sister-in-law, Brenda Turner; brother-in-law, William "Bill" Parker; and niece, Allison Elizabeth Sowell.
Survivors include her daughters, Patty R. Sanders and husband, Dean; and Marcia L. Rhyne and husband, Jody, both of Chesterfield, SC; grandchildren, Ashley Oliver, Gabe Oliver, Hunter Gainey, Deklan Woodell, Garyn Woodell, Grayce Rhyne, and Gabi Rhyne; mother, Mary B. Turner of Chesterfield, SC; sisters, Bonnie Parker of Hartsville, SC, Janice (Randy) Sowell of Chesterfield, SC, and Karen (Scott) Brock of Pageland, SC; special friend, Larry Watson of Cheraw, SC; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family is grateful for the excellent care Ms. Liz received from her special caregivers at the Rehab Center of Cheraw; the staff of McLeod Hospital and McLeod Hospice House.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org) or to the McLeod Foundation, C/0 McLeod Hospice, PO Box 100551, Florence, South Carolina 29501
Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) is serving the Raffaldt family.
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