Obituary of Merle Wise Saylor
Merle Elizabeth Wise Saylor, 82, of Cayce, SC joined her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, in Heaven Sunday, January 30, 2022 after a brief illness. Her service will be held Friday, February 4, 2022 at 11am in Cayce United Methodist Church. Family will welcome friends beginning at 10am, and a burial will follow her service at Southland Memorial Gardens in West Columbia, SC. Pallbearers for her service are her nephews, Randall Peak, Ernest Matzinger, Frankie Berry, Andrae Bellec, Duane Lee and Dr. Vijay Koli.
Merle was born on August 2, 1939 in Columbia, SC to the late Oscar Dargin Wise and Thelma Elizabeth Chavis Wise Williams. She is survived by her daughters, Jeannie Lorraine and Mona Elaine, both of Cayce, SC; sister, Dianne W. Shuler of Pelion, SC; brother, TL Wise (Gail) of Rainbow, AL; and many other loving family and friends. She is predeceased by her husband, the love of her life, Thurmond C. Saylor; her parents; step father, Wallace C. Williams; daughter, Nancy Rachel; sisters, Helen Berry and Barbara June Lee; and brothers, Wayne D. Wise and W. Allen Williams.
Merle married the love of her life, Thurmond C. Saylor at Swansea United Methodist Church on June 14, 1957. Merle was a member of Cayce United Methodist Church for over 63 years where she taught the 3 year old Sunday school for 40 years. Merle was an Avon Lady for over 50 years. Merle will be greatly missed by family and friends.