1951 – 2017
Celsa Aura Worley of Nichols passed away on Wednesday, June 28 at her home in the Pleasant View community of Horry County. She was 66.
Mrs. Worley was born Sept. 12, 1951, a daughter of the late, Verisimo Vargas and Catilina Beitia Vargas of Panama.
Survivors include her husband, William (Billy) Rey Worley, Sr. of Nichols; daughter, Maria Worley of Loris; daughter, Susie Worley Housand and husband, Timothy of Nichols; son, William Rey Worley, Jr. and wife, Karen of Nichols; one grandson, William Rey Worley, III; one granddaughter, Chasity Mae Johnson; one granddaughter, Ashley Strickland and husband, Cayson of Ketchup Town; two great-grandchildren, Ansley and Kemper Strickland; one brother Enildo Vargas and wife, Denis Gonzales Vargas of Panama; one nephew Yunier Vargas of Panama.
As a farmer’s wife, Celsa was devoted to helping on the family farm and worked as hard as her husband and son to ensure the annual crop of tobacco made it to harvest and sale. Sporting her signature high heel shoes, she could be seen topping and gathering tobacco or working around the barn to make sure things ran smoothly and safely. Always the attentive supervisor.
As a mother, her love and devotion to her children was her priority. As teens, she was always in-the-business of each; hiding anything from “the mama” was next to impossible. She was smart, firm but loving. As adults, she was still in-the-business of each but in a subtle way. Always there, always supportive, always whispering “I love You”. “Think positive”.
As a grandmother and great-grandmother, she was proudest at the birth of her grandson and granddaughters. Her fondness for babies was always apparent but these children reign supreme. She spoiled them good. From toys to clothing, they stayed outfitted the best. Her love for them was always overflowing. Then came the twins. “I’m a great-grandmother now”. She was beaming all over again with pride for her new additions. The cycle of spoiling continued.
As a friend and caregiver her nature was to care and assist. From raising wild deer, squirrels, rabbits and even raccoons on a bottle and releasing them onto the farm; to lending her time and support to her friends and strangers who needed her help. Her words of wisdom and gentle touch made us all feel how much she cared.
Despite the title Celsa Worley proudly wore in her life time she was a supportive wife, loving mother, doting grandmother and loyal friend. Forever will she remain in our hearts. Loved Always.
A memorial visitation was planned from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday, June 30, 2017 at Hardwick Funeral Home, Loris.
A guest register is available here.