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Shirley Mae Suggs Hewett: North Myrtle Beach

1937 – 2022

     Shirley Mae Suggs Hewett of North Myrtle Beach passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 13, , at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center. She was 85.

     Born Oct. 12, 1937 in the Guideway community of Columbus County, she was the daughter of the late Elbert Gray Suggs and the late Ellen Long Suggs. Mrs. Hewett was a longtime member of Dulah Baptist Church and an owner of Hewett’s Heating and AC until her retirement.

     Survivors include her daughter, Patricia Tyler (Glenn) of Loris; two sons, Donnie Hewett of Marietta, Georgia, and Wayne Hewett of North Myrtle Beach; five grandchildren, Lonnie Ray Hewett, Kelly Suzanne Hewett, Chris Tyler (Christy), Renee Price, and Donnie Hewett, Jr.; eleven great-grandchildren, Marlie Perkins, Grayson Perkins, Zoe Hewett, Carleigh Hewett, Cassidy Bell (Hunter), Cayla Tyler (Dawson Mishoe), Carson Tyler, Natalie Mendez, Landon Laws, Brianna Price, and Raven Price; great-great-grandson Jameson Bell; two brothers, Wadius Suggs and Jerry Suggs both of Tabor City; and a sister, Margie Hooks of Tabor City.

     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Hewett was predeceased by her husband, Lonnie Mayo Hewett; granddaughter Crystal Hewett Perkins; step-grandson Bennie Smith, Jr.; a brother, Marvin Ray Suggs; and daughter-in-law Denise Warren Austin-Hewett

     The family would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank You” for the tremendous outpouring of love and support they have received during this difficult time. The compassionate care afforded their mother by Angela Fowler, Fannie Watts, and Fran Maher will never be forgotten, as well as the prompt and professional care the family received from the North Myrtle Beach Fire Department and North Myrtle Beach Rescue Squad.

     Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, at Dulah Baptist Church with Pastor Kenny Smith officiating. Committal services followed at Dulah Cemetery.

     Those who wish may make memorials to Dulah Baptist Church, 12476 Swamp Fox Hwy, Tabor City, NC 28463.

     A guest register is available here.