Cynthia Chaplin Nance, 81, of Murrells Inlet, SC went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, November 17, 2022. She was born January 4, 1941, in Charleston, SC, daughter of the late, Roland James Chaplin, Jr and Christine Turbeville Chaplin.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her son, Christopher P. Nance.
Cynthia graduated from Socastee High School in 1959 at which time she was crowned "Miss Socastee." She was the original owner of Nances Creek Front Restaurant in Murrells Inlet until 1991. She was also the owner of Cedar Hill Landing Restaurant with her son, Chris. Cynthia loved the Murrells Inlet area where she was a life-long resident. She was instrumental in the preservation of the creek where many locals fed their families and made a living.
Cynthia was a member of St. Paul's Waccamaw United Methodist Church. She was previously a long-time member of Murrells Inlet Presbyterian Church where she was an Elder, Sunday School teacher and a member of the Presbyterian Women.
Mrs. Nance leaves behind her two daughters, Paula Nance of Murrells Inlet; and Tina N. Biddix (Charles) of Pawleys Island; one brother, Roland J. Chaplin, Ill (Mary) of Murrells Inlet; six grandchildren, Joshua Cody Wilson, Justin Jay Wilson, Jacob Forrest Wilson, Christen Marie MacKorell (John), Cynthia Ann Mitchell (Matt), Patrick Dylan Bateman; four great-grandchildren, Dargan Marie MacKorell, John Oliver MacKorell, Bennett Ann MacKorell, and Amelia Marie Mitchell.
"She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all. Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate." Proverbs 31:25-31
She was truly a woman who feared the Lord - strong and dignified, kind and loving. She loved her God and her family and friends. All who knew her loved her.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at St. Paul's Waccamaw United Methodist Church on Sunday, November 27, at 2:00 PM. Burial will be held at 4:30PM, at Belin UMC Cemetery, 4182 US-17 BUS, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576.
Condolences may be made at www.burroughsfh.com. Memorials may be made to the SC Commission for the Blind or St. Paul's Waccamaw United Methodist Church Mission Fund.
Burroughs Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Murrells Inlet (843.651.1440) is in charge of the arrangements.