Juliet Coward Wendel, talented artist and deeply loved mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend, went to be with her Maker on Wednesday, January 5th, 2022. She was born May 19th, 1971, in Hammond, Indiana to Janice and Michael Coward who had recently emigrated from England.
Juliet went to both Coastal Academy and Socastee High school, alongside her lifetime best friend, Christy. She graduated from St. Mary’s College High School in Raleigh, NC, before becoming a very enthusiastic Gamecock. She married her USC college sweetheart, Doug, in October of 1995. Their son, Douglas, was born in June of 2000, and Olivia followed in June of 2003. The family lives on Pawleys Creek, surrounded by the beauty of coastal South Carolina.
Although her degree from USC was in accounting, Juliet found her niche creatively and as an entrepreneur. She had a talent for custom oyster shell decor which she readily shared with family and friends for over twenty years, staying busy forming wonderful creations under the umbrella of her business Splurge Worthy. Her pieces were unique and varied. She made chandeliers, crosses, bowls, gifts and many huge, fabulous mirrors that are adding beauty to homes and businesses (and even a few churches) all over Georgetown and Horry counties and beyond.
Juliet was an exceptionally social person, a wonderful hostess, and an excellent and innovative cook. She threw parties spontaneously for family and friends and loved nothing more than to have her children and their many friends around her. Douglas and Olivia were both active surfers throughout their growing up years and Juliet was faithfully with them on the beach daily. She was always very loving, taking in animals and teenagers in need of a home.
Juliet is survived by Douglas Pelman Wendel Jr, their son, Douglas Pelman Wendel III, their daughter, Olivia Ashlyn Wendel, her mother, Janice Coward, sister, Holly Cervini, niece, Isabella Grace Cervini and nephew, Christopher Louis Cervini. Also, Doug’s parents Doug & Paula Wendel, his sister Michelle Stearns, her children Paula Phillips, Eric and Sydney Stearns, and finally, Juliet’s aunt and uncle David and Susan Martin, her uncle Robert Coward, and numerous beloved other extended family in the UK. As an avid animal lover and volunteer for Saint Francis Animal Shelter we also want to mention her “pack”: her dogs Ivy and Roxy, and her cats Mila, Bourbon and Stormy.
A service to celebrate Juliet with those who knew and loved her will be held at All Saints Church on Saturday January 15th at 2 pm. A reception will follow the service in the ACTS Building at All Saints. In lieu of flowers, donations in Juliet’s honor can be made to the Coward Family Eye Clinic at Smith Medical Clinic here in Pawleys Island, or Saint Francis Animal Center in Georgetown.
A heartfelt personal message from the family: If you struggle with any form of depression, anxiety, trauma, or mental illness, please reach out and get help from professionals. Even if you are high functioning, self-medicating with anything unhealthy will leave your brain and soul completely unsupported and can ultimately be fatal. Healing is available and well worth the energy required. We long to live in a world where we are as likely to treat our mental struggles as we are our broken limbs.
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