Mary McCoy Cabanaw



Mary Ellen McCoy Cabanaw passed away May 29, 2018, at home surrounded by family.

She was a devoted Mother to James Thomas Cabanaw, Jr. (wife Karen), Anne Marie Gainforth, (husband Kurt), and Sherrie Cabanaw Myers (husband Michael.) Mary adored her 6 grandchildren, Terry Cabanaw, Mitchell Gainforth (Vera), Thomas Cabanaw (Taylor), Gwendolyn Campbell (Eric), Seth Gainforth, and Marissa Myers. She was blessed with 7 great-grandchildren, T.J. Cabanaw, Karmen Cabanaw, Bryson Campbell, Kimberlynn Cabanaw, Ryan Campbell, Aleks Gainforth, and Jett Cabanaw.

Mary met her late ex-husband James Thomas Cabanaw, Sr. over 60 years ago at Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter, and although divorced, this union blessed them with a loving family who will continue to grow their family tree for generations to come.

Mary was born and raised in Sumter, SC with her 9 brothers and sisters. Mourning with us are her sister Faye Berry, and brothers Alton McCoy, and Jimmy McCoy. Reunited with her in Heaven are her mother, Ruth Amerson McCoy and father Charles McCoy, as well as siblings C.W. McCoy, Gerald McCoy, Lois Windham, Pete McCoy, Robbie McCoy, and Peggy Reddick. Mary also leaves behind countless nieces and nephews, friends, and brothers and sisters in Christ at Surfside Presbyterian Church.

A memorial service is planned for Saturday, June 9th at 2:00 P.M. at Surfside Presbyterian Church located in Surfside Beach at 8732 Hwy 17 Bypass.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Surfside Presbyterian Church so that others may be blessed by the work of the church where Mary was a member for over 30 years.

Condolences may be made at

Burroughs Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Murrells Inlet (843.651.1440) is in charge of arrangements.