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Elizabeth Sheriff

IRMO -- Elizabeth "Lib" Riser Sheriff, 94, widow of Alfred Ceil Sheriff, of Irmo, passed away,Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019, at her home in Irmo surrounded by her family.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Orangeburg, with the Rev. Dr. Linda Dunn officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery, Orangeburg.

The family will receive friends an hour before the service in the church parlor.

Lib was born in Newberry County to the late Ola Reighley and William Wallace Riser. She graduated from Clinton High School, moved to Columbia,where she met Ceil. They began their family in Orangeburg where Lib stayed home to raise her three daughters and volunteered with various organizations, such as: Junior League, Girl Scouts, Pilot Club and the Verdant Gardners. She was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church of Orangeburg, where she taught Sunday School and was circle leader. She went to work with South Carolina Employment Commission and retired in 1989, after 30 years of service. Lib was named 1981 Career Woman of the Year by the Business and Professional Club of Orangeburg . She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and aunt and will be greatly missed by her family.

Survivors include her three daughters, Ann Martin (Jim) of Irmo, Jane Davis (Darren) of Chapin and Gayle Sheriff of Irmo; four grandchildren, Catherine Martin Latiff (Todd) of Clemson, Elizabeth Martin of Lexington, David Stafford (Wendy) of Easley and Jeffrey Davis (Carrie) of Charleston; four great-grandchildren, Ashley and Andrew Latiff of Clemson, and Peyton and Landon Stafford of Easley; a sister, Margaret Lancaster of Atlanta; a brother, Thomas Riser (Barbara) of Kinards; and a host of nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and her parents, Lib was predeceased by her sister, Lofton, and three brothers, Wallace Riser, Harold Riser, and David Riser.

Memorials may be made to St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 1356 Amelia St., Orangeburg, SC 29115.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.dukesharleyfuneralhome.com.

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