In Memory of



Obituary for Elaine Kyle

Elaine Christine Kyle, went home to be with her Lord and Heavenly Family on April 22,2024, after a brief illness.

Born on July 28, 1948, in Cripple Creek, Colorado, she was the daughter of the late William M. Lewis & the late Anna Linnea Lewis.

Elaine was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Jess B. Kyle, son, Jess B. Kyle Jr and her beloved west highland terrier, Mr. McGregor.

Elaine was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who had unending love for her family, friends and her pets. Elaine was a truly beautiful person both inside and out. She enjoyed and was passionate about helping and caring for others! She had a quick wit paired with a warm and welcoming personality. To know her was to love her, and she seldom met a stranger. She worked as an Estee Lauder beauty advisor for Belk for many years and had loyal customers that loved her and valued her expert beauty advice. She believed that you can’t always control the things that happen in your life but you can control how you react to those things and she always did her best to act with love, beauty, caring and dignity!

Elaine was an active member of Grace United Methodist Church in Williamston, SC where she served on the worship committee, PPRC and was a member of the choir. She loved the Lord and his radiance shined through her in all that she did.

She is survived by her beloved daughter, Dee Ann Janulis and grandchildren, Evan Shord, Ethan Shord (Hind), Elana Swedenburg (Sam), Jessica Shord (Alex) and great-granddaughter, Eden Jardin Boutin.
She is also survived by the beloved children, grandchildren and great grandchildren of her late husband Jess B Kyle, who she loved like her own, John Kyle (Melanie), Justin Kyle (Christi),Jace Kyle, Campbell Kyle, Austin Kyle (Kassi) Zoey Kyle, Neal Kyle, Candace Brightman (Ben) Magnolia Brightman and Amelia Brightman, Sande Losaw (Jerry) Jennifer Mashburn(Joe), Rachel Long (Larry), David Marshburn (Desaray), Hope Marshburn, Katrina Clark, Serena Clark, Dallas Dottry (Cora), Haley Dottry, Daniel Dottry, Abbiegail Dottry, Logan Dottry, Elizabeth Fowler(Chris), Emma Fowler and Lily Fowler, Sheree Brennan, Cassandra Inman (Dan), Hailey Inman, Seth Boniface, David Reed, Autumn Reed, and Charlie Reed,

The family will host a celebration of her life at Grace United Methodist Church, 42 E Main St. Williamston, SC 29697 on Sunday May 26, 2024 from 3:00-4:00 pm with a visitation and light meal following in the church activity center.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests flowers and plants be brought that can be planted in a memorial garden for Elaine. She loved hydrangeas, gardenias, roses, peonies , hostas, and jasmine. The family would also ask that if possible in her memory that everyone wear her favorite colors turquoise and teal in some form. Please share your favorite memory of Elaine to be included in a special keepsake book for the family that will be shared at the celebration of life.