Sybil DeWitt Bennett, 77, a beloved mother and the widow of James “Jim” Bennett, departed this life, Sunday, June 22, 2014.
Mrs. Bennett was born the daughter of Cordie Whitehart DeWitt and Lenora Amanda James DeWitt-Huggins on September 20, 1936 in Pamplico, SC.  She was a 1953 graduate of Johnsonville High School where she was a star basketball player. After marrying Jim, they began attending the University of South Carolina and started a family.  Just a few years later with her young family, Sybil began traveling the world, living in far off places like Bolivia, Saudi Arabia, and the Netherlands.  Wherever Sybil went she made friends and kept in touch with many of them for the rest of her life.  One of her favorite ways of making friends was through duplicate bridge clubs, and she eventually earned the Bronze Life Master from the American Contract Bridge League.  She was an avid sports fan, and when she wasn't pulling for the Gamecocks, she was pulling for one of her grandchildren’s teams to win. Sybil always had the greenest thumb and though she claimed she didn't know how she did it, her garden was the most beautiful around. She leaves a legacy of strength and stability for Sybil was the backbone of her family. Though she never took credit for their accomplishments, nothing would have been possible without her love and support.  There aren't enough words to explain how much she loved her family and how much they love her.  
Sybil and Jim were married in 1953 and celebrated 58 years together.  Their home was blessed with:  two daughters, Charlotte B. Moore and Mandy B. Pegram; six grandchildren, Emily (Richard) Donaldson, Erin Pegram, April Pegram, Christina Moore, Casey Pegram, and James Pegram; and two great-grandsons, Trevor P. Novotny and James Grady Donaldson.  She also leaves behind: a sister, Marilyn Virginia (Lenair) Dewitt Altman.
She was predeceased by:  her parents; her husband; and a sister, Nora Jean Cates.
Funeral Services will be 10AM, Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at the Chapel of Duncan United Methodist Church.  The Bennett family will receive family and friends immediately after the service in the chapel’s fellowship hall.   Interment will follow in the Garden of Devotion at 1 PM.
McKenzie Funeral Home is honored to serve the Bennett family.

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