Sarah Helen Shelf

Sarah H. Shelf, 21, of Simpsonville, daughter of Chip & Teresa Shelf, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, April 29, 2018. Sarah was a junior at Southern Wesleyan University.

In addition to her Mom & Dad, Sarah is survived by her sister, Lydia, and her brother, Michael; her paternal grandmother, Sylvia Shelf; her maternal grandmother, Stella Bergman; her uncle, Les Mitchell; aunts, Lisa Shelf and Lisa Ackerman; cousins, Kelby, Luke, Karoline, Katie, Emily and Lindsay; and many, many friends from Hillcrest H.S., Southern Wesleyan University and the University of South Carolina and the city of Columbia, SC.

She was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Mieczyslaw Wegierek and Bob Shelf.

“Sarah lived her life for us all. She always shared her smile, her love of God and her never ending desire to serve others – anything from pizza to a smile and a hug.”

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 12:00 PM in the Chapel of Heritage Funeral Home with Rev. Jim Caprell officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.

Condolences to the family of Sarah Helen Shelf

  • My heart is broken and my prayers are with y’all . Rest In Peace
    I love y’all

  • Thelma Jones Ballew
    6 years ago

    Chip & Teresa, Kirby & I are sorry for your loss of Sarah. Our prayers that God will lift and carry through this devastating time. Love you, Kirby & Thelma Jones Ballew

  • Ray and Barbara Brown, Fountain Inn
    6 years ago


  • Julie Jensen
    6 years ago

    We are so sorry for your loss! We loved your girl so much! Julie and Peter Jensen parents to Jessica Bauguess

  • Kelli Bailey
    6 years ago

    There are no words. My heart is broken for you all. Know that prayers are being said and that I LOVE YOU with ALL MY HEART.

  • Laurie Duprey
    6 years ago

    The Duprey Family, Michael, Hailey, Brice and Laurie offer our heartfelt prayers and thoughts to the Shelf Family. May God be with you and give you strength and love.

  • Ray and Barbara Brown, Fountain Inn
    6 years ago

    Chip,Teresa, and family, Barbara, Lorraine, and I send our heartfelt sympathy. We, as you know have had to go through the heartache of loosing our loved one. We will hurt with you,and pray for you. Sometimes we have trouble trying to understand,why God takes our loved ones so young. But God’s wisdom can’t be questioned. Keep the thought in mind, that He said, He will not place more on us than we can bare. May God make smooth the path before you in the days and months ahead.Your faith and trust in Christ will sustain you. Barbara, Lorraine and I will be here , and if there is anything that we can say or do, to add comfort, please call on us.
    P.S.> We know that Dwayne loved the both of you, we believe that he is now looking out for Sarah, until you meet again.

  • Janet Rector Bryant
    6 years ago

    My heart and prayers for comfort are with you both. Nothing can really help except the comfort of the Holy Spirit. Lean on the everlasting arms.

  • Debbie Lessard
    6 years ago

    No words to convey for your loss of Sarah. Heartbroken for your family. A life lost too young with her everlasting loving memories. Sending you thoughts of strength and comfort as you mourn the loss of a life lived in love and joy.
    Debbie West Lessard and Nathaniel Lessard

  • Jean Cleveland
    6 years ago

    Chip , Teresa and Sylvia,
    Am so sorry to hear about your loss. My prayers are with you all.

  • carol larson
    6 years ago

    I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Sarah as being this bright, sunny, smiling child in our classroom. Please accept my condolences.
    Carol Larson

  • Wilton L. Fowler
    6 years ago

    My thoughts and prayers go out to this family and their many friends. We never understand why God choses to take such young and beautiful children, but with that said God is God and he never makes any mistakes. I pray that you as family and Sarah’s friends will place your trust in that fact and then lean on Him for comfort and peace. Beautiful Sarah may she rest I peace.

  • Beth Clontz
    6 years ago

    I can’t even imagine the pain of losing a child. We have been praying for peace and understanding for your family during this sorrowful time. Sending hugs through the miles that separate us. Know we are here.

    Beth & Mike Clontz

  • Michael Reed
    6 years ago

    Please accept my deepest sympathy and condolences in the loss of your daughter. I was traveling the interstate that night with my family. When we topped the hill I saw the accident and stopped to offer assistance, probably within a minute or two after it happened. From the first sight of the accident we were offering prayers for a person unknown to us. I think God in his mercy spared her any suffering. Several people stayed until the emergency crews arrived and asked us to leave. Your family is in our prayers and if I can offer any details of closure for what I saw that night please feel free to contact me. Sincere regards.

  • Frank Martinez
    6 years ago

    Thoughts and Prayers are lifted! She will be missed here but we will see her again! Lord be with all who’s lives she touched.

  • Mary Collins
    6 years ago

    Chip Sylvia Family. Love you Very much praying for you Till your Exxon man

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