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Jilson Elliott Sorrell

Chester, SC: Jilson Elliott Sorrell, 73, died Friday, July 15, 2022, at Prisma Health Richland. A Funeral Service was held at 11:00 AM Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at Zion Presbyterian Church with Reverend Al Ward officiating. The family received friends also Wednesday in the fellowship hall of the church from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM. Interment will be held in Zion Cemetery.

Jilson was born on July 31, 1948, in Paris, Kentucky, and was a son of the late Harold Nesbitt Sorrell and Rowena Pendleton Sorrell. He was a graduate of Paris High School and Georgia Southern School of Business. Jilson was retired from Seaboard Railroad and also Chester County Hospital. Mr. Sorrell was a member of Zion Presbyterian Church where he was a former deacon and former church treasurer. He was also a current board member of Zion Cemetery Committee and also a board member of the North Chester Fire Department. Jilson was a friend to the Lowrys community. He was a stranger to no one and a friend to many.

He is survived by two daughters, Whitney Sorrell McCarley (Trey) of Elgin, SC and Jessica Sorrell Stillwell (Jake) of Chester, SC; four grandchildren, Erin McCarley and Liam McCarley and Lauralee Stillwell and Tripp Stillwell.

Memorials may be made to Zion Presbyterian Church 2219 The Avenue, Chester, SC 29706

Online condolences may be made to the family at

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