REV. ZELAN GORE, {77} The Life of Minister Zelan Gore began August 31, 1941 in a small southern coastal town known as Georgetown, South Carolina. She is the third child of seven children blessed to the marital union of Mr. Daniel Graham Sr. and Mrs. Susan Wragg Graham. As the oldest female sibling, she was very dedicated and devoted to the raising of her younger siblings. Her parents and three {3} brothers, Rutherford Graham, Sr., Samuel Graham, Sr., and Irid Graham; one {1} son, Anthony Funnye all preceded her in death.

Minister Gore was educated in the Georgetown County Public School System, where she participated in a variety of sports and extracurricular activities. After graduating from Howard High School, she relocated to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

William “Ivory” Gore found a good wife in Minister Gore and they were joined in holy matrimony on November 4, 1965. They made their home in the Booker T. Washington Community of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Ivory was called home November 5, 2012. She enjoyed a fulfilling career and served faithfully for twenty {20+} years at Dr. Fred Paul Norman General Practice, most recently known as the Myrtle Beach Diet. Zelan’s love for the medical field led her to continue her service well after retirement, as a private duty nurse.

Minister Gore accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior at an early age and upon relocating to Myrtle Beach, SC, she became a member of Sandy Grove Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend Riggins. She later became a Minister under the leadership of Reverend Fred Johnson. She was a faithful member of Sandy Grove Missionary Baptist Church for over thirty {30} years.

Minister Gore established the Nursing Ministry at Sandy Grove Missionary Baptist Church and served as the President of the Nurse’s Ministry for the Kingston Lake Association for many years. She was very well known for her strong soulful voice and she sung on various choirs throughout Horry and Georgetown County.

Minster Gore was very active and devoted to her community and church family, becoming member of the Rose Bud Tent #23 in the early 80’s. She was instrumental in the lives of all who met her and she never hesitated to give truthful and sincere advice.

Throughout her illness she stayed encouraged and faithfully attended church services and events. On Thursday April 4, 2019, Minister Gore departed this life, to take her rest. She will be greatly missed by those who loved and cherished her.

Minister Gore leaves loving memories with two {2} sons, Alfred “Freddy” Funnye of Durham, NC and Theodore Funnye, Georgetown, SC; three {3} daughters, Londretta Nesmith of  New Haven, CT, Ivenna Gore of Columbia, SC, and Schanski Gore-Hemingway of Myrtle Beach, SC; one {1} grandchild she raised, Alfreda Funnye, and a special son she loved dearly, Chris Johnson both of Myrtle Beach, SC; one {1} brother, Daniel Graham {Ella Pearl} of Georgetown, SC; two {2} sisters, Francis Graham-Baronville {Allison} of Brooklyn, NY and Rudell Graham-Guyton of Georgetown, SC; ten {10} grandchildren; eleven {11} great-grandchildren along with a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends

Funeral Services will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at Sandy Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Visitation will be held 6:00 – 8:00 PM Tuesday, April 09, 2019 at Ocean View Funeral Home Myrtle Beach Chapel.  Arrangements are entrusted to Ocean View Funeral Home Myrtle Beach Chapel.