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Mary Kathryn "Katie" Shealy

August 29, 1980 — March 11, 2024

Mount Pleasant

Mary Kathryn "Katie" Shealy

Mary Kathryn "Katie" Shealy, 43, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, entered into eternal rest Monday, March 11, 2024. Her Funeral Service will be held Saturday, March 23, 2024 in the J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., Mt. Pleasant Chapel at 2:00 pm. The family will receive friends an hour before the service.

Katie was born August 29, 1980 in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, daughter of Ralph Layton Shealy and Mary Kay Derrick Shealy. A Wando High School graduate, she actively participated in music, sports, pageants, and performing arts, leaving a legacy of a captivating smile and a compassionate heart, cherished by her friends and loved ones. She was funny, beautiful, outgoing, and just loved everyone, especially her grandmothers!

Music was her passion, her voice akin to an angel's, and she captivated audiences with her singing and dancing talents since her youth. Katie's fondness for "Amazing Grace" echoed her spiritual connection, leading her to join the Young Americans performing company in Los Angeles post-graduation. A self-taught guitarist, she seemed able to do anything well. An excellent athlete, she played high school softball and volleyball and was a varsity cheerleader. A strong swimmer, she was a top competitor on the Hobcaw Yacht Club swim team, lifeguard, and taught swim lessons to many Mt Pleasant children.

Her unwavering Christian faith fueled her desire to serve others, embodying a selfless spirit that touched many lives. A devout member of the First Baptist Church of Mt. Pleasant, Katie radiated joy and warmth, effortlessly befriending everyone she encountered, her infectious laughter and genuine kindness leaving lasting impressions.

Survived by her loving family - Ralph and Mary Shealy, Layton James Shealy, and Amy Elizabeth Shealy Romanowski (Eric) - Katie's memory will forever resonate in the hearts of those she held dear. She now rests in heavenly peace, reunited with her beloved grandmothers, her spirit illuminating the heavens with boundless joy and song.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations to support the homeless community. Contributions in memory of Katie Shealy can be directed to One80 Place, PO Box 20038, Charleston, SC 29413, or online at www.one80place.org/.

Expressions of sympathy and memories may be shared with the family through our website at www.jhenrystuhr.com.
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