MYRTLE BEACH—Elizabeth “Libby” J. Kyzer, surrounded by her family, quietly and confidently went to her home with Jesus on July 11.

We would be remiss and less than candid unless we acknowledge that had Libby been around to comment on this writing, there would have been multiple edits. We have undertaken this endeavor anyway.  Libby was born on Feb. 16, 1941, in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Her mom, Frances F. Jones, and her dad, James F. Jones Sr., provided a beautiful life for her and brother James (Jimmy) F. Jones Jr. 

She is survived by Tony, her husband; brother James (Jimmy) Jones Jr. (Freda) of Socastee; children Darby Shinn (Paul Reeves) of Columbia, John B. Shinn IV (Monica) of Longs and Michael Kyzer of Myrtle Beach and grandchildren Morgan Motes (Matt), Luke Reeves, Lee Reeves, Merritt Reeves, Brooks Shinn and Noah Shinn. She was the proud great-grandmother of Bo Motes and ArryAwna Cook. 

Libby left a lasting impact on us all. She delighted in providing opportunities for her husband, children and grandchildren. She was loving, wise, invested, supportive and always offered them her best. Libby was such a proud mother and grandmama. 

One of her many acts that indelibly marked the life of her family was her determination to raise her son Michael. She met him during her time as a volunteer at the hospital, where she rocked premature babies.

In spite of a myriad of health problems, they found the very best medical care for Michael, and thanks to her refusal to accept “no.” Libby and Tony adopted Michael. 

For the previous 18 months, Libby fought relentlessly to win her battle with sarcoma. Her husband and best friend Tony never left her side as her biggest supporter and loving caretaker.

In their relationship, she always wanted him to be the one out front, but he gives her credit for being the wind beneath his wings. 

Although she will be missed, we have peace in knowing that she is fully-healed and rejoicing with Jesus. 

Memorial services were held July 14 at Loris First Presbyterian Church.

The family requests that donations be made in Libby’s name to Loris First Presbyterian Church General Fund, P.O. Box 425, Loris, SC 29529.

Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.

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