Friends We Have Lost


Nancy Lorraine Irvin

10/23/1950 ~ 06/30/2019

Nancy's love for singing and dancing will be greatly missed, along with her happy-go-lucky and hilariously, often wicked, sense of humor! Practical jokes were a constant. Her adult life was mainly spent in Chico, CA where she had an active life and performed in many plays. Later, she moved to Murfreesboro, TN, and eventually Bluffton, SC, where she was always excited and always looked forward to going to PEP. Nancy will forever be remembered for her spunky and independent attitude, her love of "bling," and her fierce love of family.

Sheree Goethe

Sheree Ann Goethe

10/10/1981 ~ 12/03/2017

Sheree was a very special young lady. She never met a stranger and left a lasting impression on everyone she met. She was very loving, caring, and compassionate. Sheree attended PEP for 15 years and worked at TJ Maxx. She was an Island All-Star Special Team cheerleader and an avid Gamecock fan.  She will be truly missed by all and remembered always.

Kelly MacCarthy

Kelly Lynn MacCarthy

02/20/1988 ~ 04/21/2018

Kelly’s smile was infectious, her energy boundless and her love was pure. Her challenges were monumental but her spirit and willingness to fight was truly inspiring. She loved the color purple, pink flamingos and cherished time with family and all her friends. Kelly loved the beach, trips to Maine and spending time in Avalon and South Carolina. Even though Kelly’s life was filled with profound uncertainty, she met each challenge with an incredible zest for life. 
Knowing Kelly was an honor, loving Kelly was a blessing. 

Steven Cole

Steven George Cole

03/27/1982 ~ 10/29/2016

With heavy hearts, we say goodbye to one of the greatest, happiest, most beautiful souls to have graced the earth. A friend to everyone he met, Steven was the light of so many lives. We honor him by keeping that light always shining in our hearts. You will live on in our hearts as we continue to love you in heaven!

The Wood family's donation

Eileen Rae Wood

Eileen was the daughter of Marcia Joanne and Dan Wood from Greensburg, PA. In 2015, Eileen passed away to be with the Lord. Programs for Exceptional People has been gifted with a chair of Eileen's that her parents thought could be put to good use at our organization. We  are very thankful for this contribution and will forever remember Eileen in our hearts at Programs for Exceptional People.