Sutton Lee Story

Sutton Lee Story

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

July 30, 2014 – June 3, 2020

Sutton, age 5, became an angel at sunrise on Wednesday June 3, 2020, surrounded by family in his favorite place on the Georgia coast, Valona, his Heaven on earth.

Sutton was born July 30, 2014, in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, to Betsy and Ben Story, and three older brothers.  He loved playing outside on beaches, sandbars, marshes and all things Lowcountry.  He was a funny, happy, loving, sensitive, intelligent and courageous little boy.

For over 18 months, Sutton battled aggressive Leukemia – spending a lot of time at the MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital.  His strong soul and brave spirit touched the lives of his nurses and doctors, and everyone he met.  We are thankful for their love and dedication.

Two grandparents were waiting for Sutton in Heaven: Brenda Adkins Baker and Benjamin Frederick Story.

He is survived by parents: Elizabeth Baker and Benjamin Frederick Story, Jr.; three big brothers: Baker, Sawyer and Bennett; grandparents: Richard “Dick” Baker (Paula) of Clemson, SC; Renee’ Sapp Story and Thomas Ellenberger of Columbia, SC; Patricia Ortega Story of Lima, Peru; many aunts, uncles, cousins and his beloved dog, Shiloh.

Sutton was pure sunshine and will be remembered in every beautiful sunrise and sunset.  A small family celebration of his life was held on Saturday June 6, 2020, on the Georgia coast.

The family plans to set up a foundation on a later date to honor Sutton’s life.