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March 13, 1998 — June 27, 2019
ORLANDO, Fla. — London Elaine Harrell, 21, formerly of Columbia, South Carolina, died following an accident.
She was born in Columbia, South Carolina on March 13, 1998 to Michael Harrell and Paula Cobb. London was a graduate of Spring Valley High school and a rising senior at the University of Central Florida majoring in event management at Rosen College of Hospitality Management.
London was a beautiful friend who was passionate for helping others. Throughout her life, she was busy raising money and actively dedicating her time on any cause that was brought to her attention. She was a member of Rehoboth United Methodist Church. She was awarded the Order of Thor at Spring Valley, yearbook editor and outstanding senior. Known for loving to dress up and show school spirit, she was Miss Viking Spirit for three years and was her senior class most school spirited. Her dedication continued in college as the recruitment captain of UCF’s Knight-Thon, where she raised more than $6,000 for the kids, and she was a read-aloud guide for Reading is Fundamental. As a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, she served in planning recruitment, treasurer committee and the event committee. She had just completed a summer internship for Philips in Amsterdam as part of the events and customer experience team. She spent most of her life dancing and performing in various productions and pageants. A princess at heart, she was always ready to go on the next adventure, not afraid of anything, loved traveling and spending time with her friends. Always quick-witted, kind-hearted with a smile that would glow even after she left the room. She loved UCF and her Knight family.
In addition to her mother and father, London is survived by her brother, Maddux Harrell; stepfather, Dennis Brantley; stepmother, Denise Pendarvis-Harrell; stepbrothers, Taylor Stevens, Chase Blackwell, Degen Brantley, Gordon Brantley and Hardin Brantley; stepsisters, Brittany Cox (Josh) and Laken Blackwell; grandparents, Dotsie Harrell, Jerry and Vilma Cobb, Bob and Carol McAlister, Adelaide Kline; two uncles, Jay Harrell (Michelle), Alex Cobb (Milli Bounds); aunt, Natalie Cobb (Tommy); as well as numerous extended family members and countless friends.
London was preceded in death by her grandfather, Jimmy Harrell.
A service to celebrate London’s life will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 7, in the Gymnasium at Spring Valley High School, 120 Sparkleberry Lane, Columbia, South Carolina. Following the service, the family invites you to attend a reception at Woodlands Country Club, 100 Norse Way, Columbia, South Carolina from 3 until 5 p.m. London wanted everyone to show their spirit for life by wearing anything beachy.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Knight-Thon at The University of Central Florida, 205 W. 700 S., Salt Lake City, Utah 84101 or by visiting https://dancemarathon.childrensmiraclenetworkhospitals.org/dance-find/.
Go Knights Go - Charge On!
Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel, is assisting the family. Memories and condolences may be shared at ShivesFuneralHome.com.