Blythewood Mourns Mazyck

Sabra Mazyck

BLYTHEWOOD (Feb. 23, 2017) – The Blythewood community lost a longtime public servant with the death of Sabra Mazyck last week. Mazyck, 65, Chairwoman of the Town’s Board of Zoning Appeals, died unexpectedly in her sleep Wednesday morning, Feb. 15, at her home in Lake Ashley from lingering complications related to the brain surgery she underwent two years ago.

Mazyck served on various boards in the Town government beginning in 2004. Appointed to the Planning Commission for two terms, Mazyck served one term as Chairwoman. She was later appointed to two terms on the Board of Zoning Appeals, serving the last three years as Chairwoman. As a quasi-judicial board, the BZA is charged with following stringent guidelines for approvals of appeals, and while Mazyck was calm, quiet and soft-spoken, she soon gained a reputation for having a tough-minded resolve in following the letter of the law when making decisions regarding those appeals.

“We are still in shock over the sudden loss of Sabra,” Mayor J. Michael Ross told The Voice on Monday. “I’m so glad I got to see her last week during our Black History month celebration at The Manor. Sabra defined what a truly involved citizen looks like in a small town. I hope we told her enough how much we appreciated her service and leadership, especially on the Board of Zoning Appeals. Our prayers and thoughts are extended to Zeke and their family members. She will be dearly missed in our little town.”

The flag at Town Hall was lowered to half-staff last week in Mazyck’s honor.


Contact us: (803) 767-5711 | P.O. Box 675, Blythewood, SC 29016 | [email protected]