Carol Rae (Johnson) Parker

January 31, 1940 ~ December 13, 2020 (age 80)


Sumter, SC…Carol Rae Johnson Parker, age 80, died on Sunday, December 13, 2020 at Prisma Health Tuomey.


Born in Chicago, IL, she was a daughter of the late Carl Johnson and Alice Bertha Lambert Johnson.  Carol lived in Sumter most of her adult life and truly loved the entire community.  She was a faithful member of Wise Drive Baptist Church where she volunteered and served in many capacities including being the church secretary for many years.  Carol was a long time volunteer at Tuomey hospital and she founded the Sumter chapter of "Mother's of Angels" angels.  This is a support group for mother’s who have lost children.  She was an accomplished pianist, an avid reader and enjoyed doing calligraphy and all types of art.  She will be remembered as a very loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend.  She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.


She is survived by; a daughter, Karen Thorson of Anchorage, Alaska; six grandchildren, Kimberly Mae Daly, Victoria Carol Vinson, Pamela Sue Barnes, Grace Ann Barnes, Tracie Rae Barnes and Ronnie Barnes, Jr. and six great grandchildren.


In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by; two sons, Jonathon Wade Parker and Michael Keith Parker and one daughter, Diane Schaeffer.


A graveside service will be held on Friday, December 18, 2020 at 2:00 pm in the Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.


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Graveside Service
December 18, 2020

2:00 PM
Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery
802 N Guignard Drive
Sumter, SC 29150

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