Mrs. Carolyn Parker Harrison, 82, of Sunset Beach, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, May 22, 2016. Mrs. Harrison was born in Grissettown in Brunswick County on April 23, 1934, and was the daughter of the late Joseph Sanders Parker and Versie Viola Grissett.
She was a faithful and devoted member of Sunset Beach Community Church. Mrs. Harrison retired from the State of North Carolina Employees Retirement Division and was employed part-time at Rex Hospital in Raleigh. She loved being around other people and she never met a stranger. She also enjoyed playing bingo.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Glenn H. Parker and Joseph Sanders Parker II.
She is survived by two children, Joseph Earl Wall of Burgaw and Brenda Carol Smith, and her husband, Henry Elvis Smith, of Shallotte; two grandchildren, Nicholas Elvis Smith and Shannon Nicole Smith, and her fiancé, Demetrice Anderson; and a very special nephew, Randy Parker of Shallotte.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 26, at Sunset Beach Community Church, 1643 Seaside Road, Pelican Square, Sunset Beach, with the Rev. Harold L. Gore and Mr. Rick Rueter officiating. An interment service will follow in Brooks Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Nicholas Elvis Smith, Henry Elvis Smith, John Walz, Ken Carter, Lee Howard and Bill Sprinkle. Friends are cordially invited to a time of visitation one hour prior to the funeral service at the church and other times at her daughter’s home at Birchwood Apartments, Shallotte.
In lieu of customary remembrances, the family asks that memorials be directed to Sunset Beach Community Church, P.O. Box 7809, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469; or SECU Hospice House of Brunswick, 955 Mercy Lane, Bolivia, NC 28422.
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