WILMINGTON — Amy E. “Elaine” Carroll Parmele, 82, passed away Tuesday, May 11, 2021. Elaine was born Dec. 14, 1938, in Mullins, South Carolina, to Patricia Boyd Carroll and George Leon Carroll.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin Jacobs Parmele.
Elaine is survived by her sister, Linda; and brother, George. She is also survived by her best friend of 60 years, Gloria Hood; beloved goddaughter, Jennifer Hood Nolan; as well as many cousins scattered throughout Horry County, South Carolina.
She began her education at Conway Grammar School, Conway, South Carolina. Due to her academic excellence, she skipped the 7th grade. During her senior year, she was the head typist for “The Wildcat” school newspaper at New Hanover High School, where she graduated from in 1956. Elaine went on to graduate from UNCW.
During her career, she served as a transcriptionist at James Walker Memorial Hospital, Cape Fear Memorial Hospital, New Hanover Regional Medical Center and for Dr. Thaddeus Coin in his private practice. She was also a previous ruling elder and president of the Ladies of Pearsall Presbyterian Church and member of First Baptist Church, Wilmington.
We are sure she stopped by the Rainbow Bridge and collected all her kitty cats, especially Inky, on her flight to heaven.
As per her request, there will be no visitation or funeral. Burial will be private.
Share online condolences with the family at Coble Funeral and Cremation Service at Greenlawn Memorial Park.