Carol Fisher Parker
April 13, 1926 – June 7, 2012
Carol F. Parker, 86, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, died at her home in Sun City Carolina Lakes, Indian Land, Fort Mill, SC on June 7, 2012.
Mrs. Parker was born April 13, 1926 in Spring Lake, N.J. to the late Dr. James A. and Janet Ackerman Fisher. She was preceded in death by her brother, Dr. James A. Fisher, Jr. and her sister, Joan Fisher Forsyth.
Mrs. Parker graduated from Northampton School For Girls in Northampton, MA in 1944 and attended Syracuse University. Mrs. Parker met her husband of 62 years in church in Asbury Park, N J where they were married June 3, 1950. During the next 55 years, they were both active in church and choral music in Easton, PA, Washington, DC and Alexandria, VA.
Mrs. Parker was always noted for her ability to make friends and remember names. She accompanied her husband through four years of undergraduate school at Lafayette College, where his fraternity brothers elected her Sweetheart of Sigma Chi in 1955. Mrs. Parker lived most of her married life in Mount Vernon, VA where she was a member of the Mount Vernon Country Club for 44 years, the Mount Vernon Hospital Ladies Auxiliary for 33 years and the Mount Vernon Kiwanis Club. Locally, she was a member of Unity Presbyterian Church, Fort Mill, SC.
She is survived by her husband, Gayle. Surviving also are her daughter, Alison Parker, and grandson, Casey, of Louisville, CO and her son, Craig Parker, daughter-in-law, Monique and grandchildren, Bryce and Sarah, of Davis, CA. Also surviving are her brother-in-law, Royal Parker of West Windsor, NJ; niece, Janet Forsyth of Southern Pines, NC; nephew, Robert Forsyth of Springfield, IL; sister-in-law, Alice Fisher of Oakhurst, NJ; nephew, Jimmy Fisher and wife, Cathy, of Cavendish, VT; nephew, Diana Despo and husband, Bill, of Rumson, NJ; cousin, Dr. Ann Gosling of Kingfield, ME; cousin, Dr. Lynn Parry and wife, Mary Louise, of Interlaken, NJ; cousin, Dorothy Hoof of Culpepper, VA; and cousin, Marsha Doelman of Great Barrington, MA.
Memorials may be made to Unity Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 303 Tom Hall Street, PO Box 1267, Fort Mill, SC 29716. Inurnment will be private at the Memorial Garden of the church. A memorial service was held at Unity Presbyterian Church on Monday, June 18, 2012 at 1 p.m.