Mrs. Carolyn J Crockett

April 2, 1928July 5, 2019

COLUMBIA - Carolyn J. Crockett died Friday, July 5, 2019 at Providence Hospital at the age of 91.

A native of Ridge Springs, S.C., Mrs. Crockett was born on April 2, 1928 to the late J.P. and Onnie Jones. She attended Winthrop College and Duke University, where she received a degree in medical technology, and went on to earn a Master’s degree in Health Care Administration from the University of South Carolina. After graduating from Duke, Carolyn began her career as a medical technologist at Providence Hospital, where she was eventually promoted to the Laboratory Director.

She married the late David Crockett, Jr. in 1952 at Shandon Presbyterian Church, where she continued to be a faithful member.

Carolyn is survived by her children, Paula Crockett of Columbia and David M. Crockett III (Donna) of Florence; grandchildren, Catherine C. Gude (Adam) of Florence, Elizabeth C. Myers (Patrick) of North Charleston and Victoria A. Crockett of Florence; great-grandchildren, Dwyer Gude, Bridget Gude and Wylds Myers; and brother-in-law, William R. Crockett (Ann) of Summerville, S.C.

Memorials may be made to Shandon Presbyterian Church, 607 Woodrow St, Columbia, SC 29205; or Harvest Hope Food Bank, 2220 Shop Rd, Columbia, SC 29201. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at Shandon Presbyterian Church. A graveside service will follow at 3:00 p.m. in Old Waxhaw Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Lancaster, S.C. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.

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  • Funeral Service Tuesday, July 9, 2019
  • Graveside Service Tuesday, July 9, 2019


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Harriet Horton

July 15, 2019

Dear Paula,

I’m so sorry I missed your mother’s passing! I cannot begin to tell you and your brother what an impact she made on my life and my career. As a brand new graduate of Tech’s MLT program and on my first day at work after graduation, she called me in her office and told me she thought I had potential to be in Management but I would need a BS degree. Later she selected me as her assistant when she was director. As she was retiring she told me not to waste time getting an MPH but to get an MBA! She said this is a business! So I followed her advise and have always had a very successful career in Management. I give her credit for me being a hospital Vice President today. I learned so very much from her about Management! One thing I have shared throughout my career with new managers and directors was “if she threatens to quit, give her a blank piece of paper and tell her to write out the resignation effective today and that she doesn’t have to work a notice.” Your mom said the person would stop threatening or quit and either way it’d be for the best. She was so right! In my current role I get to share my “pearls of wisdom” with new leaders and I always include that pearl and credit your mother. I pray for peace for your family at this time. Harriet Horton

Jan & Jimmy Sheely

July 5, 2019

Paula, Dee, Donna and Family,
We are so very sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. She was a delight and we so enjoyed all our time with her over many years. She will be loved and missed always. If you need anything at all, please give us a call. Love and prayers to all of you.