Carol Bruins | Obituary | The Press and Standard

by | October 2, 2017 3:57 pm

Carol Buins

Care of James A Dyal Funeral Home

Carol “Lucy” Joanne Bruins, 78, of Charleston, wife of John Henry Bruins, passed away on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at Medical University of SC.

Friends and family are invited to attend her visitation on Thursday, October 5, 2017 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. A graveside service will be held on Friday, October 6, 2017 at 11:00 a.m., at Dorchester Memory Gardens, 11000 Dorchester Road, Summerville.

Lucy was born on December 14, 1938 in Crookston, Minn., daughter of the late Robert Norman Raymond and Josephine Marie (Schipper) Raymond. She worked in retail stores and managed Howard Johnson’s Restaurant. She also taught cake decorating classes for the Vocational School. Lucy took many cake decorating classes at Edmonds Community College. She also took many painting classes using watercolors and oils. She wrote a country gospel song named “Church Windows and Rainbows.” She owned and operated her own business, Hales Imports, for many years. She loved to help and give to others.

Surviving in addition to her husband John are: two children: Gary Allen Hale and Teresa Rene Byrd both of Walterboro; three grandchildren; two step children: Rose Gillis of Pa., and Richard Bruins of Stoneville, N.C.; fourteen step grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; three sisters: Jill McKay of Seattle, WA, Bonnie Cawley of Myrtle Beach and Sharon Hale of Walterboro; three brothers: Randy Raymond of Washington, Ronald Raymond of Bonneau and Roger Raymond of Bennetts Point. She was predeceased by her brother, Richard Raymond, step daughter Rita Oyler and step son Raymond Bruins.

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Arrangements by James A. Dyal Funeral Home, 303 South Main Street, Summerville, Sc 29483 (843)873-4040.

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