Wilma Carmichael | Obituaries

by | April 28, 2019 3:05 pm

Wilma Carmichael

Parker-Rhoden Funeral Home

WALTERBORO – Mrs. Wilma Cannon Carmichael, wife of the late Ernest Ray Carmichael Sr., passed away Wednesday evening, April 24, 2019 at the NHC Healthcare Center in Charleston.  She was 91.

Wilma was born in Conway July 7, 1927 a daughter of the late Henry Cephus Cannon and Cora Francis Martin Cannon.  She was a graduate of Conway High School where she played basketball and was voted the “Biggest Bull Shooter” her senior year, a superlative her family fondly felt aptly described her throughout her life.  She was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church in Walterboro.

Wilma and her husband traveled the world, but spending time with her family brought her the most joy in life.  Her quick wit, sassy demeanor, and fun-loving personality will be sorely missed.

In addition to her husband of 54 years, Wilma was preceded in death by seven siblings:  Nina, Evelyn, Quince, Ethel, Ernestine, and Ruby Cannon, and Hallie Carmichael.

She is survived by three children:  Ernest Ray “Randy” Carmichael Jr. and his wife Ann of Walterboro, Frances Carmichael Reynolds of Columbia, and Walter Carmichael and his wife Jill of James island.  There are four grandchildren:  Catherine Carmichael and Davis Carmichael of Atlanta, Callie Carmichael of James Island, and Lindsay Reynolds of Rock Hill.  Wilma has one sister, Amy Fore of Mount Pleasant, and one brother, Henry Cannon of Conway.

The family will receive friends during a time of visitation Sunday afternoon, April 28, 2019 from 3:30 – 4:30 in the chapel of Parker-Rhoden Funeral Home, 117 Paul Street in Walterboro.  A private entombment service will follow at the Greenlawn Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.  Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to any of the following organizations:  The USC Salkehatchie Faculty and Staff Excellence Fund, 807 Hampton Street, Walterboro, SC  29488, SCOA Cares, 166 Stoneridge Drive, Columbia, SC  29210, or the Salkehatchie Summer Service Ministry, 4908 Colonial Drive, Columbia, SC 29203.

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