Parker, Jean Carter

Dunbar Funeral Homes


Columbia, passed away on May 11, 2023, after a courageous battle with multiple myeloma. She is survived by her daughters Kathleen Parker “Kacee” Lominack (Andrew) of Greenville and Mary Parker “Cara” Hardy (Kevin) of Lexington; her grandchildren Hampton Blalock Lominack, Carter Everett Lominack, and Mary Madison Hardy; and many beloved cousins. As a woman of faith, her life was molded by a deep relationship with God built through scripture study and prayer for those she loved. Jean was a retired Business Consultant with the South Carolina Department of Education. Much of her career was spent coordinating annual conventions for the Future Business Leaders of America, and her fondest memories were helping students and traveling to the conventions with her daughters. Her life was a living example of kindness and compassion towards others. She worked with USC’s Methodist Student Ministry, wrote cards to the shut-ins of Shandon Methodist Church, and answered phones for the annual Adopt-a-Family program at Christmastime. Jean was immensely proud of her daughters, to whom she dedicated her life to ensuring their happiness and well-being. As her health declined, she would find vast joy in visits from friends and family. Some of her greatest pleasures included reading, watching movies, cheering on her Gamecocks, and tending to her yard and plants. She adored her fur baby Skylar and spoiled him with numerous snacks, delicious treats, and lots of love. Family was most important to Jean, especially her three precious grandchildren who knew her as Gigi. Jean impacted anyone she met with her smile and kind spirit. She was considered the sweetest, most gracious, and most genuine Christian woman by all who knew and loved her. Jean’s family extends their gratitude to the volunteers at The FriendShip, the caregivers at Lexington Medical Center, NHC Lexington, and Caris Hospice, who provided excellent care for her at the end of her life, and the entire team at South Carolina Oncology Associates, who treated her for over twenty years. The funeral was held at Shandon United Methodist Church on Sunday, May 21. Family received friends in the fellowship hall at 2:00 p.m., with the service following at 3:00 p.m. in the sanctuary. Burial followed at Greenlawn Memorial Park. Memorial gifts may be made to Columbia Wesley Foundation, 728 Pickens Street, Columbia, SC 29201. Memories may be shared at