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Carolyn Campbell Hoffmann, 84, of Mooresville, passed away on October 28, 2015 with her loving family by her side. She was born in Summersville, West Virginia to the late Eugene L. and Edna G. Campbell.
She graduated from Nicholas County High School in 1949, then earned a B.A. at Duke University and a Master’s at UNCC. While at Duke, Carolyn married the love of her life, Rev. Theodore S. Hoffmann. She spent her life loving and caring for children: she was known as the town babysitter as a teenager and was a Kindergarten Teacher at St. Luke UMC in Charlotte, a Director/ Teacher at Shamrock Drive Baptist Church, and a Kindergarten and First Grade Teacher for 15 years for Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools. Her love of art and music was strongly represented in her teaching career and personal life, particularly with her involvement in her church choir. In retirement, she devoted herself to loving her granddaughters and being involved in their lives.
She is survived by her daughter Lorie Lowell and her husband, Bill, of Mooresville, NC; son Brian of Little River, SC; granddaughters Chelsea Lowell of New York, NY and Alyssa Lowell of Raleigh, NC.
Her granddaughters will remember their Nana for her thoughtfulness, always taking care of them, her love of God and for never putting herself first. The family wishes to thank the nurses and staff at Abernethy Laurels, Newton, NC for their extraordinary love and care of Carolyn.
A graveside service and celebration of Carolyn’s life will be held at Walker Memorial Cemetery, Summersville, WV on November 14th at 11:00AM, conducted by her nephew, Rev. Gene Campbell.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mt. Zion UMC, Cornelius, 19600 Zion Ave., Cornelius, NC 28031; or Abernethy Laurels, 102 Leonard Ave, Newton, NC, 28658.
Carolina Cremation of Salisbury and Charlotte, North Carolina, as well as, White Funeral Home of Summersville, West Virginia is serving the Hoffmann family. Online condolences may be made at , www.carolinacremation.com or www.whitefuneralhomewv.com.
Rita Thornton says
Lori, your Mother was a beautiful person inside and out. She and Ted were truly a pair in every sense of the word. They loved you and Brian and the grandchildren so much.
Dear Hoffman family,
I am sorry for your pain, and loss.
You can find real comfort in what God has promised, such as in John 5:28,29 -He promises that he is going to resurrect all those who have ever died, back to life again here on earth. And all the things that cause us sorrow, pain, and even death, will be gone forever. You can read about this in Revelation 21:3,4, and 1 Corinthians 15:26. To learn more about God’s promises, go to JW.org.
Julie Higgie says
Dear Lori and Family, I am so saddened to hear of your loss, but comforted in knowing that in life she was in a good place and now she’s in an even better place, with the man she loves. Carolyn was such a dear lady and I missed her so much after enjoying her company for two years. We had a great time enjoying nature and especially the Sound of Music!
B. G. Whisnant says
I am so sorry to learn of the death of Mrs. Hoffman. She was a teacher of kindergarten, and later first grade, while I was the principal of Reedy Creek Elementary School. She was such an asset in helping to open the new school and always demonstrated great skill in working with children, parents and staff. I am sure many of her former pupils have pleasant memories from being in her class.