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Sherry Parker Wilson

Laurens, South Carolina

Sherry Parker Wilson, age 75, of Laurens and wife of Charles Marion Wilson, passed away Friday, July 15, 2022, at Prisma Health Laurens County Hospital surrounded by family.

Sherry was born in Little Rock, AR to the late Frank S. and Vonnie Huff Parker. During her childhood years the Parker family moved to Athens, GA where Sherry graduated from Athens High School in 1964. She was a member of the dance flag team and an All-State basketball player inducted into the Athens Area Hall of Fame. After graduating from Anderson College, she transferred to The University of Georgia where she earned her BS and Master’s degrees. Sherry enjoyed a rewarding career teaching more than 30 years in several area schools, with the majority spent at Laurens District 55 High School (LDHS) in Laurens, SC. She taught keyboarding, business law, and accounting and was the 1996 LDHS Teacher of the Year. She was an active member of First Presbyterian Church and involved as a member of The Women of the Church. She also served on several Session Committees and participated in other volunteer activities. Sherry most enjoyed spending time with family and friends at the lake and beach and loved reading, dancing, riding horses, water skiing, traveling, and following the Georgia Bulldogs football team.

She is survived by: her husband, Charles; children, Stacey Wilson McCraney (Rick Kryzynski) of Charlotte, NC and Chad Wilson of Austin, TX; grandchildren, Reagan Brook McCraney and Lauren Parker McCraney; step-grandchildren, Kyle Kryzynski and Kortney Kryzynski; brothers, Stan Parker (Donna) of Athens, GA, Tony Parker (Lisa) of St. Augustine, FL and Terry “T-Bird” Parker (Nancy) of Athens, GA; and many special nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held 3:00 PM on Wednesday July 20, 2022, at First Presbyterian Church conducted by Dr. Mike McCracken. The family will receive friends in the church sanctuary immediately following the service.

There will be a private family burial at Westview Memorial Park prior to the memorial service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 400 West Main Street, Laurens, SC 29360.

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  1. Vincent Bost on July 20, 2022 at 10:10 am

    So sorry to hear of Mrs. Wilson’s passing. She was my typing teacher back in high school at LDHS. She was the BEST! My prayers and sincere condolences for the family and loved ones. God bless her.

  2. Nora on August 20, 2022 at 1:45 pm

    Sherry was my guest in Germany for 2 weeks with exchange students in 1999. In 2000 she invited me and my daughter to spend our vacation three weeks in her and Charly’s house. I will never forget this time. The family made us feel like part of the Wilson family.
    I thank God that I was able to meet Sherry and spend 5 weeks with her.
    Sherry was a wonderful person.
    She will always keep a special place in my heart, unforgotten. God bless her.

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