May 29, 2022
Myrna Marjorie Carpenter, age 87, died Thursday, May 26, 2022, at her residence in Columbus.
Services will be held Wednesday, June 01, 2022, at 11:00 AM at Memorial Gunter Peel Chapel with Pastor Randy Randle and Associate Pastor Tim Williams officiating, burial will follow at Friendship Cemetery. Visitation will be held Wednesday on hour prior to service at the funeral home.
Mrs. Carpenter was born on Sunday, December 02, 1934, in Hertfordshire, England, to the late Cyril Willliam and Ivy Kitchener Avis. On April 1st, 1953, She married the love of her life Roy L Carpenter in England. For most of their 52 years of marriage (before his passing), she was a homemaker raising three children along with working at MUW Cafeteria and J Tuohy’s Clothing. She was also an active member of the British Birds Women Club.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Leflore Carpenter; siblings, Rita Allen, Pat Leach and Ray Avis.
Survivors include her daughter, Diana Bigham (Stanley), Caledonia, MS; sons, Roy Dean Carr-Franklin, NC, Paul Carpenter (Tammy), Cullman, AL, Timothy Carpenter (Cristina), Mount Pleasant, SC; brother, John Avis, Hemelhempstead, England; grandchildren, Robin Carpenter, Casey Carpenter, Joshua Bigham, Nila Carpenter (Anthony) and Darby Carpenter; 10 great-grandchildren.
Serving as pallbearers will be sons and grandsons.
Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Doug Agnew and Larry Lewis.
Memorials may be made to St. Judes Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or charity of the donors choice.
A special thank you to the staff of Legacy Hospice for their amazing and compassionate care. Specific caregivers Charlene, Kiki and Karen.