Mary Redman Carpenter passed away Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, at her home in Port Orange, Florida. Mary was born in Orlando on Jan. 26, 1934, to S. Preston and Coketine Bray-Carpenter and was raised in Winter Garden at their home on Dillard Street, which was built in 1939.
Mary attended Winter Garden Elementary and graduated from Lakeview High School. Upon graduation, she went on to complete her education at Stetson University and, following college, spent most of her life as a teacher with the Volusia County School System. Mary had both an ear and a passion for music, was a lover of all animals and held a special place in her heart for all of her beloved pets.
She was predeceased by her parents; her two younger brothers, Samuel P. and William Bray Carpenter; and her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E. Coke Bray of Winter Garden and Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin A. Carpenter of Orlando, Florida.
Those left behind to keep Mary’s memory alive include her brother, Benjamin A. (Janice) Carpenter; her loving caregivers, Barbara Paytas, Edie Gibbens and Patricia Matlock; many nieces and nephews; and many others who were touched by Mary’s kindness.
There was graveside service held for Mary on Friday, Jan. 6, at Daytona Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, we ask that you consider a donation in Mary’s name to the Halifax Humane Society. Those who wish may also share their condolences at our website: lohmanfuneralhomes.com.