Carolyn Beckham Lee Kerr

COLUMBIA – Carolyn Beckham Lee Kerr, 89, of Columbia, passed this life and entered into eternity on Thursday, March 28, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Willie (Bill) Lee and Victor Kerr. Born Sept. 30, 1923, in Columbia, she was a daughter of the late Raymond and Carrie Beckham.

Mrs. Kerr attended Blythewood High School, where she was the first “Miss Blythewood High School.” A member of Cedar Creek Baptist Church, she was affectionately known as “Granny.” Carolyn loved her Lord and Savior, her church and her family. Granny was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She will be missed by many.

Survivors include her children, Charles B. Lee (Debbie) of Blythewood, S.C., Tommy Lee (Barbara) of Wren, Ga., Bobby Lee of Columbia, David Lee of Danville, KY; 16 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; brothers, Reggie and Terry Beckham; sisters-in-law, Doris Beckham, Joyce Beckham Ayers and Nina Sharpe. In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Billy Carol Rainwater; son, Ronald Lee; daughter-in-law, Pamela Lee; grandsons, Chad Lee, Cody Lee; great granddaughter, Tayler Dunaway; sister, Emily B. Jackson; brothers, Gemelle, Richard, Charles, Bobby Lee, Raymond, Lawrence and Rod Beckham.

A funeral service for Mrs. Kerr was held at 2 o’clock Monday, April 1, at Cedar Creek Baptist Church, with The Rev. Dr. James W. Thompson III officiating. Burial followed at Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family greeted friends at the church prior to the service beginning at 1 o’clock. Memorials may be made to the church at 1920 Cedar Creek Road, Blythewood, S.C. 29016.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of UniHealth Blythewood for all the wonderful care by those who loved Granny and “loved on her” for the last two years.

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