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Sherry Parker Wilson

Sherry Parker Wilson




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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To the Wilson Family. , you all are in my thoughts and prayers . So sorry to hear the news about Sherry. She was loved by many !

Karen Nix Jul 20 2022 7:06 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Sherry Wilson

Candy and Tyler Croxton Jul 20 2022 1:51 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Sherry Wilson

Lois Revis Jul 20 2022 12:11 PM

Charles, Stacy and Chad my deepest condolences to each of you. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Sherry. You're in my prayers.

John Topping Jul 20 2022 11:10 AM

Mrs. Wilson was my typing teacher back in high school. She was the BEST! My sincere condolences to the family, you are in my prayers.

Vincent Bost Jul 20 2022 9:18 AM

Sorry to hear of Sherry's passing. Our prayers are with all of you during this time.

Tim and Kecia Faulkner Jul 20 2022 8:56 AM

Sherry Wilson was one of my favorite high school teachers. Her classes were fun and we learned valuable skills. And she was the pretty teacher with style! She never changed. My deepest sympathies to her whole family.

Amie Hellams Jul 19 2022 10:57 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Sherry Wilson

Barry and Sheila Putnam Jul 19 2022 9:45 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Sherry Wilson

Charles /Diane Milam Jul 19 2022 2:05 PM

Mrs. Wilson was such a wonderful lady and teacher. I am so saddened to hear this and know that she will be missed by the many many people she so generously touched and inspired. My thoughts and prayers go to each member of your family.

Jane E Simpson Jul 19 2022 12:32 PM

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