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Caroline Black Mabry

Elizabeth Caroline Black Mabry, 92, resident of 54 Seminole Drive Simpsonville, formerly of 401 Orange Street Abbeville, widow of James Rivers Mabry, Sr. passed away Friday Aug. 2, 2013 at the home of her daughter and caregiver after an extended illness.

Born in Chicago, IL she was a daughter of the late Thomas Franklin Black and Annie Cochran Black.

Caroline was a retired Patient Care Representative and volunteer coordinator at Abbeville Memorial Hospital for many years. She was a faithful member of Abbeville Presbyterian Church and active with the choir prior to her illness. She was also active as a Hospice volunteer. Caroline will be remembered for her kind and loving demeanor and her friendly smile.

Survivors include a daughter Caroline M. Bowie King (Richard) of Simpsonville, SC; 4 sons Tommy Mabry of the home, Francis Mabry of Simpsonville, SC, Dexter Mabry of Greenwood, SC and Rivers Mabry of Abbeville, SC; Special caregiver and friend Clayton McKee; a grandson Preston Mabry; 3 granddaughters and numerous great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday Aug. 6, 2013 at 4:00 PM in Abbeville Presbyterian Church with Rev. Dr. Carol Strickland and Dr. Randy Kowalski officiating. The burial will follow in Long Cane Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 PM Monday evening at The Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home.

Memorials in memory of Caroline may be made to Abbeville Presbyterian Church 301 N. Main St. Abbeville, SC.


Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home
208 South Main Street
Abbeville, SC  29620
Monday, August 05, 2013
5:00 until 7:00 PM


Abbeville Presbyterian Church
301 N. Main St.
Abbeville, SC  29620
Tuesday, August 06, 2013
4:00 PM


Long Cane Cemetery
184 Hwy 20
Abbeville ,  SC  29620

Memorial Contributions

Abbeville Presbyterian Church
301 North Main Street
Abbeville, SC 29620

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Mrs. Mabry was one of the sweetest people I have ever met. She never missed a choir practice and always showed up on Sunday to sing. I know that friends at APC will miss her dearly.

Christopher Nash Aug 6 2013 12:00 AM

To the Mabry Family, Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Such a special lady.

Nancy W Reece Aug 6 2013 12:00 AM

Caroline, Rivers, Tommy, Francis and Dexter...my sympathy to each of you on the death of your sweet mother. She was such a dear friend to my mother, with the most generous spirit. I hope "big Caroline" and my mama are having a great time together in heaven.

Jeanne Brown Aug 5 2013 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear about your mother. She was such a special lady. I have so many special memories of her. She was such a blessing to everyone. Jay and I are keeping you and your family in our prayers.

Margaret Taylor Riley Aug 5 2013 12:00 AM

Caroline, so sorry to hear about your mom, I am the nurse that took care of her at Diamond Health and Rehab. I'm from Rockford, IL. I no longer work at that place, thank god for that. I wish you and your family the best, God Bless.

Theresia Hull Aug 5 2013 12:00 AM

Rivers I was sorry to hear about your Mom We will pray for your family

Roger McCoy Aug 4 2013 12:00 AM

Caroline, Tommy, Frances, Dexter & Rivers;Please know how sorry Paul & I were to hear of the passing of Mrs Mabry, she was the sweetest, kindest LADY ever known. She will be missed and we will be keeping you all in our prayers in the weeks to come!

Linda Rosser Tiller Aug 4 2013 12:00 AM

Caroline, I am so sorry to learn of your mother's passing.I know that you will miss her very much for a long time, but I pray that God will give you comfort and peace.I will pray for you and all your family.

Carole Adams Aug 3 2013 12:00 AM