Carolyn Sue Campbell Hoffmann
Carolyn Campbell Hoffmann, 84, passed away on
October 28, 2015 with her loving family by her side. She
was born in Summersville, West Virginia to the late Eugene
L. and Edna G. Campbell.
She graduated from Nicholas County High School in
1949, then earned a B.A. at Duke University and a Master’s
at UNCC. While at Duke, Carolyn married the love of her
life, Rev. Theodore S. Hoffmann. She spent her life loving
and caring for children: she was known as the town
babysitter as a teenager and was a Kindergarten Teacher at
St. Luke UMC in Charlotte, a Director/ Teacher at Shamrock
Drive Baptist Church, and a Kindergarten and First Grade
Teacher for 15 years for Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools.
Her love of art and music was strongly represented in her
teaching career and personal life, particularly with her
involvement in her church choir. In retirement, she devoted
herself to loving her granddaughters and being involved in
She is survived by her daughter Lorie Lowell and her
husband, Bill, of Mooresville, NC; son Brian of Little River,
SC; granddaughters Chelsea Lowell of New York, NY and
Alyssa Lowell of Raleigh, NC.
Her granddaughters will remember their Nana for her
thoughtfulness, always taking care of them, her love of God
and for never putting herself first. The family wishes to
thank the nurses and staff at Abernethy Laurels, Newton,
NC for their extraordinary love and care of Carolyn.
A graveside service and celebration of Carolyn’s life will
be held at Walker Memorial Park, Summersville, WV on
November 14th at 11:00 AM, conducted by her nephew,
Rev. Gene Campbell. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be
made to Memorial UMC, Summersville, WV.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.