Life Well Lived
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Mary Carolyn Carmichael, daughter of Wilson Carmichael and Blanche McRae Carmichael, was born on August 3, 1945 in Dillon, South Carolina.
She attended Columbus High School in Lake View, South Carolina. In 1964, she moved to New York City and began working for the ESC Electronics Corp in Fort Lee, NJ. After several years of service, she began her job as a Letter Carrier for the United States Postal Service where she worked for 27 years until her retirement in 2011.
United States Postal Service was her career but her first love was her family, especially the kids. She has fed, nurtured and disciplined countless people in our family and in the neighborhood. She was affectionately called Kale-Kale by the all of the kids in the family.
After retirement, she became an avid traveler. There was no train, plane, automobile nor cruise that left without her. She loved to cook and you could always find a good old southern meal in her house, especially on Sundays. Her love of basketball and caring demeanor made her house the place to gather and have a good time. She has touched so many lives and we will cherish all the special memories she has bestowed upon us.
Mary departed this life on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at home in New York City. She was preceded in death by her father, Wilson Carmichael; her mother, Blanche McRae Carmichael; her brothers, Chancel Carmichael and Dan Carmichael and her sister, Martha Lee Carmichael Cole.
She leaves to cherish her loving memory: two daughters, Beverly Carmichael and Nayadez Carmichael of New York, NY; one aunt, Patricia Fulmore of Paterson, NJ; one uncle, Hubert McRae of Brooklyn, NY; one sister, Beatrice Eberheart of New York, NY; six brothers, Wilson Carmichael, Jr. of New York, NY, Billy Carmichael (Lou Ethel) of the Bronx, NY, James Carmichael (Elizabeth) of Dillon, SC, Voldel Smith (Carolyn) of Lake View, SC, Marvin Smith and Philip Smith of Paterson, NJ; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She also leaves a special cousin, Allen Floyd.