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Jo Anne Carpenter

October 22, 1960 — February 4, 2023

Goose Creek

Jo Anne Carpenter

Jo Anne Carpenter of Goose Creek, South Carolina, passed away on Saturday, February 4, 2023. Born on October 22, 1960 in Covington, VA, she was the daughter of the late Nora Moran Worley and Calvin Worley, Sr. She had a bachelor’s degree in musical education, and taught music, as well as many other subjects in her lifetime. 

She was a substitute teacher in the Berkeley County school district, and beloved by teachers and students alike. She was active in the Girl Scouts for many years, even well after her daughter had left them. She volunteered at the Coastal Carolina Fair for the last several years, helping to organize the crafts section, and loved seeing other’s creative works. 

Jo Anne was always ready to help anyone who needed it, whether it be volunteering her time, making food, or just listening to anyone who needed to talk. She was considered a second mom by many of her children’s friends over the years. 

Jo Anne is survived by her children Ariel and Ian Carpenter, and her brothers Calvin Ray Worley Jr. and Heath Worley.

In lieu of flowers, please consider ordering a memorial tree or donating to Jo Anne’s family to help cover travel and memorial expenses. Donations to the family can be sent to Ariel Carpenter’s PayPal or GPay account at ceruleandragon888@gmail.com .

Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted online at mcalister-smith.com/.

Services will be handled by Loving Funeral Home, 350 N Maple Ave, Covington, VA.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Jo Anne Carpenter, please visit our flower store.

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