Caroline Stroup Funderburk



COLUMBIA, SC – Mrs. Caroline Derrick Stroup Funderburk, 91, entered into the presence of our Lord on June 2, 2018. She was born September 21, 1926 in Columbia, SC, daughter of the late Naomi Derrick Stroup and the late Benjamin Robert Stroup, and was the wife of the late Dr. John Reece Funderburk, Jr. of Lancaster, SC. Mrs. Funderburk was preceded in death by her brother, Benjamin Robert Stroup, Jr.

She graduated from Winthrop College and Johns Hopkins University with degrees in Biology, Chemistry, Nursing, and a Master’s in Education. She was a Registered Nurse with a lifetime interest and employment in nursing care of the elderly. She was a past member of Covenant Baptist Church in Lancaster, SC and a current member of Bethel United Methodist Church in Columbia, SC. Mrs. Funderburk is survived by four children, Debra Funderburk Jolly (James) of Charlotte, NC, John Reece Funderburk of Seattle, WA, Benjamin Robert Funderburk (Sheri) of Denver, CO, and Martin Funderburk of Columbia SC; eight grandchildren, Jill Pelhan Day (Brad), Leila Pelhan, Benjamin Funderburk, Jr.(Elmira), Caroline Pelhan (John Richey), Noah Funderburk, Abby Williams (Jonathan), Reece Funderburk (Sydney), Ian Funderburk; and four great grandchildren, River Williams, Lincoln Williams, Andrew Day, and Kate Day.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 3:30 pm on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at Bethel United Methodist Church, 4600 Daniel Dr, Columbia, SC 29206 by Rev. Matthew Yahn with private burial to follow in Lancaster Memorial Park. The family suggests memorial contributions to the non-profit agency, Columbia Housing Authority Development (CHAD), 1917 Harden Street, Columbia, SC, 29204 earmarked for the Caroline Funderburk Memorial Fund which will be used for the senior residents’ medical needs.