Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Ms. Denese Lori Carithers who entered into rest after a brief battle with cancer on Saturday, July 3, 2021 at the age of 59. Denese spent most of her adult life in McDuffie County, Georgia before moving to Jefferson, Georgia to be near family.
Denese is survived by her mother, Josephine Fisher of Hammond, LA; her children, Lori McGinley (Chip) and Robert Cartihers; her granddaughters, Mara McGinley and Merci Grace; her siblings, Joey Fisher (Gaynell), Greg Fisher (Donna), and Coit McDonald (Shane); and many beloved nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her father, Joseph Walter Fisher of Hammond, LA.
Denese was born in Hammond, LA on July 14, 1961 to Joe and Toni Fisher. She made her home in Dearing, GA for many years after settling there after her father was stationed at Fort Gordon. She was a devoted employee of many local businesses, including Tracy-Lucky in Harlem, GA, McDuffie County Hospital in Thomson, GA, and W.S. Badcock Corporation Distribution in Thomson, GA. She served W.S. Badcock for 25 years and made life-long friends there. After the Distribution Center closed, she moved to the Jefferson, GA area to be near her granddaughter. She began working at Peace Place, Inc in Winder, GA in 2017 and enjoyed her work there up until the time of her death, also making many beloved friends.
Denese was a devoted mother, sister and friend. She enjoyed doting on her children and granddaughter, crocheting, knitting, and fiction reading. She loved all things British, especially tea, collecting teapots, and making plans to visit distant family that she loved to communicate with through social media. She loved the mountains and taking trips with cherished family to see the beautiful mountain scenery and enjoy the cooler weather.
She was an active member of Jefferson First United Methodist Church, where she especially loved to participate in different small group activities and bible studies.
For our local friends and family, a Celebration of Life service will be held at Jefferson First UMC, 188 Martin Street in Jefferson on Wednesday 7/7/2021 at 4pm with a small reception to follow.
For our McDuffie County and surrounding area friends, a second Celebration of Life service will be held at Dearing Baptist Church, 265 Main Street in Dearing on Wednesday 7/14/21 at 10am with a small reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, Memorials May be made to Peace Place P.O. Box 943 winder, Ga. 30680 (770)307-3633.
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Ms. Denese Lori (Fisher) Carithers, please visit our floral store.
P.O. Box 943, Winder GA 30680