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Lucie Sparkman Townsend

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Lucie Sparkman Townsend Obituary
Lucie Sparkman Townsend

Greenville - Lucie Sparkman Townsend, "Rannie", passed away in her home surrounded by her family on Wednesday, September 12, 2018.

Funeral services will be held at Christ Church Episcopal, Greenville SC at 11:00 AM, Thursday September 20, 2018. Interment will follow immediately in the memorial garden at Christ Church.

A native of Aiken SC, Mrs. Townsend was the daughter of the late William Buck Sparkman, Jr. and Lida Lorenz Sparkman Burns. She studied music at Converse College and worked as Director of Senior Adult Ministries at Christ Church Episcopal, Program Director at Kanuga Conference Center, and retired from her professional life as a Liturgical Assistant at Christ Church. In addition to her professional life, Mrs. Townsend served the community of Greenville on various boards and committees including the vestry of Christ Church, and also volunteered at The Greenville Hospital System and The Greenville Symphony Orchestra. She was a member of Christ Church Greenville, past member of Kanuga Conference Center's board of directors and board of visitors, The Assembly, and The Huguenot Society of South Carolina. She was married to the late Thomas Pinckney Townsend, Jr. and preceded in death by her son, William Bacot Townsend.

Survivors include her son, The Rev'd Thomas Pinckney Townsend III (Laura) of Saint Simons Island Georgia; a daughter Julia Townsend Easterby of Greer; a brother William Buck Sparkman III of Bradenton Fl; three grandsons, one granddaughter, and one great-granddaughter.

The family will receive visitors at The Cascades at Verdae on Wednesday evening, September 19, 2018 from 5-7pm in the ballroom.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Kanuga Conference Center, P.O. Box 250, Hendersonville N.C. 28793 or to the Jasmine Road Ministry in care of Christ Church Episcopal, 10 North Church St. Greenville SC 29601.

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Published in The Greenville News on Sept. 15, 2018
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