Carolyn Robinson Farris

February 28, 2022

Carolyn Robinson Farris, 74, of Charlotte, NC, passed away February 28, 2022 at home after a long and courageous fourteen year battle with lung cancer. She was a devoted wife, mother, sister, friend and the proudest “CC” to her five grandchildren.

Carolyn was born on March 17, 1947, in York, SC and raised in Clover. Being born on St Patrick’s Day she had the gift to be able to look down and immediately find a four-leaf clover while the rest of us could never find one. Carolyn was the daughter of the late Mary Goforth Robinson and James Alexander Robinson of Clover. She graduated from Clover High School where while playing in the marching band, she met her husband of 52 years, Robert (Bob) Farris. She went on to attend Presbyterian School of Nursing where she was able to follow her true calling of caring for others. She took on many different nursing roles until she decided her passion was working in pediatrics. During her career in nursing, she worked for two different pediatric offices and was so loved by the doctors, fellow nurses and patients until she retired before her first grandchild was born.

After Carolyn and Bob were married, they lived a few years in Columbia, SC before they moved to Charlotte where they put down roots and raised their two girls, Emily Farris Erwin and Anna Farris Donlan. Being a mom was her greatest joy, and she always made sure “her angels”, as she affectionately called her girls, knew how much she loved and adored them. In Charlotte Carolyn found her love for tennis, working in her yard, shopping, volunteering in her girls’ schools, and forming lifelong friendships with her neighbors. She had a huge love of animals and took in many rescue dogs over the years that she spoiled rotten.

Carolyn loved life and loved the Lord. She was a member of Providence Baptist Church where she enjoyed serving on the grounds committee, volunteering at Vacation Bible School and the nursery, and attending various Bible studies and her Sunday school class. After her diagnosis years ago, she decided she was going to live life to its fullest and always saw the cup as half full. She loved to take her girls and grandkids on special trips and outings, loved to plant flowers in her yard, take trips with her bother/sister-in-law and friends, sit on her porch at their beach house and read, and sit on the beach with her girls with their toes in the sand while she watched her grandkids play.

Carolyn was predeceased by her parents and a niece, Leslie Robinson Olds. She is survived by her husband, Bob, and daughters, Emily Erwin (Jonathan), Anna Donlan (Tim), both of Waxhaw, NC; her precious grandchildren, Logan and Molly Erwin, and Emery, Camden, and Robinson Donlan. She is also survived by her sister, Patricia Sams (Jimmy), of Longs, SC, brothers: Bill Robinson (Mary Anne) of Easley, SC, Jimmy Robinson (Becca) of Rock Hill, SC and Joe Robinson (Jackie) of Clover, SC. Brothers-in-law: Larry Farris (Peggy) of Rock Hill, Bubba Farris (Patty) of Clover, and Kenneth Farris (Renee) of Clover and sisters-in-law, Carolyn Farris Connelly (Page) of Rock Hill and Ann Farris Little (Jimmy) of Mt. Holly, NC. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Carolyn and her family were so blessed to have had so many amazing doctors, nurses, and caregivers that helped take care of her throughout her cancer journey. From the staff at Levine Cancer Institute (Dr. Gary Frenette and Dr. Daniel Haggstrom), to her many gifted surgeons, incredible pulmonologist, Dr. Carl Smart, and her primary PA-C Tonya Fraser, Carolyn knew she was a walking miracle and was always grateful for every member of her medical team that helped in her continuous battle. The family would also like to thank her wonderful nurse’s aides, Niecy Lofton and Danetta Olive, as well as Hospice, who took excellent care of Carolyn until the very end.

Memorials may be made to JDRF at, in honor of her granddaughter Emery and Levine Cancer Institute, 1021 Morehead Medical Dr. Charlotte, NC 28204

Carolyn’s Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, March 18, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at Providence Baptist Church 4921 Randolph Rd. Charlotte, NC 28211. Please enter through the main Sanctuary doors off Hunter Lane.

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC; 28204 (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at

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  • Gainell Patrick

    So sad to hear of your loss. Please know
    that my thoughts and prayers go out to you and
    your family.

  • Bryan Sprayberry

    So sorry to hear of your loss. My heartfelt condolences go out to Emily, Anna, Bob, and so many others impacted by her life. Always felt welcome at CC’s house back in high school and have always been amazed at her courage over the years.

  • Candi And Kenny

    We feel blesssed to have known Carolyn and call her a friend along with the whole family for so many years! She is truly an angel and we are so saddened by your loss!, we send our love to you all and keeping you all in our prayers!,❤️

  • Pam and Chuck Richards

    We were saddened by the news of the loss of Carolyn. You two have meant so much to us over the years and we share in your loss. Know that we send our love and support to you and the family.

  • Curtis and Angie

    Please accept our deepest condolences. We will continue to pray for your family during this very difficult time. May your mom Rest In perfect Peace ??

  • Sherri McCarter Mizell

    Prayers for all

  • LArry Robinson

    So sorry to hear of Carolyn’s passing. Great height school friend, classmate, and cousin.

  • Sherry Persinger

    Such a wonderful women!! Enjoyed doing her hair the last few months. Always looked forward to our visits. My prayers go out to her family and friends. Heaven truly gained an angel!

  • Carolyn Thomas

    Prayers for the family loved Carolyn she was a great friend and a great classmate she will be missed we had many many Many fun times together .


  • Nancy Allen

    One of the sweetest, nicest, most giving women I’ve been privileged to know and call friend! A true gift to all that we’re honored to know her! ?❤️ Nancy

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