Visitation Information:

The family will receive friends on Thursday September 16, 2021 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery and Crematory
2030 Memorial Park Road Gainesville, GA 30504

Service Information:

September 17th, 2021 at 03:30 PM
Montgomery Memorial Baptist Church
1210 W. Ridge Road Gainesville, Ga 30501

Ms. Dawn D. "Dee" Carpenter, 49

Ms. Dawn Danette “Dee” Carpenter, age 49 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Braselton Campus following a brief illness.
 Celebration of Dee’s life is scheduled for Friday, September 17, 2021 at 3:30 pm at Montgomery Memorial Baptist Church.  She will lie in state at the church from 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm, prior to the service.  Reverend Darryl Womack and Reverend Charles Underwood will officiate.  Interment to follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.  The family will receive friends on Thursday, September 16, 2021 from 2 – 4 pm and 6 – 8 pm at the funeral home.
 Ms. Carpenter was born October 29, 1971 in Valdosta, Georgia to the Lee Allen Carpenter and Connie Alligood Carpenter.  She was a graduate of West Hall High School, later graduating from Valdosta State University with a Bachelor’s Degree and part of Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority.  Dee was a member of Montgomery Memorial Baptist Church, very faithful in the pre-school department there.  She loved Florida State Seminoles, Coach Bobby Bowden being her favorite.  Dee was loved by all who knew her and her special smile was contagious when you were with her.  Dee was preceded in death by her father, Lee Allen Carpenter and her uncles, Ronnie Alligood and Richard Carpenter, her grandmother, Carmie Colley and other grandparents. 
Ms. Carpenter is survived by her mother, Connie Carpenter of Gainesville, her sister & brother-in-law, Lesley & Jason Wiley of Gainesville, her nephew, Dalton Lee Wiley of Gainesville, a number of aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives and her fur baby, Bella.  Her church family at Montgomery Memorial Baptist Church and family at Sugar Hill Academy, who all loved her very much.

Funeral services will be livestreamed on Montgomery Memorial Baptist Church facebook page- click the link below.
 In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Montgomery Memorial Baptist Church, Pre-School Department, 1210 West Ridge Road, Gainesville, GA 30501.  770-534-3469

Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, Gainesville, GA  30504 is in charge of arrangements.

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Tonya Wilson Abernathy 2021-09-14 12:32:38
I am sorry to hear about Dee passing. I will always remember her smile from school and when she worked for Hall County. Please know your family are in my thoughts and prayers/
Mary and Adalyn Daniel 2021-09-14 12:43:34
Our thoughts and prayers are with yall as you are going through this difficult time. Leslie please feel free to reach out to me if yall need Anything. We will surely miss Dee. She made a huge impact on all of the children she worked with and we will miss seeing her.
Rob Jones 2021-09-14 12:57:17
Kind. Thoughtful. Laughter. These are the things I think of when I remember Dee. My life was so much richer having known and gone to church with Dee in my youth. I am so thankful that I had the opportunity to know her and will continue to pray for Connie and Lesley. I grieve with you but also rejoice in knowing her pain is gone and as she closed her eyes on this earth, that next moment opened them in the embrace of her Savior.
Amy Osborn 2021-09-14 13:09:56
I am so sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful person inside and out. Every time I saw her at Sugar Hill, she had a smile on her face and kind words for everyone. She will be greatly missed. The halls at Sugar Hill will be forever dimmed without her shining light. Rest in Peace
Michael Bond 2021-09-14 13:16:05
Dee you will be missed by so many! Connie we are praying for you and Lesley and the family. We love y’all!
Donna Bouterse 2021-09-14 13:33:20
Dear Connie, Leslie and Dalton. Our hearts are breaking along with Yours right now💔. Everyone who knew Dee will blessing her loving presence here on earth. But we are happy with you all that she is out of pain and with her Dad and other loved ones and Jesus. We love you all and are praying for God's peace amd strenth. Much Love, Jim & Donna Bouterse, Port St Lucie, FL 🥰
Natalia 2021-09-14 13:49:56
I am Sorry 😢
Sandra olea 2021-09-14 14:13:47
She was truly a great person. She will be missed. God bless the family.
Sarai F. ( Sugar Hill Academy Community ) 2021-09-14 15:14:18
To the family of Ms. Carpenter; We are deeply sorry for your loss. Please surround yourselves with the love of Christ and positive hearts during this time. It was a blessing and an honor to have you ( Ms. Carpenter ) teach my daughter when she was in kindergarten. Your kind and gentle heart will always remain in our memories and in the memories of your students at Sugar Hill Academy. May you rest in peace.
Dottie Watson 2021-09-14 17:16:57
Dear Connie and Leslie, I cannot begin to tell you how sorry I am for your loss. My heart and my prayers are with all of you.
Evelin Romero 2021-09-14 18:00:00
i have missed u and will continue to miss u l remember you were so sweet and l enjoyed going into ur class in 5th grade to go teach some of ur student i hope u rest easy l love u
Family Galvan Campos 2021-09-14 18:17:37
Rest In Peace dear Ms. Carpenter thanks for all that you do for students at Sugar Hill Academic you was a great teacher every time you had a face smile our prayers for all your family We’ll miss you!!!! Abraham’s family
Evelin Romero 2021-09-14 19:01:12
hey miss i miss and will continue to miss u i really enjoyed going in ur class in 5th grade and teaching some of ur students rest easy l love u and u will be missed❤️
Kim Gerrin, SUGARHILL busdriver 2021-09-14 21:19:34
May God walk by your family’s side during this sad time. You will be missed by many. R.I.P. Dee
bri 2021-09-14 22:08:22
i remember having her when i was so very young. she was my favorite teacher ever, and she never stopped having a smile on her face. i am now in high school, and hearing this breaks me down so much. i hope for nothing but the best to the families and friends. may she rest in peace. 💛
Lucary Henson 2021-09-15 08:44:10
Prayers and love for your family. Fond memories of the past with our teens in band at West Hall. ❤️
Morgan Collett 2021-09-15 10:22:19
I miss you so much! I can remember all of the memories we had, I'm praying long and hard for Mrs, Carperter and Mrs, Wiley, I love you guys!
Broadus & Jo 2021-09-15 10:29:06
A bright light and friendship has passed but precious memories remain.
Rosemary Epps 2021-09-15 10:40:31
Our family is remembering your family during this time of sorrow & rejoicing. Because Dee loved Jesus with all of her heart & had given HIM her life, she is worshiping HIM in Heaven now. We, too, can join her in celebrating Heaven with Jesus if we know HIM as our Saviour & Lord. Trusting our Saviour to be our guide forevermore.
Jerry Rylee 2021-09-15 16:02:03
It was such a joy to work with Dee in the Solicitor General's office. She was honest, hardworking, extremely smart and always willing to perform any tasks in the office. I'll never forget that beautiful smile and her sweet disposition. Who could ask for anything more? Rest in Peace My Friend
Carlene Dunn 2021-09-15 17:29:48
I’m so very sorry to hear of Dee’s passing. I have fond memories of her in my class. What a lovely person she was! Praying for all of you…
Kim Hunter 2021-09-15 20:54:22
She is a beautiful soul and cousin. She will be missed dearly. I sure will miss her harassment about the Gators and Noles chanting during the game. As her Lesley and myself go have fun poking. Love you fly high sweet angel… there’s a lot of angels to be with 😔
Talia and Eric Gray 2021-09-16 09:41:06
Eric and I are heartbroken over the loss of precious Dee. We both have so many memories of her. All of them are joyful. She will be missed by everyone including us. The lives she touched are countless. Her love for God, her family, and her students shone through her face like a bright and shining light. The halls of Sugar Hill will never be the same. In the words of C.S. Lewis: "Her absence is like the sky, spread over everything." We will continue to pray for Mrs. Carpenter, Lesley, Dalton, and the entire family. We will all take some comfort in the fact that she is home now and free of pain.
Jose palaj 2021-09-16 09:59:39
Ms carpenter having my 3 children attending sugar hill academy we got to know you specially in field trips you took good care of our kids while on you care will miss you . Our condolences to the carpenter family
Jessica Granados 2021-09-16 11:28:22
I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. Dee was an amazing person. Such a sweet, caring person. She will truly be missed.
Cathy Lynn Cornett 2021-09-16 13:02:53
Without a loving Heavenly Father we could never make it at a time like this. My heart is so incredibly sad. Dee was a special person and loved by all who knew her. Connie, Lesley and family, my prayers and love are with you. Our sweet Dee is no longer suffering, and is with her Heavenly Father as well as her earthly Father, rejoicing forevermore. We will see her again!
Yolande Jones 2021-09-16 19:14:04
Dee I will miss you so much. We always cheered on our FSU team every season. It won't be the same without you. Tell Bobby Bowden, hello for me when you sit down and talk FSU Football with him -GO NOLES- 1 last time for you and Rest in Peace💖🍢🍢
Dawn Gaines-Free 2021-09-16 20:20:01
Shocked to see Dee’s beautiful picture at the funeral home this evening. Too young, too beautiful & too kind to be taken so soon, but I suppose that God needs precious beings to be with Him in heaven, too. Sending love & prayers to your family.
Jefferey W Chandler 2021-09-16 21:11:55
You were my favorite Para at Sugar Hill. You always had a smile when I entered the room to talk about your teaching mate. I will never forget the fun we had then. My heart is weak to think that you are no longer with us but I know that God knows all. We will all remember you and what you stand for. RIP my friend.
SHERRILL H DAY 2021-09-16 22:42:43
Connie, Lesley, and family, So very sorry for your loss of Dee. May God give you strength to get through the coming days. Cherish all of the wonderful memories that you shared and may they help to give you comfort and peace. Much love and continued prayers.
Mike and Bridget Raines 2021-09-17 09:49:20
We are so sorry to hear the news of Dee's passing. Thoughts and prayers for your family.
Michael Stringer 2021-09-17 13:59:03
Prayers for the family.I know how heartbreaking this is for you.God just comgort this lovely family.
Eric Roark and family 2021-09-17 19:56:39
We miss you, Dee I’m so glad that I got to know you not only as family, but a friend. My heart goes out to her family and all those that knew the real Dee. Rest In Peace Know we love you!
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