Caroline Richardson Werntz

  • Born: October 8, 1968
  • Died: March 6, 2021
  • Location: Clemson, South Carolina

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Tribute & Message From The Family

Caroline Richardson Werntz, age 52, passed away on Saturday, March 6, 2021 after a lengthy battle with cancer. She fought with a determination and positive outlook that was a true testament to her faith and character.

Caroline was born October 8, 1968 in Chattanooga, TN. She then moved with her family to Walterboro, SC in 1970. She attended John C. Calhoun Academy until her graduation from high school in 1986. She then attended Clemson University where she received a B.A. in Marketing and later received her MBA from Queens College in Charlotte, NC. Creative writing was one of Caroline's greatest talents. She spent most of her professional life in marketing with banks, a sports magazine, and real estate firms where she put this to great use.

While at Clemson, she worked for the Sports Information Department under Bob Bradley. She loved this time in her life, helping provide statistics for football and basketball and contributing her excellent writing to the golf program. Her writing helped win a coveted award for the best golf media guide in the nation.
Another of Caroline's passions was supporting the adoption of dogs and the Sheltie Rescue program. Any opportunity she had to help foster a dog or find a needy dog a loving home, she always offered her assistance. Animals always held a special place in her heart.

Everyone that knew Caroline knew how much she loved Clemson sports. She followed all of their athletic teams and from her background in Sports Information knew all players and stats by heart. This passion of hers provided a lifetime of entertainment and enjoyment that she shared with many of her friends and family. She enjoyed watching any game and felt fortunate to have been able to spend her last years in the place she loved so dearly, Clemson.

Caroline was a very thoughtful, caring, and true friend to many. She stayed connected through social media with all her friends that she met throughout her life. She will be remembered as a kind and loving person that had a wonderful smile.

Caroline is survived by her parents, Eddie and Mimi Werntz of Edisto Island, SC and her brother Cam Werntz (Elizabeth), niece Tillman, and nephew Cam, of Mt. Pleasant, SC.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to all of the amazing caregivers that helped Caroline along the way. They would especially like to thank Dr. Mark O'Rourke with the Cancer Centers of the Carolinas and the Greenville Hospital System, the wonderful staff at the Oconee Memorial Oncology Department, and her many special friends that offered rides and other acts of kindness.

A private family service and burial will be held Saturday, March 13th, at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Clemson, SC. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Animal Rescue Fund, 10445 Clemson Blvd., Seneca, SC, 29678, or made online at

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Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Werntz,
I am so very sad to hear of Caroline’s passing. Caroline had a sweetness and kindness that touched my life in many ways, and I considered her a very special friend. I knew her for such a short time, but I loved her and will miss her greatly.
My sincerely condolences to you both, as well as to her beloved brother and his family,
Melanie McCrary

Posted by Melanie McCrary - Clemson, SC - friend   March 24, 2021

So sorry to read about Caroline’s death. Shannon Handegan Lisecki has fond memories of visiting with her in Walterboro. An old friend from Walterboro. Jerry Handegan

Posted by Jerry Handegan - Acquaintance   March 13, 2021

Mrs. Werntz, I am so sorry to read this. My thoughts are with you, Mr. Werntz and Cam.

Posted by Angela Sweat Watters - CHARLESTON, SC - Friend   March 12, 2021

So sorry to hear of Caroline's passing. I will always remember the sweet, smart, beautiful little girl she was when I knew her as a friend growing up just down the street and at Good Shepherd. Mimi and Eddie, and Cam, my prayers are with you all. She was such a bright light. It is so hard to imagine her gone...

Posted by Kim Miller - Walterboro, SC - Friend   March 11, 2021

I used to babysit for Caroline and I remember what a bright child she was. I am so sorry for your loss.

Posted by Carol P. Black    March 10, 2021

Mimi and Eddie, my deepest sympathy to you. I know that if prayer and love could have extended your loved one's time with you indefinitely, Caroline would be with you now...but She will always be with you in spirit and through wonderful memories.

Posted by Frances Cooper - Dunwoody, GA - Family Friend   March 09, 2021

So sorry for you loss. You are not supposed to bury your children. I can only imagine your grief.

Posted by Dick Hill - Mt Pleasant, SC - Friend   March 09, 2021

I am so very sad to hear about Caroline. She was such a beautiful girl with a kind heart and soul. I have some funny memories of our freshman year at Clemson that I'll share one day with you. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Kim Headden Hulsey - Mt Pleasant, SC - Friend   March 09, 2021

May Caroline rest in peace in heaven above where there is no more pain and suffering.
God's blessings be upon her family during this most difficult time.
Frank and Glenda Rossiter
Savannah, Georgia

Posted by Frank Rossiter Jr., M.D., - Savannah, GA - Friend   March 08, 2021

Caroline, our hearts are broken at your passing. I'll so miss our calls catching up with each other and I'm so glad we saw each other when we could. What a great view you're going to have of all things Clemson now, and I know you'll love that! I hope you can feel our love from up there! Rest in peace until we meet again. Love, Hazel & Mark

Posted by Hazel Modica - Moncks Corner, SC - Friend   March 08, 2021

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