Carolyn Louise Lederer, 64, of Mooresville, N.C., passed away on January 26, 2022. She was born on May 6, 1957, in Mooresville to the late Earnest and Marion Radford Harwell.

Carolyn loved to decorate and be outside working with plants and flowers. She was a very good friend to all the friends that she had. She loved to help others and would be by any of her friends’ sides helping to do whatever might be needed. She was an extremely creative woman and very organized. She had a love for cooking and was well known for the cookies she would bake. Carolyn had a deep love for dogs and cats and would drive across the state to rescue one if needed. She was deeply loved by her family and friends and will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her husband of 36 years, Gene Lederer; brothers, Don (Debbie) and Brian Harwell; and her beloved fur babies.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Sunday, January 30, 2022, at 5 p.m. at Cavin-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory with the Rev. John Miles officiating.

In lieu of flowers and in honor of Carolyn’s love for dogs, memorial contributions can be made to your favorite animal shelter.

Cavin-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory, Mooresville, is serving the Lederer family. Condolences may be made to the family at