Carolyn Forbes Sumner Goss

December 26, 1929 - December 13, 2017

12/26/1929 - 12/13/2017

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Service
Saturday December 16, 2017
11:00 am
Mt. Tabor Baptist Church Cemetery
US Hwy 158
Murfreesboro, NC 27855
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Rev. Trey Gilliam will be officiating the service.

Memorial

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Memorial donations may be made directly to the First Baptist Church of Ahoskie, PO Box 649, Ahoskie, NC 27910 or Mt. Tabor Baptist Church, 807 US 158 West, Ahoskie, NC 27910 or online by visiting tmcfunding.com/search:  type, Carolyn Goss.

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Visitation

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The family will receive friends following the service in the fellowship hall.

AHOSKIE – Carolyn Forbes Sumner Goss, 87, of Ahoskie, NC passed away Wednesday, December 13, 2017 in her home.

Carolyn was born in Herford County on December 26, 1929 to the late Grady Woodfin Sumner Sr. and Mary Gatling Sumner.   She worked as a recovery room nurse at Roanoke Chowan Hospital and retired after 30 years. The traits required by her career were evident in her personal life. Carolyn was a strong, witty, and determined woman that cared deeply about those in her life. Her independence and strong will served her well. We are going to miss you Nana, Toot- Toot.

In addition to her parents, Carolyn was preceded in death by her brother, Albert Sumner.

She is survived by her children, Gregory Goss of the home, Stephen Goss and fiancé Lee Merritt, Pamela Craft and husband Billy Craft; grandchildren and spouses, Dr. Lee Ann Garner and John Dail Garner, Megan Penny and Michael Penny; great-grandchildren, Caroline, Charlie, and Samantha Garner, Gatling and Lelia Penny; her siblings, Grady Sumner Jr. and wife, Sophia Sumner, Lil Lipsitz and husband, Lee Lipsitz, and Hersey Sumner and many special nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life graveside service will be held on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Mt. Tabor Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends following the service in the fellowship hall.

Memorial donations may be made directly to the First Baptist Church of Ahoskie, PO Box 649, Ahoskie, NC 27910 or online by clicking here or to Mt. Tabor Baptist Church, 807 US 158 West, Ahoskie, NC 27910 or online by clicking here

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Goss family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.

 

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Paula Freeman
6 years ago

Greg I am so sorry about the loss of your mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. She will be greatly missed.

Paula Freeman
6 years ago

Greg sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I know she will be greatly missed.

EARL FUTRELL
6 years ago

carolyn was a sweet lady who will be missed by a lot of people she was a person who would help who ever she could any thing she could do her brother albert summer i worked with him at the sheriffs office for a long time he was specail too

Jimmy Williams
6 years ago

For more than 75 years I have visited Ahoskie, which my parents left in 1933. In all those visits, until today, the short visit with Carolyn was a highlight. Even as a young child who was not always comfortable around older relatives, I looked forward to an encounter with Carolyn. My first cousin was always fun — lively, irreverent, interested in me and my family, loving and caring. My mother — her Aunt Pearle — adored Carolyn. So did my brother, Tommy, and I. Our lives are poorer now without Carolyn, but our memories of her are rich and lasting. And we know that we shall meet again.

L Gray
6 years ago

My deepest sympathy to the family at this very difficult time. May you find comfort in God’s word the Bible at Revelation 21:3,4.

Betty Stephenson Warren
6 years ago

Wonderful lady

Arlene Bunch
6 years ago

Worked with Carolyn at the Hertford County Health Department for several years and she was a joy to work with and beside. She kept us laughing and entertained. Many fond memories.

Gail Reynolds
6 years ago

My sincere condolences!

Amy Brown
6 years ago

Such a wonderful lady who will be greatly missed.

Jessica Francis Deal
6 years ago

2017 has called home two of the greatest examples of determination, strength, perseverance and genuine love of their families. “Miss Carolyn” thank you for being such a positive , kind,funny lady that I admired and respected from the first time I met you. Rest easy, job well done! Love you!