Carolyn Rawls Drew

November 14, 1949 - December 30, 2022

11/14/1949 - 12/30/2022

Past Services

Monday January 02, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910
252-332-3122 | Directions
Tuesday January 03, 2023
Aulander Cemetery
Pine Drive
Aulander, NC
Funeral Service
Tuesday January 03, 2023
2:00 pm
Oak Grove Baptist Church
1437 Highway 11 S
Aulander, NC 27805

AULANDER, NC – Carolyn Rawls Drew, age 73, was surrounded by her family as she passed away peacefully on Friday, December 30, 2022 at Wake Med in Raleigh, NC.

Carolyn was born on November 14, 1949 to the late Colie Rawls and Margaret Tillery Rawls in Ahoskie, NC, a twin to her cherished sister, Marilyn. Carolyn was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. She was a graduate of Bertie High School, then graduated from Norfolk General Nursing School, retiring after 35 years of service. In her nursing career as well as her personal life she always put others first. After her retirement in 2007, Carolyn enjoyed gardening, watching westerns, caring for Larry and more than anything else, she loved nurturing, doting on and spoiling her grandchildren. Carolyn cherished her family and friends and will be deeply missed by all that knew her.

Carolyn is survived by her beloved husband, Larry, two sons, Mickey Drew and wife Mindy of Hertford, NC, Brian Drew and wife Beth of Wake Forest, NC; her four grandchildren; Coley David Drew, Emily Joy Drew, Tyler Forrest Drew, and Ethan Asa Drew; twin sister, Marilyn Smith and husband Wayne of Aulander, NC; along with numerous nieces and nephews..

The family will receive friends on Monday, January 2, 2023, from 6:00 pm until 7:30 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel, Ahoskie, NC.- and other times at the home located at 308 East Main Street, Aulander, NC.

A celebration of life funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 3, 2023, at 2:00 pm at the Oak Grove Baptist Church with Greg Hurdle officiating. Entombment will follow at Aulander Cemetery, Aulander, NC.

Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions may be made to the Oak Grove Baptist Church Youth Fund, PO Box 247, Aulander, NC 27805 or online by visiting fund; type- Carolyn Drew.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Drew family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting



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Lisa Jett
1 year ago

My deepest condolences to you Brian and your family. I wish you comfort during this extremely difficult time. Prayers and asking God to surround you with his perfect peace and love.

1 year ago

So sorry for your loss. May God wrap his loving arms around the family and friends during this difficult. She will be miss by all that loved her.

Andrea Meinberg
1 year ago

My condolences to the Drew & Rawls families.
I only know of Carolyn through her son Brian Drew. Being Brians mother, I know she must have been a marvelous woman as Brian is a warm and caring individual. I am sure that is a direct reflection of Carolyn.
זיכרונה לברכה (May her memory be a blessing)

Cecelia Anne Stephenson Beck
1 year ago

Sending all my love to the family. I absolutely adored Carolyn. She was so incredibly kind and intelligent. She truly was always an example of a devoted Christian. May God bless the family at this very sad time.