Carolyn Dian Tolbert

Published 8:53 pm Friday, June 17, 2011

Services for Carolyn Dian Tolbert, 52, of Troy, who died 06-07-11, were held on Saturday, June 11, 2011, at 1:30 p.m. at New Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, with Pastor Larry Bland, officiating.

Burial was under the direction of George F. Grubbs Funeral Home.

Carol was known to most as a very loving person who could make everyone laugh. She never met a stranger, for she would turn around and greet them with a hello or wave of the hand. Although Carol was handicapped, she never let her disabilities keep her down. Given a pad and a pencil, Carol would let you know that she could spell her name. She simply loved to sing along with music on the radio and television. The gathering of family and friends would keep a happy smile on her face. She had a passion for music, dancing and going to church.

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At a very early age, Carol joined New Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Troy, Alabama. While a member, she was actively involved in the choir, attended Sunday school often, and participated in many other church activities. She continued to be a faithful member until she moved to Atlanta, Georgia, to reside with her sister and brother-in-law, Laura and Calvin Austin.

Carol received her formal education at the Vivian B. Adams School in Ozark, Alabama. The love of school and waiting on the bus daily gave Carol the motivation and extra boost to want to learn. She participated in various sporting activities while attending school.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Helen McCullough and brothers, Charles E. Jones and Willie (Deek) Jones

Although Carol is gone to be with the Lord, she leaves relatives behind d to remember her legacy: aunt: Ruby Sims, Troy, Alabama, sisters: Laura (Calvin) Austin, McDonough, Georgia, Martha Ricardo) Layden, Randallstown, Maryland, brothers: Charles Jones Simmons, Corona, New York, Willie (Delores) Jones, Troy, Alabama, Jim (Twanna) Tolbert, Jr., Troy, Alabama, and a brother in law: Roosevelt McCullough, Troy, Alabama. Carolyn also leaves a host of wonderful nieces, nephews, and friends, all of whom mourn her passing.

Pallbearers were Calvin Austin, Willie ones, Jim Tolbert, Jr. Charles Jones Simmons, Ricardo Layden, and Roosevelt McCullough.

Floral bearers were Family and Friends.