April 17, 2018
Carolyn Gaddy’s Reflection of Life Program
A Memorial Celebration for
Carolyn Deborah Gaddy
Tuesday, April 24th 2017 from 11am-1pm
North Raleigh United Methodist Church
8501 Honeycutt Road
Raleigh, NC 27615
Ms. Carolyn Deborah Gaddy was born October 17, 1955 in Lumberton, NC to David Henry Gaddy, Jr. and Landa Baker Gaddy. She left us on Thursday, March 29, 2018. A grandson, Brandon Gaddy, preceded her in death.
Carolyn graduated from Fairmont High School in 1974. She then entered the United States Air Force, where she was stationed at Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota. Upon the end of her military career, she attended Sandhills Community College and also Southeastern Community College. Upon completion of her training, she worked as a CNA.
She later moved to the Washington DC area where she worked for the Marriott Corporation. After years in the Maryland and the D.C. area, she returned home to Fairmont in 1988. After returning, she later enrolled again at Southeastern Community College and gained her degree as a Registered Nurse. She practiced nursing until she retired and moved to Raleigh, NC in 2004, where she remained until her death. While in Raleigh, she also worked alongside her brother Dennis Gaddy, with Community Success Initiative in Raleigh, NC.
Carolyn was constantly “running the road” whether in that ‘Blue Chevy Nova’ or ‘The Regal,’ to be the ‘group mom’ for Willie Neal Johnson and the Gospel Keynotes; or to just go do something fun. She enjoyed gardening, all sorts of arts and crafts and home improvement projects. Carolyn was the resident family nurse and baby sitter to many. Carolyn relished her role as ‘Ma’ and especially ‘Gran Ma.’
Carolyn leaves to cherish her memory; two sons, Bryon aka “Terry” (Michelle) of Fayetteville, NC, Justin of Raleigh, NC; one daughter Elizabeth aka “Lizzy” of Tavistock, England; eight grandchildren, Kiara Gaddy, Triston Johnson, Jordan Gaddy, Maliyah Gaddy, Jayda Gaddy, Lennox aka “Lenny” Hamilton, Harvey Hamilton, and Noah Gaddy; her parents, David Henry Gaddy, Jr, “June Bug” and Landa Gaddy Baker Gaddy; a brother, Dennis Gaddy (Jackie), a sister Linda Gaddy Chatmon (Michael); one nephew, Michael Chatmon, Jr, three nieces, Ashley Gaddy, April Gaddy and Jocelyn Chatmon; one great nephew, Jason Chatmon; many friends.
In lieu of flowers or gifts, Carolyn wanted donations be made to Community Success Initiative, CSI, PO Box 61114, Raleigh, NC 27661, or online at www.communitysuccess.org/donate