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Margaret Carolyn Willoughby Golden
Birth: Oct. 30, 1938
Ghent (Norfolk City County)
Norfolk City
Virginia, USA
Death: Feb. 7, 1996
Willard Park
Norfolk City
Virginia, USA


She was born on her Mother's birthday, so she was named after her Mother, but everyone called her Carolyn not to get them confused. She had a tough time in life, her father died when she was 16, she married at 17 and had a child when she was still one herself. Though times were tough on her she was always there for her daughter no matter what. Before retiring due to illness she worked at Pamper Dry Cleaners for many years. She walked to work every day. She loved to read, loved Gone With The Wind, and she liked to watch wrestling and roller derby on tv. She also loved the old I love Lucy reruns. She did crochet and made many beautiful afgans and other items. She loved Elvis, and Neil Diamond especially the song Sweet Caroline. She loved to walk and would go on long walks in the neighborhood until she was unable to do so. She was a diabetic with neuropahty that kept her up at night with pain in her feet and legs. She found joy in her church group called The Young At Heart, she loved seeing her friends in church and on the little trips that they would take. She helped make sure others got to church each week by manning the phones and making sure everyone who needed it had a ride. She made sure she did this even when she was about to go into the hospital. She died way to young at 57 from a stroke. She was a daughter, sister, wife, mother and grandmother who will never be forgotten by those who love her.

Margaret Carolyn Golden

Carolyn, we never knew that we would miss you so,

Sometimes, we called to hear your voice-we just want you to know---

We miss your humor, your quick response, the way you made us laugh,

Mama said, "Carolyn can always think of something like her Daddy to make you laugh"

There were so many sad times-days and nights filled with pain,

We can't be sorry they're gone,

You woke up in Heaven with family there, to face a brand new dawn!

So tell them when you left us, although our hearts are sad,

We thank the Lord for "freeing" you and this helps make us glad!

We'll never forget and we miss you now, but know that one day too,

Our time will come when we'll say goodbye here and come there to be with all of you.

Written by her sister: Virginia Eure, 4/11/96, Virginia was met in Heaven on August 20th, 2001 by Carolyn, of that we are certain.

 
 
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 Parents:
  James E. Willoughby (1911 - 1955)
  Margaret Marie Beale Willoughby (1914 - 1984)
 
 Spouse:
  Lester Eugene Golden (1935 - 2004)*
 
 Sibling:
  Virginia Marie Fuller Eure (1929 - 2001)**
  Margaret Carolyn Willoughby Golden (1938 - 1996)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Inscription:
Beloved Wife and Mother.
 
Note: Her husband Gene was cremated and his ashes placed above Carolyn's casket on May 14, 2004.
 
Burial:
Forest Lawn Cemetery
Norfolk
Norfolk City
Virginia, USA
Plot: Live Oaks
 
Created by: Rhonda Cowan
Record added: Feb 01, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7137751
Margaret Carolyn <i>Willoughby</i> Golden
Added by: Rhonda Cowan
 
Margaret Carolyn <i>Willoughby</i> Golden
Added by: Rhonda Cowan
 
Margaret Carolyn <i>Willoughby</i> Golden
Added by: Rhonda Cowan
 
 
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Happy Birthday Momma. I was hoping that today would be Nora's birthday too but she came five days before. She is beautiful and I am sure you are smiling down on her every day and will watch over her. You have three great grand children now, I wish you ...(Read more)
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 Added: Oct. 30, 2013
Lord, are there roses in your gardenOn the shores of jubileeWould you pick a dozen of your bestAnd deliver them for me?For you see, today is mothers' dayAnd I can't visit my momFor it was very long agoThe angels came and took her home.So if there are rose...(Read more)
- Rhonda
 Added: May. 12, 2013
Momma, I will be visiting your grave in a couple of days. You know of course I will be there because we are laying Mark to rest. I know you were there to meet him, and guide him. I hope he gave you a hug from me. I am sad that he has left us, but happ...(Read more)
- Rhonda
 Added: Apr. 21, 2013
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