Ms. Carolyn Josephine Asaro, 72 of St. Marys went to be with the Lord at 1:26 pm on Sunday, July 1st, 2018 at Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick, Ga. due to an extended illness.
Ms. Asaro was born on August 7th, 1945 in Birmingham, Al. to the late Alfred and Virginia Asaro. She graduated from Ensley High School. Carolyn attended the First Baptist Church of Kingsland.
Her family said of her, “Carolyn Josephine Asaro will always be remembered as a person who was a friend to all. She never found the man of her dreams, and she never had children of her own. Even though she had always wished that she would have married and had children of her own, it did not stop her from sharing her love with children. She always loved all her nieces and nephews. Carolyn never let a birthday or holiday go by without making sure that all children, in the family, had something special put together, from her, even if it was just a card with $5.00 inside. It did not matter that she did not have much money. She gave unselfishly to the children.
I believe that her love for children is what guided her and kept her working for the Extended Day Program at David L Rainer Elementary in Kingsland, Georgia. She worked her job with pride, and she took the time to get to know every child that she worked with, and she knew each one by name even long after they left. She continued to work at the daycare until the doctors told her that she could no longer do it anymore.
She also had a real love for socializing with family. Carolyn was always ready to attend any gathering whether it was with her family or her church family. If there was food involved, she would work hard in the kitchen baking and preparing something delicious to bring. She never met a stranger!
Carolyn also enjoyed traveling. If you mentioned that you wanted to go somewhere, she was always ready to go and explore. As time passed and her body became weaker, she was still determined not to allow it to slow her down. She would let everyone know that she was not ready to slow down or give in to her illnesses.
She was one of the strongest people that I have ever seen. She survived illnesses that the doctors told her that she would never survive. When they told the family that she would never walk again, she showed them otherwise. She ended up being able to out walk us all at the mall.
Time began to take its toll on Carolyn’s body, God knew that she was tired, and he called her home. Even though, she has gone home to be with the lord. Here on earth, we are left with the memories of such a precious soul that have touched each one of us in a different way. God Bless you my sister! I hope that you are running freely and childlike with the angels in heaven until we meet again.”
Ms. Asaro is survived by her sister, Diana Peeples of St. Marys, Ga.; her niece, Lois Flaherty; her nephew, Douglas Peeples, Jr.; her great-nieces and great-nephews, Jim, Justin, Christina, Olivia, Carlean, Gatlin, Mason and Scott; and several cousins.
A private burial will be held by the family at Brazell-Peeples Cemetery in Kingsland, Ga. The family would like to thank everyone for their prayers.
August 7, 1945 – July 1, 2018