On Tuesday, May 25, 2021, in the quiet of the afternoon, the Lord came and carried our sweet sister Carolyn home to heaven to be with him.
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Mrs. James was a long-time resident of Chesapeake (Portlock area), Virginia. Carolyn was a long-time member of Blessed Hope Chapel in Chesapeake, Virginia. She will always be remembered as a loving mother, daughter, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.
Left to cherish her memory: children, Evelyn Marrazzo (Pat), Laura Miller, (Steve), and JoAnn Riddick (Scotty); stepdaughters, Sharon and Sheryl James; step-son Ronald Troyer; parents, Bennie and Edna Ashley; three sisters: Edna Valentin, Sandy Cashwell, Elizabeth Freeman, brother, Benny Ross Ashley; 19 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren and a best friend and sidekick, Renee’ Cherry. She is predeceased by her loving husband, George James and a step-daughter, Shelia Strickland.
In this time of heavy hearts and sorrow, please remember that Carolyn’s work on earth is done, her race is finally run, and her heavenly crown has been won.