Carolyn Williams


Carolyn Ann (Sanders) Williams, passed away on Thursday May 13, 2021. She was born to parents, Marshall and Wilma (Hosey) Sanders Sr. on March 8, 1955, in Laurel, Mississippi.


She graduated from Mifflin High School, Columbus, OH, in 1974 and went on to attend Columbus State Community College (formerly known as Columbus Technical Institute) and Mount Carmel College of Nursing.


She worked as a Medical Assistant and Pharmacy Technician at Mount Carmel Medical Center for over fifteen years before moving on to continue working at The Ohio State Ross Heart Hospital in 1997, retiring after twenty-two years of service.


Carolyn was a 60-year member of Triedstone Baptist Church, Overseer and Pastor, Dale D. Tucker and Bishop Jerome H. Ross. She attended church and Sunday School and served in many areas of the church, including the Nurses Ministry, The Hattie Jackson Guild, The Ross Crusaders Choir, Children’s Usher Board and The Sunshine Band. She loved her church, with her favorite scriptures are Job13:15 and Psalms 23.


Carolyn was a craft artist, specializing in basket weaving and making and collecting dolls.  She loved to travel often, watch television programs such as Soap Opera Network, Lifetime and Judge Shows.


Preceded in death by parents, Marshall and Wilma Sanders, Sr; beloved husband, Lloyd Williams; daughter, Traci Williams; brothers; John and Charles Sanders and sister; Rose Sanders.


Carolyn leaves to mourn and cherish her life: stepchildren, Lamar (Vanessa) Williams, Tonette (Calis) Kennedy, Rodger (Lisa) Williams, Tonette (James) Logwood, Denise (Warren) Love, Devonna (David) Evans and Katrinneal (Dominic) Howard, grandchildren Tynikia (Destel) Brice, Tyronte’ and Tyanna Hill: great granddaughter: Des’Marie Brice (Tootsie-Pop); siblings: James, Robert (Faye) Marshall (Debbie) Sanders Jr., James (Ruby) and Jerry (Tawana) Tatum and Shirley Langhorne; a host of in-laws, aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, nieces, and a great number of friends.







Carolyn Williams, age 66. Sunrise March 8, 1955 and Sunset May 13, 2021.

Visitation 10:00am and Memorial Service 11:00am Friday, May 21, 2021 at MARLAN GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave.


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Condolence Messages

  1. Nothing is Harder than
    Losing Someone You Love!
    Please know that you have Friends
    Who Care- In this difficult time.
    We’ve known and Loved your Family
    since I was 5 years old; growing-up
    @Triedstone. Our deepest Condolence!

  2. Ernest Boateng

    May her good soul rest in perfect peace.

  3. Carol ShawDabo

    Carolyn was a beautiful person and a good friend. A very hard worker that cared about the people she took care of. She would stop eating her lunch 2 go help her patient’s if they called out during her lunch. She always would
    say her Mother said daughter u r working for the Lord. Now Carolyn is with the Lord.

  4. michael Barnes

    My deepest Condolences and prayers go out the family and friends of my long time friend and co worker. Met Carolyn 1976 at Mt Carmel West. Carolyn was a special person in my life during those years that I will always remember and cherish the times we shared. A sweet caring lady always had a big smile and heart.
    I will miss her but she was called home to be in a better place. With a sad and heavy heart I say farewell Carolyn, Rest in Heaven

  5. Micheal Hodge

    My deepest condolences to carolyn’s family. I worked with her for many years. I thought of her as one of my work moms. i loved her spirit and love of life. she will truly be missed dearly. Rest in Heaven

  6. Felicia McClesket

    To the family, may God continue to give you strength and everlasting peace. I will surely miss my big sister/friend.

    With Love

  7. Shana D. Farmer

    Sending love and prayers for God’s peace and comfort for your family. Rest in Heaven

    With love always,
    Shana Farmer

  8. Carolyn Gates

    My heart goes out to my family, rest in peace will remain in our heart..there are no words to Express my sadness, rest on now Carolyn in the arms of Jesus..Love you.



  10. DeVonne Tucker

    There is a trial of beautiful memories where a beautiful soul has been.
    Praying for the family.

  11. I Love You & I’m Going To Miss You Oh So Dearly Aunt Carolyn!!! I’m So Sorry That I Wasn’t Able To Attend Your Services Due To Me Being Where I’m At; But You Know Just As Well As I Do That The Love Was There. Keep Watching Over Us & Trust Me, You Will NEVER Be Forgotten EVER!!! Love You!!!!

  12. Marshelle Mitchell

    Promise of God’s Comfort and Hope
    Jesus said “I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone wbo lives and believe in Me will never die.” John 11:25-26
    With heartfelt Sympathy, Love Marshel

  13. Marilyn W. Floyd

    Sis Shirley,

    Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

    Marilyn W. Floyd, Triedstone

  14. Ms. Paula M. Davis

    I will always have the best of memories for my dear sister in law, she will be truly missed, love to her complete family from my children (Nicol and Terrence Davis) and all the Davis family in Columbus and Evansville

  15. I had the privilege of working with Miss Carolyn for many years. She had a gentle and kind manner unmatched by anyone! Thoughts and prayers to her family, I feel so blessed to have known Her!

  16. There are no words to express the sorrow in our hearts. May you draw comfort from God is he help you to cope with the heavy weight of your loss. Sharing your sadness.

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