Carolyn Gardner A.K.A Sugar; CG departed her earthly body to rest in eternal peace on January 17, 2021 at Sentara Lee Hospital in Virginia Beach, Va. Carolyn was born in Norfolk, Virginia on February 14, 1944 to the late Dorothy Post and James Mitchell.
She leaves a legacy of 7 children, Valerie Briggs, Herbert Gardner (Deceased), Ann Akompong (Sam Akompong-Son), Gerald Gardner (Robin Gardner-Dau), Carolyn Bates, Adrian Gardner and Troy Gardner (Rita-Grice Gardner-Dau), 12 Grandchildren, Cierra, Stanley (deceased), Lil Steve, Latoya J.R., amone, Jasmine, India, Jade, Jalynn, Toccara, Gerald Jr. (deceased), and 14 Great Grandchildren. She was a big sister to 11 siblings and had a multitude of nieces and nephews. Carolyn also leaves cherished memories with her best friends of 45 years, Estelle Hunter and past memories of Olivia Boone (deceased) Carolyn was a woman of faith and a member of Flames of Fire Church in Norfolk, VA. She became a licensed Cosmetologist upon graduating from Ann’s Beauty College in Norfolk, Va.
To pass time and to keep her mind sharp, Carolyn loved reading…let’s just say GOOGLE was one of her best friends! She was addicted to playing games on her PC such as spades and various word scramblers. She loved watching game shows as well, Family Feud and Jeopardy to name a few! She enjoyed fishing, baking and dancing while listening to her favorite Oldies! She also loved reminiscing of some of her favorite memories with her niece Tasha and enjoyed the special meals prepared by her sisters Linda and Thelma.
Carolyn was often called “The Master storyteller” or “The Great Philosopher” as he had plenty of stories, cliches’ and words of wisdom to share with anyone who crossed her path. Her birthday was on Valentines day and she was a Sweet heart inside and out! She was the epitome of a “Strong Black Women” and will be missed immensely.