Carolyn Folger, 78, of Christiansburg, joined her husband James in Heaven on February 20, 2018. My mother died of a broken heart when the love of her life went to meet Jesus in January 2017.
Mom and Dad grew up in Chicago as children. They married at the age of 18 and celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in August 2016. They never really knew life without one another and were true soul mates. Both of them loved life and never met a stranger. Mom made people laugh and brought light on dreary days. My mother would do anything for anyone and was deeply loved by her family and friends.
God has blessed me with my mom for 57 years. Mom, I wish I could hug you just one more time and tell you how much I love you and how wonderful you were to me. I am who I am today because of you and Dad. I hope I made you proud of me. I am sad for me, but I truly know you want to be with Dad. That is where your heart is and I have no regrets that you have gone to him. The two of you are truly one and now God has reunited you. One day I will see you and Dad again and we will have eternity together. Until then you are living in my heart. I miss you both so much. Thank you for everything you have done for me, I will be forever grateful. Your daughter, Debra Shipman.
Services will be private.