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Carolyn Ann (Stafford) Thigpen
November 26, 1943 ~ November 14, 2023 (age 79) 79 Years Old
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Carolyn Ann Stafford Thigpen, 79, of Pink Hill, NC went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, November 14, 2023. She was born in Pollocksville, NC on November 26, 1943, to Willie and Maebelle Stafford. Carolyn was a devoted wife, encouraging mother and grandmother, and loving sister. With her beautiful servant’s heart, Carolyn’s kindness blessed not only her biological family, but also her church family at Sandy Plain Original Free Will Baptist Church, and everyone she met. Carolyn is preceded in death by her husband Robert Earl Thigpen of 56 years; a brother, Douglas Stafford; and two sisters, Lily Boyette and Dixie Hay. She is survived by her daughter, Rebecca King and husband Darryl of Rose Hill; two grandchildren, Evan King and Meredith King both of Rose Hill. In addition to her immediate family, Carolyn is survived by her brothers Frederick Stafford (Rachel) of Midlothian, VA, Franklin Stafford (Hazel) of Portsmouth, VA, and Willie Stafford (Jean) of Garner; two sisters Mary Stafford and Rose Kahler both of Garner; many nieces and nephews; and special extended family Jayme, Ashley, Arly, and Aerilyn Jones of Beulaville. A Celebration of Life service will be held at Sandy Plain Original Free Will Baptist Church in Pink Hill on Thursday, November 16 at 7:00 PM. An informal visitation will be held prior to the service at 6:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sandy Plain Original Free Will Baptist Church