Carol Jean Johns Overstreet
December 5, 1954 – June 16, 2015
Wife, Mother, Daughter, Sister, Aunt, Friend, “Nanny”.
Carol passed away in a peaceful sleep on the afternoon of Tuesday June 16th, 2015 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Preceding her in death are her parents, Frank and Margaret Johns; her brother, Richard Johns; her parents-in-law, John and Gladys Overstreet; and her beloved grandparents.
She is survived by her loving husband of 42 years, Donald Overstreet; her children, Robert Overstreet and his wife Ginny; Kimberly Hadder and her husband James; and two granddaughters Natalie and Avery Overstreet.
Carol was born on the coast of Virginia in Norfolk/Newport News and moved to Roanoke with her family in the late 1960s. She graduated from Jefferson High School in 1973, and married her sweetheart Don a week later.
Family was at the center of Carol’s every day life as she ran her very busy household including her husband, children and parents for nearly 15 years. She provided for her family as a sub-contractor for the Roanoke Times for 28 years delivering to various locations around the Roanoke area and making countless friends in the process.
She led her daughter’s Girl Scout troop for 4 years and cheered on her son at all of his sporting events.
As a grandmother, she stayed active in her granddaughters’ lives. They would spend several afternoons each week with “Nanny” making arts and crafts projects in their “craftin’ room”. She never missed one of their school functions, sporting events, or even Girl Scout meetings.
The family wishes to offer our deepest and most sincere gratitude to the staff of Roanoke Memorial Hospital’s MS ICU. Your dedication to Carol’s care was phenomenal. You went above and beyond at every turn, and we can never thank you enough.
A celebration of Carol’s life and legacy is being planned for early August. Details will be communicated, and condolences may be conveyed on Carol’s memorial site: https://familychoicefunerals.com/book-of-memories/2171480/Overstreet-Carol/index.php.Send Flowers
All my love, thoughts and prayers go out to the Overstreet family in this time of loss. Carol was a very special and loving mother, grandmother and mother-in-law and one of the sweetest women to grace this Earth. I know her spirit will live on in every heart that was ever privileged enough to have met her. Her smile was the most genuine and warming smile and I know now, though she must miss her family dearly too, she is smiling down from Heaven watching over all of you.
Matthew 11:28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”
A special note to Natalie and Avery: my sweet girls, I know the pain you two beautiful ladies feel losing such a special grandmother. I know it doesn’t seem fair to lose her and to feel like you just didn’t get enough time. Though your wounds will heal, you will never forget the special times you had with Nanny. And she will always be there looking over you and you will always feel her with you in your hearts.
My heart broke at this very sad news. I send you all my love as you deal with this difficult time.
Don & The Overstreet Family,
We are so sorry for the loss of Carol, she was a very sweet and kind women and will be surely missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Mark & Paula Haupt &
Melvin & Gail Kellison