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 FlowersPlant a Tree