Carolyn Yvonne Stant, 79, of Currituck, North Carolina, passed away November 7, 2022. Carolyn was born on September 29, 1943 in Norfolk, Virginia to Arthur Reed Akers Jr. and Margie Grimstead Akers.
Carolyn worked as an assistant manager with Hancock Fabrics for 10 years. She carried her love of arts and crafts into her family life by making their clothes, costumes, and home decorations. Carolyn continued to spend time with her daughter and granddaughter by bowling in a league for many years with them and traveling to many city and state tournaments. Carolyn had a love of playing cards and board games. She made it a point to teach her daughter and all of her grandkids how to play so that all could participate. Each family member will carry a memory of Carolyn in their home. From a piece of home decor tailored to their own liking, or just playing a game of rummy or Skip-bo.
Carolyn is survived by her brother, Arthur (Reed) Akers III (Karen), daughter, Amanda Sawyer (Tenna-C Holbert); Grandchildren: Debbie Fleming, Amber Anderson (Kirk) , and Steven Sawyer (Rachel): Nephews, Arthur (Art) Akers IV, Garland Akers (Karen), and Niece Heather Akers; Great-Grandchildren: Christina Baker (Matt), Erica Stant (Nicolas), Jennifer Guard (Joe), Kayla, Keagan, and Kadence Anderson.
She was predeceased by her parents, Margie and Arthur Jr.; her husband of 25 years, Milton Hosier Stant; stepson, James (Betty) T. Stant Sr., and step-grandson, James “Jimmy” Stant Jr.
Carolyn will always be remembered for her loving heart as a mother, grandmother, and friend.
A memorial gathering will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2022, at 168 Glenwood Drive, Moyock, NC beginning at 2pm.
In leui of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Alzheimer’s Association or Buffalow Family and Friends.