Carole Sue Barrett Gravitt

Carole Sue Barrett Gravitt

Carole Sue Barrett Gravitt, passed away, on March 3, 2012. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and dear friend, who gracefully lost her seven-year struggle with cancer.

The fourth child of Mrs. James Verlon Barrett and Mr. James Oliver Barrett, she was born and raised in Atlanta where her father owned the Barrett Grocery Store. After graduating from Sylvan Hills High School in 1956, Carole worked as a typist and legal secretary until she wed her husband of 45 years, Charles A. Gravitt, Sr.

After the wedding and honeymoon to Ringgold, Ga., Carole busied herself making their house into a home and raising her three children, who were the light of her life. As she liked to tell her neighbors, “Raising my children were the best years of my life.”

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles; sister, Charlotte; brother, James William (Buddy), and granddaughter, Shannon Lindsay Deiters.

She is survived by her sister, Ann Frazier, of Riverdale; sister and brother-in-law, Lynne and John Monk, of Bonita Springs, Fla.; daughter and son-in-law, Debra and Brian Deiters, of Stockbridge; son and daughter-in-law, Andy and Angela Gravitt, of Overland Park, Kan.; son, Tim Gravitt, of Atlanta, Ga.; grandchildren, Brian Deiters and wife, Maria, Lyndsey Deiters, Sarah Gravitt, Kaitlyn Gravitt and Matthew Gravitt; great-grandson, Christain Deiters, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A lifelong Baptist, Carole enjoyed worshipping at Morrow First Baptist, Jonesboro First Baptist, and Flat Creek Baptist Church. An avid traveler, she has journeyed around the U.S., and to Hawaii, London, Paris, Rome, Canada and the Caribbean, with her husband Charles always in tow. Although, one never knew what she might bring back from her trips, she also had a momento, or two, for her loved ones upon her return.

A wonderful cook, she was known for her homemade peach cobbler, pecan pie, and German Chocolate cake. She has touched many lives and will be missed by all who knew her.

Visitation will be held Friday, March 9, at Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, at 2047 Highway 138 S.E., Jonesboro, Ga., 30236, from 4 p.m., to 7 p.m.

The funeral will be Saturday, March 10, at 2 p.m., at Ford-Stewart Chapel, with burial following at Crest Lawn Memorial Park, in Atlanta. Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, Inc., Jonesboro/Stockbridge, (770) 210-2700, www.fordstewartfuneralhome.com.