Carolyn Louise Parham Weaks, 83, of Hendersonville passed away at her home with her family by her side on Wednesday, Mar. 18, 2020.
Carolyn was born in Nashville to the late John Wesley and Marie Herndon Parham and attended Hume Fogg High School. She and her late husband Gail D. Weaks moved to Hendersonville in 1962 where they raised their family.
In her younger days, Carolyn enjoyed camping and water skiing. In the 1970’s, she became a member of the Hendersonville Civil Defense Women’s Auxiliary Unit. In her later years, she became a member of the Happy Faces Women’s Club and loved her club meetings. She was a very social person and loved nothing more than having fun.
Carolyn was very active in her children’s lives. She loved watching her children participate in school activities. She watched her daughters cheer, play basketball, march in the Band of Gold, and her son play football.
Carolyn became a bonus mom and friend to the many teens that attended Hendersonville High School. The door to the family home was always open and everyone was always welcomed. She and her late husband Gail loved their frequent visitors. She always considered Mike Anderson, Ricky Eldridge, Mike LaPointe, Terry McClendon to be her boys.
She is preceded in death by her husband; son, John D. Weaks; parents; and sister, Doris Evans.
She is survived by her daughters, Cindy Weaks Bell of Nashville, Carol Weaks Hillman (Steve) of Summerfield, NC, and Becky Weaks of Hendersonville; grandchildren: Ashley G. Mosley, Brittney German, Erica Weaks, Amber Weaks, and Anna Leigh Hillman; great-grandchildren, Aayven, Ellie, and Beckham; sister, Rubye Jean Lowry; and her dog, Leroy.
She dearly loved her extended family that included her nieces, nephews, cousins, and family friends. She had a special fondness towards her nieces Barbara Faye Maness and Cheryl Shedd; and dear friends Barbara and Art Burke.
A Celebration of her Life will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, consider making a donation to the COPD Foundation or plant and tree in her memory.
The family would like to thank Carolyn’s extended family, friends, and caretaker for the phone calls, the cards, prayers, meals, and emotional support that was received during her illness. You each made a difference in her life, held a special place in her heart, and put a smile on her face.