Carolyn Inez Avery, 73, of Sparta, IL; born on December 7, 1948 in DuQuoin, IL the daughter of Elmer and Cleo Elizabeth (Woods) Smith; passed away on Thursday, October 6, 2022 in Sparta, IL.
She enjoyed cooking for her family. Carolyn worked at Walmart in Sparta for over 12 years before starting a new career at Gilster Mary Lee, where she worked 11 years before retiring. Her fried chicken and homemade fruit jello was always a treat at family events. Carolyn was an avid sports fan and loved watching classic movies. She was a huge St. Louis Cardinals & Blues fan. Yadier Molina was her favorite baseball player and she was able to watch his entire career as a catcher. When she watched basketball, she always had her eyes on Stephen Curry. Above all else, she was a Christian that loved her family to the end.
Carolyn is survived by one daughter – Tomiko Marie Avery-Edwards of Sparta, IL; three grandchildren – Kamala Victoria Townsend of Sparta, IL, Alexis Marie Thomas of Sparta, IL, and April Tremelle Townsend of Jackson, MO; two great grandchildren – Aymani Townsend of Sparta, IL and Jordyn McGill of Sparta, IL; two brothers – Joseph Paul Brown of Sparta, IL and Larry E. Smith of Sparta, IL; one sister – Gloria Jean Smith of Belleville, IL.
She was preceded in death by her husband – Douglas Avery; parents; two sons – Tito Phillip Avery and Sonny Douglas Junior Avery; one great grandchild – Bella Wydeck; one brother – Lamoin Smith; one sister – Ethel Smith.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the family.
Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.heilschuessler.com.
Visitation will be held at Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta on Saturday, October 22, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Memorial services will begin at 12:00 noon with Pastor Joseph Edmonson officiating.
Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta, IL is in charge of arrangements