Carolyn Jean Morley, 83, of Ocala, Florida passed peacefully in her sleep on Friday, April 2, 2021. She was born in Tonawanda, New York to Norman and Jean Holrod. On January 17, 1959 she married her best friend John Irving Morley. Together they raised three sons and one daughter. Predeceased by her parents, Carolyn is survived by her husband of 62 years John; Son Jeff and companion Melanie of Ocala, Florida; Son Greg and companion Kelly of Leonardo, New Jersey; Son Brad and daughter-in-law Karen of DeBary, Florida; Daughter Cheryl and son-in-law Rob of Ormond Beach, Florida; Grandchildren: Broderick, Spencer and grand-daughter-in-law Erin; Steven, Parker and companion Brittney and her two sons Nolan and Wyatt; Garrett, Jordan, Megan, Matthew, Tanner, Rachael, Kaylee, and Great-grandchildren Emma, Ryleigh, and Beau. She is also survived by a brother Eugene and companion Beverly of North Tonawanda, New York and a sister Judy and brother-in-law Paul of North Tonawanda, New York.
Carolyn was known for her love of others and her passion for life no matter what that brought with it. She always made those around her feel welcome and loved. From an early age she had a love for singing that would land her an opportunity to sing in Carnegie Hall. Later she would attend Buffalo State Teachers University with aspirations of teaching. After marrying, Carolyn became a dedicated wife and mother. She treasured her children and embraced every moment with them. Carolyn and her family were sports enthusiasts and she quickly became the team mom or taxi driver and would not have wanted it any other way. Her grandchildren classified her as their Number 1 Cheerleader as you could hear her from anywhere. No destination was ever too far to spectate from. Along with being a Bobby Bowden/ FSU fan, Carolyn and John were active travelers. Some of their favorite places were St. Kitts, Biloxi, and the UF Softball Stadium. Carolyn and her smile will be deeply missed but the memories of her life will live on forever. Now that her body is whole again, she can go out and fulfill her dream- to swim away with the dolphins.
Romans 6:4 “We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.”
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in memory of Carolyn to Hospice of Marion County. www.hospiceofmarion.com