Carolyn Palmer Robinson, 89 passed away peacefully Saturday afternoon, August 27, 2022, at Brookridge Baptist Retirement Home in Winston-Salem, NC.
A native of Haywood County, she was the daughter of the late Wilda M. and Charlie J. Palmer.
She is survived by a daughter Sandra and her husband Jack and granddaughter Victoria. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years William G. (Bill) Robinson in addition to 6 brothers and a sister all of Waynesville, NC.
A 1951 graduate of Waynesville High School, Carolyn loved to cook and garden and worked diligently each season with Bill to preserve the season’s harvest for the winter to come. There were few crafts that she could not master from sewing and knitting, to basket making to chair caning and quilting. For many years she was part of the quilting circle at Longs United Methodist Church in Canton helping to raise money for the church and its missions. She also helped deliver meals on wheels for over 10 years with a fellow quilter. After Bill retired, they could be found most mornings at Hardees enjoying a biscuit before heading out on the days adventures of buying and selling antiques, people watching or listening to some good bluegrass music wherever it could be found.
Despite being double vaccinated and double boosted Carolyn contracted COVID in late June of 2022. Though she had excellent healthcare at Atrium Wake Forest Baptist Health and at Brookridge Baptist Retirement home afterward, the virus proved to be too much for her and accelerated her decline. Ultimately Carolyn died of ignorance, not her own but that of the millions of US citizens who refused to take the virus seriously, refused to get vaccinated and who could not be bothered with something as simple as wearing a mask to protect the most vulnerable among us. Over 900,000 US citizens would be alive today had these simple steps been followed. Carolyn is one of those. Her love and sweet smile will be missed.
In order not to add to the spread of COVID, which has evolved to a very contagious variant, the family will have a private celebration of Carolyn’s life at a later date. Carolyn has been laid to rest with her family at Maple Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery in Waynesville, NC.
The family wishes to extend a special thanks to Tiffany, Travis, Maria, Claire, Marcella, Recas, Cassandra, Cherise, Krystal and Dr. Sheldon for providing loving care to Carolyn over the years and in her last days as well.
While Carolyn was baptized as a youngster in Lake Junaluska for Dellwood Baptist Church, she spent much of her adult church life at Longs United Methodist Church in Canton at 1097 Coffee Branch Rd Canton, NC 28716 and it is here the family requests that Memorials be made.