Carolyn Yoder Hensley

Saturday, July 15, 1939 - Saturday, September 30, 2017

A Dear and Special Lady

Photo of Carolyn Yoder Hensley  - 1939-2017

Asheville –  On Saturday, September 30, 2017  Carolyn Darlene Yoder Hensley, age 78, left this earthly world and entered into a heavenly place of eternal  peace.

Mrs. Hensley was born July 15, 1939 to the late John H. Yoder and the late Christine McCarson Yoder. She had made her home in Buncombe County all of her life and had been employed as the Chief Financial Officer of the Irene Wortham Center in Asheville. Mrs. Hensley was a faithful member of Summit Church Asheville , having been actively involved with the children’s ministry and where she opened her arms and her heart to children who will never ever forget her. In remembering Carolyn, she could best be described as the sweetest and most caring lady that one could ever know. She reached out to everyone with kindness and she was always there to give of herself to anyone who might need a helping hand.  She enjoyed traveling and her many journeys and pleasure voyages on cruise ships were indeed delightful memories that she treasured.  Her children and grandchildren were blessed by her immeasurable love and Carolyn Yoder Hensley has indeed made a difference in the lives of many. She is an example for each of us to follow. In her memory, perform a random act of kindness and bring a moment of joy to someone’s day.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Betty Jean Clemmons and her brothers, Bob Yoder and John Yoder, Jr.

Surviving are her daughter, Angie Jenkins of Asheville; her son, Tony Hensley of Arden; three grandchildren and a brother, Jerry Yoder of Asheville; several special nieces and many dear friends.

A celebration of life memorial service will be held at 3:00 pm Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Summit Church Asheville. Pastor Jeff Hober will be officiating. The family will be receiving friends at the church one hour prior to the memorial service.

The family wishes to extend their deepest appreciation to the staff of CarePartners Hospice and John F. Keever Solace Center for their special care and concern for Mrs. Hensley.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to  Summit Church Asheville, 12 South French Broad Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801.

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Hensley family.





Condolences from family and friends


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Angie and family, I wanted you to know I am thinking of you during this difficult time, I know you have wonderful memories of your Mom. I want you to know you will be in my thoughts and prayers. I am here if there is anything you need. Love You jen
Jenni Patton
Angie, I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet mother. I pray the Lord will bring you comfort in the days to come, and peace in knowing you will be with her again someday. My heart goes out to all our family. She was a very special and loving person. I am here if you need me for anything.
Brenda gregory
So sorry to hear of Carolyn's passing. We were good friends all through school. Carolyn was a wonderful girl and everyone loved her. We lost contact when I moved to Virginia. My thoughts and prayers are with her family. She will be greatly missed. Peggy Guest-Totherow
Peggy Guest-Totherow
Such beautiful words written about your mother. Angie, you are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you dearly! Our deepest condolences, Patrick, Ashley, Georgia, Wells, Carson & Stafford
Ashley & Patrick Kelly
Tony & family- My condolences on your loss. May love & memories of your mother bring some solace & healing. In hopes of bringing you & your family a bit of comfort, I'll share one of my beliefs with you which is " it's not goodbye but it's until we meet again". With sincere sympathy, Penelope Todd
Penelope Todd
Just to let you know that Aunt Carolyn was one of the most precious ladies that we have ever known. She will be missed by us so much, My heart breaks everyday thinking about her. But I get comfort knowing she is in no more pain & no more suffering. GOD just got one of the best ANGELS ever. Love you both.
Becky & Ronnie
Angie and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Sweet Carolyn was Heavens gain. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Janet Hembree
Angie my thoughts and prayers are with you. You now have a special Angel in Heaven watching over you. May God wrap his loving arms around you to comfort you.
Erma Huntley Rhodes
Angie my thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. May God wrap his loving arms around you and comfort you. You now have another guardian Angel in Heaven to watch over you.
Erma Huntley Rhodes