Carolyn Louise (Crabtree) Barton was surrounded by her family when she moved from her earthly tent to her heavenly temple on March 12, 2021. She was born on November 6, 1950 in Mobile, AL. Carolyn is survived by her loving husband of 50 years Walter Lee Barton and daughters Robin Vaughn (Chris) and Mandy Rice (Brock) and her six grandchildren (Lily, Christopher, Brooks, John, Ella Grace, Miles). Her brother Donald Joseph Crabtree (Sharon), sister Sheila Marie Byars (Joe) and sister Lucille Bernardine Crabtree. Also, many beloved nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bernard Inge Crabtree and Ethelyn Steiner Crabtree of Mobile, AL and brother James Lawrence Crabtree and nephew Joshua Martin Byars and niece Shannon Crabtree. She was a beautiful wife, mother to all, sister, best friend, Mimi and believer in our Lord Savior Jesus Christ. Her loving spirit was felt by all of those around her. The love story with her husband of 50 years was beautiful to witness. She loved her daughters with all her heart and taught them everyday what it means to be a mom. Her loving spirit was felt by all of those around her. She loved her family with all her soul. She enjoyed spending time boating, going to the farm, golfing, and anything that had to do with her grandbabies. Also, spending time with her sisters, brother, family and friends, and Bible study group were very precious. She showed the love of Christ every minute of everyday to all who were around. Her loving spirit will never be forgotten. A celebration of life is on March 15 at the Destin United Methodist Church with visitation between 10:00 – 11:00 with the service beginning at 11:00. In lieu of flowers, please donate to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
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