Carolyn Marie (Copeland) Austin departed this life on Monday, April 11, 2022. Born in Edenton, North Carolina, she was a daughter of the late John Henry Valentine and the late Hattie Bell (Copeland). Mrs. Austin lived in Springfield for more than sixty years.
She was an active member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church where she served in many ministries including as an usher and a nurse. She enjoyed cooking, baking cakes, and serving others. Pre-deceased by her husband, Lloyd A. Austin, three children, Carroll “Ricky” Copeland, Lloyd C, Austin, and Evangeline “Van” Austin, and four siblings, Charlie Copeland, Curtis Jordan, Elton Jordan, and Elizabeth Jackson, she is survived by a son, James Copeland of Edenton, North Carolina; a daughter, Teresa Austin of Springfield; a sister, Doris Jordan of Springfield; and a host of grandchildren, and other relatives.
The calling hour is 10-11 a.m. Friday, April 29, at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, 17 John Street, Springfield, followed by funeral services at 11 a.m., with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery.