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Carolyn Costley Coles

January 26, 1942 — August 10, 2023

Matoaca

Carolyn Costley Coles, 81, of Matoaca, Virginia, passed away on Thursday, August 10, 2023, at Johnston-Willis Hospital in Richmond, Virginia.  Born on January 26, 1942, she was the daughter of the late Richard B. and Louise Lanhan Costley. She was predeceased by her husband, Edward A. Coles and her brother, Richard B. Costley (Ida). She was the beloved mother of Arlick Scott Brockwell (Michele), Sherri Dymon (Bill), and Terri Porter (Sam); the cherished grandmother of Jessica, Heather (Cory), Andrew, Hollie, Anne, Evan, Travis, and Samuel; and aunt to Jan and Leigh-Ann Costley.  Carolyn would be certain to add her beloved dogs Rufus and Ginny to the list of her cherished family.

Carolyn retired from Chesterfield Public Schools in 2006.  People knew her for her wonderful sense of humor, her endearing and selfless love for her family, and for being the “other mother” to many of her children’s friends as well as to children she met in her school environment.  Her laugh was contagious, her concern for those around her was endless, and her charm was addictive to all who knew her.  Her passions included art, crocheting, a love for animals, and sharing a good joke and laugh with anyone around her.  Voted “most unforgettable” many years ago in high school, her smile will live on with all who knew her, and she will indeed be unforgettable for her many loved ones.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 19, 2023, at Matoaca United Methodist Church, 6301 River Road South Chesterfield, Virginia 23803. Interment will follow in East Matoaca Cemetery, South Chesterfield, Virginia. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, August 18, 2023, at the Colonial Heights Chapel of E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes, 2033 Boulevard Colonial Heights, Virginia 23834. Online condolences may be registered at www.ealvinsmall.com.

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Visitation

Friday, August 18, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

E. Alvin Small Funeral Home, Colonial Heights Chapel

2033 Boulevard, Colonial Heights, VA 23834

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Funeral Service

Saturday, August 19, 2023

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Matoaca United Methodist Church

6301 River Rd, South Chesterfield, VA 23803

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Saturday, August 19, 2023

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