Carol Simmons Batts

September 4, 1941 - March 10, 2024
Carol Simmons Batts

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Carol Simmons Batts, born on September 4, 1941, in Wilmington, North Carolina, peacefully passed away on March 10, 2024. She was 82 years old.

A devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend, Carol touched the lives of many with her kindness and love. She was a cherished member of the community and was actively involved in various organizations, including Ogden Baptist Church, Eastern Star, and Ladies of the Shrine. Carol graduated from New Hanover High School and valued the importance of education and faith throughout her life.

Carol is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 62 years, Blaney “Boo” William Batts, as well as her parents, Charles Rhett Simmons and Lucille Smith Simmons.

She is survived by her four children: Candy Batts Peterson (Allen), Patty Vernon (Mark), Blaney W. Batts, Jr., and Jonathan R. Batts (Katie). She will forever be cherished in the hearts of her grandchildren: Kayla Hewett, Katie Hewett, Jayden Peterson, Landon Batts, Maddoux Batts, Mia James Casteen, Ella Batts, Chase Dubel, Hadden Dubel (Lydia), and Olivia “Livi” Dubel; Carol’s great-grandchildren: Karter, Adalee, and Malichi brought immeasurable joy to her life. Carol is also survived by her brother, Jackie Simmons (Mary).

Services to honor and celebrate Carol’s life will be held at 2:00 on Thursday, March 14, 2024, at Ogden Baptist Church, located at 7121 Market Street in Wilmington, NC led by Rev. Danny Justice with the family receiving friends from 1:00 to 2:00 at the church.  Burial will be at Oleander Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you make a donation to Shriners Hospital at the link above at “Memorial Gifts and Donations”.

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  • March 15, 2024
    Teri Farmer Garris says:
    Candy, Patty, Blaney, Jonathan and families, I'm so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. Losses of both parents in such sort time is hard. Prayers of comfort for all.

  • March 14, 2024
    Melissa White says:
    Sending you all our Love ❤️ and prayers 🙏🏼. We Love ❤️ Carol and Boo so much and will miss them. They have seen the face of JESUS!!! Melissa and Sue

  • March 14, 2024
    Bernie Smith says:
    My dear Patty.. so sorry to hear about your beloved mother. Love to you all … Bernie

  • March 12, 2024
    Dennis Jones says:
    I am so sorry to hear of Carol’s passing. I have always thought the world of her and Boo and all the Family. I will keep you all in my prayers.🙏❤️🙏

  • March 12, 2024
    Glenda Carter says:
    I will miss this lovely lady so much! She lit up the room when she walked in. This woman was all about family, she was loved by everyone. I can’t imagine life without Carol or Boo. They just went together. Everyone loved them.