Carolyn Irene Walsh

July 15, 1943 - January 15, 2022
Carolyn Irene Walsh


Mrs. Carolyn Irene “Golden Girl” Walsh was born on July 15, 1943 to Woodrow and Linne Rivenbark from Duplin County, and departed this life on January. 15 2022, completing her journey of 78 years.

Carolyn attended New Hanover High School, and worked at Manor Nursing Home. She also preformed CNA work around the Wilmington area before becoming ill later on in life. Carolyn was known as “Golden Girl” where she lived in Solomon Towers, in Wilmington. She will be greatly missed down here, we love you Mama rest easy.

She leaves behind to cherish her memories two children David W Rivenbark, daughter-in-law Pamela Rivenbark, of Wilmington NC: one daughter Christine Held (Rick) of Hudson Florida; her 6 grand children Kinesha Johnson, Jayson Johnson, Maurice Johnson, Marcus Rivenbark of NC, Autumn Skye Parks of Hudson Florida, Jason Held of Manlius New York, 17 great-grandchildren, several nieces, great nieces and nephews, great nephews and cousins Richard, Angie, Gail, Kathy (Jay), Junior, Janet of Wilmington, NC, Paula (Mike) of SC.

Carolyn is preceded in death by her mother Linnie Watts, her father Woodrow Rivenbark, two brothers: Donald and Joe Rivenbark of Wilmington NC.

A time of visitation for family and friends will be held on Sunday, January 23, 2022, from the hours of 2:00PM till 4:00PM, at the Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

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  • July 30, 2022
    Yuvonne Jernigan says:
    Miss Carolyn was best friends with my mom Minnie Jernigan...they had great times together. She was the sweetest person...RIP Miss Carolyn

  • January 20, 2022
    Tom Denton says:
    My deepest sympathy to Cousin Carolyn’s immediate family . She was such a sweet and precious person.

  • January 24, 2022
    Kathryn R Turner says:
    To my Aunt Carolyn, love you with all my heart. Have always been blessing in our lives. The most sweetest Aunt , forever. Will miss you, xoxo