Caroline Ashley Stephens

November 11, 1963March 5, 2014

Miss Stephens, age 50, passed away March 5, 2014, at her home after a long illness.

She was born on November 11, 1963, in Cabarrus County, NC, to the late Calvin L. Stephens and Marilyn (Sorensen) Stephens.

She attended Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools, Trident Academy in Mt. Pleasant, SC, Pine Ridge School in Williston, VT, and Post College in Waterbury, CT.

Caroline attended St. Ann’s Catholic Church.

Survivors include her mother, Marilyn (Mary Jo) Stephens; sister, Layne (Markus) Sabert; and nephew, Christian Sabert, all of Charlotte; cousins, Diane Greene, Zach Newhouse, and Amy and Tim Martin, all of Columbia, SC; and her beloved Great Dane, Spencer.

The family will receive friends Monday, March 10, 2014, from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at the McEwen Funeral Service – Pineville Chapel, 10500 Park Rd., Charlotte, NC, followed by her funeral service at 1:00 p.m.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents and her father, Calvin L. (Lindy) Stephens in 1996.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the American Diabetes Association.

Condolences to the family may be offered at


  • Funeral Service Monday, March 10, 2014
  • Receiving of Friends Monday, March 10, 2014
  • Graveside Service Tuesday, March 11, 2014

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Maribel Langston

April 16, 2014

Dearest Caroline, it was such a joy to assist you. I remember the day we met you left me with a smile on my face, and every time there after. Your positive outlook and kind spirit always made me see things a little differently. Thank You for sharing with me your kind heart. I know you have perfect vision now, I can see you dancing with the Angels! You will be missed.

Emil Vogel

March 10, 2014

Ashley was very special and had a great personality.... I can only remember at Pine Ridge the constant fun and sweetness that she always projected when you were around her. Rest in Peace my friend...

Emil Vogel
Class of 84
Pine Ridge School

Angie Parker

March 10, 2014

Caroline was one of my very best friends in childhood and all through life. She was a very special and unique person. Caroline was witty, funny and much smarter than anyone ever gave her credit for. In the recent conversations I had with her, even just 2 days before she died, she was clear that she was ready to go, whenever that time came, and she still had her sense of humor and charming wit. Caroline was a truly awesome human being with an enormous heart and a gracious spirit. Rest in peace, Sweet Caroline. You are young and healthy again in Heaven.

Linda Youngblood

March 10, 2014

I am so very sorry to hear this. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. My only hope is that in time all your memories of Caroline and her laughter will ease your pain. All my love, Linda

Marti Lang

March 10, 2014

She was so fun to be around in high school at Pine Ridge,,no matter what she could always make you laugh and put a smile on you face.R.I.P Ashley,you will be missed.Marti Lang

Rob Youngblood

March 9, 2014

So saddened to here of this, Caroline and I grew up together, lived next door to each other. She was a childhood friend, and we reconnected some years later, in our young adulthood, hung out quite a bit for awhile there. Right now my thoughts and prayers are with her entire family. Rest in peace Caroline, we love you, and will miss you!

Marisa Bouchard

March 9, 2014

May you rest in peace, my friend. Now, you'll be with your dad. Big hug to you from Earth up to Heaven.

Rick Exline

March 9, 2014

Our family's thoughts and prayers go out to Ashley's Family. A long time ago we had a lot of fun and had a great time in school. She was a friend, fun and a great human being.

Frances Davis

March 9, 2014

Mary Jo and Layne and family. I was most shocked to see Caroline death in the paper this morning. I am so sorry that I have not kept up with you. Please know that my heart aches for you. One thing I know for sure Caroline suffers from nothing now and has received her wings. May God Bless all of you at this most difficult time. 704-366-1928.

Judy Baker

March 9, 2014

My heart thoughts and prayers are with family and friends of Caroline. May God wrap you in his loving arms and give you comfort and peace during the difficult days ahead. I am so sorry for your loss.