Collier-Butler Funeral Home

824 Rainbow Drive, Gadsden, AL


Carolyn Joyce Wardlaw

October 29, 1933January 3, 2020

Carolyn Joyce Wardlaw, age 86, of Gadsden, Alabama passed away on Friday January 3, 2020. Funeral service will be at 2pm Monday, January 6, 2020, at Collier Butler Chapel. Rev. David Ingram will officiate with a prayer given by her granddaughter, Chasidy Wardlaw. The family will receive friends at the funeral home for one hour prior to the funeral service. Burial will be at Memory Hill Cemetery in Albertville. Collier Butler Funeral Home will direct services. Joyce was a devoted minister's wife and mother. Following high school, she had worked for the FBI and later worked as a bank teller. She and her husband travelled all across the southeast and served Christ in many churches. She is survived by; daughter Sandra Jane Wardlaw Gibson (William Anthony Gibson); granddaughter Chasidy Wardlaw, grandson Justin Wardlaw, great grandchildren Alexis, Garrett, and Dylan and many friends. Joyce was preceded in death by her husband Rev. Gene Wardlaw; son David Gene Wardlaw. The family will accept flowers, but has requested no food to be brought to the home. Special thanks is extended to the nurses and staff of Gadsden Health Care and Rehab, especially Amy and Kelly. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.collier-butler.com for the Wardlaw family.


  • Sandra Jane Wardlaw Gibson (William Anthony Gibson), Daughter
  • Rev. Gene Wardlaw, Husband (deceased)
  • David Gene Wardlaw, Son (deceased)
  • Chasidy Wardlaw, Granddaughter
  • Justin Wardlaw, Grandson
  • Alexis, Garrett, and Dylan, Great Grandchildren


  • Visitation Monday, January 6, 2020
  • Funeral Service Monday, January 6, 2020


Carolyn Joyce Wardlaw

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