Craciun Funeral Home


Carol J. Redding

February 10, 1951February 4, 2021

Carol Jean Redding (formerly Horvath) born February 10, 1951 of Cleveland, Ohio, graduated to her heavenly home following a private battle with Breast Cancer, entering eternity peacefully in her sleep at her eldest daughter's home on February 4, 2021.

Carol was the daughter of her deceased parents Joseph and Marie Horvath (Novak); Carol is survived by her brother, Daniel Horvath; Her cherished daughters Brenda Canterbury, Arianna (Anna) Redding and Vincentia (Vita) and Delani Shields as well as her beloved grandchildren Stephanie Lopez, Joshua Lopez, Asyria Redding, Samaria Redding, Stanley Redding, Asia Redding, Jada Shields and Trinity Shields as well as seven great grandchildren-Natalie, Olivia, Damien, Norah, Luca and Heaven. Carol was preceded in death by her birth mother who she and her daughters affectionately came to know as Grandma McIntosh. Carol is survived also by her former spouse and friend, Carl Redding.

Carol loved the Lord and others. She was an involved member and servant of her church for many decades-The Cleveland Baptist and, its Young at Heart Ministry. Carol enjoyed her long career as a Masters Degree Licensed Independent Social Worker/Counselor holding several specialized certifications. Some of Carol's enjoyments included her pets-most recently her dog Piper, walking, music, movies, camping, travels and one tank trips, puzzles, socializing around food, reminiscing, resale shopping, an avid book collector, reader and lover of the Jewish culture.

Carol will be missed by her family, her beloved church family and her many dear friends.

Services will be held on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at Cleveland Baptist Church 4431 Tiedeman Rd. Brooklyn, Ohio 44144 with receiving hours from 10am-12pm followed by a short celebration of her life.


  • Joseph Horvath, Father (deceased)
  • Marie Novak Horvath, Mother (deceased)
  • Brenda Canterbury, Arianna (Anna) Redding and Vincentia (Vita) and Delani Shields, Daughters
  • Stephanie Lopez, Joshua Lopez, Asyria Redding, Samaria Redding, Stanley Redding, Asia Redding, Jada Shields and Trinity Shields and, Grandchildren
  • Natalie, Olivia, Damien, Norah, Luca and Heaven, Great Grandchildren
  • Daniel Horvath, Brother
  • Carl Redding, Former Husband


  • Visitation

    Thursday, February 11, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, February 11, 2021


Carol J. Redding

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sue frontino-hendricks

February 27, 2021

Carol and I go way back we met one another when we both worked at the Center For Families and Children..that was in the year of 1991..then I left the establishment and we hooked up again about 4 years later
I told her to come to the Nord Center, and she did..
Our lives always crossed paths and we would chuckle about this, I am so saddened by her loss however she indeed was a faithful servant of God.
You are now with our Lord! Know this..
he indeed has welcomed you as a good and faithful servant ❤

Kaye and John MILLER

February 16, 2021

I Loved Carol as a Sister !!!!!! I Miss her beautiful Smile and her contagious Laugh !!!!!! We shared Many " Friday Game Nights " at my home !!!!! I MISS All our Ladies that would attend !!!!!
Since moving to Tennessee in 2018, Friday's have been a little LONELY !!!
Thank you for sharing YOUR MOTHER with me, as a dear Friend !!!

Heaven is so much Sweeter with Carol being called Home !!!

Love and Prayers to you Girls and All your Families !!! Love Kaye

Bonnie Gugar

February 15, 2021

I wanted to let you all know that Carol was my counselor at the Nord Center. She was a lovely woman. I enjoyed talking to her and I enjoyed her Christian fellowship in the Lord. She was a very caring person and a lovely soul. May she rest in peace in the Lord and may her faith carry on in her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Heaven is what we all strive for and a place of peace. Ps. 23. May the Lord richly bless you, her family in this time of need, I pray that you find the peace that she isn't suffering anymore.

With warmest regards,

Dennis Canterbury

February 14, 2021

She was a great mother in law ,second to maybe Brenda in board games (scrabble). She told us she was going to use our house for a bed and breakfast and she did. we were always glad to have her.
me and her developed a bond, looking back I have upmost respect for the way her and carl worked things out like true adults and friends. we all got to enjoy many of holidays together as a whole family without nobody missing out. I cant believe i never got to say good bye. but I had to write something I really did love you and carl as relatives ,and all your daughters as sisters your in my prayers,
may God ease our pain,


jamie osmann

February 14, 2021

I remember she helped me from class on Sundays

Dorothy Conway

February 12, 2021

Carol, I miss you so much. I know I wasn't your best friend, but you were mine. I know I will see you again. I love you.

Elaine Tepper (Destro)

February 10, 2021

To Anna and Vita- We did Awana together at CBC- I loved our time of learning and fellowship. Your mom had such a beautiful smile and so much joy! It’s been awhile since I’ve seen Carol, but I will always remember her smile and voice. Til we meet again. Thinking and praying for you and your families ❤️

Sheila Nichols

February 10, 2021

Brenda and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Carol was unapologetically herself. Her smile was genuine, her laugh was infectious, and she loved to teach others. I have not seen Carol for many years but all of my memories with her and her family are near to my heart.

Patricia Croy

February 10, 2021

My condolences to all of Carol's family. We have indeed lost a treasure here but by her salvation in Christ has her rewards now to gain in Heaven. I will cherish the memories of our time spent together. Carol always had a hug for me and a big smile. God Bless and may you find comfort in the privilege of having Carol in your lives and knowing that promise of seeing her again.

Patricia Washington

February 10, 2021

To Anna and family, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your dear loved one. Please find comfort in knowing that she is now resting in the arms of the Lord..