Carol L. Gearhart

March 13, 1958April 4, 2021

Carol Leigh Gearhart, age 63, of Pace passed away Sunday, April 4, 2021 in Pensacola.

She is preceded in death by her parents William and Cleo Russell of Jacksonville, Florida; father-in-law Clint Gearhart; mother-in-law Dorothy Gearhart of Springfield Ohio, several aunts and uncles. Those left to cherish her memory include her husband Ron of Pace; their children Stephanie (Marcus) Robbins of Pensacola, Joshua (Rebecca) Gearhart of Dallas, Georgia, Jamie (Steven) Lawrence of Cleveland, Texas, David (Amy) Reddick of Miamisburg Ohio, and Danielle Breslin of Springfield Ohio; brother James (Frankie) Russell of Byron, Georgia; grandchildren who she so loved Riley, Logan, Carley, Cash, Gabriel, Irelynn, Katelyn, Hannah, Courtney, Melissa, Sara; two great grandchildren Zoie and Khloie. She also leaves behind to cherish her memory a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.

Carol was a friend and confidante to many people. She was adored and loved by many as well. She loved moving back to Florida where she so enjoyed the beach. She could go to the beach seven days a week if possible. The white sands of Northeast Florida was her favorite place. She loved gardening and always getting an early jump on planting new flowering shrubs. A flowering plant she planted 3 years ago refused to bloom, and finally bloomed while she was in the hospital and her husband was able to show her the beautiful flowers before she passed. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church of Milton and received her baptism and commitment to Jesus Christ in 2018 and so believed in Christ our Lord he lovingly took her to Heaven on the Holiest Day of the Year. Her family will miss her but are knowing she rests in eternal life with our Heavenly Father.

There are no planned services at this time. Several remembrance gatherings are in the works with family and friends to honor her life and legacy. Any memory contributions may be made to Christ United Methodist Church on Dogwood in Milton Florida.

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Agnes Sheldon

April 8, 2021

I have so many memories of Sweet Beautiful Carol when our children were young and they were living in Tucson we spent many of days together at the pool always laughing enjoying life she always was there for me no matter what, I could talk with Carol about anything she truly was a friend that will never be forgotten! Her love for Ron and her beautiful children was priceless! When it was time for her and family to move South I was so saddened but knew it was her dream to get back closer to her home and I was happy for her even though I knew I would miss her so much! My memories of Carol are memories that will be with me a lifetime!! My heart and soul are with you all but just wished I lived closer to you all so I could give you all a big hug much Love, Agnes, Bill, Ryan & Nick