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Volusia Memorial Funeral Home

4815 Clyde Morris Blvd, Port Orange, FL

OBITUARY

Bessie "Bess" Carabia

March 9, 1929February 13, 2020
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Bessie “Bess” Carabia passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at Hospice of Port Orange. She was 90 years young. Bess was preceded in death by her husband, Alex of 51 years. She is survived by their three children, Mark, Janet, Bruce and six grandchildren. She also leaves behind her sister, Ora and sister-in-law Lucy, nieces and nephews. Bess was born in Elkhorn, VA on March 9, 1929 to Ervin and Susan Joines. Bess was a Registered Nurse at Saint Mary’s hospital in West Virginia specializing in Obstetrics’ where she met her husband. She always had a place in her heart for children. She loved reading to her children and grandchildren. Bess was an avid shopper, “Sell” meant “Sale”. Time to shop! She had a collection of shoes every woman would envy and never wore the same dress twice. Bess enjoyed going to Church, Sunday school and attending life group. Her classmates would ask Bessie how she was and with a SMILE from ear to ear she would say,”GREAT”. Her smile was infectious. Her smiling ways caught on quickly, and before you knew it, everyone around her was smiling too. She did not have to wait for something to be happy about, she looked for something to happy about. She loved being around her family and she never lost her faith in GOD and spread the word of God to others. A celebration of life and visitation for Bessie will be held Friday, February 21, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Volusia Memorial Funeral Home, 4815 S Clyde Morris Blvd, Port Orange, Florida 32129 with a celebration service to occur at 11:00 AM. A committal service will occur Friday, February 21, 2020 at 2:30 PM at Volusia Memorial Park, 550 Nova Road, Ormond Beach, FL.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Port Orange.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.VolusiaMemorialFuneral.com for the Carabia family.

Services

  • Celebration of Life and Visitation Friday, February 21, 2020
  • Celebration Service Friday, February 21, 2020
  • Committal Service Friday, February 21, 2020

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Janet Rosati

February 19, 2020

I will always hold a special place in my heart for my mother. She held my hand through difficult times and helped me understand our time on earth is short. Enjoy the moments!

Plenty of lessons learned along the path of life and memories to cherish.

Mother was always by our side and loved family unconditionally. She was a good listener and shared her words of wisdom. She had a big heart, generous and kind to everyone who crossed her path in life.

Shortly after my birth, I thank God for giving me the most precious treasure of all, “a mother and father” to assume the responsibility to raise and care for me and my brothers.

Mother is smiling from heaven, knowing she did the best she could do with the cards she was dealt. Although death is hard to accept, we all must understand it’s a reward for life and a job well done. God bless!

I love you now and forever my little goat!

Dylan Carabia

February 19, 2020

Well, I'm 23 now and don't have my ear piercing anymore Grandmother but thanks for loving it when I had it!! You were the best!!

Dylan Carabia

February 19, 2020

A couple things that come to mind is when we were at Grandmother's house, I would say "what's for lunch?" Her reply was always "let's have soup". She loved it... every day! I started first grade while staying there. A boy at school had a pierced ear. Of course I thought it was cool, so I asked my Mom if I could get one too. She agreed but said we had to ask Dad. His reply was "your Grandmother is not going to like it". Well my Mom said it was her decision and not Grandmother's so off to the mall we went to get my ear pierced. Later that day Mom said, let's show your Grandmother and get it over with! So I said " hey Grandmother look what I got." She said "I love it!" Dad couldn't believe it because she never liked the one he had when he was young! She was the best Grandmother a kid could have. I will love you always!

Mark Carabia

February 18, 2020

I have so many fond memories of my Mother, one of the best was her strong faith. When I moved to Orlando after graduating high school to work with my cousin Scott, she made sure I took my bible with me.Four months later when I moved back home to Oak Ridge she asked me if I found the $20 dollar bill she put in the bible.I didn't know what she was talking about, which confirmed the answer she already knew. My Mother had eyes in the back of her head,nothing got past her as much as I'd like to think.I didn't always get everything I wanted, but she always made sure I had more than I needed. Mother was the best person I've ever met and we all will miss her. She instilled in us children the faith to know that we will all be together again one day.

Norma Carabia

February 18, 2020

We first met 29 years ago. I was so nervous to meet my boyfriend's mother. He said "Don't worry, she'll love you". I thought " Wow, she's so sweet". 3 years later we got married and in 2 years we had our son Dylan. 4 years later we had Jacqueline. Then we picked up and moved to Daytona! With Mother and Daddy! I thought "this is not going to be easy". We were there 4 months! Well, turns out I was wrong. It was easy and she was not "just sweet". She was amazing! Kind,thoughtful,loving and generous! She loved every minute with her grandchildren and treated me like a daughter and not just her son's wife. She was beautiful inside and out! She was an amazing Grandmother and I am so grateful for each and every minute I had with her. Her beautiful smile and that " big laugh" she had will be with me always! I'll miss and love you always Mother

Jacqui Carabia

February 18, 2020

I have so many good memories of my amazing Grandmother. There are however a few that come to mind as I recall my earlier years. The first would definitely be "Jacqui let's go shopping!" When we visited Grandmother for the weekend, this memory always comes to mind... getting all dressed up for church and after that we would go to Picadilly for lunch. Then out came the coupons. although they had expired she would say "Oh Well" and laugh! Then came the ride home from church at 25MPH! Let's not forget how she loved her desserts, even though she was already sweet enough and diabetic at that!!! Grandmother you will be in my heart forever! I love you! Jacqui

Norma Carabia

February 17, 2020

Norma Carabia

February 17, 2020

Norma Carabia

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Norma Carabia

February 17, 2020

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