Carolyn Sue Dyson Gilreath

August 23, 1943May 3, 2022
Obituary of Carolyn Sue Dyson Gilreath
Carolyn Sue Dyson Gilreath, 78, of Stony Point, NC went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and her beloved husband, Larry, on Tuesday, May 3, 2022. Mrs. Gilreath was born August 23, 1943, the daughter of the late Arvil and Stella Munday Dyson. She grew up on the family farm alongside her 3 brothers and 7 sisters. Carolyn was a graduate of Scotts High School and in 1963, she married Larry David Gilreath. Together they shared 54 years of marriage before his passing in October of 2017. Family was Carolyn’s life; she devoted all her time and talents to those she loved. She was an excellent cook and her kitchen was always open. She was also a talented baker-decorator having made many beautiful wedding cakes for her children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. She was a skilled seamstress, gardener and the family “beautician”. Along with her parents and husband, Mrs. Gilreath was preceded in death by her brothers; Lindsey, Edsel, and Wade Dyson, and her sisters Verna Walker and Pauline Fox. Carolyn is survived by her sons, Ken Gilreath (Patti), Eric Gilreath (Wendy), her grandchildren, Kendra Gilreath Myers, Austyn Gilreath (Allison) and Jacob Gilreath, her great-grandsons, Gavin and Alex Myers. She is further survived by her sisters, Mildred Miller, Doris McLelland, Betty Christie (David), Shirley Cranford and Margie Shaver, her sisters-in-law, Peggy Sharpe and Carol Millsaps (Archie) along with a host of nieces and nephews she loved dearly. A funeral service celebrating Carolyn’s life will be held at High Noon, Saturday, May 7, 2022 in the chapel at Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home, the Reverend Chris Fitzgerald officiating. The family will receive friends from 11:00 am-12:00pm prior to the service. Burial will follow at Iredell Memorial Gardens. Those wishing to make donations in Mrs. Gilreath’s memory are asked to consider St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Samaritan’s Purse, PO Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607. Bunch Johnson Funeral Home is assisting the Gilreath family. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Gilreath family.

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  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105
  • Samaritan's Purse P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607

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Saturday, May 07, 2022


Saturday, May 07, 2022

Funeral Service

Saturday, May 07, 2022