Carol Sybil Lantz

December 25, 1930January 8, 2018

Virginia Beach - Carol Sybil Lantz (Walker), 87, passed away peacefully on Mon., Jan. 8, 2018 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help.

Carol was born on Dec. 25, 1930 in Mississippi to Majy O. and Eva E. Walker. She was passionate about the care and well being of the community by being a Girl Scout leader, a secretary for the Navy, a grey lady for the military hospital, a volunteer at the Republican Women's Club, and being a member of the Officer's Wives Club. She was also a long time member of Kempsville Baptist Church. She was a loving mother and wife, was articulate and she always showed proper etiquette.

Carol is survived by her daughter, Sheryl Gessner; six grandchildren, Jerry Gessner, Julia Warren, Angela Ness, Stephen Holly, Ryan Holly, and Megan Holly; six great-grandchildren, Sarah Gessner, McKinsey Warren, Phillip Warren, Carolyn Ness, McKenzie Holly, and Skyler Holly. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Diana Holly and her husband, CDR Stephen P. Lantz, USN (Ret.)

A memorial will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wed. Jan. 24, 2018 at Rosewood Kellum Funeral Home, with Rabbi Joseph Rosenfarb officiating. Inurnment will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.


  • Memorial Service Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Carol Sybil Lantz

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Ellie Spelman

January 19, 2018

I knew Carol for many years. I especially enjoyed taking her to Beach Suburban Republican Womens Club luncheons and also to the state conventions when they were in Richmond. Carol always had a smile for everyone and never said an unkind word about anyone.

Nadia Hoots

January 18, 2018

When I think of Carol I think of a sweet charming lady who loved to call her friends and on their birthday and sing Birthday greetings.
She was kind and a real gentle lady.
She will be missed!

State Sen. Bill DeSteph

January 18, 2018

I remember what a cheerful, wonderful lady Carol was and that she always had a smile. She was a great support to Republican candidates and to her Republican club. I extend my sincere condolences to her family.

Susan Hurley

January 16, 2018

Carol meant a great deal to the Beach Suburban Republican Women's Club. She was a long-time member who served as our sunshine chairman,taking it upon herself to call each member on her birthday and singing the entire "Happy Birthday" song over the phone. People would comment on what a special thing it was and how it made their day. When Carol was no longer able to attend meetings, the board voted to make her an honorary member to thank her for her many years of service to the club. We've missed seeing her, and we know her family will miss her, but her kindness and sweet smile will live on in our memories.

Linda Haas

January 16, 2018

I met Carol through the Beach Suburban Republican Women's Club a number of years ago. I'll always remember what a kind, peaceful, and happy person she was. She always had a smile and something nice to say about everyone.
Please accept my condolences.