Carolyn Smith Florence
Carolyn Smith Florence, 86, of Louisville, KY, passed away Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at her home surrounded by her family. She was a former secretary for American Builders. Her greatest title was mother and grandmother. She was a member of Beechmont Woman's Club and also Tops#KY27. She treasured the many friends she made as she worked organizing events with these groups. She was also a lifelong faithful member of Hazelwood Baptist Church. While she passionately loved her family, many Sunday dinners were spent hosting and including seminary students or grandchildren's friends treating them like they were family.
The Louisville native was the youngest child of the late Charles D. Smith and the late Margaret Lanham Smith. She was also preceded in death by her beloved husband and best friend of over 66 years, John Oscar Florence as well as 3 brothers and 3 sisters.
She is survived by three sons, Dr. John Florence (Vickie), Corydon, IN, Ted A. Florence (Betina), Brownsville, KY, Lee D. Florence (Tracey), Louisville, KY; six granddaughters, one grandson, fourteen great grandchildren; one sister, Jean Birch; several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Monday, June 21, 2021 at Ratterman Funeral Home on 7336 Southside Dr., Louisville, KY and from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at Hazelwood Baptist Church, 4201 Taylor Blvd, Louisville, KY. Funeral service will be 11:00 AM, Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at the church. Interment will be at Louisville Memorial Gardens West.
Memorial donations can be made to Beechmont Woman's Club Scholarship Fund.
3-8pm ET, Monday, June 21, 2021 at Ratterman Funeral Home Southside Dr.
10am-11am ET, Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at Hazelwood Baptist Church
11:00 AM, Tuesday, June 22, 2021 Hazelwood Baptist Church
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