Carolyn Fay Cole was born on December 23, 1962 in Memphis Tennessee to Mines Cole and Elsie Mae Cole; Carolyn Fay Cole was the eighth born out of ten children. Carolyn Fay and her family relocated to Chicago, Illinois where she planted her roots.
“Fay” as she was affectionately called, attended Douglas Community Academy for grade school, then Wendell Phillips High School. She furthered her education at Kennedy King College, and later attended Everest College where she obtained her certification as a medical assistant. Fay worked various jobs on the South Side of Chicago including Janitiorial and Security.
“Fay '' most joyful moments were family gatherings and cook-outs where she often dominated the barbecue grill, and making everyone’s kitchen favorites, including homemade Italian beef, lasagna, coleslaw and much more. Fay also enjoyed arts and crafts as she would often design her own Christmas ornaments and her smile would shine as bright as the Christmas lights because this was her favorite time of the year.
“Fay” had a special love for her daughters Veronica Cole “Ronnie” and LaDonnia Cole “Donna”. This love multiplied for each and every one of her grandchildren, Dontavious Smith “Tay”, Terriance Wright, Tyriq Cole, Taylor Wright, and Tayshawn Wright. Her grandchildren brought so much happiness to her heart as she spent time with them at the parks every summer and always showed up for birthdays and holidays.
Carolyn Fay Cole 60, of Chicago, Illinois gained her wings on April 25, 2023. She was preceded in death by her beloved father Mines Cole and sister Elsie Jean Cole.
Carolyn Fay leaves to cherish her lasting memories, her mother Elsie Mae Cole; her two daughters, Veronica Cole and LaDonnia Cole; her five grandchildren, Dontavious Smith, Terriance Wright, Tyriq Cole, Taylor Wright, and Tayshawn Wright; her five great-grandchildren, Dontavious Smith Jr., Anubis Smith, Davanti Smith, Davina Smith, and Terriance Wright 3rd; her eight siblings, Minus Cole Jr (Rosalind), Evelyn, Walter (Bonnie), James (Darcel), Virginia (Skookie), Waunience (Bolling), Mary, Undre (Janette) and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. In addition, Carolyn Fay leaves her first love, Johnny Stevens and the entire Stevens family to cherish her precious memories.
A Celebration of life will be Saturday, May 6, 2023 from10am-12noon at Indiana Avenue Pentecostal Church 3520 S. Indiana Ave. Chicago, IL 60653.
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