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Carolyn Ann (McMillan) Kilby

September 12, 1951 ~ August 2, 2023 (age 71) 71 Years Old

Carolyn Kilby Obituary

Services will be live-streamed though our Facebook page
Carolyn Ann McMillan Kilby was a remarkable woman who lived a fulfilling life. Born on Wednesday September 12, 1951 to the late Leroy McMillan and Elsie Grace Elliott McMillan. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brother, Rev. Bill McMillan.

Professionally, Carolyn had a diverse career. She worked with dedication at Hanes Knit Products until its closing. Later, she joined Leviton Manufacturing, where she continued to work for 15 years.

Beyond her professional life, Carolyn was a devout member of Pleasant Chapel Baptist Church, where her faith played a central role in her life. She had a passion for music and was an active member of her church choir.

In her leisure time, Carolyn indulged in hobbies: cross-stitching and cooking. Cross-stitching provided her with a creative outlet and allowed her to craft beautiful works of art. Meanwhile, her culinary expertise was renowned among family and friends. She collected cookbooks from different cultures, continuously expanding her culinary knowledge and trying out new recipes.

 Mrs. Kilby is survived by: one son, Kevin Kilby and wife Ashley of Westfield, one sister, Helen Darnell and husband Rex of Warrensville and one granddaughter, Maggie Kilby of Westfield.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.

 Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, August 5, 2023 at Oak Hill Baptist Church at 4:00pm with Minister David Lyalls officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday, August 4, 2023 at Badger Funeral Home from 5:00-7:00 pm.

 Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Pleasant Chapel Church c/o Jody Davis: 177 Breeze Ln., West Jefferson, NC 28694 and Oak Hill Baptist Church Cemetery c/o David Miller: 380 Whitetail Dr. Fleetwood, NC, 28626.

The family would like to give a special thank you to Jeff and Stacy Ham, the staff at Watauga Medical Center, and to Dr. Meadows in Boone, NC.

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August 4, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Badger Funeral Home & Cremation Services
300 E Main Street
West Jefferson, NC 28694

Funeral Service
August 5, 2023

4:00 PM
Oak Hill Baptist Church
1200 Deep Ford Rd.
Lansing, NC 28643


Oak Hill Baptist Church Cemetery
1200 Deep Ford Rd.
Lansing, NC 28643


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