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Carolyn Elliott Link

March 26, 1934 — January 27, 2024


Carolyn Elliott Link, 89, of Asheboro passed away peacefully in her home on January 27, 2024.

Carolyn was born in Salisbury, North Carolina on March 26, 1934 to Samuel Henry and Ruth Burleson Elliott.

She was a graduate of Boyden High School. She married the love of her life, Charles “Bunny” Link in 1951 and they were together for 72 years.

Carolyn worked as a teacher’s assistant, floral designer, and office assistant in Dr. John Matkins’ dental practice. Her most important role was being a devoted wife to Charles, mother to her daughter and three sons, grandmother to her grandchildren, and great grandmother to the great grandchildren. She loved her family deeply and all three daughters in law said she treated them just like daughters.

Charles’s work required him to travel extensively (most weeks he was gone Monday - Friday). Therefore, Carolyn gracefully and sternly had to assume the additional role as a “dad” in addition to being an excellent mother. She handled these duties with boldness (just ask her three sons!).

Carolyn was a very talented lady. She was an excellent cook and loved cooking for her family! Her recipes are cherished by many. However, her talents went beyond the kitchen. She was a gifted seamstress and loved to knit and crochet. She crocheted a blanket for every grandchild at the time of their birth and made clothes for them as well. Her handmade smocked outfits drew many compliments and are the source of fond memories. Every Christmas, the homemade stockings contained a hand- made Christmas ornament made for every child, grandchild, and family member. Little treasures created every year. She also enjoyed making flower arrangements that she shared with friends and family.

Chick Fil A was one of her favorite restaurants and she loved going there with her friends. Spending time with her family was a big priority for her and she always wanted to be with Bunny. Above all, she was a devout Christian woman, always willing to help within her church. She often volunteered her time coordinating weddings, cooking for those in need, and making Chrismons for the church Christmas tree. One of the most powerful lessons she passed on to her sons was that she always had time to help others!

In addition to her parents, Carolyn is preceded in death by her husband of 72 years, Charles Wyatt Link, a daughter, Deborah Dawn Link, and her brother, Raymond Dale Elliott. She is survived by her children, Charles “Chuck” (Wanda) Link, Jr. of Fort Mill, South Carolina, David (Jane) Link of Indian Trail, North Carolina, and Jeff (Sonja) Link of Greenville, North Carolina, nine grandchildren, and fourteen great grandchildren who will miss her dearly!

The family will receive friends on Thursday, February 1, 2024 from 12:30-1:45 pm in the Family Life Center of Central Church.  Funeral services will follow on Thursday at 2:00 pm at Central Church with Rev. Lonnie Pittman and Fred Huffstetler officiating.  A private burial will be held at Chestnut Hill Cemetery in Salisbury.

Memorials may be made to Central Church, 300 South Main Street, Asheboro, NC 27203 or the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Avenue, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10001.

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