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Carolyn Bridgeman Nolan

April 1, 1937 — February 22, 2024


Carol Bridgeman Nolan peacefully went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, February 22, 2024, at 4:13 PM at Randolph Health in Asheboro, North Carolina. Her full maiden name was Lydia Carolyn Bridgeman, though many knew her as Carol. She was born on April 1st, 1937, in Fairmont, North Carolina to Walter Lee Bridgeman and Cleva Elizbeth Hayes. Her biological father left shortly after the birth of her younger sister and her mother would later remarry to James Gaston Young, this is the man that would come to be known as her father. She had two sisters, Jean who was older and Sylvia who was younger. While living in Maxton, NC she met Lorenzo Dow Ragland, the man who would later become her first husband and father of her three daughters: Pamela Carolyn Ragland, Cynthia Louise Ragland and Jacqueline Annette Ragland. She graduated high school and attended cosmetology school from where she also graduated earning her cosmetology license. She then went on to become a salon owner and cosmetology instructor. She was also an administrative assistant and area leader for the NCBA (NC Caucus for the Black Aged) from where she would later retire. Throughout her entire life, she remained a full time Jesus Lover. This would become her greatest legacy. As a dedicated follower of Christ, she was widely known for her unshakeable faith. Carol loved spending time with her immediate family, as well as her church family who she considered to be her extended family. She will be undoubtedly remembered as a faithful servant of Christ, a dear mother, cherished grandmother, great grandmother and beloved friend.   

Her predecessors include her parents Elizabeth Young (Gam Gam ) and Gaston Young (Granddaddy), her daughter Cynthia Louise Ragland (Ludie) and her grandson Justin Matthew McKinnon (Matt).  

She is survived by her two daughters; Pamela McKinnon ( Tony McKinnon) ,Jaqueline Lippard ( Dave Lippard ) , her grandchildren; Cobey Cox (Stephanie Cox ) , Brianna Perdue (David Perdue ) , Michael McKinnon ( Elizabeth McKinnon ) and Nathan Lippard ( Kayla Lippard ); her great grandchildren Graycen Nicole Cox , Devon Adkins , Kaitlyn Adkins, Abraham Perdue , William Beau McKinnon and Ezhno Francis Lippard; Nieces and Nephews Cathi Medlin Dent, Buddy Medlin, Scott Medlin, June Medlin Rich, Joan Medlin Asbury, Troy Medlin, Robin Medlin Turner and several great nieces and nephews.  

Visitation will be observed at Pugh Funeral Home, Asheboro NC on Friday March 1st at 5-7 pm. The memorial service will also be held at Pugh Funeral Home, the following day, Saturday at 2pm. In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Word of Faith Ministries at 3269 Spoons Chapel Rd. Asheboro NC, 27205.  


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