Carol May Doolen, 57 of Glen Allen, VA left this world on Monday, June 16th after her battle with breast cancer came to an end. Her caring and generous nature touched many lives and leaves an immense void for those individuals that were closest to her. She was born on Christmas Day, 1956 in Hudson, NY. She was preceded in death by her father, Henry Weed and mother, Norma (Ives) Weed. She lost her beloved sister, Terry Weed four years ago to brain cancer. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Albert Doolen. Their love for each other - while found later in life - was strong and constant. Where you saw Carol, you can be sure that Albert was close by. They did everything together and were inseparable. Their commitment to one another blended two families, giving them ten children of varying ages and personalities. She is survived by daughters, Alicia Davis, Kelli (Davis) Smith, Amanda (McGee) Greene, Terri McGee, Rachel Doolen, Melody (Goodenow) Doolen, Amanda Doolen, Rachael Goodenow and sons, Albert Doolen Jr, and Richard Goodenow III. She is also survived by her sister Helen Sanders and brother-in-law John Sanders, her lifelong adopted son Charles (C.B.) Brooks, and mother-in-law Joyce Doolen. She leaves behind many other in-laws and friends as well. Her children blessed her with 15 grandchildren to love and spoil: Zach, Ava, Bella, KJ, Lily, Jasmine, Easton, Avery, Austin, Hailey, Aubrey, Sean, Amelia, Owen, and Autumn. She was also awaiting the arrival of twins.
Carol, along with her husband, Albert owned C & C Cullet Scrap Metal Recycling Center in Ashland, VA. She enjoyed the day-to-day activities of her business and was very involved in the well-being and happiness of her employees. While her management style was very laid back, her work ethic was unyielding. It was this tenacious attitude that propelled her past her very humble beginnings. Carol's unassuming nature prompted her to always help a person out; always give the benefit of the doubt; always forgive. She gave to many charities and donated to causes that were important to her. While there is no church or religious affiliation to mention - there is sometimes no need. She lived by example. Calling hours will be held at Nelsen Funeral Home in Ashland, VA on Saturday, June 21st from 2 - 4 pm and 6 - 8 pm. She will also have calling hours at Iocovozzi Funeral Home in Frankfort, NY on Thursday, June 26th from 4 - 8 pm. She will be laid to rest on the following day at 9:30 am in Frankfort, NY. Carol believed wholeheartedly in the idea of "pay it forward." Please be true to her memory by doing the same when you are able.