Carolyn Burnett Counts, 71, a resident of Mount Crawford, passed away Thursday, May 9, 2013, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital.
She was born on June 4, 1941 in Crimora and was the daughter of the late Joseph D. and Mabel Simmons Burnett.
Carolyn graduated from Wilson Memorial High School and worked as a daycare provider for 40 years. She loved and was loved and respected by many children that she cared for through the years. She was a member of Vision of Hope United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Wallace Ray Arey, and her second husband, Gilbert E. Counts. Also preceding her in death were two brothers.
She is survived by her children, Jeff Arey and wife, Chris, of Point of Rocks, Md., Greg Arey and wife, Joan, of Harrisonburg, and Cindy Carper and husband, Jeff, of Mount Crawford; 11 grandchildren, Alyssa and Scott Arey, Amanda Dove, Jill Bryant, Brandon and Marisa Arey, Sarah and Rebekah Carper, Amanda Teter, and Chris and Charlie Caracofe; seven great-grandchildren; and a sister, Shirley Chamblin of Fincastle, Va.
The family will receive friends 6-8:00 PM, Sunday, May 12, at Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg.
A memorial service will be held 11:00 AM, Monday, May 13, at Vision of Hope United Methodist Church with Rev. David Burch officiating. Burial will be private.
Memorial contributions may be sent to
, Cure for Breast Cancer, Att. Donor Services, P. O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309 or by visiting their website, http://ww5.komen.org/
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.lindseyharrisonburg.com.