Carol R. Gillenwater, age 79, of Bristol TN went home to be with the Lord on July 15, 2021.

She was born on September 13, 1941 in White Top, VA.  Carol was the daughter of the late William & Bessie Riffey. 

Carol was happiest surrounded by her family whether it be reunions, holiday gatherings (Thanksmas was her favorite), vacations, or event celebrations.  She was a member of Community Baptist Church.  She enjoyed planting flowers, soaking in the sun, shopping for home décor, and being with her pup Cullen.

Carol was preceded in death by 5 adoring brothers and 4 wonderful sisters.

Carol is survived by son Paul S. (Debra) Gillenwater of Cochranville, PA; daughter Andrea C. (Tracy) Carr of Check, VA; and daughter Jennifer L. (Darryl) Raines of Bristol, VA; along with 5 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.

The funeral service for Ms. Gillenwater will be held 7:00 p.m. Monday, July 19, 2021 at Community Baptist Church, 1505 Broad St, Bristol TN with Pastor Todd Crusenberry and Pastor Brad Davis officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. prior to the service.

Special thank you to the countless nurses on 2 East and 2 West of Bristol Regional Medical Center, Dr. Michael Spear, Dr. Ziv Haskal, Dr. Stephen Caldwell, Dr. Kristin Yost and the entire staff of Christian Care Center of Bristol.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Carol to the Community Baptist Church. Online condolences may be registered at  Arrangements have been made with Weaver Funeral Home and Cremation Services.