Carol “Carrie” Ann Martin, 55, of Greenwood, passed away on Monday, February 24, 2020 after a short illness at I.U. Methodist Hospital. She was born on January 22, 1965 in Peoria, Illinois, adopted and raised by her parents, Doug and Marjorie (Ewing) Crawford.
She was a Senior Billing Rep for Ameripath for the past 15 years and was an avid Greenwood (HS) Marching Band & Irish Guard Mom since 2008.
Survivors include her loving husband, Dennis E. Martin, Jr.; parents, Marjorie Crawford and Doug Crawford (Betty); birth mother, Carol Apperson (Clem) (Bob); birth father, Jerry Walker (Marlene); daughters, Chelsee Teater, Holly Martin, Paige Sprunger (D.J.) and Melissa Martin; brothers, Paul Crawford and Mike Wall; sisters, Cindy Milligan, Lana Holben (Roger) and Lisa Stone; grandchildren, Austin David, Lauren David, Brianna David, Kylen Sprunger, Rashad Anderson, Raquel Anderson, Phillip Long, Jr. and Kaydence Teater; great-grandchildren, Chase Trammell, Carson Trammell, Brylee David, Skylann David and Kylie David; cousins, Beth Sahaidachny and Craig Berkeley; Aunt Anne Berkeley. sister-in-law, Voca Branham, brother-in-law Brad Martin, Many other relatives. She was preceded in death by her grandson, Dennis Mikel David.
Family and friends will gather on Thursday March 5th visitation 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Friday March 6th visitation 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., at Greenwood Christian Church, 2045 Averitt Rd., Greenwood, IN 46143. A service celebrating her life will be held on Friday March 6th at 11:00 a.m. in Greenwood Christian Church with Pastor Matt Geibler officiating. Burial will follow services in Concordia Cemetery, Indianapolis. There will not be a graveside service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions have been suggested to Susan G. Komen Central Indiana, 3500 Depauw Blvd., # 2070, Indianapolis, IN 46268. (Breast Cancer)
Arrangements and care provided by Lauck & Veldhof Funeral & Cremation Services. To share an online condolence please visit www.LauckFuneralHome.com
Life is a journey- there are new paths created everyday. Carrie’s path began January 22, 1965 in Peoria, Illinois. Along this pathway Carrie traveled, she journeyed from Illinois to Indiana.
As the journey became longer and new pathways developed, Carrie met Daniel Teater. Along their path way came a little girl, Chelsee Teater. As life’s journeys lead us in many different ways, the curves and the hills, her journey once again began a different path.
As we travel through life’s many different bumps we begin to learn just how life can be difficult- very difficult! But it is these new paths that begin to open and we can see our lives changing everyday.
In 2008 Carrie and I met at band camp at Greenwood High School, where her daughter, Chelsee and my daughter, Paige were in the marching band. As this path began, I (being the head pit dad) spoke to the freshmen moms and dads about the show, and I let the new parents know that anyone that had an old time bicycle with white wall tires that was willing to loan it to the band should let us know. Carrie came up to me after the meeting, batting her eyes and told me she had a bike the band could borrow. I didn’t really pay attention to her, I thought she must have had something in her eyes (just kidding on something in her eyes)
The small path that began that day at band camp really became a bigger path when Carrie and I started dating in 2009. Along this journey and the paths we took, Carrie and I were married in August 2012 after Holly, Paige and Chelsee graduated from Greenwood High School.
Carrie and I were excited to travel our new path- we had lots of dreams and we accomplished a few. One journey and pathway led us back over to Illinois where we met Carrie’s birth mom and family, and relationships began to form that were just beautiful.
We also hit a pathway where we met Carrie’s birth dad.
Carrie and I were connected- we were seeing new paths along the way. Sometimes the path had curves and bumps and hills, but we made the most of them- we celebrated together and sometimes we cried together. We attended Greenwood Christian Church where we developed new family. Carrie loved being with the newborns every first Sunday of the month, and she truly enjoyed helping or serving others.
Carrie’s path took a different turn on Monday February 24, 2020 where she went home to be with the Lord!
Come celebrate Carrie’s life with me next week at Greenwood Christian Church.
I am sad that the journey had to end early, but I know you are with Jesus (Carrie Blonde) and as I would tell you “I love you bunches,” and you would tell me “I love you more!” I will see you again my sweet love. ‘Dude’
Jesus said to the disciples to love one another as he loved them, and Carrie truly was a great example as a servant for Jesus.
“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another” (John 13:34)
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Susan G. Komen Foundation
3500 DePauw Blvd., Suite 2070 Indianapolis, IN 46268,
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