Sylvia Jean Carrow

March 28, 1946 - May 14, 2023
Sylvia Jean Carrow

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Sylvia Jean Carrow, 77, a resident of Aurora, NC, passed away on Sunday, May 14 at ECU Medical Center in Greenville, NC.

A visitation will be held on Saturday, May 20 at Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Service at noon, with the funeral service immediately following at 1:00pm at the same location. The burial will proceed afterward at Pamlico Memorial Gardens in Washington, NC. All will be officiated by David Linton.

She was born in Beaufort County on March 28, 1946, to the late Furney Warren and Ruby Irene Boyd. Along with her parents Sylvia was preceded in death by four brothers: Furney Warren Mitchell, Owen Glen Warren, Hassell Ray Warren, J.R. Alligood; three sisters: Evelyn A Wallace, Sallie Alligood Woolard, Geneva Dean Warren, and fifteen nephews and nieces.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years: Jimmie S. Carrow; two daughters: Penny Dee Carrow, Tara Jean Carrow and partner Jennifer Lynne Burch; and one sister: Daphine Singleton.

If Sylvia was in a room, then that room was brimming with warmth and laughter. If she and her twin sister were in a room together, that room was in danger of having its walls and roof blown outward and upward with the force of their laughter. They had a special bond shared -one shared only by twins- and sometimes all it took was a shared glance to have them howling.

She was a loving mother and a devoted wife, steadfast; everything she did she was in it for the long haul, and wound up doing it for decades. Five decades of marriage, five decades as a member of Edward Christian Church, and over a decade spent working at Aurora Medical Center before retiring.

She was a proud Airforce and UNC mom. She liked going and doing and being in the mix. She was a “mom-taxi” for years, carrying her children all over the state to compete in various sporting events. She also loved spending time in her garden, especially if that time included telling her husband what and where to plant.

Sylvia was a bright light, and her warmth was felt by anyone who crossed her path. She was loved fiercely, and she will be missed.

In lieu of flowers, Please consider a donation to the American Heart Association by Clicking HERE, American Diabetes Association by Clicking HERE or American Cancer Society by Clicking HERE.

Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Service is honored to assist the Carrow family.

Funeral Service

Saturday, May 20, 2023
1:00 PM

Joseph B Paul Jr. Washington Funeral and Cremation - Directions
4500 US Hwy 264 East
Washington, NC 27889


Saturday, May 20, 2023

Pamlico Memorial Gardens - Directions
161 Avon Avenue
Washington, NC 27889

Visiting Hours

Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Service - Directions
4500 US 264 E. Washington NC
  • Saturday, May 20, 2023
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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    George & Luette Cuthrell says:
    So sorry to hear of your great loss.

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    Kathy says:
    I never had the pleasure of meeting Jeannie's Mom but have heard stories of her through the years. They always involved laughter. She had to be a wonderful woman because she produced an amazing daughter and good friend, Tara Jean. So sorry for your loss and know that your friends are here for you.

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    Jimmy & Debbie Ruffin says:
    RIP Mrs Sylvia Carrow. We never saw you when you were not smiling and that smile was infectious and one couldn’t help but be in a good mood and smile with you whenever you were around. That sweet demeanor carried over into your husband Steve and your children too. We thought the world of you both and I know you will be missed by many, especially Steve and your two girls. Life will not be the same without your cheerful smile and outlook in life and the love you shown to those around you. Go rest high on that mountain now, and we will see you again in glory one day. We love you. Jimmy&Debbie.

  • May 18, 2023
    Bo & Susan Williams says:
    Everything said in the obituary was true. Sylvia was a friend to all and didn’t know a stranger. We will miss her sweet personality. We will always be around to support Steve with anything he needs.

  • May 18, 2023
    Sue Horton says:
    Sending angels to give you peace and wonderful memories. Many, many hugs!!! ❤️ Sue & Mike Horton

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    Travis Rowe says:
    Aunt Sylvia will be missed. She was a ray of sunshine and always a joy to be around. Prayers for everyone.

  • May 18, 2023
    Arlene & Roland Morin says:
    Steve and family, sending prayers and my God keep His arms around you all while you heal. May your memory of the good times help you heal. Growing up together as cousins, we have some great memories. God Bless

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    Edward Pollock says:
    Steve have family in prayer. Be blessed.

  • May 18, 2023
    Edward Pollock says:
    Steve have you and family in prayer. Be blessed.