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Carol Jean (Stong) Black

March 27, 1939 — January 12, 2023

Climax

Passed away peacefully Thursday morning, January 12, 2023, at her home. Carol was born March 27, 1939, in Muskegon, MI the daughter of Charles and Lena (Wade) Stong.

Carol loved her Heavenly Father, family, and church. She became a follower of Jesus at a young age and through Youth for Christ met her wavy-haired hunk, Jim. She would always talk about the girls chasing Jim, but she was the one that caught him.

Carol loved mentoring young ladies and led many groups such as Apples of Gold, ladies Bible studies and singing in the church choir. Carol retired as a secretary from Climax-Scotts High School and taught piano from her home for many years. Family was forefront in everything she did, and loved her husband, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Carol wanted to be remembered by this quote, "I would like to be remembered as a woman who feared God, and my greatest desire was to serve Him, my husband, and my children. I am very blessed.” (Philippians 3:10-11)

On August 7, 1959 Carol was united in marriage to her loving husband of 64 years, James Black, who survives. She is also survived by her children, Timothy (Leslie) Black, Lori Boomershine, Charles (Beverly) Black; 12 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren, brothers, Paul Stong, Roger (Roberta) Stong; and several nieces and nephews. Carol was preceded in death by her parents; and son-in-law, Bob Boomershine.

Friends may meet the family from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Friday, January 20 at Northeastern Baptist Church, 6536 East G Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49048 where a memorial service will follow at 12:00pm. Private interment will be in Gilson Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Centrica Care Navigators and Northeastern Baptist Church. To view Carol’s personalized webpage, please visit https://www.langelands.com

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Visitation

Friday, January 20, 2023

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Northeastern Baptist Church

6536 East G Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49048

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Memorial Service

Friday, January 20, 2023

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Northeastern Baptist Church

6536 East G Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49048

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