Carolyn R. (Woolsey) Rider

April 22, 1942 ~ April 7, 2020 (age 77)



 Carolyn R. Rider, 77, of Haughton, LA passed away at 6:15 a.m., Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at Pilgrim Manor in Bossier City, LA.  She was born on April 22, 1942 in Evansville, IN the daughter of Kenneth Charles and Eleanor Kathleen (York) Woolsey.  Carolyn married Frederick Ronald Rider on July 6, 1974 and he preceded her in death on April 3, 1996.  She was a loving and supporting wife of Ronnie (Red Rider) while he served in the United State Air Force. When she was younger, Carolyn was a member of Concord United Methodist Church.  She graduated from Carmi Township High School in 1960 and when on and graduated from Lockyear Business College.

   Carolyn in survived by a daughter, Ronni Renee (Rider) Burton-Nehlsen and huband, Michael of Evans, GA; son, Perry Andrew Rider and wife Stephanie of York, SC; eight grandchildren, Bradley Thomas (Amanda) Burton, Rebecca Renee Burton, Alexandria Elizabeth Burton, Annah Gabrielle Burton, Timothy Levi Burton (Brittany), Ryan Andrew Rider, David Ronald Lee Rider, and Audrey Nicole Nehlsen; three great-grandchildren, Kinsley Grace Burton, Hayes Rider Burton and Caden Levi Burton; a sister-in-law, Janet Woolsey of Carmi; a nephew, Stacey Woolsey of Carmi and a niece Angie (Jeff) French of Carmi, two great nephews, Cameron Lane and Cooper Ryan  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a sister, Suetta Woolsey and a brother, Kenneth Woolsey.

  A service to celebrate the life of Carolyn R. Rider will be held at a later date with burial in Union Ridge Cemetery near Norris City. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to Habitat for Humanity,, Diamonds in the Ruff CSRA Inc. dba Kitty Konnection ( or Foundation Fighting Blindness, . Due to the national COVID-19 crisis, please visit to sign the guest book, leave a condolence or pledge a donation in Carolyn's memory. Cards and expressions of sympathy may be sent in care of Campbell Funeral Home, 609 W. Main St., Carmi, IL 62821 who is in charge of arrangements.

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Family to do services at later date

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