On her own mother’s birthday, September 6th, Carol S. Prosser, aka “Gigi,” entered into her heavenly home. Carol was born in Faribault, MN, in August 1933, to Adolphena and Ivan Schneider. She was the fifth of seven children.
In 1951, after Carol graduated from high school, she was recruited by the FBI to work as a fingerprint clerk and moved to Washington, DC. She met her husband, Clifford L. Prosser, Jr., at church and they married in 1953. They had three children, Clifford III, Carol Lynn and Cherri.
After taking a break to raise her family, Carol returned to the federal government where she worked for the Selective Service System, the US Army Military Personnel Center and two Congressmen. She retired in 1996 as a Quality Assurance Specialist from The Institute of Heraldry.
Carol was creative and talented in many ways. She was an accomplished seamstress, crafter, and gardener. Her crocheted creations were second to none. When her daughters were small she would often make cute matching outfits for them and when Lynn married, she made not only her wedding dress and veil, but all the bridesmaids dresses, too.
She was a sweet and kindhearted soul who had a strong faith in our Lord and Savior.
After the Lord, her family was always her priority. She adored her grandchildren and loved to spend time with them and make them special handcrafted items.
She was predeceased in death by her parents, her son, her brother Richard, and sister Gloria. She is survived by her daughters, Lynn Kelley (Larry) and Cherri Frye (Chris).
She is also survived by by four loving grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren: Meghan Potter (Jamison; Ariya, Jamison Jr., Brennen, Macayla, and Colton), Christopher Eckenfels (Juliet; Camille and Gavin), Crystal Heck (Kyle; Zoey, Piper, and Jaxon) and Courtney Jalette (Bryan Weaver; Logan). She is also survived by her siblings Sandra, Agnes, Cletus, Clifford, and many nieces and nephews.
We are grateful to Promedica Heartland Hospice and Williamsburg Landing’s Adult Day Care for the loving care and compassion they showed our mother in the last year of her life.
A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, November 25, 2023, at 11:00 am, at Hickory Neck Episcopal Church, 8300 Richmond Road, Toano, VA, with burial in the church cemetery to follow. Light refreshments will be served after the burial. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association (Alz.org) or the James City County Bruton Fire Department (Toanovolunteers.org).
Celebration of Life
Hickory Neck Episcopal Church - Directions
8300 Richmond Road
Toano, VA 23168