Carolyn Marie Robbins Eastwood

Carolyn Marie Robbins Eastwood

December 17, 1945 ~ September 26, 2021

Carolyn Marie Robbins Eastwood was born December 17, 1945, in Clarksdale, Mississippi, where she lived with her parents Elmer Clifton Eastwood and Mildred Rebecka Allen Eastwood. At the age of 3, the family moved to Passaic, New Jersey, where Carolyn grew up.

 

After high school, Carolyn attended Moody Bible Institute where she met her first husband Robert Eugene Robbins. After getting married, Carolyn moved to Coopersville, Michigan where she had 3 children, a son Robert Allen, and 2 daughters Susan Joy and Becky Lyne. While in Coopersville, Carolyn worked as a foster parent for teenagers in state care.

 

In 1985, after her divorce, Carolyn moved, with her 3 children, to Kissimmee, Florida to be closer to her grandparents. While in Kissimmee, Carolyn worked as a social worker for the Department of Children and Families. Once her children where older, Carolyn went back to school to pursue a master’s degree. She spent many years working as an activity’s director for several nursing homes in the Orlando area as she worked toward completing a masters in mental health counseling program at Rollins College. After becoming a licensed mental health counselor, she went on to further her education in a doctorate program at Berry University.

 

In 2012, Carolyn moved to Deland, Florida to be closer to her daughter and grandchildren, where she lived until her death on September 26, 2021. Carolyn was 75 years old.

Carolyn loved the beach and spent many summer vacations there with her kids and grandkids. She also enjoyed going on cruises with her friends and family. Near the ocean is where Carolyn found peace and happiness.

 

In her later years, Carolyn worked as a substitute teacher in Volusia County Schools and enjoyed volunteering in the school where her daughter worked as a second-grade teacher.

Carolyn joins her parents, Elmer Clifton Eastwood and Mildred Rebecka Allen Eastwood, and grandparents in Heaven.

 

She is survived by a sister Barbara Perkins, 2 brothers Fred (Mary) Eastwood and Kenneth (Suzanne) Eastwood, a son Robert (Sasha) Robbins, 2 daughters Susan (Steve) Robbins Russell Presley and Becky (Michael) Robbins Gerlach, 9 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

 

A celebration of life service will be held at The Christian Church at Deleon Springs 4481 Mills Rd, Deland, Fl 32724 on Saturday, October 16th at 11 am.

Condolence

Denise Carpenter

October 14, 2021, 12:14 am

Robby, Susie, Becky. You have my deepest sympathies. I started babysitting for you guys when I was 10 years old until I got married at 18. Thank you Susie for being my flower girl. Carol was a good friend and confidant during those years. Your mom was a wonderful woman whom I admired very much. She was there for me when I lost my sister in a car accident and for so many moments when I needed someone other than my immediate family. I knew Carol as a strong Christian woman with a beautiful heart. Her story tells me she continued to be that person to so many people throughout her life. Thank you for sharing the rest of her story.

Miriam Robbins

October 16, 2021, 5:13 am

I have only a few fleeting memories of Aunt Carol(lyn), when we visited Michigan when Great-grandpa Robbins died in August 1972 (I was 5), and again in 1979 when we came for Christmas. In 1972, I remember “swimming” in the pool in the backyard at the house on River Street in Coopersville, Aunt Carol holding Susan as baby, and grabbing me when I accidentally went down the slide into the pool over my head in water! I was so glad she was there to “rescue” me because the whole incident scared me silly!

I’m so sorry for your loss and pray you may be comforted with many precious memories. Hugs to all of you, cousins.

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