Virginia Carolyn “Carol” Wortham, 71, of North Little Rock, AR, passed away on Easter Sunday, April 9, 2023. Carol was born in Bassett, AR on May 17, 1951. She was predeceased by her parents, Erma Sanders “Shine” Manor and Mildred Irene Walker Manor, brothers Burl, Alvin, and Eugene Lloyd, and the love of her life, Danny Wortham, to whom she was wed for 51 years. Carol is survived by her daughter, Nicole Wortham Besancon, son, Eric Wortham, grandsons, Hunter and Ethan Besancon (the lights of her life!), sister, Betty Cunningham and brother, Billy Lloyd. She is lovingly remembered by many family members and friends.
As the baby of the family with 5 older siblings, Carol was adored by all. She cherished her memories growing up in Bassett where she hung out with her Shawnee Girls and friends, played high school basketball, and sang at school and church. Her beautiful voice was appreciated by all at the Bassett Presbyterian Church, where she was baptized in her Christian faith.
After graduating from Shawnee High School in Joiner, AR in 1969 she met Danny at American Greetings in Osceola, AR and married March 30, 1970. While raising her family, she worked for over 30 years as a Compliance Manager at Joyce Bradley Babin Chapter 13 Standing Trustee. She created a home filled with love and laughter- and excellent food! Carol was a remarkable cook and enjoyed collecting cookbooks and preparing meals for her family and friends. Holiday baking and gift-giving was her specialty. She loved to dance and loved all kinds of music, especially Old-Fashioned Hymns and Gospel Songs.
She will be missed for her warm smile, witty sense of humor, infectious laughter that could light up a dark room, and generous spirit.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 14, 2023 at 2:00pm at A Natural State Funeral Service in Jacksonville, Arkansas.
Flowers welcome or in lieu of flowers memorials may be made in her memory to the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association.
Arrangements by A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400. Online guestbook available at www.anaturalstatefuneralservice.com