Carol T. Wiglesworth

Carol T. Wiglesworth

March 07, 1937 - January 21, 2022
N. Chesterfield, Virginia

Carol T. Wiglesworth

March 07, 1937 - January 21, 2022
N. Chesterfield, Virginia


Carol T. Wiglesworth, 84, of N. Chesterfield, VA, went to be with her Lord and Savior in the early morning hours Friday, January 21, 2022. Born March 7, 1937, in Richmond, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Stephen Decatur Thruston and Virginia Mae Burnett. She is preceded in death by her brother, Robby Thruston. Carol is survived by R.G. Wiglesworth, her husband of almost 62 years, and her five children, Robert (Cathy), Brian (Deborah), Janet (John), Jimmy (Mari), and Greg (Margaret). Additionally, Carol’s legacy continues through her ten grandchildren, Brandon (Stephanie), Katie (Tyler), Stephen (Caitlin), Virginia, MariAshley, Matthew, Briannah, Danielle, Kaylah, and Summer and her five great-grandchildren Piper, Addison, Emmitt, Beckitt, and Savannah. Many nieces and nephews also survive her.

Carol was strong-willed with a sense of adventure. She loved family trips to the beach and attending shows. She also enjoyed exploring new restaurants, especially when it came to seafood. While at home, Carol loved working on crafts, often for her Sunday School class. In the evenings, you could find her watching Wheel of Fortune with R.G. Her cooking was beloved by all who were lucky enough to try a dish – her cream potatoes and apple sauce were just some of her recipes loved by all. Carol’s thimble collection was a sight to be seen. Boasting over 2,000 thimbles on display, it was an easy gift choice for anyone on their travels. Carol was a fierce yet gentle spirit, leaving a sparkle wherever she went.

Known as the “Big Deal,” Carol was her family’s foundation. She loved gathering and was known for planning elaborate games, especially on Christmas Eve. Behind the biggest smile, the “Big Deal” would hand out the game pieces, provide instructions, and direct the games. While everyone enjoyed the entertainment, it was never about the fun. Instead, Carol intended to orchestrate moments of fellowship, creating everlasting memories and unity. As the cornerstone of the family, Carol will live on through the wisdom, mentorship, and affection she bestowed upon the ones she loved most.

In addition to shaping and touching the lives of her family, Carol committed her life to nurture others. In fact, “Mrs. Carol” was unable to go anywhere unrecognized. Her love for mentoring and caring for children was indisputable, as you could find Carol on the weekdays teaching Preschool, and on the weekends, teaching Sunday School. With more than 34 years of service at Central Baptist Church, countless lives were changed through her selfless acts of love.

Carol was a staple amongst the community, treasuring her friendships from the neighborhood where she lived and her life-long friends from church. She was a bright light to all who knew and met her.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, January 29 at Central Baptist Church, 1500 Courthouse Rd., N. Chesterfield, VA 23236.

In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to “Ruby Cashion Preschool at Central Baptist Church.”

Memorial Service

  • Date & Time: January 29, 2022 (11:00 AM)
  • Venue: Central Baptist Church
  • Location: 1500 Courthouse Rd., N. Chesterfield, VA 23236 - (Get Directions)

Ruby Cashion Preschool At Central Baptist Church

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16 responses to Carol T. Wiglesworth

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  1. My dear sweet aunt Carol. She will be missed by so many. She was also loved by so many young and old. Carol was my beach buddy and my partner in crime. Heaven gained a great one. Miss you already! ❤❤

  2. RG, sorry for your loss. Praying for you as you journey through grief. May the Holy Spirit grant you grace and comfort in the days ahead.

  3. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family at this time. What a beautiful woman, what a beautiful legacy she leaves behind. Much love to you all.

  4. Paul Mauger says:

    I chose this candle Janet as a symbol of celebration of your mom’s life. You are covered in prayer and I hope you feel the presence of God and those that care during the days ahead.

  5. R. G., I was very sorry to hear of your loss. Although we have a clear and close association with this grief process, it still causes us personal pain at the loss of someone so close to us. Praying God will guide you and ease your path.

    Arlie A. (Andy) Corbett

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