Carolyn B. Black, her CB handle, ”Bikini Babe” age 79, of Wilmington, DE, departed this life from a missing soulmate at Season’s Hospice Christiana Hospital on Sunday, August 21, 2016.

She was born in Wilmington and raised in Selbyville by her grandparents, then back to Wilmington where she was so proud of attending the Mary C. I. Williams School and graduating from Wilmington HS. While back in Wilmington, Carolyn was swept off her feet by the love of her life, Brian D. Black and married on April 29, 1956. They raised English Mastiffs and Great Danes. Carolyn and Brian fostered many children. She was in the Coast Guard Flotilla 11, 3rd CGD, (SA) where she once was awarded best officer and enjoyed the Wilmington Home and Garden Club. Carolyn enjoyed volunteering on trips and school events. With all chaperones needed, unfortunately Carolyn always wished they both could have enjoyed Robbie’s first week long overnight trip to the Pine Barrens, NJ, as did Robbie. When Rob was in middle school, Rob and Carolyn took the initiative to help the Monarch Butterfly with their migration with the planting of Milkweed in Ferris Field and also raised and released the butterfly.
Carolyn loved dancing, Christmas, Snoopy, to tan in the sun, boating, a good lobster dinner and driving on the back roads and crabbing the Chesapeake, kite flying and life in general. The start of all her family’s adventures was love and fun of Wildwood, NJ. Rob was able to introduce her to Ocean City, MD, where she also fell in love. A humorous moment will be her, in her “MY NAME IS NO-NO” saying, No-No to the lobster dinner, then finishing it. Now that the Carolyn has joined her friends in heaven, the “Bunny Hop Crew” can now kick their feet up together again.
She also liked magic, especially when her late father-in-law, John J. “Popsi” Scurti would turn 1 rabbit into 5 in his hand. Being a lover of chocolate and imagination, Willy Wonda and the Chocolate Factory was one of her favorite movies, especially the last scene when the Wonka-vator shoots through the roof. She could always light up a room. She also enjoyed classic movies, Nemo, Mary Poppins, Sound of Music, Bed Nobs and Broom Sticks, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and Dr. Dolittle. To sum of her life, Carolyn would say “SUPERCAL-LA-FRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS”, “NOTHING LASTS FOREVER” and “SEEMS LIKE OLD TIMES”, which was a reflection of her live. God Bless
Carolyn’s husband of 60 years, Brian died June 5, 2016. She is survived by her sons, Rob of Wilmington and Tom (Holly) and Logan of Laurel, DE; her mother, Hazel Smith and her sister, Patty. She is also preceded in death by her father James Smith, her mother-in-law, “Nan-Nan”, Doris B. Black, who treated her like her own daughter and Carolyn felt as her own mother. Carolyn is now also joined in heaven with Voodoo her Siamese cat, Prince her Great Dane, Ladybug her Chesapeake Bay, Rommel her Weimaraner, (The gray ghost), Sate, her 14 years old Doberman and lastly Cody her Wire Terrier. Remember,”JUST KEEP SWIMMING” :).
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Helen Graham Cancer Center, 4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road Suite 1200, East Entrance Newark, DE. 19713 (“donation” in memo).
A visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 6 from 10:30 to 11:30am, at McCrery & Harra Funeral Homes, 3710 Kirkwood Hwy, Wilmington with a funeral service to follow at 11:30. Burial will be in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear, DE.
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