Carol Jack, a beloved mother, grandmother, and successful businesswoman, passed away on September 11, 2023, at NHC-Walnut in Columbia, Tennessee. She was 78 years old.
Born on May 5, 1945, to the late Cyrus and Nadine Lightly, Carol’s life was characterized by an enduring spirit and an unwavering love for her family, friends, and the community she called home. Her remarkable journey in life saw her evolve into a successful business woman who owned and operated a charming candle store that began in downtown Franklin called The Kandle Kitchen of Franklin in 2001. Carol’s candles were a beacon of warmth and comfort to all who purchased them.
Carol had a deep affinity for animals, embracing all creatures great and small. She often shared her life with a menagerie of furry and feathered friends, each of whom held a special place in her heart. Her love for animals was infectious, and she inspired those around her to cherish and protect the beauty of the natural world.
Perhaps Carol’s most cherished role was that of a grandmother. She adored her grandchildren and found immense joy in spending time with them. Games of twister, laughter-filled moments, and countless stories were shared between generations, creating precious memories that will forever be etched in their hearts. She was a loving and devoted grandmother, a true matriarch who enriched the lives of her family in countless ways.
Carol is survived by her loving children, Kevin Jack and Angela Baker, who will forever hold her memory close to their hearts. Her legacy lives on through her five cherished grandchildren: Reid, Isabella, Sophia, Presleigh, and Zoe, who were the lights of her life. Carol’s impact on their lives will continue to inspire them to be loving, kind, and compassionate individuals.
Carol Jack’s life was a testament to the power of love, resilience, and the joy of simple pleasures. Her warm smile, gentle spirit, and unwavering support will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her. In her passing, she leaves behind a legacy of love, family bonds, and cherished memories that will continue to bring comfort and solace to those who knew her.