Carolyn Jackson Riddle

Carolyn Jackson Riddle, widow of Ronald (R2) Riddle, Sr., went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, July 11, 2023, at the age of 85, while surrounded by her family.  Born in Woodruff, Carolyn was the daughter of the late Marshall E. and Eula Hembree Jackson.

In addition to her husband and parents, Carolyn was preceded in death by her son Michael P. Garner and her brothers, Edgar and Jack Jackson.

She will be remembered by her children, Steve Garner, Ronald “Chip” Riddle, Jr. (Linda), Rhonda Owens (Mack); grandchildren Kim “Nikki” Childress, Stephen and Parker Garner; Ashleigh Wham, David Garner, Ryan and Josh Riddle, and Heather Owens; 16 great-grandchildren; and special friend Debbie Lemmons.

Carolyn was retired from 3M Company, an avid shopper, a Red Hatter, volunteer exercise instructor at Simpsonville Senior Center, and loved her friends and laughter.

A Visitation will be on Friday, July 14, 2023, at 4:00 pm at Cannon-Byrd Funeral Home in Simpsonville, SC.  The Memorial Service will follow in the Heritage Chapel at 5:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, online at, or Donate by Phone: (800) 805-5856.

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Condolences to the family of Carolyn Jackson Riddle

  • Mike and Marian West
    10 months ago

    My bestie!! So glad I got to spend time with her while she was still aware of everything. Lots of precious memories with her, Ronnie, and family. Love and prayers to all!

  • Our deepest sympathy for your loss of your precious mother. Praying for you, your family and all who loved your mom. Love you all Van and Martha Bagwell

  • Van and Martha Bagwell
    10 months ago

    Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your precious mother. Always smiling and so much fun to be around. Praying for your family. God bless.

  • Vicki Lovell
    10 months ago

    Rhonda and family you all are in our thoughts and prayers! Carolyn was such a sweet precious lady! Always had a smile on her face and was so kind! God Bless you all! 💕🙏💕 Love Butch and Vicki Lovell

  • To all of Carolyn’s Family, allow me to express my sincere sympathies at your loss.
    It seems that all of my Riddle relatives are now moving into Heaven. As hard as it is,
    please remember her lovely smile and many wonderful memories of happier days.
    Sharon Byers Conner (Lela’s daughter from Canton, NC)

  • Ron Young
    10 months ago

    I am devastated by the loss of Carolyn. She was such a fun person to be around and to work with! She will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her. Please accept my deepest condolences. May your memories of good times in the past, as well as the love of God, family and friends help ease your sorrow during this sad time in your lives.

  • Martha & Jimmy Gaddy
    10 months ago

    Carolyn was a joyful person and kind to everyone. I am one of many 3M folks who enjoyed her company and friendship. She had so much energy it was as if her batteries never ran down.
    Sincere condolences to her children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and many friends. May God grant her eternal joy.

  • Susan Downs
    10 months ago

    May God give her soul eternal peace and a safe resting place with him. Our prayers for God’s comfort are with the family right now.

  • Russ Williams
    9 months ago

    Hearts and prayers to Rhonda and all of Carolyn’s family!! I remember her as a kind and fun-loving person and I know she will be missed by all!!! May God comfort and hold her family during this difficult time!!

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