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Remembering the Life of

October 21, 1940 - October 30, 2023

Dolly Carley

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Dolly R. Carley passed away peacefully on October 30, 2023, at her home in Fayetteville, TN.

She was born in McKeesport, PA October 21, 1940. She was married to Joseph A. Carley, Jr for 60 years. They had three children: Joseph, Jay and Jason; seven grandchildren: Joseph, Nick, Christine, Blake, Jack, Nate and Hannah; and two great grandchildren: Joey and Lou.

She was a devoted wife, mother and Christian. Her faith was her bedrock. She was creative and expressive. She loved fiercely.


She wrote this poem seven years ago.

I Died Last Night

Written by Dolly Carley

All of a sudden I had pain in my chest
That woke me up from a comfortable rest
The pain was horrible so intense
Death was here this I sensed

Memories swept across my mind vivid and clear
This is what happens when death is near

I saw the good I did and the bad as well
Not enough to send me to hell
I saw the day I gave my life to Christ
When I accepted him as my sacrifice

At first fear seeped into my brain
My body was racked with horrible pain
A beautiful melody danced in my head
Reality hit me that I was Dead

Gods Hand reach down and took my soul
Because my name was written on a Sacred scroll

I shot through a tunnel through time and space
And ended up in this beautiful place
Then I gazed upon the most amazing face

It was Jesus I said
I saw wounds on his head
And holes in his hands and feet
There was a host of beings for me to meet

Friends and family I had not seen in years
We greeted each other with joy and no tears
Angels were singing in the background
We talk to each other without making a sound

I saw pets I had in the past
Running through heavenly grass
I made it to heaven my ultimate goal
I found beautiful rest for my weary soul

I know the day and the hour I died
I saw all my loved ones on earth who cried
I heard the angels shout God the father is here
I ran into his arms without any fear
I’m home I’m home where I belong
It seems like I was gone way to long
Beloved death is nothing to fear if you are saved amen through the blood of Jesus


Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Dolly R. Carley.

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