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Carol Ann Tibbetts


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Carol Ann (Clark) Tibbetts, 79, passed away on Saturday, November 17, 2018.

Born in Mobile, Alabama she moved to Merritt Island in 1968 from Lacombe, Louisiana.

Carol retired as the Real Property Officer for Kennedy Space Center. She loved music. Singing and playing the piano or organ were always a part of her life.

Carol is survived by her daughter, Margi Starkey and her husband Jesse; son, Phillip Tibbetts, Jr. and his wife Tracy; grandchildren, Brandy Starkey, A.J. Starkey, Joshua Starkey, Taylor Tibbetts and P.J. Tibbetts; great-grandchildren, Memphis and Braylon. She is also survived by her companion of 10 years, Louis Puglisi.

A celebration of life will be at 11am on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at MiChurch located at 1750 N. Courtenay Parkway in Merritt Island. A reception will immediately follow.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Health First Foundation in support of their wonderful Hospice services.



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Cindy Flickinger

November 19, 2018, 6:51 pm

I am so sorry for your loss!!

Marjorie Afyouni

November 19, 2018, 7:07 pm

Dear Margi and family,
My heart breaks for your loss. Mama T was one of the sweetest and strongest women that I have ever known! Our loss is Heaven ‘s gain ❤️❤️❤️

Pam Webb

November 19, 2018, 7:21 pm

The whole family is in my thoughts and prayers. So sorry for your loss. Xoxo

Debbie Rescott

November 19, 2018, 7:35 pm

Margi & Family – I am so sad to hear of your mom’s passing, I certainly can understand your heartbreak. I can still hear her talking with us when we were outside your front door playing in the neighborhood. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Debbie Rescott

Hannah Wise

November 19, 2018, 8:01 pm

Margi, Jesse & Family, you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Hannah Wise

Judy Patrick

November 19, 2018, 8:07 pm

My heart is hurting for you. I know what a bright and shining star she always was in my life. You are a glowing testimony to what an amazing mother and friend she was. Please know I’m here and will do anything I can to help. Always know I’m here for you. Many hugs
Judy Patrick

Paul kindberg

November 19, 2018, 8:07 pm

Gaga is a one of a kind person, every room she was in, people couldn’t help from smiling because her amazing personality. The few years that I knew Gaga will be cherished from how quickly she welcomed me into her family, I will love and miss you.

Diane Martin Carrasquillo

November 19, 2018, 8:40 pm

Margie, Your family is in our thoughts and prayers! I am so sorry for your loss.

Sharyn Henry Donovan

November 19, 2018, 10:47 pm

Margi – Mom, Elaine and I are heartbroken. We hoped to see Carol again, but Elaine and I are so happy we had such a wonderful visit with you both two years ago. We are praying for you all!

Cynthia White

November 20, 2018, 12:40 am

So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother

Aunt Peggy Sue

November 20, 2018, 5:34 am

My condolences to you and your family. I am so sad to hear this. You and your family are in my prayers.

Donna Hoffman

November 20, 2018, 6:51 am

I am so sorry for you and your family with the loss of your Mother, praying for all of you. 🙏

June Hardison Bianco

November 20, 2018, 10:38 am

Margi and Phlip, Carol and I were so close and enjoyed playing the piano and organ together for 25 years. I will miss my dear friend! Love to your family.

Yvonne Curry Bush

November 20, 2018, 12:27 pm

Carol Ann and I were childhood friends. We had been keeping in touch lately thru FB. She was a sweet, kind and fun person. Although we were many miles apart I will miss her. I know she is now at peace and with the Lord.

Sue Scohera

November 20, 2018, 2:52 pm

Dear Margi and Family,
Oh, how I loved your mom and her wonderful sense of humor, her laugh and her beautiful smile. She share her joy to all she came in contact with. I am so sorry for your loss and will be praying for you.

Catherine M Roberts

November 20, 2018, 3:42 pm

So very sorry for your loss…prayers for all

Lisa Page

November 20, 2018, 4:02 pm

I was truly blessed the day your sweet mom entered into my life, and we became friends instantly. She was like a 2nd mother to me and she was always there for me, some days we would talk for hours, and she got me through a very difficult time in my life. I’m so grateful to have known this sweet lady and my heart is breaking she is gone, I will miss her so very much.

My deepest condolences Margi & Phillip and families, I am so very sorry to hear of your mom’s passing…

Robi Roberts & Dan Dansby

November 20, 2018, 5:12 pm

A.J. And entire family, Dan and I are so sorry for your loss. Carol was a wonderful person and she and I so enjoyed talking on the many family occasions that we were together. We are unable to attend Memorial Service but will be thinking of you on that day.

Del Kelley

November 20, 2018, 5:19 pm

What a wonderful lady and it was a pleasure to have met her during our family functions, she will be dearly missed. My heartfelt condolences to AJ and the entire family.

Alana Parrish Favero

November 20, 2018, 7:12 pm

So sorry for your loss! You and your family will be in my prayers.

Ahmed Taha

November 21, 2018, 7:52 am

Dear Margi,
Accept my deepest and heartfelt condolences.

Jennifer Ugarte

November 21, 2018, 11:03 am

I’m so terribly sorry for your loss. I can only imagine how you must feel. I have personally found comfort in scriptures like Job 14:14,15 which remind me that God cares so deeply for us that he yearns for the day when he will bring us back to life (John 5:28, 29). I hope that these words bring you comfort as well. If you wish, you may contact me to learn about the resurrection hope found in The Bible.

G-G Walker

November 21, 2018, 3:59 pm

Margi, Louis and all the family. When we count our blessings, we include the wonderful friendship we had with Carol. She had that warm welcoming smile and was always ready to help. We will miss her but look forward to seeing her again some day. You folks are in our prayers. May God grant you peace and comfort.

Patsy Jenkins Williams

November 21, 2018, 6:57 pm

Dear Margi, Phillip, and Louis

I am so sorry for your loss!
Being a friend of Carol Ann for 71 years, I will miss her. I will miss calling on her Birthday and talking for hours.
Our loss is Heaven’s gain. Love ya, Girl!

Alice McClellan

November 21, 2018, 9:29 pm

Your loss is felt by so many! Praying for the whole family and grieving as well as celebrating that she is definitely with our Lord and we will see her again! God bless you all!

Ginny Bailey

November 23, 2018, 8:55 am

We send our prayers to you all on your loss. Carol was a very sweet lady. I know she will be missed by many
Ginny and Bob Bailey

Doretta Tonk

November 23, 2018, 10:00 am

I was deeply saddened by this news of Carol’s passing.
I miss seeing Lou and Carol. They both had such a wonderful voice.
Whenever I saw Carol she was smiling, I kinda think it was Lou’s fault. They were so happy.
To her children I am sorry for your loss, I know how it feels to lose your Mom. Keep her memories close to your heart.

Sue Rudowitz

November 23, 2018, 10:25 am

Alan and I loved Carol dearly and will miss her so very much. Love and prayers to you all at this time of great loss. She will be missed by many.

Sue Allbright

November 23, 2018, 2:11 pm

I have so many wonderful memories of all the fun and laughter we had together. Can’t wait to see her again one day…. i know you all miss her. So sorry it was way to soon.

Rose Morton

November 24, 2018, 2:44 pm

Sorry for your loss, she was a special lady

Jamie kidd

November 26, 2018, 7:33 pm

Margie, Phillip and families, my deepest sympathy to you all. I have such wonderful memories of your Mom. She was a true southern lady. Hugs to all of you.

Doreen Morales

November 27, 2018, 3:14 pm

Dear Margie & Family:
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Marlene B. Satterthwaite

November 28, 2018, 9:11 am

I remember Carol well from our NASA days. We worked together in Real Property. I can still remember her southern accent and her beautiful singing voice. So sorry for your loss,


November 30, 2018, 4:48 pm

Margi: You and your family remain in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time of loss. LOVE YOU!

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