Carolyn Narcissis 'Beanie' Bean


Carolyn Narcissis "Beanie" Bean, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2021.

She was born on Jan. 18, 1956.

Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents, Sallie and Charles H (Charlie) Bean, Jr; grandparents: Eliza Hickman Young, George Young, Mary Emily Triplett Bean, and Charles H Bean, Sr.; brothers: Charles Roy Bean and Joe Clyde Bean; and brothers-in-law: Bob Price and Gary Rowland.

For 65 years, Carolyn has blessed so many with her smile and laughter and remarkable memory of never forgetting a name or face. She loved to travel, dance and sing. In fact, for a number of years, she would visit nursing homes with friends at Life Bridges and sing for the residents. She loved being a part of Life Bridges (formerly Hermes and Bradley Cleveland Developmental) for 44 years, and they were her second family. She loved all her nieces and nephews and enjoyed them from babies till all grown up.
 Carolyn is survived by her brothers: Tommy and Helen Bean and George and Venda Bean, both of Charleston; sisters: Dot and Dan Culton of Greeneville, Maxine and Gary Jones of Ocoee, Nancy Price Rowland and Betty Bean Smith, both of Cleveland; sister-in-law, Kathy Bean of Decatur; nieces and nephews: Tom Hardy and Samantha Bean, Lillie and Adam Garrett, Donna and Kenneth Malone, Cherie and Clay Nations, Joy and Bob Burgess, Russell Bean, Tim and Rhonda Price, Shonda and Rob Hensley, Curtis Bean, Charles (Chuck) and Leandra Bean, Tony Bean, Kimberly and Lee Fredericks, Michael Bean, Daniel Bean, Caroline Payne, Jennifer Freeman, Janice Cooke, Angie and Willard Golden, James (Buz) Grissom, Sally and Tanner Meachen and Clay and Naamah Jones; as well as many great-nieces and nephews. Carolyn’s second family included many caregivers, nurses, caseworkers and staff at Life Bridges in Cleveland.

The family expresses how much they appreciate the love and care you gave her, and a very special thank you to Ida, Ciera, Jennifer, Kallen, Jessica, Vickie, Sweet Daddy, Breonna, Cindy, Justin, Yolanda and others who not only took care of her needs but loved her like family. A special thank you to Diana Jackson, CEO, Life Bridges; Andrea Price, ISC with TN-CSA; and Kourtnei White, Dawn Griswold and Chaplain Tony Dodd and others of Chattanooga Hospice for your love and care for Carolyn.
 A Remembrance of Life graveside service and interment will be conducted at 3 p.m. today, Oct. 17, 2021, at Hilcrest Memorial Gardens, with Pastor Dennis Price and Pastor Titus Snyder officiating and songs by  Ty Crumley. 

Casket Bearers will be Tim Price, Harrison Price, Ross Yates, Michael Bean, Buz Grissom and Clay Jones. 

The family requests that memorials be made to Life Bridges, 764 S.W. Old Chattanooga Pike, Cleveland, TN 37311. 

The family will receive friends from 1  to 2:30 p.m. today at the Jim Rush Funeral and Cremation Services Wildwood Chapels. 

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