Carole Lee Whitehead

Carole Lee Whitehead


Today we are honoring one of the kindest and most caring people that God put on this earth, Carole Lee (Shaw) Whitehead. At age 93, God called her home on May 6, 2024. She loved the Lord her Savior above all else. Her faith was the foundation for her life. Carole was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Although she faced many physical and emotional challenges throughout her life, she faced them with a positive attitude, knowing that God’s faithfulness and love would see her through.

Carole was born in Topeka, KS on January 24, 1931 to Andrew and Bess Shaw. She was the youngest of four children. She met Jack Whitehead in high school and they were married on May 12, 1950 and were together for 62 years. They started their married life in Topeka and soon had four children. Eventually, they moved to Lawrence, KS in 1962 and relocated to Edmond, OK in 1976.

Jack and Carole attended the Edmond Church of Christ where Carole was a member for 48 years. She taught children’s Bible classes and volunteered in many other areas. Carole was blessed with many talents including painting. She, along with another church member, spent many years painting murals on the walls in the children’s section of the church building. The murals depict every major Bible story and event from Genesis to Revelation. Carole also loved singing and playing the piano. She helped care for her grandchildren and even her great grandchildren whenever she was needed. In recent years, she devoted her days to reading her Bible. She also loved rooting for the OKC Thunder.

Carole was preceded in death by her husband, Jack, and her sons, Jeff and Joe. She is survived by her daughter, Dianne (Richard) Heltzel, son, Don, her daughters-in-law, Tommye Whitehead and Rebecca (Michael) Ray, nine grandchildren and twenty-four great grandchildren.

Carole will be remembered for her devotion to God, her faith and her loving and gentle nature. She was an inspiration to so many and will be greatly missed.

Memorial donations may be made to In Search of the Lord’s Way. Family will greet friends from 5-7 p.m., Friday, May 10, 2024 at Matthews Funeral Home. Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, May 11, 2024 at Edmond Church of Christ with interment to follow at 12:00 p.m. at Memorial Park Cemetery Oklahoma City, OK.

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