Carol is survived by her husband of forty nine years, Gene Bursey of Prairie Grove AR; her son, Eric Bursey, daughter-In-Law, Molly Bursey and Grandson, Shephard Bursey all of New Braunfels, TX.; Her mother, Una Dell Hester of Prairie Grove AR; her brother, Rod Hester, sister-in-law, Cathy Hester and nephew Jason Hester all of Prairie Grove AR. She is preceded in death by her father Clarence Hester of Fort Smith, AR.
Carol was born on September 25, 1948 in Fort Smith AR, to Clarence and Una Dell Hester. Her brother Rod soon made theirs a family of four and she grew up in Fort Smith. She married Gene on April 6, 1968 and became a mother to a son, Eric on April 5th 1975. The family moved to New Braunfels, TX in 1978 and planted their roots. Here they found their home at Community Christian Church and raised their son. Carol worked on the weekend for the Lord and as a librarian at Lamar Elementary during the week for close to 20 years. Gene and Carol retired and moved to Prairie Grove, AR to take care of each of their mothers. However, their hearts would never leave truly leave Texas. In January of this year she started start her third and final fight with cancer.
Carol Bursey passed away in the early hours Sunday, the 17th surrounded by family. She will be remembered for her work with children. Whether in Church or in school, this was her dream and passion.
A memorial service will be held October 28, 2017 -11:30 a.m. at the Community Christian Church at 4210 N Frontage Rd, Fayetteville, Arkansas. Flowers and condolences may be sent to this location at the appropriate time. Nathan Wainwright and Keith Mackey will officiate this service.