Carol Elizabeth Lindsey
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Carol Elizabeth Lindsey, 72, of Vestavia Hills, formerly of Auburn and Montgomery AL, died on Sunday, October 11 at Grandview Medical Center in Birmingham. She is survived by her daughters, Lydia Satcher (Trevor) Henke, of Denver, CO; Leah Satcher of Vestavia Hills, AL; three grandchildren, John David Whitworth, Brooklyn Henke, and Jessica Henke. Carol was very much looking forward to the birth of her second grandson later this year. She is also survived by her brother, Walter B. (Jean) Lindsey of Bay Minette, AL, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Horace Dean Satcher, and her parents, James H. and Betty Odell Lindsey of Bay Minette, AL. Carol is best remembered as a helper. She was a social worker who spent most of her 40+ year career with the Alabama Department of Human Resources. Even after she stopped working, she continued to help people, saying, "a social worker never really retires, they just find clients in different places". Everyone who knew her will miss her unique perspective and advice. A memorial service will be held on Friday, November 6th at St. Stephens Episcopal Church in Vestavia Hills. Attendance is limited, masks and social distancing will be required, and the service will be live-streamed for those who wish to participate from home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Alabama Department of Human Resources Foster Care Trust Fund, Attn: Valencia Curry, Children and Family Services, Office of Foster Care, 50 Ripley Street, Montgomery, AL, 36130.

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Published in The Birmingham News from Oct. 16 to Oct. 18, 2020.
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October 22, 2020
It was a blessing to have Carol as an aunt. She was an example of how to live with purpose, integrity and love. She was present and helpful, especially to those in need and visionary looking to the day our world more fully aligned with God’s will.
Lannis May
October 22, 2020
I worked with Carol several years in mid-70s and learned much from her sharp mind and strategic thinking. Her supervision served me well over future years. My condolences to the family.
Rose McCarthy Johnson
October 21, 2020
Carol was a true friend and mentor to me throughout my career at DHR. She held strong to her convictions, advocated for the elderly and disabled, and was truly respected by her colleagues in county, state, and national settings. She was so very bright and could quickly identify the real issues in social service situations. She will be missed but long remembered. My thoughts and prayers are with all the family.
Doris Ball
October 20, 2020
Carol was certainly dedicated to those she served. She was also dedicated to improving DHR 's Adult programs. She loved her girls and was so proud of them. Prayers for the family.
Sharon A Lavender
October 19, 2020
Thoughts and prayers are with you guys and your families as you are going through these times. Your mom will be greatly missed.
Charles Dixon and Barbara
October 19, 2020
a nice lady
scott lindsey
October 17, 2020
Carol and Horace were two of my favorite people. They helped keep DHR human and purposeful. The social work community will miss Carol as we miss Horace. Love to the family.
Al Manzella
October 17, 2020
Lydia, sending our thoughts and prayers for you and family during this tough time. It was a joy to work with Carol and I remember so many fun times. So true, "a social worker never retires". Stay safe
William Marks
October 17, 2020
After we both retired from State DHR, Carol and I kept up with each other through mutual. Just a few short months ago, Carol called out of the blue and asked for my help with regard to a foster child she and Leah were helping. She was the consummate social worker, helping this child while going to dialysis. She laughed with me about babysitting for Gethryn Giles and myself while we went out on the town in Montgomery with our husbands. Carol found a few roaches (wink, wink) in an ashtray. Gethryn blamed it on the men. Loved Carol´s sense of humor. Now she can share it again in Glory. Condolences to Leah and Lydia. Both your parents were precious.
Carol Copeland
October 17, 2020
nice lady a good mom
scott lindsey
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