Carol Patrick Tant

Carol Patrick Tant

Carol Patrick Tant
July 4, 1947 – July 10, 2019

ZEBULON – Carol Patrick Tant, 72, died at home with her family by her side.  She was born in CA to the late John Tyrant & Mildred Ernestine Marks Patrick.  She worked for the NC Department of Health & Human Service, overseeing children’s care and programs.  She loved and made exquisite stained-glass pieces.  She had a warm smile, loving heart and bright spirit.  Her husband, children, & family were the most precious things in her heart.

She survived by her husband & best friend of 27 years, Gary Tant of the home, children, Brian Goldberg (Kathleen),  of Wake Forest, Michael Tant (Cathy) of Wendell, Sheri Lowery (Tony) of Youngsville, sister, Pat Dunville(Joe) of Atlanta, grandchildren, Erin & Brandon Goldberg, Ty & Zack Gardner, & nephew, Jody Dunville.

Visitation will be 5-6:30 pm, Sunday, Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, 211 W. Third St., Wendell.


  • Vern Houston Posted July 12, 2019 5:42 am

    Im sorry to hear about carol Prayers to her family and friends

  • Barbara T Bryant Posted July 12, 2019 8:50 am

    I will always remember Carol as a kind and bright lady who showed tremendous concern for the children of North Carolina.

  • Joan Crissey Miller Posted July 12, 2019 12:38 pm

    Our sincere condolences to Carol’s family. We are at a loss for words to express our grief and sadness at Carol’s passing. We have lost a true friend and mentor, It is so hard to say goodbye…………………..

  • Bronwyn Lucas Posted July 13, 2019 9:12 pm

    Carol was the head of Children and Youth when I was hired for my first job after I got my MPH. She was such a dedicated and caring individual and worked tirelessly to improve the lives of NC most vulnerable population. I will never forget her warm and welcoming demeanor. She was truly a mentor for me as I started out my career. May the family and friends feel peace and find joy in the memories.

  • Cassandra Rogers Posted July 17, 2019 10:29 am

    Carol was a very good person to me, and I am saddened by her loss. May she rest in peace….I will never forget her!

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