Carol Alberta Hedman, 79, of Lakeland, passed away on September 23, 2018. She was born in Detroit, MI, on April 26, 1939 to the late Charles and Beverly Johnson.
Carol married Ralph Edward Hedman, Jr. in 1955. In 1978 they moved to Lakeland, FL where they resided for 40 years. Carol worked as a retail associate for K-Mart Stores for more than 20 years. She loved old movies, and enjoyed watching the Lawrence Welk Show. Carol absolutely loved children, especially babies! She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great- grandmother, and friend.
Carol is survived by her children, Charles (Janet) Hedman, Richard Hedman, Gail (Dennis) Pinter, Paula (Kevin) Frawley, Penny (Michael Matevia) Hedman, Mary Weiss, David (Lisa) Hedman; brothers, Norman, Gary, George , Jimmy, Tom, Edward; grandchildren, Charles, Rachel, Cynthia, Michael, Julie, Kaitlyn, Lauren, Amanda, Patrick, Curtis, Jason, Austin, Dylan; great-grandchildren, Jaxon, Camron, Jordon, Jace, Yasmin, Enrique, Maximo, Edgar, Lilliana, Devin, Emmitt, Hally Carol, Brooklyn, Sophia, Waylon Anthony, Rhyan Elizabeth; and best friend, Rita Cole.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Ralph Edward Hedman, Jr.; sons, Ralph (Ralphie) Edward Hedman, III and Michael Hedman; sister Patricia Couter.
Services will be held at Lakeland Funeral Home on Monday, October 1, 2018. Visitation will be held from 12-2 pm, service will begin at 2pm.