CHESAPEAKE- Carol Deans Costen, 88, Entered Eternal Life January 9, 2023. Carol was born in Norfolk, VA to the late Madison Kelly Deans, SR., and the late Ida Bross Deans. She was an entrepreneur for 41 years, running Uni-Graphics Printing. Carol enjoyed writing and was a member of a local writer’s guild. She loved spending time with and caring for her family, especially her grandchildren. Carol was predeceased by her Husband, Richard Lee Costen.
Carol was a born again Christian and loved the Lord with all her heart. We will miss her terribly but “absent from the body, present with the Lord.” Left to cherish her memory are her loving children, David Lee Costen and his wife Andrea of Virginia Beach, Linda Costen Bigney and her husband, David of Chesapeake, and Beth Ann Preece and her husband Mike of TN.; brother, Raymon “Patrick” Deans of Virginia Beach; beloved grandsons, Kyle Michael Preece, David Lee Costen II, and Russell David Bigney; and a host of other family and friends.
Honoring Carol’s wishes, services will be private and she will be laid to rest with her husband, Richard at Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery. Express condolences to the family at www.altmeyerfh.com.
Carol and I grew up in Lafayette Park along with Shirley Carter Barker and many others. I have pictures of Carol and me in our GHS band uniforms. Later, we found ourselves living in the Indian River section of Chesapeake. We had children at IRHS. She was a great friend who remains in many memories.
Carol and I met when we were young. We met again when Dick Costen and I began to do business. I was pleasantly surprised to meet his wife and to realize how long ago we’d first met. She and Dick were “Good People” in every sense of the word. They lived a good life, were hard working and honest tradespeople. Both left good memories and are missed.
Dave and Andrea, we have enjoyed hearing stories about weekend dinners with your mother. We know those will be special memories for both of you. We will be keeping your family and you both in our prayers.
I had a wonderful visit with Carol at Willow Creek. We reminisced about old times. We talked about how much my Momma enjoyed swimming in Carol’s pool. It was a great visit. We ended with prayer. Carol was a beautiful sweet soul and truly loved the Lord.