CAROLYN VAN WINKLE, 80 LAKELAND – Carolyn Van Winkle, 80, of Lakeland, FL passed away on December 8, 2017. She was born in Laurel, MS on May 22, 1937. She worked as a school teacher for special needs students in Alabama. She moved to Lakeland in 2005 and was an active member of the First Baptist Church at the Mall. Carolyn was preceded in death by parents Clarence and Mada Walters, sister Alma Walters Hinton and grandson Brad Bass. Carolyn is survived by husband Robert Van Winkle, sister Elizabeth Walters Nichols, her daughters Lori Bass, Stephanie McLelland, Jennifer Lang and Cindy Hargrove; sons Randall McLelland and Scott Van Winkle; grandchildren Derek, Jessica, Kerry, Colin, Brittney, Jordyn, Amanda, Austin, Madeline and Kathryn and great grandchildren Kane, Virginia and Arabella.