Carole Jane Bourne

carole bourne

November 14, 1962 ~ September 11, 2021

Born in: Chichester, England
Resided in: Fletcher, NC

Carole Jane (Watling) Bourne, 58, of Fletcher, died Saturday, September 11, 2021 at Advent Health, Hendersonville.

Born in Chichester, England, she was the wife of Steven Bourne of Fletcher, and the daughter of Marie (Lawrence) Watling of Chichester and the late Douglas Watling.

Carole was a member of Trinity of Fairview, Fletcher, where she was active in the hospitality ministry for 7 years. She was a faithful servant with a servant’s heart and a generous spirit; a true Proverbs 31 woman. Carole cherished her church family.

Carole was a gifted chef and an adoring wife to her husband Steven, to whom she would have celebrated 36 years of marriage this November. She dearly loved her family and was an amazing mom and caregiver to her children. She enjoyed being a homemaker and had a talent for decorating and organizing their home, gardening, landscaping, raising chickens, hosting families, and taking meals to the homebound.

In addition to her husband and mother, Carole is survived by her children: Danny Bourne of Fletcher and Luke (Chandra) Bourne of Vero Beach, FL; three grandsons: Liam, Nat Nat, and Ian; two brothers, Douglas Watling (Jane) and Simon Watling; and 2 sisters: Sue Moetes (Richard) and Jane Cardwell, all of Chichester, England.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at Trinity of Fairview with the Revs. Stacey Harris, Adam Guice, and Jessie Looney officiating. Friends will be received after the service.

Inurnment will be private.

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.


Memorial Service: September 18, 2021 1:00 pm

Trinity of Fairview
646 Concord Road
Fletcher, NC 28732


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  1. So very sad to lose such a vibrant, caring woman. Carole has always been hard working, faithful and dedicated to the Lord, her family and the church. Gone too soon but she has left behind an amazing legacy. We send love and prayers for peace to all the family.
    Cindy and Ian

  2. We didn’t know each other very long, but you will always have a place in our hearts. We have great memories of you that we will keep forever. Such sad news, we are sending love to Steve & Danny and the rest of the family. Lots of love to you all. Rest in peace Auntie Carol. X

  3. We have many fond memories of you Carole when we have got together as families over the years. You will be dearly missed from this day forward by all your family and friends. Until we meet again in heaven your legacy lives on through all the lives you touched.
    Angela and Martin

  4. I will miss you dearly my beloved sister and treasure forever the memories we shared. Amidst our grief we have the calm reassuring knowledge that you are at peace with our Lord and that we will be reunited one day. Jane and I send our love and prayers to Steve, Luke and Danny and pray that our Father’s love will strengthen them all.

  5. Carole, I hope you know how much we all love you and how much light you have given to so many lives. You set the example of the mother, wife, and overall wonderful person we should all strive to be. We were so lucky to know and love you. May you have so much peace in heaven and may God be with the Bourne family during this time of loss.
    Jacie, Neil, Sullivan and Cooper

  6. Such a shock to hear of Caroles passing. Will always remember her laughter and bubbly personality but also her mama bear protective nature of her family. Two verses that come to mind (Carole) John 15:16
    (Steve) John 14:27 NKJV Cynthia, Phil and Jordan

  7. My deepest condolences to all the family. Such a huge loss of someone not only beautiful on the outside but also so much on the inside as well. Carole we will so miss you and your fabulous spririt and wonderful sense of humor. You will be so missed😪💕

  8. Dear Steve, Luke, Danny and family,
    We send our deepest condolences to you as we mourn CJ’s passing with you. We met her in Vero Beach in 1999 as she took my “mum” under her wings for a bit while I went through a cancer siege and couldn’t visit as often from the north. CJ listened to the voice of her Lord and told my mom and dad that He wanted her to get to know them better! Carole was our angel of attentiveness for a bit and from then on we developed a friendship that my folks and we cherished. Her loving spirit and kindness knew no bounds and her kidding and laughter were a balm! We indeed will cherish our memories and try to pay her loving spirit forward. Our prayers continue for you! May God give comfort to you, Steve, and your family.

  9. An amazing person who was beautiful inside and out with so much love, fun and laughter to give.
    Will miss her just being there.
    Rest in peace beautiful lady 😢xx

  10. My cousin Carole, fond memories as children playing together with Jane at your mum and dads home in Chichester. You have left us far too soon beautiful lady. Sending big hug to your mum, brothers Doug, Simon and sisters Sue, and Jane, Carole’s husband, children and grandchildren.

  11. Carole you were greatly loved as a Sister and Sister in-law thankyou and Steve for giving us special times of being together and so much laughter. You were beautiful inside and out and a good Wife, Mother, Daughter, Sister and Auntie and we all loved you so much.
    You are now with Jesus and our dear Dad and no more pain.You will be be missed but will go on living in our hearts and treasured memories. Will continue to pray for Steve, Dan and Luke and family.

  12. Carole, I will miss you my loving Sister. I will always treasure all the happy memories of fun, laughter and tears we shared together. You had a huge heart, full of love to all those you new. Martin and I send our love to Steve, Luke, Chandra, Liam and Danny who will always be in our thoughts and prayers. You are now with Dad, Nanny Charlie and Nathan and one day we will be together. Nite nite.

  13. Carole, I only met you once when you came to England about 11 of 12 years ago for your Mum’s birthday celebration. You were such a beautiful lady on the inside and the outside, so welcoming, cheerful, and kind hearted. I’ll never forget receiving the little outfit you sent all the way from America on the birth of my daughter! It really touched me! You will be greatly missed by all your family who loves you sooo much. Rest in peace beautiful Carol.

  14. Your eyes would gleam with life, Your smile was contagious, your sense of humor. well we all know could be mischievous!
    Your love for good food, your love for VERY god wine…..actually any wine!
    Your love for family, your love for friends….actually your love for ANYONE!
    You opened your door, you opened your arms, you opened your heart

    Anyone who has been blessed by your presence can’t help to be influenced by you in some way,
    you will never leave us. You will live on in some way be it… Food, wine, Faith, Unconditional love or hospitality

    I reflect on my childhood and the fond memories I have. Spending time with You, Uncle Steve, Cousin Luke and Cousin Danny, as the years fly by you were there again, Our Wedding, the loss of your nephew, my brother dear Nathan, and again to extend your love to your great Niece, Sophie & great Nephew, Benjamin I cant thank you enough. for always being there with your love & support and the laughs we shared

    Auntie you may have been, but Second Mum & Friend you Were.

    It feels so surreal, it just doesn’t feel right that time has run out , but God has his reasons of that we must trust, in return bringing us peace and comfort as we wait patiently living as you did until we are re-united again.

    Your ever loving Claire, Shaun, Sophie & Benjamin

  15. Auntie Carole, it was just the other day I was chuckling at a photo of us all at a theme park together, our trips to Wendys & Taco Bells, picking up Dunkin Donuts before a boat trip, or fishing at Young Park, and I do not have a single sad memory of you until the moment I was told you had left us. I hope Gamps was waiting for you with open arms; forever thinking of you, Uncle Steve, Danny and Luke, and everyone who will miss you so very much.
    Love you <3

  16. Fond memories of my cousin Carole visiting family in Chichester when Julie & I were children. Sending lots of love to family always ❤️

  17. Fond memories of my friend Carole. I especially remember being with Steve, Carole and Danny on 9/11 when they lived in Florida. An unusual vacation but glad to be with them.
    We were back in touch recently and am so saddened not to have been able to see her in the last few years. Will miss you special lady.
    I send much love and prayers to her family and friends.
    Sheree from Chichester, England. xx💜xx

  18. I remember when we used to have meals together when Carole lived in Chichester. She was a good friend to me. Unfortunately we lost touch a bit at the end. Lots of love Jan Eley.

  19. Steve, you truly found a good wife in Carole – a Proverbs 31 woman through and through. I am so grateful to have known Carole and her family – you were her treasures. I remember those days in Parklands School when she would bring Danny into the classroom (I was his shadow!) always with a smile and always so very grateful to Miss Taylor for giving him a good start in life.
    The one quality that will stay with me forever is Carole’s unjudging spirit, something I often ponder on. Be assured Steve of our continued prayers for you, Luke and Danny and we send very much love across the miles.

  20. Steve & Family, I was absolutely shocked when Sue contacted me to say that you had lost such an important person in your lives at what is a young age. There are no words that I or anyone else can give you that makes the loss of a loved one any easier all I can recommend from my own experience is that you try and reflect on all those happy times you had together, although Carole has gone those memories with her will always be there. I will miss her Christmas letter updating me on everything that has happened in the previous year. Heaven has a new angel.

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