5700 98th St, Lubbock, TX 79424
On Wednesday, February 16th, Carol Yvonne Barnes McGinty went to be with the Lord, after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer’s. To know her was to love her and we were fortunate to be loved by her. We will celebrate her life of 70 years at 10:00 am on Thursday, February 24, 2022, at Hope Lutheran Church in Lubbock. Friends are invited to sign the guestbook and view her life tribute here on this page.
Carol Yvonne was born in Fort Campbell, Kentucky on October 24, 1951, to Lonzo and Cecelia Barnes. She grew up in San Angelo, Texas, along with her siblings and graduated from Central High School in 1970. She married Walter Raymond “Ray” McGinty, Jr. on January 24, 1975, and they began a wonderful life together. Carol shared her incredible work ethic, fierce love, and deep commitment with all those she cared about. She was a friend, adoptive mom, and cheerleader for so many. She was also a faithful member of Trinity Lutheran Church, a loyal employee at Ethicon, a loving mother to Heather and Brett, and proud Mimi to her grandkids.
Carol worked for Ethicon, serving in many different roles throughout her years of employment. She developed many deep friendships there and especially loved “adopting” the college co-ops who came to work for short periods of time during her time in the Medical Department. After 40 years she retired in 2014.
Carol was an avid supporter of her family and her kids (as well as their friends) in all of their activities over the years. Whether it was soccer, volleyball, school, church, piano, dance, or anything else, she gave selflessly and generously with her time and attention and was our biggest cheerleader. It was through these experiences that she added to her family, loving the people she met as if they were her own. With a strong desire to be close with her family, she followed her children to Lubbock, where she loved spending time with her kids and grandkids and cheering on the Red Raiders (Wreck’em). Her all-time favorite role was being Mimi to her grandkids, who she was unbelievably proud of.
While in Lubbock, Carol worked for several years with the after-school program at Hope Lutheran School. There she was so happy to be referred to as Mimi by the school’s kids, whom she adored.
Survivors include her husband, Ray McGinty; their children, Heather (Ronnie) Keister, Brett (Karen) McGinty; grandchildren, Emily Keister, Georgia Keister, Jackson Keister, Zander McGinty, Zoe McGinty; siblings, Lana Faull, Marilyn (Kevin) Keyser, and Kye (Jeanne) Barnes; many close friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lonzo Barnes and Cecelia Turner.
We are more thankful than ever for the promise of heaven and can’t wait to see her again.