Caroline Joy Schollaert, 26 of Powhatan met her Heavenly Father on August 3, 2021. Her faith has now turned to sight as she has met Jesus. Caroline is survived by her parents, Patrick and Maggie, her fiancé, Nathan Hendrix, her brother, Jacob (Jessica) and nephew, Jeremiah, as well as many other family and friends. She was a Virginia girl to her core. She loved being in nature, around her favorite people, and volunteered to help her church in many ways. Her passion for helping others inspired her to join the United States Coast Guard in 2013. She served for 8 years and accomplished so much. She volunteered at the local fire department in Connecticut for 4 years. She served on an aids to navigation ship, assisted in SAR cases, hurricane reliefs, and many counter-narcotic deployments. She made friends with everyone she encountered. If you didn't care much for her spunky attitude, she at least earned your respect. She was a warrior for the underdog and worked hard to see justice in all aspects of her life. She cared for your heart even if you didn't at the time. She knew how to push your buttons, walk through your shell, and settle in your heart like it was her home too. Her superpower was that she could make you feel a little lighter on those days when things seemed just a little too heavy. Her smile, her laugh, her kind heart, her sassy attitude, her passion for people, and her quick-witted comments allowed her to connect to anyone and everyone. Her dedication to what she thought was true and righteous was inspiring to all who had the honor of being in her light. She had her darkness just like everyone else, but she never played the victim to it. She tackled it head-on by seeking help, learning ways to stay positive, and choosing to keep people that were good for her, close to her. In the days before God decided he needed her to come home, she was the happiest person in the world. She was proposed to by the love of her life and looked forward to the future with hope. She will be missed in the simple moments. The moment when you try a new craft beer or see a piece of art and you want to text her to tell her about it. When you walk through the garden center at Home Depot and you see her favorite flower. Even if you break something at work and you hear her in your head saying, “you're doing great”. We will never forget you because you are tattooed on our hearts in a way only you can do. A Celebration of Caroline's Life will be 1:00 PM Saturday, August 14, 2021, at Passion Community Church, Powhatan Campus. Interment will be private.