Carla was the third daughter of a family of seven children born to Will and Vanessa Comley. Because of a rare metabolic disorder, Glutaric Acidemia type I, she had special needs from infancy.
Although she couldn't walk, talk, or use her hands, she did have the ability to communicate. At first only with expression and her eyes, later with a headstick and a computer-a voice coming from a box.
Despite physical limitations, a sharp mind made for a wild ride through life, always exceeding expectations, doing the impossible, or at least the unlikely. From playing field hockey with a stick duct taped to her chair in kindergarten, to pushing
Always with a beaming smile and optimistic attitude, Carla was ready to call everyone a close friend and loved them for who they were, but had a supreme eye roll for anyone that might underestimate her.
We await the fulfillment of God's promise. At His Second Coming, she will burst forth from the grave with a shout of "Glory to God in the highest!"
"For the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words." 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18
Funeral Services will be held at 4:30 p.m., Saturday, from the Fulton Seventh Day Adventist Church, 45 W. 4th Street, Fulton NY. Funeral arrangements are in care of the Harter Funeral Home, Mexico NY.