Cara Jo O'Brien
Dr. Cara Jo Sikes O'Brien, 75, went to her next adventure in the cosmos on November 4, 2019. Cara was a free spirit, gypsy, biker babe, animal lover, adventurer, educator, and lover of beauty, music, and life.
As a university professor of nursing, Cara taught in Greece, Hawaii, Nevada, Florida, California, and Georgia. She was loved, admired, and respected by many and will be greatly missed by her loving family and dear friends.
Cara is survived by her daughter Shannon Scott (Brock) of San Diego, California; two grandchildren Blaize and Riley Jo Scott of San Diego, California; siblings Bill Sikes (Wanda) of Leon, West Virginia, Peggy Chitty (Ray) of Valdosta, GA, and Lulu Ford of New Orleans, Louisiana; and extended family.
As per Cara Jo's wishes, no formal services will be held, but she has asked for donations to be made in her honor to the following organizations:

USA Rescue Team of Valdosta
3932 Kelly Way
Valdosta, GA 31602

Humane Society of Valdosta
1740 W. Gordon Street #3017
Valdosta, GA 31601
Published on November 6, 2019

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Lynn Thomas
Nov 19, 2019
Cara Jo was, literally, "the girl next door" during my junior high years. My deepest heartfelt condolences to her post-Valdosta family, and to her siblings Bill, Peggy and Lulu. Rest in peace, sweet spirit....
Eric M. Wright
Nov 10, 2019
Rest In Peace my friend.
Carole Ausum
Nov 08, 2019
A life well lived. A friend well loved. Rest well C.J.
Lulu Ford
Nov 06, 2019
My oldest sister, I will truly miss you. You taught me so much about life. Fly high free bird, fly high.