Anna Lee McCamish Carroll, 101, is now celebrating her new life in heaven with Jesus Christ which began Friday, July 13, 2012.
She fulfilled her purpose by serving God, family and her church all of her active adult years. She became a follower of Jesus Christ at the age of 12 and served Him in three churches, Waterville Baptist, Hopewell Baptist and Maple Street Baptist. She was a student of the Bible and a gifted teacher of God’s Word. She served as leader of the Women’s Missionary Union, Girl’s Auxiliary, and Young Women’s Missions Groups.
She taught Sunday School to different age groups and directed and taught in vacation Bible schools. She was involved in the Parent Teacher’s Association at Oak Grove School.
Musically inclined, she sang and played the piano. As a homemaker, she raised 12 children, and all but two survive her. She excelled as a homemaker with her cooking, canning, gardening, seamstress work, and quilting making sure her family’s needs were met.
She was a caregiver for her mother, who lived to be 103. She generously gave of herself, her time and her money.
Family who preceded her in death were her husband, James Lee Carroll; daughter, Frances Owens; son, Roger Carroll; parents, the Rev H.R. and Carrie McCamish; brothers: Roy, Virgil, and Ray McCamish; three sons-in-laws; two great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.
Survivors are her son Donald Carroll and wife, Shirley; nine daughters: Evelyn Jones, Betty Benker, Norma Delay, Gloria Cameron, Barbara Duggan and husband, Jack, Kay Suits and husband, Bob, Edna Polier and husband, Jim, all of Cleveland, Sandra Caswell and husband, Andy, of Carrollton, Ga., Brenda Van Huff and husband, Al, of Anchorage, Alaska; 32 grandchildren; 52 great-grandchildren; 24 great-great grandchildren; and one great-great-great- grandchild.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, 5 to 8 p.m at Ralph Buckner Funeral Home.
Her home-going celebration will be Sunday, July 15, 2012, at 3:30 p.m. at the funeral home. The Rev Jimmy Cawood will officiate.
Pallbearers are grandsons Jamey Carroll, Todd Duggan, Randall Bivens, Danny Mantooth, Josh Caswell and Billy Headrick. Honorary pallbearers are grandsons Greg Duggan, Jerry Headrick, Mark True, Tim Mantooth, J.L. Jones, Steve Benker, Lamar Suits, Robert Suits, Michael Suits, Chuck Delay, Brian Singh, and Steven Singh.
In closing Anna Lee McCamish Carroll lived her life devoted to the purpose God prepared for her to do before she was born. From July 31, 1910 – July 13, 2012, the time she spent here between the ends of the dash counted for doing good works. She touched countless lives and lived an honorable, godly life.