OBITUARY

Carroll Kiwi Elizabeth Benjamin Pickering

May 10, 1972February 4, 2013

Carroll Elizabeth Benjamin Pickering, 40, left behind the pain of stage IV brain cancer that had plagued her for over two years February 3, 2013. She passed away in the comfort of her home in Dallas with family by her side. She was born May 10, 1972 in Houston, Texas.

She is preceded in death by her father, James H. Benjamin. Surviving family members are her husband, James, and daughter, Lillian, mother, Marie Bagert, and siblings Annie Irwin, Katy Benjamin, Margaret Benjamin, and Hank Benjamin.

She was employed by Neiman Marcus for twelve years as a financial coordinator. She enjoyed traveling with her family and friends and had just completed a trip to the Hill Country and northeastern Georgia with her husband and daughter. She was an avid reader, including bedtime stories to her daughter. She loved making jewelry, cooking and baking, especially around the holidays. She actively participated the last two years of the National Brain Tumor 5K walk with the love and support of family and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at Sparkman/Hillcrest Northwest Highway Chapel. The family asks, that in lieu of flowers, make a donation in Carroll’s name to the National Brain Tumor Society (www.braintumor.org) or to a charity that is close to your heart.

Services

  • Memorial Service Wednesday, February 13, 2013

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Mike & Denise Clubb

February 13, 2013

The Benjamin family were our first friends on Aldwick Drive right across the street from us. We first met "little miss sunshine" when she was about 13 months old. Baby Carroll lit up a room with that smile even as a baby and all the Clubbs fell in love. She was our little doll baby and the little sister we didn't have. We will always cherish the memories of precious Carroll as she grew into a beautiful wife and mommy with that same glowing spirit. May the Lord give you all His perfect peace that passeth all understanding and His comfort during your profound grief. We love you and will be praying in the days ahead.

Joy Jennings

February 13, 2013

Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers. I have fond memories of elemenatary school and junior high with Carroll, she made my transiton into junior high easier.

Monica H

February 13, 2013

Good bye to an amazing woman that has been such an inspiration to many of us at Neiman Marcus for her uplifting spirits and pursuit of happiness.

What can I say, the blessing of little Lilly probably had a more profound entrance into this world than anyone could ever imagine. Carroll always seemed to strive to be happy and strong for her little girl. Carroll managed to tap into her innermost spirit that gave her an amazing drive and courage to push forward despite whatever obstacles that may have been placed in her way, hence her nick name "Wonder Woman." Through it all Carroll maintained such an amazing and positive attitude and outlook. For a few years now, I have kept Carroll's Thank You card up in my cube, as my little reminder to be more like Carroll; keep positive. I think she wrote a personal Thank You note to every employee rather than a group Thank You card, which is just another illustration of Carroll's dedication.

To Lilly and James, deepest sympathy for your loss. God Bless you both!

February 13, 2013

We are so sad about the loss of your dear, sweet, and brave daughter, Carroll. We will keep James, Lillly, Bitsy and all the family in our prayers.
Ann and Joe Binford

Tena & Robet Davidson

February 12, 2013

Prayers for comfort. We are deeply saddened for your entire family. Hugs for you all.

Kevin Steele

February 12, 2013

Carroll was one of the strongest, most amazing people I've ever known. She was warm and funny, charming with everyone she met. She will be so missed, but never forgotten.

February 12, 2013

Carroll was always like a little sister to me. Growing up and spending holidays in Dallas with the family are some of my fondest memories, especially the year of the locust! We were really lucky to spend those last days with her and we will miss her greatly. We will say many prayers for James and Lilly!
Bill and Mica Householder

Leanna Mehrhoff

February 12, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with all of your during this difficult time. May God guide you to find peace and comfort.

February 12, 2013

Benjamins,

So sorry to hear of the loss of Carol. Remember fun days on Aldwick as a child playing together and enjoying her lively personality. Regards to you all.

Mark Clubb

Pam Meyer

February 10, 2013

Donnie and I wish to express our sorrow for your loss. God Bless you.

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