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OBITUARY

Virginia Jean Carroll

January 19, 1930September 7, 2020
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Virginia Jean Carroll, age 90, passed away September 7, 2020. Preceded in death by her loving husband, Edward Winston Carroll, Sr; parents Jesse Allen & Artie Bell Cromwell Wright and all 11 of her siblings, Alton, Arlyne, Keathley, Juanita, Charlie, Libby, Connie, Jesse “Junior”, Dale, Fuston and Richard; granddaughter, Jennifer Carroll. Survived by her 4 children, Eddie (Robbie) Carroll; Janice (Jimmy) Cartwright; Dennis Carroll & Ricky Carroll; brother in law, Duane Carroll; several grandchildren and great grandchildren and a host of family and friends. Jean was industrious & hard working both inside & outside the home. When her children were young, she worked as a Patrol Mother in Neely’s Bend with her longtime friend & neighbor Frances Shelby. Jean held multiple part-time jobs along the way and, when her children were old enough, she began a full-time career as a co-owner of the Slack Shack Men’s Clothing Stores, a family business comprised of four stores. She managed the Madison Square store & developed it into the number one store with her keen selling abilities, social skills & creative talent. Jean was a wonderful wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, employee & friend. As a lifelong Methodist, she spent her youth at Meridian Street Methodist Church & raised her children at Neely’s Bend Methodist Church after she & Ed moved to Madison in 1953. A few years ago, her membership was transferred to Matthews Memorial Methodist Church after her church closed. She loved life & loved to celebrate it with laughter, kindness, compassion & humility. Attributes she felt important to teach her children. Jean had an innate sense of design & color, so her home was always beautifully decorated, especially during the holidays. May her family & friends always hold precious memories of Jean. Her laugh, big personality, great cooking, wisdom, nurturing, kindness & unconditional love.

Visitation Saturday September 12, 2020 11am till 1230 pm.

Funeral Service will be private with a livestream on Forest Lawn Facebook at 1pm on Saturday September 12th with interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Dennis Carroll
  • Ricky Carroll
  • Jason Carroll
  • Ben Cartwright
  • Mark Wright
  • Kyle Compaan

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, September 12, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, September 12, 2020

Memories

Virginia Jean Carroll

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Vanessa Williams-Atkins

September 11, 2020

Aunt Jean was such a sweet person... we had so much fun together everywhere we went.... and whenever we came to Nashville, Richard would always starve himself for at least 3-4 days before we left because he knew Aunt Jean would have his favorite meal ready when we got there... he loved her salmon patties and she always had them and a huge feast of home cooked treasures waiting for us ... we loved to hang out with her and Ed. We loved traveling with them, and loved when they visited us... they always added so much happiness to our day... I know she’s with Ed and Richard now, and I know they are all very happy... She will always be a special person in my life and I will always love her and remember her with a huge smile ....! She will always be just a memory away!!

Peggy Anne Wright Ericson

September 11, 2020

Aunt Jean was my Dad's sister. My favorite memory of my Aunt Jean and Uncle Ed was, Christmas Eve night at their home in Madison. From my childhood to Adult years, Christmas Eve at the Carroll's was Special. Having 10 siblings along with spouses and children, it was a night to remember. Lots of food, presents to open
games, singing carols ( and did I mention food?)
I will always cherish these precious memories.
Her niece,
Peggy Anne Wright Ericson

Peggy Shelby Young

September 10, 2020

what a precious lady, oh the memories I have with Jean. But the one that kept on going was Jean Carroll on Halloween. Every Halloween for years, Jean would get up talking her WITCHY talk, and sounded just like a witch. She did this ALL day long, and when it would get dark, oh my goodness she was like a crazy witch. She did this year after year, there would be cars lined up to see this crazy witch, she had her brew on!! Ed would just sit back and smile!!! Oh how I loved this lady and the entire family. So many memories!!!Jean you will be missed, just knowing you are whole and with Ed and my parents just makes me smile. Love the Carroll's and Cartwrights

Susie Larson

September 9, 2020

Carroll Family, Jean was one of a kind. We never knew what might come out of her mouth, but we always knew where her heart was!! I will cherish the memory of the Neely's Benders at Montye's house. I am sure the laughter and love filled the Bend when we were all together. Of course, if you weren't there, you were talked about, in a kind way of course. Jean's humor and kindness is in all of her children. Cherish the memories!! Love, Susie Larson

Alicia Mason

September 9, 2020

I will always cherish the years at Neely’s Bend with Jean in the choir. She had a lovely voice and a personality to match. I have no doubt that she has now met our Lord “Face to Face.” PTL. She will be sorely missed.
Alicia Faye Menees Mason

artie alexander

September 9, 2020

I remember when Ed and Jean moved in next door to us. Everyone in the neighbor hood was so close. Ed and Jeans home always seemed to be the gathering place, especially in the summer(They had one of the first air conditioners in the neighborhood). Back then none of the wives had a car and Ed bought Jean a used army 4 door chevy. They had the night time badminton matches in their lighted side yard. Their backyard was left field for out baseball games. We went to church together and I remember singing in the choir with Jean. A great place and time to grow up. A lot of great memories. Artie Alexander

Rose Najar

September 9, 2020

Janice and family. So sorry for your loss. Your mom was a dear, sweet lady and a joy to be around. She was always so nice and had a smile for everyone . She will be deeply missed.

Rose Marie and Angela

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Biography

Virginia Jean Carroll, age 90, passed away September 7, 2020.
Preceded in death by her loving husband, Edward Winston Carroll, Sr; parents Jesse Allen & Artie Bell Cromwell Wright and all 11 of her siblings, Alton, Arlyne, Keathley, Juanita, Charlie, Libby, Connie, Jesse “Junior”, Dale, Fuston and Richard; granddaughter, Jennifer Carroll.
Survived by her 4 children, Eddie (Robbie) Carroll; Janice (Jimmy) Cartwright; Dennis Carroll & Ricky Carroll; brother in law, Duane Carroll; several grandchildren and great grandchildren and a host of family and friends.
Jean was industrious & hard working both inside & outside the home. When her children were young, she worked as a Patrol Mother in Neely’s Bend with her longtime friend & neighbor Frances Shelby. Jean held multiple part-time jobs along the way and, when her children were old enough, she began a full-time career as a co-owner of the Slack Shack Men’s Clothing Stores, a family business comprised of four stores. She managed the Madison Square store & developed it into the number one store with her keen selling abilities, social skills & creative talent.
Jean was a wonderful wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, employee & friend. As a lifelong Methodist, she spent her youth at Meridian Street Methodist Church & raised her children at Neely’s Bend Methodist Church after she & Ed moved to Madison in 1953. A few years ago, her membership was transferred to Matthews Memorial Methodist Church after her church closed. She loved life & loved to celebrate it with laughter, kindness, compassion & humility. Attributes she felt important to teach her children. Jean had an innate sense of design & color, so her home was always beautifully decorated, especially during the holidays. May her family & friends always hold precious memories of Jean. Her laugh, big personality, great cooking, wisdom, nurturing, kindness & unconditional love.

Visitation Saturday September 12, 2020 11am till 1230 pm.

Funeral Service will be private with a livestream on Forest Lawn Facebook at 1pm on Saturday September 12th with interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens

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