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Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home

729 South Edgewood Ave, Jacksonville, FL

OBITUARY

Lear N. Carroll

May 31, 1915July 30, 2019
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Lear Smith Carroll, age 104, passed away on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 in Jacksonville, Florida. Lear was born on May 31, 1915 in Bryceville, Florida to Dave Smith and Ardellia Barber Smith. Lear taught her family the meaning of strength and perseverance. She was born to a pioneer existence, and survived every imaginable hardship through World Wars, depression, cultural change, and disease. She was the last of eight children, and she brought eight more Carroll’s into the world that today leaves more than 100 grand-descendants to live on in her legacy. Lear was an example and inspiration for her family, and her legacy will always be fondly remembered. She is loved as strongly as she ruled the home cooked family dinners she shared.

Lear is preceded in death by her parents, Dave and Ardellia; and her husband of 55 years, Ollie R. Carroll; her infant daughter, Lorraine; and two sons Hubert R. and Edwin R. Carroll. She is survived by her youngest; Dennis R. Carroll; her companion and caretaker these last 20 years, as well as (in order) Ervin J. Carroll (Anne), Albert C. Carroll, Helen R. Wirtz (Dan), Floyd R. Carroll (Sandy); twenty-three grandchildren; and two more generations of great-grandchildren.

A celebration of Lear’s life and legacy will be held on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Hardage-Giddens Edgewood Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior beginning at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow the chapel service at Verdie Cemetery in Bryceville, Florida.

HARDAGE-GIDDENS, EDGEWOOD CHAPEL, 729 Edgewood Avenue South, is serving the family.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, August 3, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, August 3, 2019
  • Committal Service Saturday, August 3, 2019
  • Reception after Graveside Service Saturday, August 3, 2019

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Shelissa Cruz-Hardge

August 2, 2019

The world lost a great woman. I got the privilege of meeting my great-grandmother Lear for the first & only time back in 2008. I had so many questions for her & she did her best to answer them all. It was a great day & a memory I'll cherish for the rest of my life. I'll miss seeing her on video chats with my mom & listening to all of her crazy & amazing stories from her life. She was truly one-of-a-kind. She is loved & she is definitely missed. ❤

June Carroll Janssen

August 2, 2019

June Carroll Janssen

August 2, 2019

June Carroll Janssen

August 2, 2019

June Carroll Janssen

August 2, 2019

Edwin Carroll

August 1, 2019

Love and will always remember you Grandma.


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