OBITUARY

Carolyn S. Compton

July 15, 1960March 10, 2018
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Co-Pastor Carolyn Smith Compton was born the third of six children in Dublin, Georgia on July 15, 1960 to Delmas Smith Jr.(deceased) and Rosetta (Smith) Mitchell. She departed this life on Saturday, March 10, 2018. She was a caring and loving mother, a devoted wife, and was a woman filled with much love and joy whenever she was in the presence of her family and friends. She married Garry Lane Compton and together they have one daughter, Camelle Laree (Compton) Simmons. Co-Pastor Compton leaves to cherish her memory and legacy: her husband, Garry Lane Compton, daughter, Camelle Laree Simmons (Maurice), her parents Rosetta and Willie Mitchell, four sisters, Deborah (Charles) Moss, Linda (Jessie) Brown, Cathy (Desi) Robinson, Marcy Renee (John) Walker, and one brother, Gregory Smith Sr. Her in-laws, Dora F. Compton and John R. Compton (deceased), five brothers-in-law and two sisters-in-law, and a host of nieces and nephews. Co-Pastor Compton served as an Executive Administrative Assistant for 21 years in the United States Army and retired at the rank of Sergeant First Class (E-7)in April 2002 at Fort Stewart in Hinesville, Georgia. Co–Pastor Compton has been awarded several educational degrees and approved program of studies during her professional career. She received an Associate in Technology degree on June 21, 1989 from Pierce College, Tacoma, Washington. She completed required program curriculum at Savannah Technical College in Savannah, Georgia and received the Associate Degree in Administrative Office Technology on December 17, 2004. Co-Pastor Compton wore many hats in the ministry. She was licensed to preach under the leadership of Bishop Charles E. Moss, Christian Outreach Fellowship International Ministries, Inc., in 1998. Co-Pastor Compton held various positions within the church, such as the Assistant Secretary of the East Coast Holy Convocation, Secretary, Women of Sion, team leader, Sunday school and Bible study teacher and Program coordinator for pastor and church anniversary, fundraising committee, alter worker, choir member, praise team, and community volunteer. She stood ready and willing to use her anointed hands for the work of the ministry. She was appointed Co-Pastor of Universal Pentecostal Church on October 18, 2014 by Bishop T. L. Ricks, Senior Overseer, where she faithfully and religiously served until her passing. She preached the word every 1st Sunday, taught Sunday School every 2nd Sunday, played drums and assisted the church treasured with financial matters.

Viewing for Co-Pastor Compton will be held at Dudley Funeral Home, 617 E Jackson Street, Dublin, GA 31021, 478-272-5511, Friday March 16th from 2PM until 6PM and Saturday March 17th from 12PM until 4PM. Funeral Services will be conducted on Monday, March 19th at 10 am in the chapel of Tara Garden Chapel Funeral Home, 681 North Ave, Jonesboro, 770-471-7171, Interment to follow immediately after the service with full military honors at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, GA.

Services

  • Funeral Service Monday, March 19, 2018
  • Committal Service Thursday, March 22, 2018
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Marcy Walker

March 28, 2018

Carolyn's mother and role model!!!

Marcy Walker

March 28, 2018

Carolyn's precious baby girl at 10 years old!!!

Marcy Walker

March 28, 2018

We are family!!!

Marcy Walker

March 28, 2018

The Smith family!!!

Kristen Taylor

March 20, 2018

I will always remember your pretty bright smile, kind gestures, and the love you showed for your family.

Dental Clinic

March 17, 2018

TO THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF CAROLYN COMPTON

We are grieved to hear of her passing. She always had a smile and some inspiration. Think of her faith and devotion and you will surely be uplifted.

VA Dental Clinic, Dublin. GA

Leo McInnis

March 17, 2018

To the Family of Our Dearest Friend (Carolyn),

It is with great sadness that we would like to convey our deepest sympathy to Garry, Camelle, Mr. & Mrs. Mitchell, and host of other family members for the devastating loss of your dearly departed loved one. For those of you who do not know us, we Patricia McAuliffe and Leo McInnis (Mack) were two of Carolyn's Army buddies. In fact, both of us first met Carolyn in September 1999 when we were assigned to work at the Army Emergency Relief office at Fort Stewart, Georgia. But what really impressed us about Carolyn from the time we were first introduced was her strong and unshakeable faith in God, for she had an uncanny ability to help others feel His presence.

Although we eventually went on to serve at different duty assignments, we stayed in constant contact by phone over the years with an occasional visit. Shortly after Carolyn’s retirement, she received some bad news about her health. However, she did not share it with us because she did not want us to worry. You see, that was Carolyn . . . always thinking about others before her own self. Without a doubt, she is one of the most compassionate people that we have ever met. In fact, had it not been for her loving husband, we might not have known about her health condition, for she never whined, complained, or felt sorry for herself. It was as if she knew that God had a special plan in store for her. And once again, she was right! After all, there is no greater calling than the ministry.

While it is impossible to put into words what Carolyn’s friendship truly meant to us, we can say that she has made a uniquely profound and positive influence on our lives. We will dearly miss her from the bottom of our hearts. In borrowing a military term, we very respectfully ask that you “carry on” as Carolyn would want you to, be strong, and keep faith alive. After all, she is watching over all of us.

Much Sympathy

Pat & Mack
Weeki Wachee, FL

Cassandra (Gidget) Hill-Gunn

March 16, 2018

To my family. I and the family was saddened by the news of Carolyn's passing. Do know that your Ohio Family will keep you all uplifted in prayer and in our hearts. Even though we will not be there physically, we'll be there in spirit. If you need us, we're only a phone call away. Much love.
Steen, Grady, Gidget, Regina, Greg, Ruthie and Lisa and the rest of the Hill family.

Brandon Walker

March 15, 2018

Aunt Cal will be forever missed. She was always kind and thinking of others. I know if there was anything I ever needed, she would be there for me. She always supported me in my academic and athletic events. She was a true sweetheart that will forever be loved and missed. R.I.P Auntie

Brandon Walker

March 15, 2018

Aunt Cal will be forever missed. She was always kind and thinking of others. I know if there was anything I ever needed, she would be there for me. She always supported me in my academic and athletic events. She was a true sweetheart that will forever be loved and missed. R.I.P Auntie