OBITUARY

Carmen Deloras Roll

August 7, 1953December 3, 2018
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Carmen Roll, age 65, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, December 3, 2018, surrounded by her family and their love. Carmen was born on August 7, 1953 in Crossville, Tennessee, to Anna Kate Storie. She is survived by her loving husband, Peter Roll; devoted daughter, son-in-law and grandsons, LeAnn, Fred, Sam and Matthew Schrimpe; brother and sister-in-law, John and Tammy Steiger; and the Purnell, Schrimpe & Rutledge families.. Carmen was a woman of faith, and she was an active member of Grace Lutheran Church. She was thankful every day for the blessings she received throughout her life. Carmen loved Pete deeply for more than 26 years, and she enjoyed many adventures with him. Visiting both new and familiar places, they traveled to many destinations together and with family. Family was Carmen’s passion, and her best friend was her daughter, LeAnn. When LeAnn and Fred married, Carmen felt that she was welcoming a son into her family. Carmen’s heart and joy were her twin grandsons, Sam and Matthew. She loved spending time with them, and she was always there for achievements and milestone events. She frequented school, sports and Cub Scout gatherings, and she never missed the opportunity to enjoy birthday and holiday celebrations with Matthew and Sam. Carmen treated her pets like family, and throughout her life, she adopted and cared for many animals. Most recently, she and Pete experienced the joy of raising two puppies, both German Shepherds. Zinnias and roses were her best-loved blooms, and she was talented in her garden and loved growing flowers. Shopping with LeAnn was another activity that she adored, and days spent together, sharing “girl-time” was an all-time favorite pastime. She really loved any time she could spend, one on one, with her daughter. Carmen shared her love of food and cooking with family, friends and those in need, and she enjoyed preparing many of her family’s favorite dishes – in particular, blondies for Matthew and Sam. There are many friends and members of the community who were the recipients of her wonderful casseroles and meals. For many years she was employed by Dr. Frank Harrell in Nashville, serving in various roles from Assistant to Office Manager. Not only did she work for Dr. Harrell, but she truly enjoyed and was devoted to her work family. Carmen relished relationships with two lifelong friends - Lydia Baird (deceased) and Jan Hines. She also shared close bonds with Robin Rapp and Shelly Fugate. Friendships were very important to Carmen, and she loved her friends well. Carmen had a beautiful smile and a gracious attitude that allowed her the ability to connect with strangers and friends alike. It was easy to talk to her, and she gave wonderful hugs. She loved and appreciated all of her friends, and she will be missed terribly. We welcome your thoughts and memories, and we encourage you to leave them here on Carmen’s page to be included in her “Life Remembered Book”, which will be shared with the family. Please join us to celebrate Carmen’s life at Grace Lutheran Church with Rev. Carl Wenck officiating, the evening of Monday, December 10, 2018 at 6:30 and friends will be greeted following the service until 8:30. In lieu of flowers, Carmen’s family hopes that you will consider donations to PAWS of Murfreesboro and/or The American Cancer Society.

Services

  • Service to Celebrate Monday, December 10, 2018
  • Greeting of friends Monday, December 10, 2018
REMEMBERING

Carmen Deloras Roll

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Jennifer Powers

December 16, 2018

So many memories- well one - you drove by yourself all the way to my house in Auburntown to see my baby girl. That impressed me and meant so much to me that you did that. Second , I had a ball doing your makeup for LeAnn’s wedding - that was so much fun. And I got to chauffeur you around that day. You told me I was a very patient and careful driver and that you didn’t drive like I did. Made me laugh. You wild woman!! And thirdly - I enjoyed going Black Friday shopping with you and LeAnn. We went all day. You stood in our parking spot so we could park the car. That was hilarious!!!!

Rhonda Cakebread

December 16, 2018

I knew Carmen to be a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Her family gave her strength, she once told me. She had a ready smile whenever we spent time together, even when her health was deteriorating. We were also both animal lovers, so we would share about our pets. I remember an occasion where I ran into Carmen in the Walmart parking lot. She was in better health then. I had come upon a big pickup truck that had two dogs inside. The windows were barely cracked, and it was quite hot outside. I waited a bit, hoping the dogs’ owner had just run into the store for a short time, but after 10 minutes I started to grow concerned. As I considered calling the police, who walked up to me was Carmen! We hugged and waited a bit longer. I called the police, finally, and when the owner showed up, we hoped they would throw the book at her. We were both pretty angry! Carmen was someone who would stand with you when you needed. I will miss her, but I know that she is with Jesus now, and feels no pain, only joy! Look forward to seeing you again Carmen! LeAnn, prayers for you, as you and your family mourn. Praying for peace and comfort for you all. Love you!

Dr. Frank & Valle Harrell

December 16, 2018

We hope these chimes will be a lasting reminder of the love we all shared with Carmen. She was an unfailing friend to us all, and she will forever be with us.

Melissa Mallicoat

December 16, 2018

Praying for comfort and peace! We love you!

Jan Hines

December 16, 2018

She’s forever attached to my heart! Love you all!
Jan

Erica Montgomery

December 16, 2018

We love you all & many prayers. We will miss our work “Mama” like crazy!

Jennifer Brothers

December 16, 2018

I knew Carmen mainly through you LeAnn. She lives on in you and your boys. What a wonderful daughter she raised. A true testament of the person she was. Love you sweet friend!❤️❤️

Lettie Harris

December 16, 2018

Carmen was a very loving, soft-spoken person. She was always so calm when she talked, that it was soothing to me. I didn’t spend a lot of time with her, but when I did, I cherished it very much. I am having a difficult time accepting that she is no longer with us. She will forever be in my heart, as well as others. Our Heavenly Father has gained a beautiful angel with a heart of gold. Carmen, you will be missed deeply. Rest In Peace lovely lady. We will meet again❤️.

Office Family

December 16, 2018

Sweet Carmen, whom we all love & will always miss, Dr. Harrell & Valle, Jan & Gregg Hines, Melissa & Casey Cook, Melissa Mallicoat, Denise Draper, Kim Elrod, Erica & Matt Montgomery & Dr. Emily Meltzer.

Gayle Britt

December 16, 2018

Praying for you friend 🙏😊!

Biography

Carmen Roll, age 65, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, December 3, 2018, surrounded by her family and their love. Carmen was born on August 7, 1953 in Crossville, Tennessee, to Anna Kate Storie. She is survived by her loving husband, Peter Roll; devoted daughter, son-in-law and grandsons, LeAnn, Fred, Sam and Matthew Schrimpe; brother and sister-in-law, John and Tammy Steiger; and the Purnell, Schrimpe & Rutledge families..
Carmen was a woman of faith, and she was an active member of Grace Lutheran Church. She was thankful every day for the blessings she received throughout her life.
Carmen loved Pete deeply for more than 26 years, and she enjoyed many adventures with him. Visiting both new and familiar places, they traveled to many destinations together and with family. Family was Carmen’s passion, and her best friend was her daughter, LeAnn. When LeAnn and Fred married, Carmen felt that she was welcoming a son into her family. Carmen’s heart and joy were her twin grandsons, Sam and Matthew. She loved spending time with them, and she was always there for achievements and milestone events. She frequented school, sports and Cub Scout gatherings, and she never missed the opportunity to enjoy birthday and holiday celebrations with Matthew and Sam. Carmen treated her pets like family, and throughout her life, she adopted and cared for many animals. Most recently, she and Pete experienced the joy of raising two puppies, both German Shepherds.
Zinnias and roses were her best-loved blooms, and she was talented in her garden and loved growing flowers. Shopping with LeAnn was another activity that she adored, and days spent together, sharing “girl-time” was an all-time favorite pastime. She really loved any time she could spend, one on one, with her daughter.
Carmen shared her love of food and cooking with family, friends and those in need, and she enjoyed preparing many of her family’s favorite dishes – in particular, blondies for Matthew and Sam. There are many friends and members of the community who were the recipients of her wonderful casseroles and meals.
For many years she was employed by Dr. Frank Harrell in Nashville, serving in various roles from Assistant to Office Manager. Not only did she work for Dr. Harrell, but she truly enjoyed and was devoted to her work family.
Carmen relished relationships with two lifelong friends - Lydia Baird (deceased) and Jan Hines. She also shared close bonds with Robin Rapp and Shelly Fugate. Friendships were very important to Carmen, and she loved her friends well.
Carmen had a beautiful smile and a gracious attitude that allowed her the ability to connect with strangers and friends alike. It was easy to talk to her, and she gave wonderful hugs. She loved and appreciated all of her friends, and she will be missed terribly.

We welcome your thoughts and memories, and we encourage you to leave them here on Carmen’s page to be included in her “Life Remembered Book”, which will be shared with the family.

Please join us to celebrate Carmen’s life at Grace Lutheran Church with Rev. Carl Wenck officiating, the evening of Monday, December 10, 2018 at 6:30 and friends will be greeted following the service until 8:30. In lieu of flowers, Carmen’s family hopes that you will consider donations to PAWS of Murfreesboro and/or The American Cancer Society.