Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at Galilee Baptist Church for Mrs. Irene Carlisle. The Rev. G.E. Robinson officiating. Interment in Crestwood Cemetery. West Gadsden Funeral Home directing.
She leaves to cherish her loving memory, her children, Josephine (Terrell) Martin, Joseph Carlisle and Emmett Carlisle III, Gadsden, Wysteria (Ralph) Williams and Vergil Jackson (son-in-law), of Manchester, Tenn.; eight sisters, Lou Ellen (Morris) McGruder and Queen Esther (Eddie) Kynard, of Gadsden, Ollie Payton, of College Park, Ga.; Mary Owens, of Greensboro, Ala., Amanda Lapsley, Vera Jones and Barbara (Blaine) Tindull, of Marion, Ala., and Annie Mae (J.C.) Brooks, of Newburne, Ala.; stepmother, Katherine Lapsley of Marion, Ala.; 10 grandchildren, Sidney (Shelly) Bustion, of Geneva, Switzerland, Kymberly (Gerard) Hardy of Manchester, Tenn., Mlyoshi (James) Thomas, of Silver Springs, Md., Tarkiesha "Nikki" Martin, of Birmingham, Jonathan Carlisle, of Enterprise, Ala., Kandice Martin, Taurean (fiancée Angela) Williams, and Marcus (Cynthia) Jackson, of Manchester, TN., Micah Williams, of Sheffield, England, and Maurice Carlisle, of Gadsden; eight great-grandchildren, Ciara, Karim, Colbi, D'Errick, Kohlton, Zoe, Armani and Joseph; one aunt, Rosa Lee of Cincinnati, Ohio; three sisters-in-law, Sallie McNeely and Henrietta Rains, of Birmingham, and Bertha (Willie James) Tabbs of Marion, Ala.; one brother-in-law, Arthur (Eula) Carlisle, of Tuskegee, Ala.; special nieces and nephew, Gloria, Que'lani and Zaccheus Kynard of Gadsden; a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and many "unofficial" grandchildren who all affectionately called her their "Bigmama."
Public visitation is 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today, and family hour is from 6 to 7 p.m. today.
You have our deepest sympathy. West Gadsden Funeral Home, 2118 Forrest Ave., 256-549-0004.