Deanne Sumner Carroll
Deanne Sumner Carroll peacefully passed away at the age of 74 on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee surrounded by her loving family at Alive Hospice. She was born Deanne Irene Sumner on May 2, 1940 in Nashville, the daughter of Luther Calvin and Irene (Nicholson) Sumner.
Deanne grew up in Nashville, graduating from Hillsboro High school, Carson-Newman College, and George Peabody College at Vanderbilt University. She taught English and journalism for 7 years at John Overton High School and for 22 years at Christ Presbyterian Academy. She was active in her community, the Garden Club: Seed and Weed, McNeilly Day home, Santa's Helpers, Action Auction, and was very involved in her church, Christ Presbyterian. She was a loving wife, a caring and devoted mother, a doting grandmother, a devoted friend, and a faithful servant of Jesus Christ, loyally devoted to prayer and reading scripture.
Survivors include her husband of 50 years, William Timothy Carroll, Jr. of Nashville; three daughters, Maria Carroll Jernigan and husband Dan of Nashville, Deanne Carroll Ryan and husband Scott of Salina, KS, and Katherine Carroll Britt and husband Steve of Austin, TX; and her eight grandchildren, Elizabeth, Grace and Timothy Jernigan, Collister and William Ryan, and Boaz, Zella and Bishop Britt.
Memorial services will be held at 10:45 a.m. on Friday, July 25th at Christ Presbyterian Church, 2323 Old Hickory Blvdl, Nashville.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made in Deanne's name to Christ Presbyterian Academy.
Published in The Tennessean from July 11 to July 20, 2014