LAKELAND - - Mrs. Vera Mae Carroll, 95, passed away of natural causes Friday, January 04, 2013. Born December 14, 1917 in Clarksville, FL, Mrs. Carroll moved to Lakeland in 1922. She was a member of both Gapway Baptist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star.
Mrs. Carroll was preceded in death by her husband of over forty years, Marvin Carroll; brothers, Edgar, Joseph and Tillman; and sisters, Verna and Lida. She is survived by daughter, Judy (Dan) Valentine; sister, Elizabeth Matthews; grandchildren, Greg (Krissa) Valentine and Deeann Porche; great grandchildren, Stefanie, Sara, Emily and Sean; and great great grandchildren, Meghan, Caelum and Corbin. Carol is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
A visitation will be conducted for Mrs. Carroll on Monday, January 7, 2013 from 10-11am at Lakeland Funeral Home, 2150 South Bartow Road in Lakeland. A funeral service will immediately follow at the chapel at 11am with Pastor Mike Roberts officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Hill Burial Park. In lieu of flowers, Mrs. Carroll's family requests that donations be made, in her honor to Gapway Baptist Church's Homebound Outreach Program.