Carmen Perkins Carroll
Services for Carmen Perkins Carroll will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 10, 2013 at Calvary Baptist Church, Gardner, with Rev. Alton Achord and Rev. Web Robinson officiating. Interment will be in the Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of John Kramer & Son Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held from 5 - 9 p.m. on Thursday, May 9, 2013 and again from 8 am Friday until time of service at the church.
Carmen Perkins Carroll, age 83, of Alexandria, passed away Monday, May 6, 2013 in Cypress Point Nursing Home, Bossier City.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Julius and Ida Perkins; her husband William Earl Carroll; her step-father Joseph Edward Morse and four brothers: James Carlton "JJ" Perkins, Rufus Perkins, Quinton Perkins, and Marvin Perkins.
Carmen graduated high school at the age of 16, and started at Charity Hospital, Pineville, where she received her L.P.N. In 1966 she was a graduate of the 1st Registered Nursing Class with an Associates Degree at Louisiana State University
of Alexandria. She was voted Nurse of the Year in 1970; and served the community 27 years in the Labor and Delivery at Baptist Hospital (now Rapides Regional) as well as in the field of home care. She was member of Calvary Baptist Church, Gardner and a former member of Homewood Baptist Church, Alexandria. Carmen was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and friend to many.
Those left to cherish her memories include her 2 sons: Marvin Carroll and wife Renee of Haughton and Alfred Neil Carroll of Shreveport; one daughter Katherine Brown and husband Charles of Alexandria and one half- brother James Edward "Eddie" Morse and wife Carolyn Sue of Boyce; 4 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
Pallbearers honored to serve will be Allen Verzwyvelt, Randy Muse, Gary Perkins, John Cain, Matt Carroll, Johnny Gene Perkins and John Holt II.
Honorary pallbearer will be Steve Frazier.
Online notes of condolences may be sent to the family @ firstname.lastname@example.org.