Funeral services for Mrs. Willie Carrell, age 82 of Millport, were held Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Shiloh/Pinhook Cemetery in Lamar Co. Bro. Norman McCordy officiated. Mrs. Carrell died Wednesday, Oct. 3, at Generations of Vernon.
She married Kenneth Cornelius Carrell in 1951. She raised five children and thought the world of her grandchildren. She went back to school in 1976 to obtain her GED at the age of 40. She worked in manufacturing plants for many years but completed her career at the Vernon Public Library. She accepted the Lord at a young age and practiced her faith every day in everything she did. She was a devoted member of Cody Church of God. She enjoyed reading, gardening, and feeding her family.
She was preceded in death by sons, Keith Brian Carrell and Kenneth Neal Carrell; daughter, Charlotte Jeanette Strickland; parents, William “Hill” Nelson and Evie Mae Stephens Nelson; three brothers; and four sisters.
Survivors include Kenneth Cornelius Carrell; daughters, Sharon Watkins and Wendy Hawkins (Greg), both of Millport; grandchildren, Sherry Brown (Earl), Clinton Dale Watkins (Ashley), Jaime Hall (Brent), Shane Strickland (Chasity), Timmy Strickland, Jonathon Carrell (Anna), Misty Driver (Chris), Lynn Carrell (Brandon Newell), Courtney Carruth (Lee), Ariel Hawkins and Erica Hawkins; eighteen great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.
Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directing.
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