Mary E. Carroll
Age 85 of Morris, Illinois, passed away Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at Morris Hospital.
Born November 26, 1935 in Babylon, New York, Mary Ellen was the daughter of James and Hilda (Pelzer) Mitchell. She was raised and educated in Indiana, and graduated from Bridgeton High School with the Class of 1954. On October 9, 1959 Mary married Charles Ray Carroll in Rosedale, Indiana.
Survivors include her daughter, Karen (Roy, Jr.) Clark of Morris, three granddaughters: Susan (David) Reed of Texas, Jennifer (Aaron) Tanis of Wisconsin and Jessica Carroll of Missouri; one grandson, Zachary Carroll of Missouri and eight great grandchildren.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and two sons: Charles “Bud” Carroll and James Carroll.
Mary was a virtuous woman who looked well to the ways of her household. It truly was a joy for her to care for her family through cooking, baking, sewing, gardening, or whatever else needed to be done. She worked willingly with her hands, breeding rat terriers, painting, creating VBS backdrops, and preserving food for her family and friends. She opened her mouth with wisdom. She was a warrior for Christ using Biblical truths to encourage her children and grandchildren to love Him, know Him, and follow Him. Mary also loved to sing songs of praise and worship to her Lord, and she is now singing in heavens choir.
The family will receive friends for a visitation on Friday, March 26, 2021 at Reeves Funeral Home, 408 East Washington Street (one block east of Illinois Route 47), in Morris from 1:00 p.m. until time of funeral service, 3:00 p.m. Funeral services will be officiated by Pastor Ivan Plemmons, and burial will follow at Sample Cemetery, where Mary will be laid to rest with her husband.
Those wishing to participate in the services virtually are welcome to join the live stream beginning at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, March 26, 2021 or view the services video on demand. A link for the event and video is available on Mary’s memorial page.
Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Mary’s memory to the family for their distribution.
Family and friends are encouraged to sign the online guest book, upload photographs, and share Mary’s memorial page by logging onto: www.ReevesFuneral.com/obituary/Mary-Carroll
Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd. in Morris (815) 942-2500.