ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Clarence Carroll, 77 years old, born on August 25, 1943, and passed away on December 23, 2020. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Norma Brinker on March 14, 2021
I’m sure Mr. Carroll is sorely missed. I did not have the pleasure of meeting him, personally, however, I have met his son; Clarence , whom I gather did not fall far from the tree; my brother in-law is a fun, loving, caring man who has exhibited commitment and integrity; qualities, I gather was both inherited and learned from his father. I’m grateful for ‘CC’ and deeply sorrowful with the family for the loss of Mr Carroll, a pillar of the Carroll family.
Posted by Paula Milner on March 7, 2021
I was introduced to Mr. Carroll by my brother-law CC and wife Delia on few occasions like CC’s retirement, his Graduation, and after their trip to Hawaii. Mr Carroll had a calm spirit about him and a coolness. He was kind and enjoyed having a good time. It was very evident he loved his family very much. I really admired his and Mrs. Carroll’s love and friendship for one another. He was very proud of his son CC and the man he became. Mr. Carroll will be truly missed by his family and friends. Rest well Mr. Carroll for the Lord has received you into your eternal rest.
Posted by Delia Carroll on March 3, 2021
Rest In Peace Dad!

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Posted by Norma Brinker on March 14, 2021
I’m sure Mr. Carroll is sorely missed. I did not have the pleasure of meeting him, personally, however, I have met his son; Clarence , whom I gather did not fall far from the tree; my brother in-law is a fun, loving, caring man who has exhibited commitment and integrity; qualities, I gather was both inherited and learned from his father. I’m grateful for ‘CC’ and deeply sorrowful with the family for the loss of Mr Carroll, a pillar of the Carroll family.
Posted by Paula Milner on March 7, 2021
I was introduced to Mr. Carroll by my brother-law CC and wife Delia on few occasions like CC’s retirement, his Graduation, and after their trip to Hawaii. Mr Carroll had a calm spirit about him and a coolness. He was kind and enjoyed having a good time. It was very evident he loved his family very much. I really admired his and Mrs. Carroll’s love and friendship for one another. He was very proud of his son CC and the man he became. Mr. Carroll will be truly missed by his family and friends. Rest well Mr. Carroll for the Lord has received you into your eternal rest.
Posted by Delia Carroll on March 3, 2021
Rest In Peace Dad!
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Clarence Alvin Carroll Sr. was born August 25, 1943 in Henderson North Carolina. He was fourth child (of 9) born to loving parents, James Roy and Daisy Mae (Baskerville) Carroll.

Clarence graduated from Henderson Institute High School. In 1962 he headed for the bright lights of the Big Apple. In New York City he worked in a factory while simultaneously pursuing a brick masonry apprenticeship. While in New York he would meet and fall in love with Ruth Eleanor Bell. Their courtship would span 4 years when finally, the young couple would form a union under God March 31, 1968. The union would produce 7 beautiful children.

In 1975 Clarence would relocate his growing family to his wife's place of birth Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Clarence worked as Brick Mason and quickly became one of the trades most sought after talents. The local media decided to write an article detailing his expertise. The notoriety led to many meaningful contacts with community leaders and peers thus establishing him as a highly sought-after talent. While he was happy accepting major contracting jobs in and around the City of Philadelphia; his most impactful masonry job came when he was asked to use his considerable talent to restore a small church on a busy corner. The connections and friendships made in that church proved to be a turning point in Clarence's life and have a personal impact on his family that continues today.

Clarence did not limit his abilities to just masonry, Clarence was also an entrepreneur who continuously sought out new opportunities to improve his family's quality of life. He was able to establish several businesses within the community earning him a reputation as a tireless worker with legendary work ethic.

Clarence was a lover of music and a known sports enthusiast. It was not unusual to walk into the Carroll household and see his loving wife preparing a meal while Clarence tickled the keyboard of his organ playing and singing "Kansas City Here I Come" all while his children danced and sang along with him. When he was done with the music, he would put the organ away and turn on the TV to find any ball game he could find. Clarence loved all sports but especially baseball and more specifically Hank Aaron. His passion and appreciation for music and sports found its way into the DNA of his children and grandchildren as well. He nurtured and encouraged his children to prepare and pursue whatever they felt was their goal.

On December 23rd, 2020. Clarence was called home from earthy labor to eternal rest. He is proceeded in death by his Father James Roy Carroll, Mother Daisey Mae (Baskerville) Carroll, Brother Roy Lee Carroll, Brother Milton Carroll, Brother Fred Carroll, Brother Thurston Carroll, Son Reggie Carroll.

Clarence is survived by his Wife Ruth Eleanor (Bell) Carroll, Son Clarence Carroll Jr.(Delia), Daughter Melanie Bell (Kevin), Son Andre Carroll, Son Cornell Carroll (Quwanda), Daughter Monica Carroll-Keeling (Ernest), Daughter Megan Carroll, Daughter Pamela Huggins, Brother Samuel Carroll (Mary), Brother Morris Carroll (Rose), Sister Kathy Richardson (John), Sister Shirley Annette Harris, Sister In-Law Willene Elder- Carroll, Companion Vernel Jacobs, 15 grandchildren,4 great grandchildren, and a host of family and friends.
 


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The walkway

Shared by Delia Carroll on March 3, 2021
I remember when Dad came out to celebrate CC's retirement from the Navy, he was so proud of his son. We were getting the yard ready for his retirement party and Mr. Carroll insisted that he was going to lay a cement walkway that would lead to the backyard. CC was like are you serious, him and Mr. Carroll must have made 5 trips to Home Depot to get bags of cement. All he wanted after a day of laying cement was a good meal and a cold brew. I genuinely appreciated the work he put in laying that walkway when he was supposed to be on vacation. Even though we no longer live in that home that walkway will always be there made with love. RIP Dad with all my Love.