Everliner CarrollJuly 4, 1923 ~ January 24, 2021 (age 97)
Everliner Carroll was born to the union of Ance and Mary McLaurin on July 4, 1923 in Collins, Mississippi.
Everliner, widely and affectionately known as "Madea," accepted Christ at an early age in the Progressive Church. She later would unite with the Zion Traveler Baptist Church, under the leadership of the late Reverend Christopher V. Rogers, where she was a member for over 65 years and she remained a member until her transition to glory. While at Zion, Everliner dedicated herself to the work of the ministry. She served faithfully as usher president, treasurer, and co-chair of the Men and Women's Day Auxiliary. She was a true believer in the Lord Almighty.
Outside of the local church, Sister Carroll served as a City Wide Usher and was a dedicated member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
On Sunday, January 24, 2021, after 97 years of life and Christian service, the Lord God, Our Father called her name and Sister Everliner Carroll answered departing from earthly labor to eternal reward.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two daughters, Mary Brown and Jacqueline Smith; one son-in-law, Albert Brown; and one grandson, Willie Carroll, Jr.
Madea leaves to cherish her memories: seven children, Willie E. Carroll (Pattie) of New Jersey, Francine Gipson (Lee Aaron) of Houston, Texas; Shirley Fairly (D0n) of Detroit, Michigan; Debra Williams of Monroe, Louisiana; Marjorie Carroll of Minnesota, Fredrick McLaurin of Abilene, Texas; and James Carroll of Monroe, Louisiana; twenty-nine grandchildren, a host of great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren, one great-great-great-grandchild; three special daughters, Donna Jackson, Rosemary Gaddis, and Essie Wagner; a special caregiver, Myshaniece Parson, along with a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends, and the Zion Traveler Baptist Church Family.