Louise "Jo" Carroll, mother of Kenneth Carroll
Posted Friday, December 16, 2011 02:13 PM

Obituary from The Natchitoches Times, 16 Dec 2011



Louise "Jo" Carroll

A service to celebrate the life of Louise “Jo” Carroll will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17 at The First United Methodist Church of Natchitoches with the Rev. Ellis Newman and Sen. Gerald Long officiating. Interment will follow at Memory Lawn Cemetery, Natchitoches. The family will receive friends from 5-9 p.m. on Friday at Blanchard St. Denis Funeral Home.

Mrs. Carroll, 90, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011 in Natchitoches. She was born April 6, 1921 to the late Horace Felton Hicks and the late Mary Anne (Barton) Hicks in Groveton, Texas. She graduated from Winnfield High School where one of her proudest achievements was being a part of the 1939 Girls State Basketball Championship team her senior year. She worked for many years as an executive secretary at Northwestern State University. She was a long time member at the First United Methodist Church of Natchitoches as well as being a member of The Order of The Eastern Star, Natchitoches Chapter.

She leaves to cherish her memory a sister, Billie Jean Oakes; a son, Kenneth Carroll; a daughter, Margaret Anne Carroll; grandchildren, Wynne Taylor and wife Susanne, Evan Taylor, Jay Carroll and wife Eda, Samuel A. “Trey” Taylor III, Scott Carroll and wife Heather and Christie Lindsay; great grandchildren, Ava Riley Carroll, Elizabeth Carroll, David Carroll, Anna Sophia Taylor, Collin Wilkison and Amanda Wilkison; ; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and many close friends.

Those honored to serve as pallbearers include her son, Kenneth Carroll; her grandsons, Jay Carroll, Scott Carroll, Wynne Taylor, Evan Taylor and Samuel A. Taylor III.