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LEE EDWARD CARROLL, SR. OBITUARY

 

FLYING

HIGH ON THE WINGS OF LOVE

Isaiah 40:31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

Lee Edward Carroll, Sr. known as “Lee Lee,” went home to be with the Lord peacefully on Monday, October 24, 2016. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend.  He was affectionately known to his family as “Pooney”

He was born on August 14, 1947, In Caldwell, Texas to the late Richard and Gladys Carroll. He accepted Christ at an early age and served the Lord throughout his life.  He attended East Macedonia Baptist Church, Greater Morning Star Baptist Church where he became an ordained deacon, and Gulf Meadows Church before joining Lakewood Church in 2007. He faithfully served as an usher until his health declined.

Lee attended Houston public schools and graduated from Evan E. Worthing High School in 1966. Later that year, he married the late Mary Helen Huntsberry, and to their union, three children were born – Lee Jr., Rodrick, and Melinda.  He enjoyed a long career in aviation which began with Texas International Airlines and continued at Continental Airlines for 42 years and 2months until his retirement in 2008.

On February 15, 2014, Lee married his “Best Friend” Darlene Davis. The two of them enjoyed life, traveling, and serving God together.  He also enjoyed aviation, cars, and lots of laughter with family and friends.   His magnetic personality, contagious smile, “smooth” dance, and meticulous attire – that he insisted had to be “right” – will be greatly missed.

He is preceded in death by his parents Richard and Gladys Carroll; wife, Mary Helen Huntsberry Carroll; daughter, Melinda Carroll Mathis; and sister, Mae Dell Prothro.

Lee leaves to cherish his memories his loving and devoted wife, Darlene; two sons, Lee E. Carroll, Jr. (Vivian) of Spring, Texas and Rodrick E. Caroll (Jeri) of Reno, Nevada; three brothers, Eugene Carroll (Joyce), Arlexter Banks (Dorothy), and Richard “Devin” Carroll (Mya) all of Missouri City, Texas; three sisters, Judy White (William) of Sugarland, Texas, Patricia Terrell (Greg) of Houston, Texas, and Melinda Roquemore of Missouri City, Texas; four grandsons, Demarcus Williams (Ebony) of Houston, Texas, Brandon Carroll of Dallas, Texas, Josiah Thomas of Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Spencer Carroll of Reno, Nevada; one granddaughter, Iyanna Rose “YaYa” Carroll of Reno, Nevada; and a host of relatives, church family, and friends.