Lucile W. Carroll
On the crisp day of December 19, 1934 in Camilla, Georgia, Nellie Mae Bullard Willams birthed a S. T. A.R. Nellie Mae and her husband Lige Williams became the proud parents of their eldest child, Lucille Williams. Through her life’s journey, this S. T. A. R radiated with Strength, Talent, Ambition, and Resilience.
As a young child, Lucille and her 6 siblings lived in Homestead, Florida. However, many summers were spent on the Bullard’s family farm in Camilla, Georgia with grandparents, cousins, aunts, and uncles. Lucille completed her formative education at A. L. Lewis Elementary School, Mays Junior High School and George W. Carver High School. She manifested her desire for a collegiate education by attending Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Education. Upon graduation from FAMU, Lucille immediately began her career as a teacher at West Homestead School and retired from Holmes Elementary. As a dedicated educator, she earned the admiration of her students, title of Teacher of the Year, and the respect of her fellow teachers and administrators. Never content to rest on her laurels, Lucille’s love of teaching led her to further her education at the Nova Southeastern University where she earned a Master’s degree. Her commitment to her students and excellence in the classroom bestowed her the honor of serving 35+ years in the Miami Dade County Public School System. In addition to being a dedicated and conscientious educator, Lucille was a member of the finer women of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. She was initiated into the gorgeous Gamma Alpha Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. during her matriculation at Florida A&M University. Lucille joyfully retired in 1996. She spent her retirement years caring for her husband and son, visiting her daughters Awana and Tasha in Atlanta and Maryland, traveling near and afar to destinations like Vegas, Italy, and Hawaii, and spending time with her grandchildren, who were her pride and joy.
Although Lucille was an empowering educator, one of her most significant titles was wonderful wife to Earl J. Carroll Sr (1st Black Commissioner of Dade County). Together they raised two doting daughters, Tasha and Awana, and their endearing son, Earl Carroll Jr, known to all as “Man.”
Lucille was a compassionate and kindhearted woman. She touched so many lives as a dedicateddaughter, worthy wife, magnificent mother of three, selfless sister, affectionate aunt, friend to family, ideal in-law, considerate co–worker, terrific teacher, and faithful friend. Her memory will be cherished by all who knew and loved her, particularly her daughters; Tasha Carroll-Seals (Troy), Awana Carroll-Russell (Cedric) and her husband and son who preceded her in death; Earl J. Carroll, Sr. and Earl J. Carroll, Jr (Man). Her legacy will be honored through her grandsons, Jalen Greene, Khari Seals, and Cedric Russell, Jr (C.J.); and her precious granddaughter Chanise Russell. She leaves precious memories with her youngest sister; Wanda Williams Sumler (Tommy) and five siblings who preceded her in death; Arthur L. Williams (Ida*), Johnny L. Williams (Freddie*), Doreatha Hall (James), May Frances Cooper (Richard*) Linda Williams Douglas; Tamela Moore (goddaughter); And a host of special aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, caregivers, and friends.
- Range Funeral Home
- 5:00 pm
St. Paul Baptist Church
344 S.W.4th Avenue
Homestead, Florida 33030
- 6/4/2022 at 12:00 PM