Mrs. Earnestine D.A. Carroll was born on May 13, 1931 as the 4th of six children in Hinesville, GA., To the parents of Mr. and Mrs. Jim and Lucile Darden. Earnestine attended Hineshaw School in Liberty County, GA. Earnestine was Baptized at Mount Zion Baptist Church in Hinesville, Ga., where she sang in the choir. As a young adult, Earnestine worked at the Bali Club in Hinesville, Ga. As a cook, which began her career as a cook in various locations. In February of 1951, Earnestine married Charles Alexander and moved to Albany, Ga. Upon settling down in Albany. She made Beulah Baptist Church her Home Congregation; under the Pastorage of J.H. Reynolds. Earnestine worked at Toasty Pup for 12 years, M & M Mars for 13 years, and Turner Job Corp for 24 years all in Albany, Ga. Earnestine was united in Marriage to Mr. Eunice Carroll in August of 1970. Upon retiring from Turner Job Corp, Mr. & Mrs. Carroll opened “Carroll’s Day Care” on Moultrie Road in Albany.
Mrs. Carroll was preceded in death by her Parents- Jim and Lucile Darden, Husband- Eunice Carroll, Siblings- Viola Boyd, Vivian Campbell, James Darden and Mamie Fabian. Two close friends Barbara Williams and Doretha Spivey. Mrs. Carroll was the proud parent of ten birth children,five girls, five boys and several adopted children.
Those left to cherish her memories include ten children, Oscar(Bridget) Darden, Charles(Joyce) Alexander, Charlie Alexander, Gloria Alexander, Laura Kelly, Bobby(Carol Jones) Alexander, All of Albany, Ga. Margie(Carlos )Ruiz, of Lowville,NY, Sharon (Nathanuel) Ware, Tony D. Alexander, and Sharlet Carroll all of Albany, Ga. Lisa Carroll, Cynthia Carroll and Michael Carroll (Children by Marriage). One sister Maggie Anderson, Hinesville, Ga. One special cousin Doliweese Hilsman of Jacksonville, Florida. Two special nieces-Carolyn B. Christmas of Atlanta, Ga. and Joyce Tutt of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. One special nephew Clyde (Susan) Boyd of Allenhurst, Ga. twenty-five grandchildren, thirty-six great grands and three great great grands. A devoted friend and sitter Ms. Emma Jones. Two adopted sons, Edgar Williams Jr. of Lawtey, Florida and Roosevelt Hodge of Albany, Ga. A host of other loved one’s relations and friends.
The family would like to acknowledge the wonderful staff of Affinis Hospice for the awesome love, care and support shown to our Mother- Mrs. Carroll and her children. You all became a part of our family. We love you all!