|Mary Ellen Carroll|
|July 28, 1933 - June 16, 2012|
|Rock Island, Illinois|
|Visitation: Friday from 12 - 1 pm June 22, 2012 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island|
|Funeral Service: Friday at 1:00 PM June 22, 2012 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island|
|Interment: Friday June 22, 2012 at Riverside Cemetery, Moline |
Mary Ellen Poindexter Carroll, 78, of Rock Island, died Saturday, June 16, 2012 at Trinity Rock Island. Funeral services will be held Friday at 1:00 pm at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island. Visitation will be an hour prior to service time. Entombment will be at Riverside Cemetery, Moline. Memorials may be made to the family to establish a fund for the grandchildren.
Mary was born July 28, 1933 in Alton, IL, the daughter of Arthur Lee and Jessie Steward Poindexter. She married Marvin “Pickle” Maurice Carroll in Alton, IL. He died March 3, 2007.
Mary retired from TACOM at the Rock Island Arsenal on January 5, 1998. She attended Christ the King Catholic Church in Moline and was a member of the Red Hat and Garden Clubs at In Touch, also in Moline.
She enjoyed crafts, gardening, blues, and bowling. She was known as “GG” to her great-grandchildren. She was mothering to all and loved her family.
Survivors include her daughter, Yolanda (Dr. Nnamal Pascal Patrick) Ezeugwu, Rock Island; Grandchildren, Tanya Dechelle Carroll, Olekachi (Rainee) Jean Thomas, Chioma Mariellen Ezeugwu, and Nnamal Pascal Patrick Ezeugwu Jr.; great-grandchildren, Victor, Leroy, and Jonathan Koontz, David Artis Jr., and Kyndra Mae Jourdan; sister, Elizabeth (Robert) Jean Teague, Alton, IL; brothers, James Poindexter, Rock Island, Ronald (Alice) Poindexter, Alton, IL, and Reid (Carole) Poindexter, Las Vegas, NV; and several beloved nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by; Pickle; her parents; sister, Charlotte Fallon; brother, ArthurPoindexter Jr.; and an infant sister.
We will miss you so much. One day we will fest on milk and honey when we get to Heaven.We say to you aunt Mary, save some milk and honey for use. We love you aunt Mary. Your nefu Charles Teague.
-- Charles/Stephanie Teague, Aleisha/Alexis Teague
I worked with Mary at TACOM for a while. She was always a very sweet and pleasant person to be with. You will be missed.
-- Audrey Rankin
Thoughts and prayers go out to Mary's family in this time of sorrow. I know she is with her Lord now.
-- Marsha & Dan Edgington
Granny, you will be missed very badly, I know you are looking down on us and smiling and happy with how we are handling things, you have nothing to worry about Granny, Mommy and the team have taken care of everything! I know you tried holding out for me Granny, but God needed you more in heaven! RIP Granny, Love O.J., Rainee, and David! We love you, and we shall meet again!
-- Olekachi Jean Thomas (Grand Daughter)
To my big sister. Sorry I can't be there, but you will ALWAYS be in my heart and memories. I'll always cherish our long phone conversations, our texts and emails. I'll never forget when you visited us in Vegas and we went out to the nightclub. You were a big hit with the band. Carole and I will forever miss you. R.I.P.
-- Reid & Carole Poindexter