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Obituary for Rebecca Carroll

Funeral services for Rebecca Edwards Carroll of Gilbert, LA will be 2:00 PM Thursday, December 8, 2022, in the chapel of Young’s Community Memorial Funeral in Winnsboro with Rev. Fran Guy and Rev. Dennis Fontenot officiating. Interment will follow at Oakley Cemetery in Gilbert, LA under the direction of Young’s Community Memorial in Winnsboro. Visitation will be Wednesday, December 7, 2022, from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the funeral home.

Mrs. Becky was born to James Otis Edwards and Carrie Christine Wilson Edwards on July 9, 1958, in Jonesville, LA and passed from this life on December 5, 2022, in Shreveport, LA at the age of 64. While growing up in Sandy Lake, she learned how to play the piano. She was a pianist in church at the young age of 10. She later moved to Gilbert, LA with her parents and began playing basketball. Before graduating from Gilbert high school she earned a full basketball scholarship to NLU. During this time she met the love of her life, Mopey Carroll. Instead of going to college she chose to marry Mopey in December of 1976. During this time, she had three children, Jenna, Carrie, and Trey. She coached her children and others in softball throughout our growing years. She continued to play the piano and basketball. Through these years, she stood beside her husband, tall and strong, never wavering by his side. She also went above and beyond to help and take care of others. Always placing them first above herself. During these years, with her faith never wavering, she played the piano for anyone who asked her. Throughout these times, God gave her the ability to sing. This one thing that she wanted to do, was to spread the gospel through song. God gave her this amazing gift and she used this gift to spread joy and happiness to everyone she met. God granted her the wisdom, strength, and courage to extend her talent into producing music CD’s. Her albums, Back to My Roots and Blessed were accomplished through a God given talent, His strength, and His grace. She touched so many lives this way throughout her life but most of all, her families. This was the path that God led her down in life and to her family. She will always be our Pathfinder.

She is preceded in death by her father, James Otis Edwards; mother, Carrie Christine Wilson Edwards; mother-in-law, Cleo Carroll; and father-in-law, George H. Carroll, Sr. brother, Jimmy Edwards; brother, Jessie Edwards; and a nephew, Jason Tolar.

Survivors include her husband of 46 years, Mopey Carroll; three children, Jennifer Matthews and husband Joey of Fort Necessity; Carrie Hutto and husband David of Chase; and Trey Carroll and wife Brandi of Gilbert; five grandchildren, Drew Hutto, Joshua Matthews, Jaylee Matthews, Aubree Carroll and TJ Carroll; two sisters, JoAnn Fuller of Delhi and Frankie Tolar of Wisner; a great aunt, Sue Dean of Winnsboro; and a host of extended family and friends.

Pallbearers will be Joshua Matthews, Joey Matthews, David Hutto, Jimmy Baugh, Bubba Carroll, and Cedric Carroll.

Honorary pallbearer will be Billy Cureington, Stevie Dean, Mike McDonald and Drew Hutto.