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George Elliott Carroll

May 17, 1931 August 23, 2019
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The 23rd Psalm

“The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:
He leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul:
He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: For thou art with me;
Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies:
Thou anointest my head with oil; My cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.”

Life Story

George Elliott Carroll, 88 of Denver, Colorado, entered peacefully into heaven’s celestial gates on August 23, 2019. George was born in Bothwell, Mississippi to Joe and Lizzie Mae Carroll on May 17, 1931. He attended school in Greenville, Alabama.

George faithfully served in the United States Navy from 1952-1961 including cherished time as a shipmate and crew chef on the U.S.S. Kearsarge (CVA-33) on tours of duty to Subic Bay Philippines, Singapore, Guam, Malaya and the British Crown Colony. After faithful service and an honorable discharge from the Navy, George worked as a chef at Fitzsimons Army Base in Denver and over four decades with the Denver Yellow Cab Company, quickly becoming a legend among his peer drivers. He enjoyed playtime with close friends and family and was celebrated as a fierce bid-whist player earning the highest respect from any who would dare to sit with him at the card table. Most importantly, George enjoyed cooking for his children, grand-children, great grand-children, and friends. He received honors for service in the Navy and dedication with Denver Yellow Cab, CO. George was a man of faith and a member of Shorter Community AME Church in Denver, CO.

He is preceded in death by parents Joe and Lizzie Mae Carroll; brothers Charlie and Hartzell Carroll; sisters Evelyn Anderson and Violet Miller; sons Wyman and Timothy Carroll; and first wife Mary Anna Carroll. He is survived by spouse, Manuela Carroll (Denver); brothers Joe (Nashville, TN) and Fred Carroll (Marina, CA), sisters Beulah Herbert (Winston Salem, NC) and Ann Uyidi (Laverne, CA); daughter Diane Carroll (Denver); sons Rick Carroll, (Paonia), Martin Carroll (Grand Junction), Gregory Carroll and his wife Doris (Kansas City, MO); eight grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren, numerous cousins, niece and nephews and loving friends.

The family would like to extend sincere appreciation for the numerous expressions of sympathy and concern shown during our time of bereavement. We are eternally grateful. Your support, prayers and acts of kindness helped to comfort and strengthen us. May God bless each of you,

The Family of George Elliott Carroll

The Sailors' Creed

I am a United States Sailor.
I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America and
I will obey the orders of those appointed over me.
I represent the fighting spirit of the Navy and those who have gone before me
to defend freedom and democracy around the world.
I proudly serve my country's Navy combat team with Honor, Courage and Commitment.
I am committed to excellence and the fair treatment of all.

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10:00 AM 9/6/2019 10:00:00 AM
Shorter Community A.M.E. Church

3100 Richard Allen Court
Denver, CO 80205

Shorter Community A.M.E. Church
3100 Richard Allen Court Denver 80205 CO
United States

Cemetery Details


Ft. Logan National Cemetery Final Resting Place

3698 S. Sheridan Blvd
Denver, CO 80235

3698 S. Sheridan Blvd Denver 80235 CO
United States

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