“Life is eternal, and Love is immortal, and Death is only a horizon, and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight.” Mrs. Mary Jane (Janie) Hall Carroll Sizemore, 94, passed over the horizon on Thursday, March 16, 2023, at Priddy Manor in King.
Jane was born June 7, 1928, in Stokes County, to Grover S. and Beatrice Moser Hall. She was a 1945 graduate of King High School and a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church. In addition to being a farm wife and mother, she enjoyed a career in accounting, first at Brown’s Warehouse on the Winston-Salem tobacco market, then Pilot Freight and Piedmont Airlines, and retired from U.S. Air. She was also a talented artist and seamstress, a proficient gardener, and an excellent cook.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Robah G. (Jack) Carroll; her second husband, Maxwell E. Sizemore; her daughter Jill Carroll Preston; a grandson-in-law Devin Parrish; her only sister, Mildred Neal; and seven brothers: Leonard, Clyde, Rome, Delbert, Fred, Harry Lee, and Wayne Hall.
Surviving are two daughters: Kay Carroll Redding (Larry) and Susan Carroll Barber (Layne); four sons: Ron Carroll, Kenneth Carroll (Melonia), Mitch Carroll (Jane), and Jon Marc Carroll (Mariena); son-in-law Tom Preston; one brother Frank Hall; grandchildren: Darren Redding (Wendi), Brian Redding (fiance Louisa Miller), Benjamin Goff (Megan), Courtney Goff Parrish, Rebekah Goff Capizzani (Mike), Ashley Carroll Fansler (Jeff), Alicia Carroll Jessup (William); great-grandchildren: Hailey Redding Brown (Griffin), Grayce Parrish, Jack Parrish, Poppy Capizzani, Landon Fansler, Noah Jessup, and one on the way; nine step-grandchildren and eleven step-great-grandchildren; numerous “adopted” children and grandchildren, and a host of special nieces and nephews; and her Braewyck family.
A graveside service will be held at 2:05 PM (in memory of Jill), Monday, March 20, at Mount Olive Cemetery (adjacent to Mount Olive Baptist Church), Hwy 66, King.
The family will receive friends from 5:08 to 7:11 PM (again for Jill), Sunday, March 19, at Slate Funeral Home in King and at other times at the home of Kay and Larry Redding.
Instead of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Second Harvest Food Bank, 3330 Shorefair Drive, Winston-Salem, NC 27105, or to Roe Roe’s Heroes Childhood Cancer Foundation, PO Box 1873, King, NC 27021.
The family extends its sincere appreciation to the staff at Priddy Manor and to Mountain Valley Hospice for the compassionate care given to their mother, grandmother, great grandmother during her final days.
“Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.”
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