Lola Bell Carson was born on October 16, 1928 in Rolling Fork, Mississippi to the union of John and Annie Bell Rogers. She was the eighth of thirteen children, of which ten preceded her in death.
Lola accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at the Egermont Missionary Baptist Church in Egermont, Mississippi by Reverend White. She attended school in Rolling Fork, Mississippi.
Lola met and married Brister Carson and four children were born to this union. She moved to Chicago in 1955 at which time she began working to provide for her children as a single mother. She worked numerous jobs, often two jobs, providing for her family until she retired in 1995.
Lola made her transition from this life on Sunday, November 24, 2019. The weary hours, the days of pain, confusion and sleepless nights are passed. The ever present worn-out frame has found sweet rest at last.
She leaves to cherish her memory; two sisters, Lula Johnson and Oletha Amos, both of Illinois. She was blessed to connect five generations to include four children of which her son, Carl Carson preceded her in death in 2017; her daughters, Betty Carson of Illinois, Brenda Beverly of Texas and Ruthie Moore of Louisiana; numerous grandchildren; great grandchildren; great-great grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, including a best friend since her teen years, Mary Anna Brown.
God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be, so He put his wings around you, and whispered “Come with me.” With tearful eyes, we watched you suffer and saw you fade away. We love you dearly. We could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest. God said it was time, and only He knows best. It will be lonesome here without you. You will remain forever in our hearts and mind. Rest in the comfort of His wings!
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