Funeral services for Ms. Carol Anne Williamson Mitchell, age 75 of Liberty, MS will be held at 10:00 AM, Monday, January 16, 2023 at Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home in Ruston, LA with Rev. Stan Pody officiating. Burial will follow in the Mineral Springs Cemetery in Dubach, LA under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.
Ms. Mitchell was born September 30, 1947 in Fort Eustis, VA and passed away Friday, January 6, 2023 after a lengthy illness. Ms. Carol, as she was affectionately known, moved to Ruston in 1963 and graduated from Ruston High in 1965. She thoroughly enjoyed her experience as the secretary for the late great Coach Eddie Robinson. Ms. Carol went on to live in Ruston for many years, enjoying her work as the office manager for Dr. George Belchic, MD in Ruston and later at his practice in Bogalusa, LA. From Bogalusa, she relocated to Covington, LA, where she devoted her time to raising her grandson Mitchell. Ms. Carol remained in Covington until Hurricane Ivan required her to relocate to Mississippi. She was known as an outstanding seamstress and a divine chef! One was never disappointed to have the chance to enjoy her cuisine! Ms. Carol never passed up an opportunity to share her epicurean delights with others. She was an avid New Orleans Saints fan. She was so excited when her grandson took her to the Superdome to see a Saints game. Ms. Carol was preceded in death by her grandparents Mr. James H. “Jimmy” and Ms. Bessie O’Neal Williamson of Vienna, LA and parents Robert and Minnie “Butch” Williamson of Dubach.
Ms. Carol is survived by sons David and Danny of Centralia, WA; daughter Caroline of St. Amant, LA; grandson Mitchell Benham and wife Leona of Liberty, MS; sisters Martha Shelver and husband Stanley of Arnold, MO and Kathy LeMaster and husband Jake of Keller, TX; two great-granddaughters; and a host of nieces and nephews who called Ms. Carol “their favorite aunt” as well as a growing number of great-nieces, great-nephews, many cousins, and friends.
No visitation is scheduled. Memorial donations may be made to the Mineral Springs Baptist Church Building Fund, 118 Pea Ridge Road, Dubach, LA. 71235-3371 or to the American Diabetes Association, ADA Research, ATTN: Individual Giving Department, PO Box 7023, Merrifield, VA. 22166-7023.