Carolyn Patricia (Sizemore) Russell, 80, of Las Vegas and formerly of Sandusky, was called to eternal rest on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, in Las Vegas.
She was born Aug. 8, 1932, in Seneca, S.C., daughter of the late Leroy Earl Sizemore Sr. and Gladys (Stovall) Sizemore. In 1936, she moved to Sandusky with her parents, where she attended Sandusky Schools.
She was united in marriage to Amos Russell. Their union of 39 years was blessed with two daughters.
Carolyn was the first female supervisor at Georgia Pacific (formerly Foster Grant), where she was a valued employee for more than 30 years.
Carolyn was an active member of Ebenezer Baptist Church, serving as a Bible school and vacation Bible school teacher, a choir member, a member of the Women’s Missionary Union, a membership clerk, and president of the Deaconess Board.
She then relocated to Las Vegas in 2005, and attended Victory Missionary Baptist Church until her illness.
Carolyn leaves to cherish her memory, her daughters, Kathleen (Russell) Nuckols, of Sandusky, and Darlene Russell, of Las Vegas; brother, Leroy Earl (Patrecia) Sizemore Jr. and sister, Brenda Parker, both of Sandusky; grandchildren, Anita and Troy Nuckols, great-grandson, Traylyn, goddaughter, Tamara Byrd and godson, Damondre Moultrie, all of Columbus; sisters- in-law; a brother-in-law; nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Deacon Amos Russell, in 1989; her parents; and twin sister, Evelyn (Sizemore) Coleman.
Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, at Toft Funeral Home & Crematory, 2001 Columbus Ave., Sandusky. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 1215 Pierce St., Sandusky. The Rev. Clayton E. Howard will officiate. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery.
Condolences may be shared with the family at toftfh.com.