June 2, 1944 – October 18, 2021
STONEVILLE – Carol Morris Summerlin, 77, left this earthly life on Monday, October 18, 2021 at Gibson House Hospice.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. on Friday October 22, 2021 at the First Baptist Church in Madison. The family will receive friends at 10 a.m. on Friday at church. The entombment will take place at noon on Saturday October 23, 2021 at Evergreen Memorial Gardens in Wilson, North Carolina.
Ms. Summerlin was born on June 2, 1944 in Wilson County, North Carolina, to the late Carlyle Morris and Margaret Williamson Morris. She graduated from Rock Ridge High School in 1962, attended East Carolina University, and graduated from Atlantic Christian College (Barton College) in 1966. In 1976, she completed her Masters in Educational Administration. at UNC-Greensboro.
Carol’s teaching career began as an elementary school teacher in Johnston County, North Carolina, and then moved to schools in the Madison-Mayodan area in 1970, where she served as a vice-principal. from Scott-Lassiter Elementary School. In 1976 she became Principal of John W. Dillard School and worked for Rockingham County Schools until 1998. In 2002 she returned as Principal of an Alternative Learning Program for Rockingham. Youth Services, where she worked until her retirement in 2010.
Carol was a loyal member of Madison’s First Baptist Church, where she served as president deacon, Bible school teacher, and children’s choir director. She was also an active member of Madison-Mayodan Rotary, where she served as the first female president and district governor.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Gerald Terry Summerlin, Sr., and her stepdaughter, Michelle Summerlin.
Survivors include her sons, Gerald Terry Summerlin, Jr. (Myra Propst) of Summerfield and Michael Wade Summerlin (Mindy) of Charleston, West Virginia; grandchildren, Tripp, Kimmee, Dylan, Breanna and Levi Summerlin; brother, Carlyle Morris (Teresa) and sister, Margaret Huey (Larry).
The Summerlin family would like to thank Brookdale in Reidsville, Camden Place in Greensboro and Hospice of Rockingham County for their loving and loving care.
Special thanks go to her caregiver, Louvenia Gilliam and her many special friends for the constant love and special care they have provided.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to First Baptist Church of Madison, PO Box 209, Madison, NC 27025 and / or Hospice of Rockingham County, PO Box 281, Wentworth, NC 27375.
Colonial Funeral Home in Madison serves the family.
Condolences can be presented at www.colonialfh.net.
Colonial Funeral Home and Chapel, Inc.
127 Ellisboro Road, Madison, North Carolina 27025
Posted by Greensboro News & Record on October 21, 2021.