SHINER: Bessie Carroll, 70, entered the heavenly gates, Wednesday, May 29, 2019. She was born December 30, 1948 to the late William Nathan Clay and Lenonie (Johnson) Clay. “In her final days she was surrounded by her loved ones, as they celebrated her humor and caring personality. Bessie is now dancing her way up to those pearly gates with confidence and that unforgettable smile.”
Survivors are her sons, Carl Carroll (Jazmine) of Victoria, Shawn Carroll (Tracy) of Cuero, VanS. Carroll of Shiner and Devin Carroll (Ryan) of Katy; daughters, Tamera Carroll of Victoria and Terri Galvan of Victoria; 22 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; sisters, Annie Harris (Vernon) of Yoakum, Nola Clay of Yoakum and Elizabeth Tilley of Dallas; brothers, Nathan Clay Jr. of Richmond, Robert Clay (Caroline) of League City, Malichi Clay and Timothy Clay, both of Yoakum.
Preceded in death by her parents; husband, Leslie Vaughn Carroll Jr.; son, Patrick Carroll; brothers, Shane, John Arthur and Roland Clay.
Funeral Service 1 p.m., Saturday, June 1, 2019 at Shiner Lutheran Church with Pastor Jimmy Hastings officiating. Burial to follow at Blue Bonnet Cemetery.