Annabelle Carroll English-Johnson | 1933 - 2019 | Obituary

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Annabelle Carroll English-Johnson

May 17, 1933 - September 02, 2019

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Funeral service for Ms. Annabelle Carroll English-Johnson will be held on Saturday September 14, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Wilson Funeral Home, 3000 N. 29th Street, Tampa, Florida with Rev. Shawn Thomas, Officiating.  Interment will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery, 4615 E. Hanna Avenue, Tampa, Florida.

Mrs. Johnson was born on May 17, 1933 in Rembert, South Carolina to the parentage of Mr. Benjamin Carroll and Mrs. Eunice Josey Carroll. She was the knee baby of 16 children. She accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Union Baptist Church (still the family’s home church) in Rembert, South Carolina under the leadership of the late Rev. H. A. Alexander.

She attended the public schools of Kershaw County in the quaint city of Rembert, SC. She married Mr. Charlie English, Sr., and four children were born from this union. The English Family moved to Winter Park, Florida and remained there for several years. While in Winter Park, Annabelle united with the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church and experienced spiritual growth under the leadership of the late Rev. Williams. She truly loved the Lord and was devoted to her family.

The family eventually relocated to Tampa, Florida and united with Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Rev. E. Gordon. She was a faithful and dedicated member of the church. She joined Choir #1 and served faithfully for many years. After many amazing years of marriage, she and Charlie mutually went their separate ways, and she eventually found love again with Mr. Jeff Johnson. They enjoyed years of wedded bliss until his timely demise. She was employed at First Florida Financial Institution (now Bank of America). She retired after over 20 years of loyal service. She enjoyed shopping and was a dynamic dresser. Cooking for her family became a tradition in her house. She was an avid sports fan, and The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and The Tampa Bay Rays, were her favorite teams.

On Monday, September 2nd, within a moment of a twinkling of an eye, God called her home.

She was preceded in death by both parents, Mr. Benjamin and Eunice Carroll; three children, Bessie Myers, Marion English, and David English; one grandson, Reggie English and fourteen sisters and brothers.

She leaves to mourn and cherish her memories: one loving and devoted son, Charlie English, Jr. and wife Patricia; twelve caring grandchildren, Christopher English (Linda), Delvie Myers, Danielle Myers, Marian “Lynn” English, Myron O. English, John Charles English, Angela English, Nicole English Colbert, David Flowers and wife (Sheretta), Michael Bing (Zavie), Derrick Flowers, Nikisa (Darren) Robinson; thirteen great grandchildren; seven great-great grandchildren; one dedicated sister, Mary Lee Carroll Brantley. Dedicated nieces include: Genevieve Holiday-Ellington, Ruth Wilcox, Peggie Lundy, Gloria Glover, Nycole Ellington-Jones (Michael), and three dedicated nephews, Garfield “Billy” Glover and wife (Deitra) of Parkersburg, West Virginia, Robert English and wife (Darlene) of Beckley, West Virginia, and Michael Carroll and wife (Betty) of Orlando, Florida, and additional nieces and nephews, too numerous to name; and one sister-in-law, Lula Bell Carroll, Orlando, Florida. Devoted neighbors include: the Wheeler Family, the Bush Family, Nita Ford Family and Essie Chaney. Special friend and senior companion, Ermel Sprung and the Bayada Home Services.

There will be a viewing on Friday September 13, 2019 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home.  Friends are asked to assemble at the chapel on Saturday at approximately 9:45 a.m. for the service.