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Warner "Leroy" Carroll

December 16, 1939 ~ January 31, 2024 (age 84) 84 Years Old
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Warner “Leroy” Carroll, 84 years of age, and a resident of Lorain, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, January 31, 2024 at University Hospital, Elyria Medical, following a six month illness.

He was born December 16, 1939 in Moundsville, West Virginia. Leroy had made his home in Lorain for over fifty years.

He was employed at Ford Motor Company in Lorain for thirty years before retiring.  Leroy was a member of Lake Avenue Baptist Church in Elyria where he directed with his family “Gems & Jewels” ministry for over thirty-four years. He loved doing mechanical work on the church bus fleet and cars.  He was his family’s hero doing everything to support his family.

Survivors include his children, Suzan Carroll-Decker (Kevin) of Fleming, Ohio; William Carroll (Wanda Thompson), Melissa Rust (Bryan) both of Elyria; Lora Carroll (Nestor), David Carroll (Kelly) both of Lorain, Rose Mazzucco (James) of Elyria; and Adam Carroll of Lorain; twenty-six grandchildren; nineteen great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild on the way; his siblings, Lonnie Carroll of Grafton, John Henry Carroll, Twila Fordyce, Alice “Millie” Carroll, Josephine Pyles, all of Moundsville, West Virginia and Lois Gorby of Elyria. 

He was preceded in death by his wife of fifty-six years, Violet Elnora Carroll on November 23, 2019; many brothers and sisters; and his parents, Warner Ruben and Mary Carroll (nee: Woods).

Friends may call Thursday, February 8, 2024, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Hempel Funeral Home, Amherst.  Additional calling hours will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m. until the funeral services at 12:00 noon  at Lake Avenue Baptist, 310 Lowell St., Elyria, Ohio 44035.  The Rev. Brady Smale and Rev. Jeffrey Smale, Pastor Emeritus will co-officiate.  Rebroadcasting of services will be available at www.hempelfuneralhome.com. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens, Avon..

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Gems & Jewels ℅ Lake Avenue Baptist Church, 310 Lowell Street, Elyria, OH 44035.

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