Carolyn Sue Hall Howell, 76, passed away on Sunday, April 23. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, April 26 at Joyner's Funeral in Wilson, NC from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. A graveside service will be held at Evergreen Memorial Park in Wilson, NC on Thursday, April 27 at 2:00 pm. Reverend Brian D. Hemphill will officiate.
Carolyn was one of the first graduates of the Nurse Practitioner program at East Carolina University. She was a family nurse practitioner in Wilson County for over forty years and was awarded the "Great 100 Nurses of North Carolina" in 1992. Following that, she was awarded Nurse of the Year for the Eastern District Public Health Association of North Carolina. Carolyn and her husband were members of Forest Hills Baptist Church in Wilson, NC and she recently attended Beach Road Baptist Church of Southport, NC.
Carolyn is survived by her daughters, Donna Howell Seaford and husband, Mark of Salisbury, NC, and Heather Howell Hemphill and husband, Brian of Oak Island, NC; son, Brandon Howell and wife, Anna of Woodbridge, VA; granddaughters, Annah Seaford and Ellah Seaford; grandsons, Caleb Hemphill and wife, Briana, Hunter Hemphill and wife, Kate, Paxton Hemphill, and Landon Howell; sister, Connie Grady and husband, Timothy of Four Oaks, NC; brothers, Lewis Hall, Jr. and wife, Susan of Kenly, NC, and Ricky Hall of Cedar Point, NC; brother-in-law, Tommy Howell and wife, Maria of Carolina Shores, NC; her beloved furbaby, cat, Rosie; and a host of nephews and nieces.
Carolyn was preceded in death by her loving husband of 53 years, Donnie Ray Howell; sisters, Margaret Evans and Betty Pollock; and her parents, Lewis Harding Hall and Sally Edwards Hall.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to NC Baptist Assembly at Fort Caswell, NC, 100 Caswell Beach Rd., Oak Island, NC 26485.
Condolences directed to Joyner's Funeral Home and Crematory at www.joyners.net.