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Funeral service celebrating the life of Darrell Caraway of West Monroe, LA. will be held at 10:00 AM, Friday, July 7, 2023, at Lapine Assembly of God Church, 550 Lapine Rd. West Monroe, LA. with Pastor, Gene Benson and Glen Lenard officiating.
Visitation will be 9:00 AM until time of service at the church.
Interment will follow at Lapine Assembly of God Church Cemetery, under the direction of Mitchell Funerals & Cremations.
Darrell Wayne Caraway was born to Benjamin and Hazel Caraway on August 2, 1950, he went on to be with the Lord July 3, 2023 at the age of 72.
Darrell was the youngest of 15 children and loved sharing stories from his childhood and early life. Darrell was a comedian at heart and loved to make others smile and laugh out loud, his poems and songs shared at holidays and special events were always a hit. Darrell loved history and family history specifically tracing his genealogy back generations. He loved his family very much, doting on grandchildren and always giving of himself to family. He was so proud of his children and his grandchildren, he rarely missed an opportunity to attend special events and record them. Anyone who knew him knows he loved the Lord and that his church is where you could find him on Sunday mornings and Sunday nights opening the service. He never thought twice about praying for others. Darrell shared scripture and wisdom with many, always wanting to tell others about the Lord.
He is preceded in death by his mother and father, his half-brothers, Chester, Elton, Norman, Harold, Harvey, Richard and brother Delmar Caraway; half-sisters, Mary Dickey, Lucille Green, Mildred McCoy; nephews, Clint Caraway, Brian and Kenny Lovelady; Sisters-in-Law, Carmen Williams and Melanie Ford.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Pamela Caraway of 43 years,their 3 children, Amanda field and husband, Russell, Jennifer Lewis and husband, Rodney Lewis and Darrell Jr. and wife, Shannon; grandchildren, Breanna, Lucas, Jacob, Noah and Sarah Grace Field, Cari and Abbi Lewis; brothers, Artis, Charles and Esther Caraway; sister,Norma Lowe and husband Ron; Also survived bynumerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, other family and friends.
His in-laws that he considered to be more like another set of parents Martin and Ruth Williams.
Pall Bearers will be Seth Johnson, Danny Johnson, Scott Williams, Terri Hamilton, Russell Field, and Josh Cummings, honorary pallbearer is Marty Williams and Rodney Lewis
Proverbs 17:17: A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
Our father was an amazing man. He was a man of God and is now a man with God! He loved his family, and gave everything to everyone he knew and loved.
While it is a sad time for those of us left behind, this is a time of CELEBRATION! He has gone home. He is there watching over us, and is rejoicing with all of the loved one’s that have gone before us.
Though we will miss, he is where he is meant to be with our Lord and Savior.
Our father was always the one to go to for a laugh. He could brighten any situation with his infectious smile, sparkling eyes, and the love in his heart. He lived to take care of his loved ones, and would want us to rejoice in his blessings.
He may be gone from this world, but he is still watching over each and every one of us.
Though we want him here with us today in the flesh, we must rejoice in knowing that our father is now with our Heavenly Father.
We will all be together again one day with no sadness or pain. We will always remember our father, and I for one cannot wait until I get to see him again in Heaven.
The visitation begins at 9:00 AM, the service will begin at 10:00 AM Friday July 7th with graveside service immediately following.