May I go now?
Do you think the time is right?
May I say goodbye to pain filled days
and endless lonely nights?
I lived my life and done my best,
an example I've tried to be.
So can I take that step beyond the light
and set my spirit free?
I didn't want to go at first,
I fought with all my might.
But something seems to draw me now
to that warm and loving light.
I want to go, I really do,
it's difficult to stay.
But I will try as best I can
to live just one more day.
To give you time to care for me
and share your love and fears.
I know you're sad and are afraid,
because I see your tears.
I'll not be far, I promise that,
and I hope you'll always know.
That my spirit will be close to you
Where ever you may go.
Thank you so for loving me
and know that I love you too.
That's why it's hard to say goodbye
and end this life with you.
So hold me now just one more time
and let me hear you say,
"Because you care so much for me,
you'll let me go today.
On January 16, 2019 God called our beloved daughter, mom, sister, aunt, cousin and friend from labor to reward.
She was born on July 20, 1959 to the late Cleo and Ethel Mae Madison.
At an early age she accepted Christ as her Savior, and she cherished her walk with him for the remainder of her life.
She attended church at New Beginnings Worship Center in Dothan Alabama. Donella worked at Flowers Hospital faithfully as a Housekeeping Supervisor for thirty-five years; and she worked for Marcus Carroll Janitorial Services for thirteen years.
Sister Donella Carroll was preceded in death by her parents: Cleo and Ethel Mae Madison; one sister: Glory Jean Dean; three brothers: Henry Madison, Cleo Madison, Jr. and Robert Earl Madison; and father-in-law J. D. Carroll, Sr.
She leaves to cherish her memories: husband, Marcus Carroll of thirty-two years; loving daughters: Jessica Carroll (Jeff) Dawsey of Palm Coast, Florida, Charity and Gloria Dean both of Dothan, Alabama; two grandchildren: Judah Alexander Dawsey and Arielle Butler; one grand-dog Precious Faith; sister and brothers: Gracie Lee Mitchell of Orlando, FL, Ernest (Peggy) Madison and Willie Frank (Patricia) Madison all of Orlando, Florida, Lester (Johneice), and Don Madison all of Slocomb, Alabama; mother-in-law: Lizze Carroll; sisters-in-law: Francis Madison, Mary Dean Magwood, Willie Faye Jones, Geraldine (Carl) Fields, Carolyn (Thomas) Reynolds and Margie Carroll; one brothers-in-law: Johnny Ray Carroll; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A special thank you to family and friends: Nettie B Peterman and Mr. Walt of Nettie’s Precious Private Home Care; Mrs. Sylvia Collier and Mrs. Darlene and Mr. David Schmucker.