Carroll Otis Wigington

Published 10:09 am Thursday, May 5, 2022

Funeral services for Mr. Carroll Otis Wigington were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 28, 2022, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with interment to follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery.  Rev. Trent Sullivan and Rev. Darren Wigington officiated.  Mr. Wigington, age 85, entered into the eternal rest of his Lord late Monday night, April 25, 2022, at the Magee General Hospital.

Mr. Carroll Otis Wigington was born Oct. 10, 1936, in Jefferson Davis County, to Hubert and Ruby Roberson Wigington.  Mr. Wigington graduated from Clem High School.  Soon after, he married the love of his life, Martha, whom he lovingly referred to as simply “Mama.”  Carroll and “Mama” enjoyed 65 happy years of marriage, during which he set an example of how to love and cherish one’s wife.  To this union was born two sons along with the addition of two daughters-in-law and the births of a house full of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  During their retirement years, Carroll and “Mama” enjoyed traveling in their beloved Pleasure Way Van up and down the east and west coast.  The highlight of these trips was meeting up with their “camper buddies” where many enjoyable hours were spent pickin’ and grinnin’ with old friends.  Whether their travels found them in the Smokey Mountains that he loved so much or elsewhere in the United States, people were drawn to Carroll and he never met a stranger.  His family will hold close the many happy memories of Carroll and his humor, wit and how he always made people laugh. He loved his Lord and was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

Serving as pallbearers were Joshua Wigington, Kyle Wigington, Bryan Wigington, Will Davis, Chris Maul and Kai Wigington.

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Honorary pallbearers included Steven Wigington and Conner Wigington.

Carroll’s memory will forever be cherished by the love of his life for 65 years, Martha of Prentiss; two sons, David Carroll Wigington (Becky) of Mt. Olive, Rev. Darren Wigington (Rhonda) of Townsend, Tennessee and one brother, Charles Wigington of Heflin, Alabama.  The legacy of their “Baboo” will live on through his grandchildren, Joshua Wigington (Vanessa), Jenny Maul (Chris), Kyle Wigington (Katie), Bryan Wigington (Kezia), Hanna Davis (Will) and also 13 great-grandchildren.

The family received friends Thursday morning from 10 a.m. until the hour of service at 11 a.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

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