Genell Tate, age 73, of Westville, Florida passed away Sunday, July 1, 2018 at her residence. She was born December 8, 1944 in Walton County, the daughter of Walter T. and Ida Slay Carroll. Genell was a member of Reedy Assembly of God Church and was known as a person who was more concerned about other people than herself, always ready and willing to serve others. She enjoyed listening to gospel music, sewing, and cooking family meals. A loving wife, mother, and grandmother, she will truly be missed.
She is preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Ed and Leroy Carroll; three sisters, Shirley and Donna Louise Carroll and Lunell Hattaway.
Genell is survived by her husband of 49 years, Charles “Chick” Tate; one daughter, Veronica Jackson and husband Jeff of DeFuniak Springs, Florida; five brothers, Ronnie, Wilton, and Donald Lee Carroll, all of Westville, Florida, Roger Carroll of DeFuniak Springs, Florida, and Jimmy Ray Carroll and wife Linna of Ponce de Leon, Florida; three grandchildren, Charmayne, Cierra, and Allen Jackson; numerous nieces and nephews; and her canine companion, Happy.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 5, 2018 in the chapel of Davis-Watkins Funeral Home, 1474 Highway 83 North, DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32433 beginning at 11:00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior. Committal services will follow in Reedy Assembly of God Cemetery.
Arrangements and services are under the direction of Davis-Watkins Funeral Home.