Elsie Lucille LaMothe Carroll

Written by Cole Williams on . Posted in Obituaries

Died at her residence in Baton Rouge, Wednesday, August 7.

Services were conducted at Our Lady of Mercy by Monsignor Robert H. Berggreen on Friday, August 16 at 10:30. Visiting washeld at the church from 9 a.m.. until services. Survived by a daughter, Madelyn Ann Carroll, Baton Rouge; a sister, Grace Lamothe Cannatella, Port Allen and several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Winston H. Carroll; her parents, Anthony Lamothe and Delia Landry Lamothe; a sister, Rita Lamothe Roubique, and a brother, Paul A. Lamothe, Sr. A native of Plaquemine, she was a graduate of Plaquemine High School, and Spencer-Draughon Business College, Baton Rouge. Elsie worked briefly at a U.S. government facility in Baton Rouge in the final months of World War II, then joined the office staff at Exxon Refinery, (then Standard Oil) on Scenic Highway. After a brief period in the mail room, she moved to the purchasing department then became the Receptionist in the lobby of the main building until her retirement. She worked at Exxon for a total of 40 years. During her working career she was active in social activities connected with Exxon and various civic and religious organizations, including St. Vincent de Paul, Volunteer Baton Rouge and Our Lady of Mercy. She was part of the team of volunteers who planned, then assisted in the International Special Olympics event which was held at LSU in 1983. Elsie once stated that she wanted to be remembered as a "volunteer extraordinaire." In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Joseph Hospice, 10615 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge, LA 70809. Special thanks to Dr. Michael Rolfsen, his nurse, Leshea and the staff of St. Joseph Hospice for their devoted attention.

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