Phyllis Doretha Harriday Thomas Carroll was born on February 1, 1947 in Washington, DC to the late Sadie Harriday and Llewellyn Thomas. Phyllis departed this life peacefully on Friday, September 21, 2018 at Med Star Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC. Phyllis was preceded in death by parents, her daughter, Sharon Lorraine Carroll and her brother Edwin Harriday.
Phyllis grew up in Sandy Spring, Maryland and attended Sandy Spring Elementary and graduated from Sherwood High School. She worked for the Federal Government (twice), Montgomery County Public Schools and most recently at H & R Block.
Phyllis met and married her high school sweetheart, Dennis Louis Carroll Sr. on January 22, 1966 and resided in Sandy Spring, MD. From this union, they had two children, Dennis Louis Carroll, Jr. and the late Sharon Lorraine Carroll. She was a member of the Wheels of Thunder Wheelettes, Ross Boddy Advisory Committee and Senior Program. She attended Wesleyan Fellowship and was the current president of the Sandy Spring Civic Association.
Phyllis was always willing to lend a helping hand even though she would fuss while doing it. She was our cookout paper product supplier. She was always taking care of others and adopting them as her own. She loved watching the westerns and the judge shows. She enjoyed hanging out with his lifelong friends, Ethel Johnson, Beverly Love and a cousin who was like a sister, Louise Darden. She loved laughing and joking with her nieces, Michele and Charisse Harriday.
Phyllis leaves to treasure her memory, her devoted husband, Dennis L. Carroll, Sr., one son, Dennis L. Carroll Jr., daughter in-law, Sheila Carroll. Two sisters Mamie Anderson, Janie Phelps, and one brother, Joseph Harriday. Nine grandchildren: Aaron Dorsey, Gerald Turner, Candice Carroll, Regina Mickles, Ronald Johnson, Jerome Dorsey, Sherita Taylor, Fonzetta Wright and Ryan Simpson. Ten great grandchildren. Two sisters-in-law: Charlotte Carroll and Ann Carroll. One brother-in-law, Tommy Anderson, Sr. God children: LaTika Thomas, Leandra and Preston Jones and Anthony Thomas and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.