Marlene “Polly” Hicks Carswell, age 79, of Lilburn, GA passed away Wednesday August 20, 2014. Born in Stone Mountain, Georgia on October 29, 1934 she was a graduate of Stone Mountain High School. She retired from Lilburn Middle School as the Lunchroom Manager in December 1994, she obtained a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Certificate from UGA and was a member of Mountain Park Baptist Church in Lilburn since 1962. She enjoyed taking care of her flowers (she liked to have flowers blooming all year round), always ready to entertain (whether with food or conversation) and spending time with family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years Robert Leon Carswell, her mother, Stella Gormley, brother, Jerry R. Hicks, and in laws, Robert Kimball and Minnie Nana Davis Carswell. She is survived by her children, Keith Carswell, Monroe; Karen & George M (Mike) Harrison, III, Covington; Jill & Tim James, Lilburn; grandchildren, Marianne & Aubrey Akin, Lennon Harrison, Travis & Rachel Harrison, Tara Harrison, Kye James, great grandchildren, Phillip & Wyatt Akin, AnnaClaire & Reed Harrison. Funeral Services will be held Friday August 22, 2014 at 3:00 pm at Wages & Sons Stone Mountain Chapel with Rev. Bobby Moore officiating. Burial will follow at Corinth Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm at Wages & Sons.

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  1. My deepest sympathies to Jill, Keith and Karen. “Aunt Polly” was a wonderful person who always made the world a little bit brighter with her laughter, wit and great personality. Although she was not my blood related Aunt she was always so wonderful to me and my sisters growing up on Brown Road. We were fortunate to grow up on the best road, where we had plenty of great neighbors! She and Uncle Leon will always be remembered with great love.
    I can hear her in heaven calling “Leooon cooome on!”
    Much love to you all,
    Janet (Shelton) & Bryan Willy

  2. This are my last words to my mother whom I truly LOVED she would ask when I got home from school did you go to school today? I would tell her the truth and most of the time she would tell me to go to my room and when my Daddy whom I truly LOVED got home he would T C B and trust me he new how to do that. Thanks so much for all your great LOVE! ! !

  3. Polly was always a joy to be around. She and Leon were dedicated workers for the food ministry after their retirement. While at Lilburn Middle she was so involved in everything as well as being the lunchroom manager. She was a joy to work with.

  4. Aunt Polly was so funny. Always bringing a smile whenever she came to visit. Uncle Leon kept her on solid ground. She wrote a book once and included some of her best remembrances of our family. I still have my copy and I will cherish it always. Uncle Leon left a few months ahead of her and now they can share their mansion in the sky as they shared their life. I can hear the laughter of the Angels as she could surely make you laugh.

  5. I’m so thankful that I could call her my Aunt Polly. I’m glad for all the time I spent at Aunt Polly and Uncle Leon’s house when I was growing up. They were a big part of my life and will be forever missed.

  6. My Aunt Polly was truly one of a kind. I was blessed my whole life with her humor, kindness and quick wit and I miss her and Uncle Leon so much. Jill, Karen and Keith , I love you guys.

  7. Remembering the “great” times traveling on our summer trips!!! Places we have been, people we have met!
    Polly will be unforgettable!! She was a friend and work buddy!!! Always ready to listen and to talk!! Always fun to be with! I will always miss her!! My she rest in peace!

  8. When I married Marshall and moved to Ga., Polly and Leon were the first
    couple I had the pleasure to meet. I was most appreciatative of the way
    Polly made me feel at ease in my new surroundings. We quickly became “best friends”. As Leon and Marshall grew up together it was only
    natural that we became involved in each others lives. Polly and Leon became Aunt and Uncle, as me and Marshall did with their family too. Our
    times together will always be remembered with love and laughter. We love
    you, Jill, Karen, and Keith.

  9. I enjoyed working with Polly, at Lilburn Middle School. She always was bring cookies to the front office. I spend time with Leon and Polly at there home we lived close to each other.

  10. Please accept my condolences on the loss of your dear loved one. Take comfort in knowing that our heavenly Creator well soon remove all pain, sorrow, and death forever! May this promise as recorded in Revelation 21 : 3,4 help you gain the strength and inner peace to cope with the days ahead. Philippians 4 : 13.

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