Sue Carroll, 70, of Deep Gap, passed into the heavenly arms of Jesus while at Watauga Medical Center surrounded by everyone she loved to the moon and back and that loved her.

Sue was born in Washington, D.C. to the late Lawrence & Gladys Wyatt. She and her family moved to the Deep Gap area when she was a teenager. She met her future husband and love of her life, JR Carroll while working at IRC/TRW in Boone, NC.

Sue was a stay at home mom who also had many little side businesses to supplement her family while raising their two daughters. Sue and JR had a hobby of restoring old Corvair cars together. Several of the cars that they restored were featured in the National Corsa Corvair magazine. She especially loved the old blue 1966 Corvair Convertible that they restored from the ground up together. Their weekends were spent traveling to car shows and making many friends along the way that have lasted for years after they stopped restoring cars.

Sue also enjoyed being on the go with an annual family vacation often spent at the beach or traveling to Virginia, Maryland and Tennessee to visit relatives. When she and JR found that they had an empty nest, they took up traveling to other regions. One of their favorite trips was up to Maine and then to Prince Edward Island. It was not long after that that they discovered the fun of camping. They often traveled to Bandits Roost in Wilkesboro and Tom Johnson’s Campground in Marion to meet up with family and friends for an extended camping period.

Sue enjoyed the adventure of traveling and meeting people. Her new friends became like family and she would include them in all of our family gatherings. There were always new and old friends showing up for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter or anytime there was food to be served. It soon spilled over onto her grandchildren who were always bringing someone over to meet Mo and Poppy and eat her fried apple pies.

Sue had many talents. She was creative and could paint, draw, sew and was a very good writer. Decorating her house for the seasons or holidays was very important to her and made their home a special place to visit

Sue was the best friend that any two daughters could ever have. She loved all people and especially little children. More people than just her family called her “Aunt Sue” or “Mo”. She also loved her fur babies, Gabby & Webster.

Sue is survived by her husband, JR Carroll of the home; two daughters, Challe Talbot and husband Jeff of Boone, and Renee' Carroll and her fiancé James Beck of Winston-Salem; one granddaughter, Madison Johnson and husband Charles of Creston; three grandsons, Laiken South of Thomasville, Cole South of Thomasville, and Shane Talbot and his fiancée Evie Mabe of Lincolnton & Lenoir; one great-granddaughter, Saylor Johnson of Creston; one great-grandson, Jackson Johnson of Creston; one sister, Diana Miller and husband Forest of Deep Gap, and two brothers, Paul Wyatt and wife Pam of Troutdale, Virginia, Sam Wyatt and wife Virginia of Denver, NC.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Mary Nicole Carroll, her sisters, Mary Linda Wyatt and Monica Arnold, and her brother, Charles Wyatt.

A Celebration of Life service for Sue Carroll will be conducted Friday morning, September 15, 2017, at 11:00 o'clock, at Mount Vernon Baptist Church. Officiating will be Reverend Bud Russell.

The family will receive friends Friday morning, from 9:30 until 10:45, at the church, prior to the service.

Flowers appreciated or contributions to Mount Vernon Church, 3505 Bamboo Road, Boone, North Carolina, 28607, or American Cancer Society, in care of Brian Barker, 441 Daniel Drive, Boone, North Carolina, 28607.

Online condolences may be sent to the Carroll family at

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.

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