Caroline Marshall, MD
January 12, 1973 - January 22, 2022
On January 12, 1973, in Los Angeles County, California, Lorenzo and Carolyn Wiley-Marshall were blessed with a beautiful daughter whom they named Caroline Belle. This was the moment Lumeda became a "protective" big brother. She would soon be known to family and friends as "Sissy."
When Carolyn and the Wiley family moved back to Arkansas, they united with Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, Boughton, where Caroline accepted Christ as her savior and was baptized. As she got older, she served as musician and secretary of the Sunday School as well as teacher of the Beginners class. Being naturally studious, she prepared her lesson activities with great detail, yet simple enough for the little ones to grasp the meaning of each lesson. When Sissy's students presented in the general review, they were always prepared.
Caroline also participated in the youth activities of Section 1 and Southwest District in the Sunshine Band and the youth choir. She became known as one of the best public speaking participants and presenters of talent. She always set the bar high with her orations and playing classical pieces by Chopin, Beethoven or Bach. Excellence was her forte'.
Sissy began her educational career at Prescott Elementary School and was immediately recognized as a gifted student. She received numerous awards throughout her public school attendance, was a member of the marching band, National Honor Society, as well as many other organizations. She graduated top of her class in 1991, was accepted to Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, on a full academic scholarship after scoring a perfect 36 on her ACT.
After graduating from Duke University, Caroline continued her education at Baylor College of Medicine acquiring her medical degree in Nephrology in 1999. She received a Fellowship from the University of Washington Medical Center in 2006. She later moved to Alabama where she became an Associate Professor with a focus on Diabetes and Geriatrics. She also worked as a mentor in the Birmingham City School System showing students how interesting and exciting medicine can be.
Caroline leaves to cherish her memory her son and daughter Elijah and Eliza Stallworth; mother, Carol Marshall; brother, Lumeda (Sherry) Marshall; nieces Aeyana and Axaria, Grandmother, Ora Belle Wiley; special friend, Todd Stallworth; a host of uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.
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