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Carolyn was born on Nov. 7, 1944, in Jackson, Miss., the daughter of the late Edward and Onelia (O.T. Allen) Jones.
Carolyn was a 1964 graduate of Farrell Senior High School. Carolyn integrated the workforce at Mack Truck World Headquarters in Allentown, Pa., as the first African-American woman hired by the company in 1965. She retired in 1998 after 33.5 years of service.
Carolyn was always interested in volunteering. She was a mentor for young teenage girls in the '70s that named themselves the "VIG," Very Important Girls.
Carolyn is a former majorette with the Twin City Elks drill team and for years taught the girls drilling techniques. Carolyn's favorite hobby was watching CNN. She faithfully watched and could name all the newspersons and commentators.
Carolyn was a loving and caring mother, grandmother, sister, cousin, and friend who was always active in church. She joined the St. James AME Zion Church in Allentown, where she sang in the choir. After moving to Nazareth, Pa., she joined St. Paul Baptist Church in Bethlehem, Pa., where she served on the usher board. Upon retiring and moving to Hermitage, she united with the Greater Morris Chapel AME Church. She served on the usher board, steward board and was always willing to help with church activities.
Carolyn loved her hats and said she didn't feel dressed for church without one. She, along with her granddaughter Tea, appeared in an article of The Herald showing off their Easter bonnets.
Carolyn was a member of Virginia E. Holland Order of the Eastern Star, then transferred her membership to Miriam Chapter 47 OES, where she was elected to the position of worthy matron.
She leaves to mourn: her husband of 52 years, Ronald; three children, Ronald N. Miller (Cartina) of Woodbridge, Va., Teresa Miller-Byrd of Charlotte, N.C., and Michael E. Miller, of Allentown; eight grandchildren; four sisters, a brother; and a host of nieces, nephews, and many loving relatives and friends.
Carolyn, 73, of Hermitage.
Visiting hours: 10 a.m. Friday (12-29-17) at Greater Morris Chapel AME Church.
Service: 11 a.m. at the church.
Interment: Morefield Cemetery.
Arrangements by WILBERT L. SHANNON, FUNERAL HOME Ltd., Wheatland.
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