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Carrie Sipho

September 3, 1938 — December 25, 2023

Terrell, TX

Carrie Sipho


Carrie Sipho, beloved mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, passed away on December 25, 2023, in Carrollton, TX. She was born on September 3, 1938, in Gloster, LA, to Merton and Channie Edwards.

Carrie's vibrant life was marked by love, compassion, and a selfless dedication to others. From an early age, she showed her kind and caring nature. Carrie's faith was deeply rooted in her membership at Bethel Baptist Church. She actively served the church community until her relocation to Los Angeles, CA, in 1957.

Education played a significant role in Carrie's life. She attended several schools throughout her academic journey: Bethel Elementary School, Frierson Junior High School, and Desoto High School. In 1956, she proudly graduated from Booker T Washington High School. Carrie's passion extended beyond academics as she also played half-court basketball on the women's basketball team.

Carrie will be remembered for her warm smile and genuine love for people. Her generous heart knew no bounds as she dedicated herself to helping others in any way she could. Countless individuals were touched by her kindness and compassion.

Carrie was preceded in death by her father Merton Edwards of Shreveport, LA; her mother Channie Edwards of Frierson, LA; her brother Jimmie Edwards of Frierson, LA; her brother Merton Edwards Jr. of Frierson, LA; her sister Mary Washington of Los Angeles; her daughter Debra Waters Young of Los Angeles; her son Bruce Waters of Terrell, TX; and her grandson JamesEarl Kinnard of Shreveport, LA.

She is survived by numerous loved ones who cherish memories of their time with Carrie. Her sister Carolyn Ruffin of Baton Rouge, LA; sister Margie Washington of Bellflower, CA; sister Eddie Fuller of Los Angeles, CA;  brother Lonnie Edwards of Frierson, LA; brother Charles Edwards of Baton Rouge, LA; daughter Joyce Edwards of Shreveport, LA; son Calvin Edwards of Frierson, LA; daughter Cynthia Cooper of Terrell, TX; and daughter Jacqueline Meadows of Columbus, OH. Additionally, she leaves behind a multitude of cherished grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends. 

Carrie's love and impact will forever be treasured. Her memory will live on through the countless lives she touched. During this time of mourning, let us celebrate her remarkable life and keep her beautiful spirit alive in our hearts.


Cherished thoughts to Carrie from her children:

Dear mama, I love, and I am going to miss you and your beautiful smile, love always Cynthia Cooper.

Thank you, mom, for all the years we shared. I love you, miss you, and will always keep you in my heart, love you much, Joyce.

To Carrie (mom), Life is not perfect, but neither is man. You are not just mother; you are my biggest fan. We all have faults and that's understood, everybody sees the bad, but I saw too good, from Calvin.

God saw you getting tired, and a cure was not to be, He put His arms around you and whispered, "come with Me." A golden heart stopped beating, working hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us He only takes the best, from Jacqueline Meadows.

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