Dorothy Mae Carroll Ladd

February 2, 1930 - February 6, 2021

Dorothy Mae Carroll Ladd, 91, of Lumberton, went to be with her Heavenly Father on Saturday, February 6, 2021. She was born on February 2, 1930, in Hortense, Texas to Sylester and Charlie Carroll. She grew up and attended school at Big Sandy, in Dallardsville, Texas. Dorothy moved to Beaumont after high school, lived at the YWCA, and worked as a phone operator for several years. She met and married the love of her life, moved to Lumberton, and worked as a busy and loving homemaker, mother and mawmaw.

Dorothy and her family were active members of Cornerstone Church of the Nazarene in Beaumont for many years. She enjoyed being a part of the women’s ministry group where many sewing, quilting and craft projects brought the ladies together to minister to each other and those around them. She was always busy helping in the kitchen with church dinners, VBS, and other activities around the church.  More recently Dorothy and Boyd attended and enjoyed worshipping at Orange First Church of the Nazarene then Parkway Life Church in Lumberton.

Dorothy spent much of her spare time as an avid seamstress. Her talent for sewing, quilting, crocheting, and cross stitch produced many beautiful works of art. Dorothy also enjoyed gardening with Boyd and working in her flower beds. Spending quality time and fishing with friends and family at their lake house on Toledo Bend was also a favorite pastime. What Dorothy loved the most, whether at home or at the lake, was spending time with family. She cherished the moments spent with grandchildren playing games, reading books and telling stories. What a storyteller she was!

Dorothy is preceded in death by her parents, Sylester and Charlie Carroll, sisters Louise Broussard and Lucille Mills, and brothers Laville, Harris, Carl, Claude, Warren, Elton, and Lamar (Bud) Carroll.          

Dorothy was survived by her loving and devoted husband of 72 years, Boyd Ladd, until his death on February 9, 2021. She is survived by her daughters, Sandra Hicks and her husband, Billy and Stacey Beard and her husband, Darrell, all of Lumberton. Mawmaw is survived by her grandchildren, Leslie Hicks, Erin Hicks, Brittany Hilton, Brittney Beard, Lindsey Duvall and her husband, Kendall and Darrell (D.J.) Beard, Jr. Her great- grandchildren who will miss their sweet and devoted Mawmaw are Issabelle, Khloie, Taylor, Kiersten, Drew, Riley, Emaleigh, Ava, Ella, and Rose. Dorothy is also survived by a host of loving nieces, nephews, and her sister-in-law, Bonnie Carroll Gay.          

Dorothy and Boyd Ladd were together for 72 years, and together we will celebrate their lives on Saturday, February 13, at 11:00 am at Parkway Life Church in Lumberton under the direction of Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee. There will be a time of viewing and visitation preceding the service at 10:00 am. Burial will be at the Big Sandy Cemetery, in Dallardsville, Texas, following the service.          

Please observe social distancing guidelines. By attending any public event you are acknowledging the risk of exposure to the Corona Virus. Please follow the guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control:  The family requests that everyone in attendance to please wear a mask.

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Big Sandy Cemetery

Big Sandy Cemetery
  • 9582 county line rd livingston tx 77351

Funeral Service

Funeral Service
  • village creek parkway at mitchell road lumberton tx 77657
  • 02/13/2021
  • 11:00 am

Gathering of Family and Friends

Gathering of Family and Friends
  • 1865 Farm to Market Road 3513, Lumberton, Texas 77657
  • 02/13/2021
  • 8:20 pm

Broussard's Mortuary - Silsbee, TX

Broussard's Mortuary - Silsbee, TX
  • 490 cemetery road silsbee tx 77656

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Warren & Myra Petkovsek

We are saddened to hear of the loss of this wonderful lady. We are offering prayers for strength and healing for the family and all concerned.

Kathy Lumpkin

My prayers are with you he family. Rejoicing that she and. her husband are sitting at the feet of Jesus.

Clifton Hicks

Doroth and Boyd were two of the sweetest people I've ever known. I'm going to miss them terribly.

Dorothy Bean

All though it was very brief, I enjoyed the time I spent with your mother . She was precious and I loved her childhood stories. This goes to show how God works, by taken them both. I know your hearts are hurting but knowing they are together can be such a true comfort . God bless you and you are in my prayers

Greig and Jan Woddail

So saddened to hear about this couple. We live just down the road. From them. I’ll miss watching them work together in the garden. I know they liked to garden together as much as we do. Prayers for Family.