Ann Irene (Golladay) Carrollwas born February 10, 1944 in Pontiac, MI to David and Elnora (nee Pierce). She passed August 29, 2016.
A 1961 graduate of Lake Orion High School, she lived and raised her family in Dryden, MI. She was a hairdresser for over 40 years and built lifelong friendships with many of her clients. She had a passion for gardening and her generosity enabled her family to build gardens of their own. She enjoyed antiques, flea markets and vacations with family.
Ann was a great mom who raised three sons of whom she could not have been more proud. They built lives of their own and honored her with four grandchildren for whom she carried the proud title of Grandma. Without fail she made time for family, creating delicious meals from scratch including fried chicken, noodles, cherry and banana cream pie. Her home was a warm, welcoming place for family and friends with fresh coffee, Pepsi and a comfortable chair.
Ann was a fighter and a survivor of lung cancer for over 10 years. She leaves behind a legacy built around family bonds and the love she had for so many.
Ann is survived by her three sons: Tim (Melinda) of Columbiaville; Terry (Jennifer) of Dryden; Thad (Christine) of Ypsilanti; four grandchildren Collin, Trenton, Avery and Brayden; sister Linda (Robert) Merchberger of Goodrich, MI; nieces and nephews Bill, Renai, Shannon, David, Lori, Cindy, Jessica, Kelcie, and an extensive network of family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers David and Edward Golladay, Aunt Lois Montroy, Aunt Dorothy Fant, and nephew Steven Golladay.
Per Ann’s wishes, cremation has taken place. An afternoon and evening celebrating her life will begin at 3pm Saturday, September 17th at Terry & Jennifer’s home. Arrangements were entrusted to Muir Brothers Funeral Home, Lapeer. Visit www.muirbrotherslapeer.com to leave a remembrance or condolence.