‹ Return to Current Obituaries
Send FlowersHand delivered by a local florist
Send a Sympathy Card
Plant Memorial Trees


Ruleville Baptist Church
Wednesday January 26th, 2022
1:00pm - 2:00pm

View Details


Roundaway Baptist Church
Wednesday January 26th, 2022

View Details

Order Flowers now for guaranteed delivery before Carolyn's visitation.

Carolyn Nel Kimbrell

Carolyn Nel Langham Kimbrell age 75 of Ruleville, MS passed away Saturday, January 22, 2022, at the Walter B Crook Nursing Home in Ruleville, MS.

Visitation for Nell will be held Wednesday, January 26, 2022, from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM at Ruleville Baptist Church. The funeral service will follow at 2:00 PM in the church sanctuary. Burial will follow at the Roundaway Cemetery. Reverend Robert Haney and Reverend Larry Braswell will officiate the services.

Nel was born February 20, 1946, to William H. and Mamie Shannon Langham in Ruleville, MS. She graduated from Ruleville High School in 1964, Married Donald Lee Kimbrell on July 18, 1964, in Ruleville. She was a former bookkeeper for William Turner Insurance, she had also worked with the Federal Compress, North Sunflower Hospital, North Sunflower Academy, Shurden Farms, Shurden Owen Farms, Stafford Shurden, Freck Luna. Carolyn was an all-conference basketball player in high school, she also enjoyed playing tennis, bridge, and reading. Nel was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who will be lovingly missed by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Mamie Langham, and a brother Billy Langham.

Nel is survived by he husband of 57 years Donald Lee Kimbrell, Sr., of Ruleville, MS, Sons, Donald Lee Kimbrell, Jr.(Tammy) of Brandon, MS, William Lane Kimbrell (Jennifer) of Cleveland, MS, and Stephan Lance Kimbrell (Valorie) of Nesbit, MS, Seven grandchildren, Ryan and Claudia Kimbrell, Allison Kimbrell, Sarah Kimbrell, Brianna Kimbrell, Collin Kimbrell, and Brayden Kimbrell.

Pallbearers are Stafford Shurden, Reggie Shurden, Ryan Kimbrell, Shurden Owens, Ross Mitchell, and Allen Lamastus. The honorary pallbearers are Jason Kimbrell and Brayden Kimbrell.

Memorials may be made to St Jude Children's Hospital 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38501.
Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The online guest register may be signed at www.clevelandfuneralhome.net.

To plant memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Carolyn Kimbrell, please visit our flower store.


I was shocked and saddened over the loss of Nel. I always looked forward to seeing her whenever I came home. She was so friendly and always had time to talk. I did not even know she was in the nursing home. I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. She was a very special lady.

Dale Spencer Kight Jan 31 2022 7:03 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Carolyn Kimbrell

Dale Spencer Kight Jan 31 2022 6:52 PM

I am so very sorry . You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Margaret Hargett

Margaret Hargett Jan 27 2022 10:15 AM

We are so saddened by Nel's passing and have your family in our prayers.

Don and Dianne Pittman Jan 26 2022 12:37 PM

So sorry for your loss

Patricia Wielert Jan 26 2022 11:39 AM

Prayers for your Family

christy frazier linkous Jan 26 2022 11:22 AM

Lance- May her memory always be a blessing to you and your family. We're all thinking of you here at Rhodes.

Rachel Feinman Jan 25 2022 5:23 PM

I am so sorry! What a fun lady she was, always smiling or laughing! I am praying for Don, her boys, and their families.

Marsha Goodwin Jan 25 2022 2:21 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Carolyn Kimbrell

Christy Norman Jan 23 2022 10:02 PM

This is such sad news. Nel and I were classmates and great friends for so many years. She was always one I looked forward to seeing when the RHS class of 1964 had reunions.

Becki Jett Jan 23 2022 12:47 PM

Show More Entries