Obituary Listings

Carolyn Shealy Self
There are condolences waiting approval on Carolyn's Tribute wall
Obituary for Carolyn Shealy Self

Carolyn Shealy Self, beloved wife of longtime Baptist leader and pastor the late Dr. William L. Self, died January 20, 2018, from complications arising from abdominal cancer. Carolyn was born December 3, 1930, to Elsie Shealy and Clarence Shealy, in Ocala, Florida, where she spent her childhood. Upon graduating high school, she briefly attended Tift College, then enrolled at Stetson University, where she met Bill Self. They were married August 2, 1953 — a marriage that lasted until Bill’s death January 9, 2016. Carolyn went on to earn her Bachelor’s degree in education, then taught elementary school while Bill completed his graduate degree at Southeastern Seminary For nearly 60 years, Carolyn was Bill’s partner in ministry, serving as confidant, counselor, encourager and friend. She was his rock, quietly supporting and guiding him. A gifted musician and writer, Carolyn wrote the book, “Confident Entertaining,” and co-authored several volumes with Bill, including their most recent one,“Surviving the Stained Glass Jungle” about Bill’s years as a pastor. She also served on various boards as advisor and director, including Golden Gate Seminary, among others. She is survived by her children Lee Self and wife Birgit Voss; Bryan Self and wife Karen Self; and grandsons Benjamin and Carter Self; brother Ed Shealy and wife Susan Shealy; niece Lynn Scarbrough and husband Jeff Scarbrough; great-niece Kara Scarbrough; great-nephew Quinn Scarbrough; niece Laura Neuman and husband Jason Neuman; and great nieces Emily Fieldlin and Lily Neuman; and great-nephew Will Fieldlin. A Memorial service will be held at Johns Creek Baptist Church on Friday, January 26, 2018, at 1 p.m. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the William L. Self Lecture Series of McAfee School of Theology, or the Faith 2 Next fund at Johns Creek Baptist Church. Online condolences may be expressed at www.crowellbrothers.com. Arrangements entrusted by Crowell Brothers Funeral Homes & Crematory, 5051 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092. 770-448-5757.


To send flowers or a remembrance gift to the family of Carolyn Shealy Self, please visit our Tribute Store.

Previous Events

Memorial

Friday

26

Jan

1:00 PM
Johns Creek Baptist Church

6910 McGinnis Ferry Road
Alpharetta, GA 30005

Reception

Friday

26

Jan

2:00 PM
Johns Creek Baptist Church

6910 McGinnis Ferry Road
Alpharetta, GA 30005

Reception to follow the service...

Albums

Create new album
 
Subscribe To Obituaries



We appreciate your support
In accordance with the wishes of the family, this
message has been declined.
Carolyn Shealy Self

Thank you for sharing your
memory of Carolyn

Provide comfort by sending fresh
flowers from our local florist.

Send Flowers
No thanks, please don't show me this again.