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Bernice LaVerne Carswell

March 18, 1940 — January 27, 2023

Albany, GA

Bernice LaVerne Carswell

 Bernice LaVerne Carswell, 82, of Albany, GA died January 27, 2023 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 31, 2023, at 2:00 pm at Mathews Funeral Home. Mr. Ross Powell will officiate. Interment will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Carswell was born in Worth County, GA on March 18, 1940 to Charlie and Jessie Knight.  She moved to Albany, GA at an early age and attended Albany High School and attended Albany Technical College for Accounting.  She was employed with the accounting office of The City of Albany for twenty-five years and was a member of Byne Memorial Baptist Church.  


The most important things in Mrs. Carswell’s life was God and family.

She loved the Lord and was a beautiful example of true unconditional love and having Faith in God in all you do.  She instilled in her children a strong Faith in the Lord that will carry them throughout the rest of their lives.  She also taught them how to love life, love and respect others, and to love and respect themselves.  Her children say she was “Our Rock” when all was broken.  Mrs. Carswell not only loved her family and God but she genuinely cared about the well-being of others.  She was a true blessing to All who knew her.


In Mrs. Carswell’s younger years, she was a tremendous athlete. She’s in the Georgia Softball Hall of Fame.  She was a tenacious competitor despite her soft-spoken voice and gentle demeanor. Mrs. Carswell was a true Lover of the outdoors and no matter where she was her children were there with her also.  Family was her life.  


She was truly loved by her husband, children and family.  She was “Our Beautiful Mom”.  We will forever miss you and know we will see you again in Heaven! We love you always!

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her Husband, Billy Carswell and a Daughter-in-Law, Lynn Carswell.


Survivors include her children, Jeff (Sylvia) Carswell, Cliff Carswell, Bruce (Roger) Carswell, Terry (Kelly) Carswell, Tammy (Robert) Pinnero and Ryan (Alex) Carswell, a sister, Kay (Steve) Larson and a brother, Ray Knight all of Albany, GA

fourteen grandchildren to include: Jeffery Carswell, Justin Carswell, Josh Carswell, Katie Jones, Brandon Carswell, Lauren Carswell, Chandler Carswell, Kaley Parker, Matthew Parker, Tyler Causey, Drew Carswell, Tyler Carswell, Gavin Carswell, Collin Carswell and  nine great-grandchildren.


The family will receive friends Monday from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Mathews Funeral Home
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