Carol Smith Sexton

October 26, 1935 - December 10, 2021

10/26/1935 - 12/10/2021

MURFREESBORO, NC – Carol Smith Sexton, 86, died Friday, December 10, 2021, at Vidant Chowan Hospital in Edenton.

Born in Goshen, NY of Bernard William Smith and Margaret Ryder Smith, she was a librarian at Chowan University in Murfreesboro until she retired.

Survivors include her daughter, Jean Sexton Beddow, and her husband Albert, of Amarillo, Texas; her son, Warren Sexton, Jr., of the home; sisters-in-law Mary Sexton of Lansing and Barbara Sexton of Northeast Maryland; brother-in-law Curtis Sexton of Ronda; and several nieces and nephews.

In order to honor Carol’s wishes, there will be no services at this time.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate any memorial gifts be given to Chowan University Hawks Haven, One University Place, Murfreesboro, North Carolina 27855 or online by clicking here

Garrett-Sykes Memorial Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Sexton family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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Elizabeth Harrell
2 years ago

Jean and Warren,
Sending condolences in the passing of your mother. Keeping each of you in my thoughts and prayers.
Elizabeth Smith Harrell

Teresa Turner
2 years ago

Our family is saddened by your loss. Mrs Sexton was a very kind and loving person. Warren, you are a great son and friend. It’s quite evident your mom’s influence on you. May you feel the COMFORT and PEACE only THE LORD can provide. Find your Strength in the many precious memories and THE HOPE of the BLESSED REUNION.
Much LOVE and Many Prayers,
Teresa “Reesie” and Dalles Turner, and Ann Wiggins