Gail Wilson Carswell, 58, of 1111 Parise St. in Valdese died Saturday, November 7, 2009 at Britthaven of Morganton following a period of declining health. She was born July 25, 1951 in Burke County, NC, and was a daughter of the late Monroe Wilson and Laura Wheelon Braswell. Gail was of the Baptist faith, and a former employee of Alba-Waldensian. She was a kind and gentle soul who was a loving sister, mother, grandmother, and friend.Gail is survived by her son, Nathaniel Dean Carswell of Florida; a granddaughter and the light of her life, Dynastee Ramseur; brother, Dr. Bobby Ray Braswell of Arizona; sisters, Brenda Ann Williams of Boone and Kathy Elliott of Valdese; nieces, Debbie Calloway, Donna Gail Isaacs, and Michelle R. Croom; her life-long friend, Shirley Estes Sells; and former husband, Bobby Dean Carswell.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Judy Wilson.In celebration of Gail’s life, the funeral will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, November 9, 2009 at United Baptist Church with Rev. Avery Owenby officiating. Entombment will follow at Burke Memorial Park Mausoleum. A gathering of friends will be held Sunday from 5:00 until 7:00 pm at Sossoman Funeral Home where the body will remain until placed in the church thirty minutes before the funeral hour. At other times, the family will be the home of Kathy Elliott, 2992 High Peak Rd. in Valdese. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 222 South Church Street, Suite 336M, Charlotte, NC 28202.
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