Camille Carollo Doiron
Published 7:30 pm Thursday, November 30, 2017
Camille Carollo Doiron, 77, formerly of Leland, passed away at her Vicksburg home surrounded by her family and friends on Nov. 28. Camille was preceded in death by her husband, Jules Warren Doiron Jr.; her beautiful daughter, Barbara Doiron Raines; parents, Charles and Gertrude Carollo; brothers, Otis Carollo, Billy Carollo, Johnny Carollo, Sammy Carollo, James Carollo and Paul Carollo.
She is survived by her son, Mark Doiron of Madison; daughters, Whitney Doiron (Michelle) of N.C. and Sheri Doiron McBride (Jimmy) of Vicksburg; grandchildren, Chad and Shelby Doiron, Ryan Raines (Priscilla), Sarah Raines, Candice Hicks (Matt), Thomas McBride (Candace), Shelby Walker (Chris) of Greenwood, Jay McBride (Amber) of Lexington, Billy and Abby Vadeboncoeur of N.C.; great-grandchildren, Hunter, Carly, Abbey, Brendon, Madison, Heidi, Jaylen, Beau; and her precious pet, Grits. Camille is also survived by many nephews and nieces.
Camille was from a large Delta Sicilian family. She was number eight of 14 brothers and sisters.
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She met her husband, Warren, on a blind date and both wanted to be married on May 9, 1959. They were happily married for 58 years.
Camille was a stay-at-home mom for her four children before deciding to complete her goal of becoming a nurse by going back to school when her children were in elementary and junior high school. She initially earned her license practical nurse (LPN) degree at Sisters of Mercy Hospital and later graduated from Hinds Community College in their registered nurse (RN) program.
Camille was passionate about nursing, believing that the care a nurse provides can leave a lasting impact on a person’s life. Over the course of her 30-year career, Camille was a RN, case manager and a home health nurse providing care to those who were sick at Mercy Hospital, Mercy Medical Center, Parkview Medical Center, Parkview Home Health and Camellia Home Health before her early retirement due to her declining health.
For more than 50 years, one of Camille’s favorite pastimes was playing cards weekly with her lifelong friends, who were such a large part of her heart and life even seeing her through the end.
Being from a very large family, Camille enjoyed all the family gatherings involving hundreds of relatives. She loved sharing funny stories as well as playing tricks with the younger family members. Humorously, she wanted them to know what a family is all about.
When her children and grandchildren were active in school sports, she could be heard from the bleachers always cheering encouragement to their dismay.
She had a special talent of making each family member feel most important by connecting with them individually.
Camille was a founding member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church. She was also a part of the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary.
Momma, we know you are not suffering anymore, and for that we are grateful to God. The strength and love you exemplified throughout your life taught us to always persevere. FAMILY STRONG!
Special thanks to Charlotte Miller, RN, with Camellia Home Health and Hospice and Sisters of Mercy for their support in nursing.
Services will be held at St. Michael’s Church in Vicksburg Saturday, Dec. 2.
Visitation at 10 a.m. and Mass at 11 am.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St Michael’s Catholic Church, or PAWS Rescue, all in Vicksburg.
Online condolences and guest registry are available at www.charlesrilesfuneralhome.com.