Carroll H. Laws Sr.

KILMARNOCK—Carroll Henderson Laws Sr. of Kilmarnock died January 18, 2020, at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center.

Carroll was born December 25, 1939, to the late Charlie and Lelia Laws of Weems. He attended Lancaster public schools and was a member of Sharon Baptist Church in Weems.

He worked for about 60 years, until his health began to fail him, as a waterman, holding many positions up to mate. He was employed by Zapata Haynie/Omega Protein in Louisiana; fall fishing in North Carolina; and shucking oysters at Kellum Seafood in Weems.

Carroll is survived by his wife, Maxine Laws; his children, Debra Ann Harris, Carroll Laws Jr., Terra Laws, Robert Nickens Sr., Debra Ward, Ashley Laws and Dustin Laws; adopted daughter, Pamela Lee; 19 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by eight sisters and seven brothers.

A funeral was held January 25 at Sharon Baptist Church.