sunshine | 6/20/2013, 6:33 a.m.

died on June 11 at home in New Orleans, Louisiana. Carolynn was born in Miami, graduated from Northwestern Sr. High School, and received a college degree in biology and pre-veterinary medicine from Tuskegee University in Alabama. After college, a love of service and adventure led her to join the Peace Corps where she worked in several countries in west and central Africa. While still in the Peace Corps she met and married Eric Tucker and with love of travel as a common connection between them, they set out on trips that took them to many countries around the world. In 2005, Carolynn received a doctorate degree in Missions and began spreading the love of Christ. She was instrumental in building schools and orphanages, starting agricultural projects, and teaching students in Mongolia, China, Haiti, Ghana, India and many other countries. Carolynn is survived by: her loving husband, Eric Tucker; sister, Ellery Ross Brown(Johnny); brothers, Harold Ross (Shirley) and Calvin Ross(Carmela); nieces, Ketanji Brown Jackson(Patrick), Regina Simpson(Antonio), Raquel Ross, Crystal Ross, Cassandra Gordon, and Zandra Scott; nephews, Ketajh Brown, Daniel, Gabriel and Calvin Michael Ross; adopted sister, Frances Tailey and other relatives. Services were held in New Orleans. Graveside Services 11 a.m., Saturday at Dade Memorial Park.