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Carol Louise Al-Anazi, 64, of Las Cruces entered eternal life Saturday, February 26, 2022 at her home in Las Cruces, surrounded by her beloved family members and closest friends. May God rest her soul. She was born September 28, 1957 in Boston, Massachusetts, to Vasil Robert and Carol Mitchell. Her childhood nickname was Angel, which her family and closest friends continued to call her until her last day.
In her high school years, she was part of the first group of students to go through the racial integration process in the Boston Public Schools System; this was also known as “forced bussing.”
Never one to complain or come up with excuses, Angel embraced the city-wide program that required students, who may have had a perfectly good school directly across the street from their homes, be bused across town where students of a different race resided. She thrived in this environment. While this public policy was controversial amongst the general population at the time, this experience shaped the rest of her life. Later in life having received her degree in the medical industry, she enjoyed a long and thriving career as a medical transcriptionist and medical office manager in Las Cruces. She loved music, making incredible meals for her family and long conversations by the fire pit in her backyard.
Angel was known for having an open door at her home for anyone who was a friend of her seven children or anyone who just needed a good meal. Her home was a place where many who may have been abandoned by their own families could find a welcoming spirit and a bit of life advice…no matter what race. At her funeral, many grown adults who experienced this love said that she was like a second mom to them. We could all use a bit of this attitude in our lives these days. Her life force and desire to keep her family together while giving back to the community at large will be missed.
She is survived by her seven children: Robert Alan Morris and wife Eun Ji; Anthony Gilbert Morris; Ronald Alexander Morris-Culp and husband Bobby; Matthew Wayne Morris and wife Samantha; Farah Saad Al-Anazi; Amer Saad Al-Anazi and wife Angela; and Omar Saad Al-Anazi. Other family members include her eight siblings: Vasil Robert Mitchell, Jr.; Anthony Steven Mitchell; Michael Phillip Mitchell; Eleanor Judith Heffernan; James Gilbert Mitchell; George Theodore Mitchell; Virginia Ann Fleming; Douglas Alexander Mitchell. Other survivors include seven grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial and burial occurred on March 1, 2022.