Davina Leah Carroll, age 55, of Crestview, passed away Thursday, September 15, at her home. She was born on July 12, 1967 in Niceville where she was raised and lived until moving to Crestview in 1993. A 1983 graduate of Niceville High School, she continued her education and received her Bachelor’s Degree from FSU. After college, her teaching career began at Rocky Bayou Christian School, where she taught for two years, before joining the Okaloosa County School District during the 1992-93 School Year. Mrs. Carroll taught at Richbourg and then transferred to Crestview High School. She was a dedicated teacher who loved kids.
She was a faithful and active member of Hope City Community Church, where she served on the welcoming committee.
Her true passion was being NANA to her grandkids. Playing, laughing or simply cuddling was the center of her life.
Mrs. Carroll was preceded in death by her father David Edwin Isaac.
She is survived by her husband of 19 years Robert Carroll
Her mother Esther Anita Isaac
4 daughters Ashlynn Smith (Jacob), Aleisha Roberts (Tyler), Catherine Schlick (Kyle), Amanda Butler (Jeffrey)
2 brothers Nathan Isaac (Charlene), Charles Eldridge (Sally)
8 grandchildren Silvia, T.C., Naomi, Esther, Ryleigh, Jackson, Marcus, Donovan
A Celebration of her Life will be held at 5:00PM, Wednesday, September 21, from the Chapel of Brackney Funeral Service, with Pastor Josh Neel officiating. A private burial will follow at Mobile Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Brackney Funeral Service, Crestview, is entrusted with arrangements.
September 17, 2022, 9:10 pm
Davina is my second cousin, was a pretty little girl, then a beautiful lady. Her smile is absolutely stunning. I can see Davina had many grandchildren to spoil, and it makes my heart happy to see they were lights in her life. My condolences to her husband Bob, each of her girls and to the precious grandchildren that will surely miss Nana.
September 17, 2022, 10:38 pm
Mrs. Carroll was a sweet lady to work with. I first met her will substituting for the school district and then worked with her at CHS. Thoughts and prayers to the family.
September 18, 2022, 3:49 pm
She was my environmental science teacher my junior year.. I was the only student that got her anything for teacher appreciation week. She told me that herself. My senior year I didn’t have a first or last period. She let me sit in her room during those times and I helped her grade papers to help take the load off of her and she would get me candy bars for helping out. Most of those candy bars I gave to someone else. Because I didn’t need them, she was one of the best teachers I ever had. I didn’t need any form of payment for helping her out. She gave me enough payment by being the best teacher and person I’ve ever known. Rest easy mrs Carroll. You will always be in my heart.❤️ I will never forget the things you’ve taught me
September 18, 2022, 6:25 pm
Mrs. Carroll became my friend when I started working at Crestview HS a few years ago. She was a light hearted and loving person. I will miss her greatly.
September 18, 2022, 10:04 pm
Davina was one of the best, kindest person I knew. She loved her family, friends and everyone around her with her whole heart. It breaks my heart that she was taken away so soon when she had so much more to give. My thoughts and prayers go out to Bob, the girls and the rest of the family. She will forever have a place in our hearts and continue to be an angel watching over us! We love you Davina!
September 18, 2022, 11:00 pm
I enjoyed working with her a the old RMS she was so sweet and always had a smile
September 19, 2022, 10:37 pm
To the family of Mrs. Carroll or as I called her, Madame Blueberry. I work at Crestview High School in the lunchroom. I run the Brew Dawg Café for the students. Mrs. Carroll would come visit me and she would buy iced coffee, pretzels, and her favorite, our blueberry parfaits. Her classroom was way across the school so I told her she could give me her number and I would text her in the morning to let her know if we had any blueberry parfaits. I put her in my phone as Madame Blueberry 🫐 like from the Christian cartoons Veggie Tales. She was a sweetie. The end of last year, she brought me peaches from her tree. Our last text was on September 6. I just wanted y’all to know that she was so sweet to me and she will be missed. So very sorry for your loss…..
Crestview High School
Brew Dawg Café
September 20, 2022, 5:24 pm
To the Carroll Family,
Words alone can not express my sincerest condolences to all of you; I can not imagine the sudden loss you are experiencing right now. Please know that my heartfelt thoughts and prayers are going out to all of you. May God keep and hold you close and provide you the strength, during this very difficult time. May Davina’s soul rest in peace, as you carry her spirit and memory in your hearts.
September 21, 2022, 1:29 am
Mrs. Carroll was my 1st Period Science Teacher last school year. She was my favorite teacher of that school year and still is one of my favorite teachers ever. Since the first day of school last year we immediately bonded and she became my favorite teacher and I became her favorite student (her words not mine). I would help out with grading papers, cleaning up, making lesson plans, running errands, trying some chocolate her husband brought back from Europe because she wanted me to try it, and so much more. Mrs. Carroll made a difference in my life and taught me so much about Environmental Science. Mrs. Carroll was one of the main reasons that I changed my life plans and what I was going to major in during college from a medical examiners to a teacher. Mrs. Carroll was a true blessing to me, all of the student of Crestview High School and Crestview High School as a whole.
Chaplain Larry J. Carter
September 21, 2022, 2:48 pm
Our condolences from OCSO Chaplaincy. Our prayers are with you now and the days to come.
Sallie and Charles Eldridge
September 21, 2022, 3:00 pm
Although I did not Davina well. Charles and I so sorry to hear about her passing. Charles has missed talking with her. God will take care of her now.
September 21, 2022, 7:20 pm
We lost and kind and genuine colleague at Crestview High School in Davina Carroll where she leaves behind countless friends to whom she was loyal and warm. She cared deeply about her students, was always nurturing and offered a kind ear. A corner of Davina’s classroom was covered with pictures of her family and in particular, her grandchildren. I was privileged know her for almost 20 years and was fortunate to have coached her daughter, Aleisha, who like her mother became a wonderful mother as well. May His grace warm and comfort her family and be they left with only the loving memories of a life well lived.
Ray and Angie Beasley
September 21, 2022, 10:30 pm
Your family means so much to us at Hope City Community Church! We are so terribly sorry you have lost your sweet Davina, but we know she’s walking on the streets of gold. We are covering your family with prayers.
October 9, 2022, 10:03 pm
My senior year she was my favorite teacher. She really meant alot to me and helped shape me as an adult. She was a very sweet woman and she will be missed