Memorial Service Held for Former Health Officer


A memorial service will be held Monday
in Birmingham for former Jefferson County health officer Dr. Carole
Wilkerson Samuelson.

She died from ovarian cancer on Saturday. She was 67.
A pediatrician, Samuelson served as the county's top doctor from
1985 to 2002. Dr. Michael Fleenor, who succeeded Samuelson in that
post, said her biggest legacy was developing access to care for the
poor, children in particular.

The memorial is set for Mountain Brook Baptist Church. She will
be laid to rest in her hometown of Greenville, N.C. on Friday,
according to a published obituary.

She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Paul, and her two
sons, David and Marc, grandchildren and other family members.

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