Ann Carol Mann, SCN

Posted by Spalding Hurst

July 18, 2021

Ann Carol Mann, SCN, 83, formerly Sister Joseph Andrew, a native of Louisville, Kentucky, died July 16, 2021, at Nazareth Home, Louisville. She was a professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 58 years.

Sister Ann Carol entered the Congregation in 1960. She was in the education ministry for many years, having earned her bachelor’s in education. Sister Ann Carol taught at St. Barnabas, Louisville. After St. Barnabas, she was assigned to Clarksdale, Mississippi, where she and Ann Spence, SCN (dec.), opened Holy Name Day Center for inner-city youth. From there, she went to Memphis, Tennessee, teaching at Holy Rosary and Our Lady of Sorrows. While serving in Memphis, Sister Ann Carol became an active participant in the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. She marched with Martin Luther King, Jr.

She also served at Our Lady of Guadalupe Multi-Service Center, Raymondville, Texas; and in Louisville, as Director of the Louisville Tenet Association, Pastoral Associate at St. Augustine, and Pastoral Associate at Sts. Simon and Jude Church where she was in charge of the Senior Club, and managing the Clothing and Emergency Assistance Program. Her ministries also included Sister Visitor Center as staff and executive director, Candy for Caring, and Nazareth Home.

After retiring, Sister Ann Carol continued her association with the Sts. Simon and Jude Senior Club. She was much loved for the many socials and trips she planned for seniors, and remained faithful to her students and the people in her ministries, maintaining relationships for decades. Sister Ann Carol was extremely close to her family, and a nephew says those closest to her called her Nancy, or Sister Nancy, as that is the name often used by her parents and siblings.

She is survived by many nieces and nephews, and extended family, and by her religious community.

The wake was July 20, 2021, at St. Vincent de Paul Church, Nazareth, Kentucky. The Mass of Christian burial was on July 21, 2021, at St. Vincent de Paul Church, Nazareth. Burial was in Nazareth Cemetery. Click here to view the funeral.


  1. Harold Rayford, APRN, MS, CRNA

    Sr. Ann Carol was my godmother through baptism, I met her when I was fourteen. Truly an honor and pleasure to have worked with her in Memphis and Raymondville, Tx. Her passion and ministry was teaching, education, and serving others. I credit my education/my life, to her and the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth. Ann Carol made the impossible, possible and challenged all of us to be compassionate caring people. I am sixty-six years old now and had managed to stay connected with her through cards and emails. Several years ago, I drove to Louisville and surprised her. My visit was to share with her how grateful I was that she had been such an extraordinary part of my life.

  2. Mark N

    I knew her as Sister Joseph Andrew at Saint Barnabas in Louisville; I was in the fourth grade and loved her. To this day she is one of my favorite teachers! I learned so much and in so many different ways, and it was always fun. I am so fortunate to have had Sister and the other dedicated sisters at St Barnabas as teachers.

  3. Rita Davis, SCN

    I experienced Ann Carol as always positive and encouraging.

  4. Kitty W.

    Nanc ((Ann Carol) & I lived & worked together at Keel Ave Multi-Service Center in Memphis for a few years. She respected the inner city youth very much & went out of her way to be w/ them.

  5. Catherine Wells Mensi

    I remember her well from her time in Memphis. She was frequently at my house with my parents. My dad and she did a lot debating. Although they very seldom agreed on anything, she was a good friend to the family! May she Rest In Peace!


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