Carolyn Braswell

Carolyn Ruth Braswell, age 70, of College Station, Texas passed from this life to the next on Tuesday, April 10, 2012. She was surrounded by her family and died after a long struggle with ALS. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Friday, April 13, 2012, at Christ United Methodist Church in College Station.
Carolyn was born July 15, 1941 to the late Melvin and Essie McCullough Childress in Sanco, Coke County, Texas, the youngest of three daughters. Carolyn graduated from Robert Lee High School in Robert Lee, Texas in 1958. She is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Eddie Braswell, and four children – Ginger and husband Matt Williams of The Woodlands, Van Braswell and wife Elissa of Crowley, Sterling Braswell of College Station, and Gentry Braswell of Houston. She is survived by seven grandchildren – 1st LT Hunter Williams of Ft. Drum, NY, Dillon Williams of Austin, Evan Braswell of Bronte, Andra Braswell and fiance’ Brandon Herrington of Ft. Worth, Jesse Braswell of Greenville, Spencer Braswell, and Jaidon Braswell. Carolyn is also survived by her sister Bonita Copeland Cartrite of Robert Lee, TX, and a host of nieces and nephews who were very special to her since she babysat many of them. She was preceded in death by her sister Juanice Sheppard Herr of Memphis, TN.
Carolyn loved her family and music. She played the piano and sang in church and community choirs all of her life. Her home was always full of music and she loved to dance and perform. When Eddie was transferred to Alpine, she enrolled at Sul Ross University and sang with the University choir. Along with raising four children, she worked for the Sweetwater ISD and College Station ISD before becoming the CEO of Fed Star Credit Union in College Station. She worked for Blakely Crop Insurance for 5 years and was a Realtor with Century 21 Beal and Lone Star Realty for 10 years.
When they moved to College Station in 1978, Carolyn and Eddie became members of A&M United Methodist Church. In 1995, they were part of the mission team that started Christ United Methodist Church in College Station, where they remain faithful members. Carolyn has been a part of the Music Ministry since then and the choir, ensembles and the children’s choir were dear to her heart. The family would like to thank everyone for their support and also Compassionate Care Hospice, especially Charli and Stacey. Memorials to Carolyn may be made to the Music Ministry at CUMC, 4201 Hwy 6 S, College Station, TX 77845. Carolyn will be inurned in the Columbarium at Christ United Methodist Church.


  1. Carolyn was a gracious lady with a kind spirit. We were blessed to know both her and Eddie while at Christ UMC. She will be greatly missed. Our prayers for Eddie and all your family.

  2. We will all surely miss Carolyn. Her music, her intelligence, her smile, her laughter, and her dedication to the church. Everyone was a friend to her and she made you feel “good” when you talked to her. Our thoughts and prayers are with Eddie and family for such a big loss. Sorry I can’t be there for the service as I will be out of town. Love, Linda Jackman and family.

  3. Precious memories…how they linger. Aunt Carolyn will be dearly missed on family holidays. What joy her songs brought on the piano at Mamaw’s house every year. Her laughter now rings in heaven with those who have gone on before her.

  4. Carolyn was a great woman, and a great Realtor, and will be missed. I had the privilege of working with her and there was never a time when you would be in the same room with her and not be joining in on a laugh or two. She spread joy wherever she was.

  5. It made me so sad to Carolyn’s name in the obits today. We were close friends at Century 21 and I will always remember her warm smile and her bright personality. Our paths parted as I moved to Sweden.
    She always talked so lovingly about her husband Ed and her children.
    Bless you all….

    Take care!
    Ann Ulrich

  6. Condolences to all the family. Still can hear her delightful laughter and special memories of the times we could be together with the music she and Ginger provided (Cotton Fields ?) She will be missed but its also great to know where she is now with those loved ones who have gone before. Love you all.

  7. We were so sorry to hear about Carolyn. When I met her in 1990, I saw that she was filled with kindness, patience and talent. Eddie, our thoughts are with you and your family, especially Gentry. Gentry, you have a special place in my heart. Rick and I were so pleased to get to know you during high school and still think of you often. What a loving mother/son bond. What a wonderful lady. She always smiled when we talked about you-what a great memory. Our deepest sympathy, Donna and Rick Hill

  8. To express our deep sympathy to you on your loss. We thank Carolyn for her many contributions to the Bryan/College Station area. We also thank her grandson 1st Lt. Hunter Williams for serving our country in the U.S. Army. Because of his service & other young men & women we have our freedom in this great country. May God’s Speed Be With Carolyn’s Family.

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