January 8, 1953 ~ June 18, 2020

Born in: Wichita Falls, Texas
Resided in: Shiro, Texas

Dorothy Jean (Brown) Carrell, 67 of Shiro, passed away Thursday, June 18th at CHI St. Joseph Hospital in Bryan, Texas. Visitation with family and friends will be held from 9:00 – 10:00 am, Monday, June 22nd at Callaway-Jones Funeral Center in Bryan. A celebration of her life will follow at 10:00 am with interment in Earthman Resthaven Cemetery in Houston at 2:00 pm. Rev. Jay Kott will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers, Bryan-College Station.

Dorothy was born in Wichita Falls, Texas on January 8, 1953 to Jodie and Virginia (Baird) Brown. She was one of seven children. Her family moved to Pasadena, Texas where she attended school. After high school, she worked as a cashier to support her three young children. In 1979, in an effort to remove her children from city life, Dorothy moved her family to a slower, simpler life in Grimes County. In 1986, another child was added to the family. Times were tough, but through the hardships of single parenting, Dorothy’s faith in God never wavered, nor did her belief that better times were on the horizon. Her prayers would be answered when she met and married Richard G. Carrell. The couple blended their lives and families and made their home in Shiro, Texas. Dorothy worked at Anderson-Shiro High School in the cafeteria. Living in the country, Dorothy had an appreciation for simple things that she found beautiful. She loved plants and gardening of all kinds and animals. Dorothy cherished quiet moments alone and used this time to reflect and write poetry. She also had a desire to see more of the world and fell in love with traveling, most particular, cruising. She went on several cruises with her grown daughters, building an even closer, stronger bond with them. She enjoyed shopping and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Dorothy is survived by her husband of 32 years, Richard Carrell; daughters and sons-in-laws Tami and Tom Perry, Melanie Paris, Felicia and Floyd Passmore and Kristian Wilson; sons James “Jimmy” Paris and Richard Carrell, Jr.; grandchildren Edison Perry, Justin Willis and wife Kelsey, Jake Perry, Anthony Paris and wife Destiny, Zachary Willis and wife Jamie, Melinda Carrell, Jessica Paris, Jason Paris, Leigh, Luke and Lane Paris, Taylor, Cameron and Lealand Dockery, Joseph, Cecilia and Ryileen Carrell, Richard Carrell, III., and Hannah Carrell; great-grandchildren Alexandra, Faith, Kyleigh, Annabelle, Harleigh, Matthew, Laycee, Lexie, Bladyn, Brynleigh, Liv Everly, Avalynn and soon- to-be baby boy Willis; sister Twila Phillips and her beloved fur babies Chica, Baby Girl, Ziggy, Flip and Big Boy.

Serving as pallbearers are Edison Perry, Jake Perry, Justin Willis, Zachary Willis, Anthony Paris, Jason Paris, Robert Brown and Robbie Carrell. Serving as honorary bearers are Tom Perry, Floyd Passmore and Domingo Fernandez, Jr.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; siblings Donald, Lonnie, Robert, Kenneth and Richard Brown, daughter Consuelo Carrell and grandchildren Allynah Wilson and Logan Paris.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a memorial contribution in Dorothy’s name be made to the American Diabetes Association by visiting www.diabetes.org/donate.

You are invited to leave kind words and fond memories at www.callawayjones.com.


Visitation: June 22, 2020 9:00 am - June 22, 2020 10:00 am

Callaway-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Center
3001 S College Ave
Bryan, TX 77801


Room: Bluebonnet Chapel
Funeral Service: June 22, 2020 10:00 am

Callaway-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Center
3001 S College Ave
Bryan, TX 77801


Room: Bluebonnet Chapel
Interment: June 22, 2020 2:00 pm

Earthman Resthaven Cemetery
13102 N Freeway
Houston, Tx 77060


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  1. Dorothy, you will be missed by me. All the conversations we had over flowers and cactus. All the plants we swapped with each other. All the clearance plant racks we hit up. I have no one like you in my life. You were o e of a kind. May you find eternal peace walking in God’s garden . R.I.P. my dear friend.

  2. So thankful to be a part of your life, you have blessed me with a wonderful stepdaughter that is like my very own. Your friendship has been a wonderful part of my life. Love always!

  3. Mama I love you so much. A piece of me is gone and I’m so empty without you. I know your in no more pain. I miss you so much till we see each other again…

  4. Safe within the arms of God. May God comfort the family at this time of loss. We’ve never met in person but I feel a connection through a friendship I’ve developed with Melanie. The love and closeness within your family is evident. May God Bless you all with His peace during these times.

  5. You may be gone but you will never be forgotten. I love you and miss. Im all alone now. You were my last sibling. Now I have tell you I will see you later. Love you sister.

  6. My love and prayers go out to her beautiful children..and grandchildren..
    She is a fighter and now she dances with Jesus. We came into each others lives at a very awkward time, but our children were our focus. Over the years we prayed for each other and so many circumstances that only God could cover for us. Lord bless her children with great memories and humor…in Jesus name

  7. Prayers for strength and comfort that can only come through our Lord and savior Jesus Christ amen and amen

  8. Sharing your sadness as you remember Dorothy,accept my condolences for your lost.
    Love you Dorothy until we meet again.

  9. My sincere condolences to Richard, Tami, Melanie, Felicia and the entire family. Dorothy was the most kind and gentle lady and would always greet you with a beautiful smile. She will be missed by so many. RIP Dorothy

  10. My thoughts and prayers to you Richard. Your wife had always been kind and welcoming to me. I will always keep you and your family in my prayers.

  11. Such a sweet lady. Will miss her she was a special Lady, she loved her flowers and loved birds, and she was close to the Lord. Will miss her but know she is gone on to a better place. See you soon dear friend.

  12. My love & condolences to (sister) Twila Phillips. It’s hard being the baby of the family, & then time flies by & U’r the Matriarch. But U are strong in U’r mind & faith. I know loosing U’r only sister will be a trouble some time. My heart goes out to U.
    Love U Twila, be strong my friend, stand proud! U are the only sibling left to has lived the “Brown Family” traditions. Keep um going.

    • Thank you sherry. You’ve been my friend for many years. You have a good heart and I’ll get through this with friends like you. Thank you for your condolences.

  13. Love you Aunt Dorothy, you will definitely be missed!! Fly hig and dance with the Stars give my daddy a big hug and the rest that are with you!!

  14. I love you aunt Dorothy.. I will miss you so much until we meet again the kids and I will always remember you love u

  15. You was the best sister in law i could have i going to miss you but never forget you fly high beautiful angel rip dorothy

  16. I love you you are the best sister in law. Iam going to miss but never forget you fly high in the sky beautiful angel rip dorothy

  17. I love you you the best sister-in-law any one could have. I am going to miss you and never will forget you. RIP beautiful Angel, Dorothy. Till we meet again.

  18. Thank you sherry. You’ve been my friend for many years. You have a good heart and I’ll get through this with friends like you. Thank you for your condolences.

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