Carolyn Taylor Lee

Carolyn  Lee

In Wharton, Texas  on a beautiful day of June 20,1956 – Carolyn Faye Lewis was born to the late Ms. Eddie Lee Cooper and Ernest Lewis, Sr. also, preceding her in death is her husband, Stanley R. Lee, brother David Lewis, Sr., Grandparents, A.C , Alee Cooper and LeeAnna Lewis and grandson, Larry R. Taylor, III.

Carolyn attended public school in Wharton, Texas where she graduated at the top of her class.

In 1974 after graduation she relocated to Texas City ,Texas where she would spend the rest of her years.

She began her professional career at the Amoco Corporation, as one of the few female operators until her retirement in 1991. In the same year she became a Texas licensed Real Estate agent.  In 1994, she became one the first female African American brokers in Galveston County, with the assistance of her husband they began to buy and sell homes in the Galveston County area. Carolyn was dedicated to teaching others about how to achieve financial freedom.

Then, in 2006 Carolyn expanded her Real Estate business to the state of Florida, which she considered her second home.

Among her many entrepreneurial endeavors she became a life insurance agent educating her community on ensuring the future of their families were secure.

Carolyn was huge advocate for education and reading. She would volunteer her time, money and talent to assist at the La Marque Public Library summer reading program. She believed in enriching the lives of any child she could. She became a foster mother and nurtured many many children. She would patiently teach and care for them especially those with special needs.

Carolyn LOVED to travel. She lived a life full of adventures, as she traveled the world by plane, train or cruise liner.

Carolyn had an ear for music and loved to sing. Her time spent attending church and worshipping were some of her most joyous times. Carolyn was a member of Progressive Missionary Baptist church from 1974 until her death.

Carolyn departed this earthly  life at 8:28 a.m. on Sunday, January 6, 2019. She leaves in God’s care her father, Ernest Lewis ,Sr., Her children: Kendra Sowell (Lloyd), Larry Taylor, Jr. (Netobia), Elecia Jackson (Richard), Dayna Lee, and Staneisha Lee.

Grandchildren:  Asia Sowell, Jlynn Sowell, Prince Sowell, Dillon Sowell, Melody Sowell, Leighanna Sowell, Troy Jackson, Chaz, Jackson, Jeremiah Westmoreland, Courtney Jackson, Trinity Taylor, Lauren Faye Taylor, Waylen Ray, Nalia Taylor, Cedric Bartee,II  and Taylor Lee

Brothers: Rev. Charles Lewis (Elizabeth), Marcus Allen (Patty), Ray Allen (Te’Shayla), John Allen (Martha), Douglas Allen, Sr., Alonzo Allen, Sr. ,Ernest Lewis, Jr.

Sisters: Carla Wyatt (Carl), Sheryl Marshall (Ralph), Debbie Freeman (John), Marie Downey, and Kathy Cooper God children: Timothy Green, Jr, Natasha Jones,  Joshua Cooper, McKenzie Calvin and Christina Sowell Also left to cherish her memory is her best friend/sister that was by her side until the end, Mrs. Geraldine Glover.