Carolyn Glenney Lewis

Dec. 30, 1948-

Feb. 4, 2016


Carolyn Marie “Doll” Glenney Lewis died unexpectedly on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 in Grand Prairie, Texas at the age of 67.

Carolyn is survived by her children: son Bobby and Darcy Lewis, of Los Angeles, Caifornia; daughter Jenny and Tony Leone, of Haughton, Louisiana; daughter Tammy and Dixon Bautista, of Honolulu, Hawaii; son-in-law Nick Adkison, of Midlothian; and grandchildren Van Lewis, Jacob Bautista, and Keira Adkison. She is also survived by brothers and sisters: Mary Beth Glenney Kielbasa, of San Antonio, Texas; George and Eileen Glenney, of Georgetown, Texas; and Richard and Susan Glenney, of Duncanville, Texas. She was greatly adored by her many nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, and friends.

She is joined in death by husband Tom Lewis of Oak Point, Texas and daughter Carolyn Lewis Adkison, of Midlothian.

Carolyn was born on Dec. 30, 1948 in Wichita Falls, Texas to the late Julius Glenney and the late Elizabeth Martin Glenney. Carolyn studied sociology at Angelo State University. During her college years, she was introduced to the love of her life, Tom Lewis, the roommate of her brother George at Texas A&M University. Carolyn and Tom married in 1971. Carolyn took great pride in her life’s work as a faithful and steadfast homemaker, raising four children that she took thousands of pictures of (and with). As Tom forged a career as a schoolteacher throughout Texas, Carolyn ran a loving and nurturing household, providing a space of respite and warmth from long schooldays and chaotic bus routes with her characteristic wit and gentle pats on the shoulder.

Carolyn was powerful in prayer, supporting all she knew with her quiet strength and positive spirit. With never an unkind word for anyone, she lived a life of grace in which she found great delight in the small things: treating her kids to a hamburger, walking the Little Elm park, and her beloved hobby, shopping. Proud of her Texas roots, she continually reminded her children that she was a fourth generation Texan. That said, she also loved to travel, collecting souvenirs and sending postcards to her kids from her many destinations. Her children remember her as their emotional rock, as she exemplified the living lesson of patience and humility. She was an active member of Denton Bible Church.

A visitation is scheduled for 9 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, immediately followed by the funeral at 10 a.m. at the Midlothian Bible Church in Midlothian, Texas. Pastor Bennie Leonard will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Carolyn’s remarkable life.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to a fund established for Carolyn's son-in-law and granddaughter, Nick and Keira Adkison, at Condolences can be sent to The family would like to thank hospital staff at Children’s Medical Center for their support and dedication to Keira’s recovery.