- Category: Obituaries
- Published on 06 July 2013
- Written by Mount Vernon Optic-Herald
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Carol Ann Flanagan, of Wills Point, went to be with the Lord June 18, 2013 surrounded by her loving family after a long, courageous fight with cancer.
Carol was born March 8, 1956 in Terrell and graduated from Terrell High School in 1974. On Sept. 21, 1974, she married her high school sweetheart, David Flanagan, and together they were blessed to raise three beautiful daughters, Chastity, Cherish, and Chelsea. Carol was known for her hospitality and service to others and these traits were embodied in her personal and her professional life. Carol’s drive and determination enabled her to be successful at various jobs and pursue her professional calling as a paralegal at Zurich. She truly enjoyed the time she spent with her family whether it was family vacations, get-togethers or simply visiting with loved ones. She was a past resident of Franklin County and served as chamber director. Her devotion to her family was surpassed only by her devotion to the Lord, as she was a longtime member of both First Baptist Church of Mt. Vernon and Terrell. A warm generous spirit who had a boundless love for her family, friends and life, Carol will be missed by each person who had the privilege of knowing her.
She is preceded in death by her father, Billy Gene Sims, and grandparents, Ralph and Gladys Sims and Hayden and Lela Bryant.
Carol leaves to carry on her legacy her beloved husband of 38 years, David Flanagan of Wills Point; devoted daughters: Chastity Holman and husband, Rob, of McKinney; Cherish Lennon and husband, Dustin, of Terrell, and Chelsea Flanagan of Dallas; grandchildren: Rylee, Haven, and Cooper Holman; parents: Bobby and Martha Phillips of Terrell, sister, Beverly LaRoe and husband, Joe, of Mineola; brother, Bobby Phillips, Jr.; nieces and nephews: Kim Hague, Amy Morgan, Tracie Clark, Randy Truett, Jodi Acker, Kyle Phillips, Michael Flanagan, and Scott Flanagan as well as several other extended family and a host of friends.
A celebration of Carol’s life was held on Friday, June 21, 2013 at Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Chapel with interment following at Oakland Memorial Park. The family is asking in lieu of flowers that contributions in Carol’s memory be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation at ww5.komen.org