Singing Hills Funeral Home

6221 University Hills Blvd, Dallas, TX


Carolyn Clay SHEAD

December 15, 1957July 28, 2020
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Carolyn Clay Shead born Carolyn Clay Taylor,62, of Dallas, Texas passed away on July 28, 2020 in DeSoto, Texas. Carolyn was born in Wichita Falls, Texas to Virginia Violet Taylor and James Clay Scott on December 15, 1957. Carolyn attended Franklyn D. Roosevelt High School and graduated in 1975. She went on to take classes at El Centro college. Carolyn met and married her 1 and only true love, James Earl Shead while they worked side by side as traveling retail merchandisers. Later they would work side by side again in their own small gift shop inside of the Dallas World Trade Center. For the last 16 years Carolyn worked as a Paraprofessional for Nova Charter Academy where she took pride in her work and enjoyed working with the children. She enjoyed crafting, puzzles, reading, playing games on her tablet, worshipping God, being with her family and friends, movies and shopping. Carolyn is survived by her children Jamie Lacy(Toran) of DeSoto, Tx, Devin Shead (Ronisha) of Dallas, Tx, Derrick Shead, Tonya Shead-Houston (Edward). Her brother- Lonnie Dean Taylor, her grandchildren-Dustin,Cameron, Camilia, Ayana, Darian, Dante,Joshua,Halle, Chloe &Ava. Nieces- Sherry & Brandi & Nephews- Darrell & Ethan. Best friends- Theta Black & Joyce Henry, 2 god-daughters- Courtney, Dana & Tiffany. She is preceded in death by her husband, James Earl Shead and sister, Joann Cooper.


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, August 4, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, August 5, 2020


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Debbie Herd

August 7, 2020

Praying for the Shead Family during this time. My heart and prayers are with you, especially Ronisha and Devin Shead. I didn't know Ms. Shead but I can see how special she was to you and everyone. May God's loving embrace give you peace and comfort. - Debbie Herd

Jay McIlveen

August 5, 2020

Sis Shead had a wonderful spirit and a heart of gold. No matter how I felt, speaking with her would always take me a notch higher. She will truly be missed. I am praying for the family during this time of bereavement. May God give you peace that surpasses all understanding. I know that you will see her again and she will be waiting to greet you with that beautiful smile and hearty hug. God Bless you -- Jamie, Toran and the kids.

Denise McDowell

August 5, 2020

Mrs. Shead, oh, how I will miss you! I cannot imagine starting a year at Nova without you. I always looked for you every year. You were such a caring person. There was always people around waiting to greet you and get your warm hugs. Even though you never met my daughter you always asked "How's our girl doing?" You were always supportive of her and offered encouragement for everything she was doing, and supportive of me in guiding her. Rest in peace my dear friend.


August 5, 2020

Sincere condolences to the Shead Family from the Children's Ministry of the Golden Gate Missionary Baptist Church. Sis. Shead, Ava, and Chloe will be definitely missed. May I encourage the family to remember all the wonderful years they were blessed to share with this lovely lady.

La’Tonzia Enueze

August 5, 2020

Mrs. Shead and The Family,
Sometimes we don’t always understand why, but because I know that you were a woman of God, I can hear you say something like, we just got to trust God and knowing that about you, you are definitely, definitely resting peaceful in his arms. It’s still hard to believe that you’re gone and even though we didn’t physically talk everyday, we had some really good conversations through Facebook, messaging and texting, I’m going to truly miss that.
My condolences and prayers goes out to the family and it is with prayer that God continues to comfort you Jamie, your daughters and your husband. Just know that your mom will be truly missed.

Valeria Ross

August 5, 2020

Sis Carolyn I will miss your warm and sincere spirit. Thank you for your warmth, and acceptance and love. My condolences to your family. God.. Bless you. I will never forget your loving heart.

Kathy Shaw

August 5, 2020

To Jamie and Family...
I will be thinking of you and certainly praying for you especially today as you lay your sweet mom to rest. I know you've heard countless times how awesome your mom was and she's going to be missed so much by all who knew and loved her. She now in God's loving arms...gone, but will never be forgotten. May she Rest in Heaven...

Tiffinni A. Young

August 5, 2020

What a wonderful woman Sis. Shead was. I have so many childhood memories growing up at Golden Gate and sleepovers at the Shead house - that I will continue to cherish. I also remember she would give us goodies from the market!! I send hugs, love and prayers to Jamie, Toran, Chloe, Ava and all family. I love you Jamie, always here for you friend.

Oranzle SAVALA

August 4, 2020

CAROLYN,As childhood friends we lost track of each other,but last year we talked.Today I thank God for your life.U always had a big smile and very encouraging.I praise God that we will meet again.Praying for your family.

Lois Jackdon

August 4, 2020

To you Jamie & Family,
Your Mom was the best. We always had a great time Sharing our lives and our families. Always sharing her love for God and readily available to serve God also. You have my condolences and know she is now shouting Hallelujah 🙌 praises with our Great God!!! Much love and prayers to you the Shead family.❤️🙏


Carolyn Shead


Mama Shead Blue Dress


YaYa with Chloe & Ava


Mama Shead with Tigger


Toran's first BBQ with Mama Shead


Mama Shead and Bubba


Chloe & YaYa Twins


Too Cute!



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