Carolyn B. Hisaw

June 10, 1947January 28, 2020

Carolyn Boykin Hisaw was born on June 10, 1947, and died on January 28, 2020. She graduated from Central High School, Class of 1965, on her 18th birthday. She graduated from Delta State University in 1969. She is survived by her husband Tony Hisaw; two children, Bryan Anderson (Shannon) and Jonathan Anderson (Kimberly); younger brother Bruce Boykin; step-children, Brian Hisaw and Courtney Hisaw Pierce(Johnny); seven grandchildren and numerous cousins nephews and nieces. She is preceded in death by her parents, Harvey C. Boykin and Rena Mae McGraw, and one brother, Charles Boykin (Skeeter). Mrs. Hisaw was a church pianist for more than 60 years. She played for Griffith Memorial Baptist Church beginning in the fifth grade when she was a pre-teen. She played for Pinelake Church at the original campus, playing for one service on Saturday night and three Sunday morning services. She also played for Crossgates Baptist Church for twenty-three years. Carolyn also played for First Baptist Church of Richland, First Baptist Church of Ridgeland, and First Baptist Church of Clinton. Her final place of service was Raymond United Methodist, playing through the last Sunday of May 2019, when she could no longer play due to her illness. Carolyn also served as an executive assistant in the corporate office of Jitney Jungle, KLLM Transportation and US Food Service. She always had a warm smile and blessed all who came in contact with her; she never met a stranger.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 6, 2020 from 5 pm to 7 pm and Friday, February 7, 2020 from 1 pm to 2 pm at First Baptist Church of Clinton with a service to follow at 2 pm. Interment at Lakewood Memorial Park.


  • Joe Woods (Raymond United Methodist Church)
  • Russell Bozeman, Jr (Raymond United Methodist Church)
  • Michael McCollum (First Baptist Church of Clinton)
  • Jim Martin (City of Clinton)


  • Visitation Thursday, February 6, 2020
  • Visitation Friday, February 7, 2020
  • Funeral Service Friday, February 7, 2020


Carolyn B. Hisaw

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Carole Kelly

February 7, 2020

What a wonderful lady! Carolyn represents the perfect example of a Christian woman. No doubt she will be so missed and so remembered by everyone who knew her. Loving thoughts are sent to Tony, to all the family members.

Cindy Martin

February 6, 2020

Carolyn was a beautiful person and Christlike example for us all. Tony and family are in our prayers during this difficult time.

Tim and Cindy Martin

Jane Moak

February 6, 2020

Carolyn was a very dear friend of mine. We worked together at Crossgates Baptist church. Our boys were the same age. No sweeter person and NO ONE will ever play How Great Thou Art like her. I use to tell her I wanted her to play that at my funeral. But I know one day I will hear it again. Prayers for her family❤️

Eloise Thornton

February 6, 2020

Carolyn was a very special friend. We have shared many good as well a bad memories. The day she checked into Hospice I visited her and she was very upbeat at the time. We had prayer together.
I will miss her very much.
I wish I could attend the visitation as well as the funeral but due to not feeling well I will be unable to attend. I will be praying for all of you.

Brenda Burns

February 2, 2020

I feel so blessed to have been a part of this wonderful lady’s life. Carolyn taught me, that true courage comes when you need it the most! So rise to the occasion! Life is a journey, so make the most of it. Which She did! I’m not ashamed to say that I truly loved this wonderful lady. She told me that she would see me in heaven, I can’t wait to see her again! Brenda Burns, LPN

Cindy Ringler

February 1, 2020

Sweet Carolyn was always so nice, friendly, graceful and complimentary to others. I feel Blessed and fortunate to have known her. She and Tony so often attended community and school events, giving their suppprt. Carolyn would come in my office and was such a pleasure to do business with. I never saw her when she wasn’t dressed up or smiling. Her cheerfulness and kindness will never be forgotten. Rest peacefully, and God has another angel. 😇

Pam Hopkins Harris

February 1, 2020

I am deeply saddened, but know she is celebrating in heaven. We had many sweet memories while at Crossgates Baptist. People used to mistake us for one another. Praying for comfort for all of her family.

Vera Capton

February 1, 2020

God has never made a more special sweet soul than Carolyn. She was always up beat and always had a smile for everyone. I know that she could not have always felt good, but you would never know it by the way she presented herself. I had the privilege and honor of calling her my friend and classmate at Central High School and we graduated together in 1965. We are members of a very close knit class that still meets monthly for luncheons until this day. That says alot about our class and how special the members of it were and still are. We will all miss Carolyn and her sweet spirit, but we know that she is out of pain and in a better place. Prayers go out to her precious family.

Joe Woods

February 1, 2020

I only knew Carolyn and Tony for a very short time but we became good friends instantly after we met. Mary Anne and I sat 2 rows behind her at the Raymond United Methodist Church. I enjoyed hearing her play the piano each Sunday morning and at the end of each service, she would play a special song for me "Here I Am Lord" . I would sit on the bench beside her and for a few minutes the 2 of us enjoyed singing together. Her piano playing shall remain in my memory for as long as I live. I sorely miss her music and beautiful smile.

Namcy Lane

January 31, 2020

Carolyn always had a smile and a twinkle in her eye. I remember her sweetness from our years at Jitney Jungle. So sorry to hear of her passing but know how she loved the Lord and have no doubt she is playing beautiful music in Heaven. God bless her family in their loss of a beautiful lady inside and out.