Paula Lynette Corley

December 25, 1960April 7, 2018
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Paula Lynette Corley, 57, of Spring, Texas, passed away April 7, 2018. She was born in Huntsville, Texas on December 25, 1960. Paula was employed the last ten years at Spring High School as a special education aide. She loved the beach, reading, playing games, and laughing with family and friends.

Paula is preceded in death by her father, Thaman Nolan Corley in 1976 and her step-father, Ray McGrew in 2018.

Paula is survived by her loving mother, Katherine Corley McGrew of Spring; her sister, Pam Bennett, and her husband, Kerry of League City; her sister, Katha Nelson, and her husband, Vick of Beaumont; five nieces and nephews: Maggie Neal and husband David of Beaumont; Alison Shipley and husband Allen of Pearland; Sam Bennett of Beaumont; Emma and Elijah Nelson of Beaumont. She is also survived by great nephew and niece: Journey and Lucy Neal.

A visitation will be held on April 12, 2018 from 10:30 to 11:00 am followed by a memorial service at 11:00 am at Forest Park Funeral Home 18000 I-45 South, The Woodlands, Texas. Graveside service will be at 2:00 pm at Bedias Baptist Cemetery.


  • Kerry Bennett
  • Sam Bennett
  • Jeff Dyer
  • Ronnie Inman
  • Dale McDaniel
  • David Neal
  • Thaman Elijah Nelson
  • Allen Shipley


  • Visitation Thursday, April 12, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, April 12, 2018
  • Graveside Service Thursday, April 12, 2018

Paula Lynette Corley

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Shannon Howard

April 12, 2018

When I think of Paula, I remember a kind and loving friend who went out of her way to make others happy. She was my partner at work and together we managed to get our whole class to eat their vegetables by bribing them with cookies. Quite an accomplishment, I think. I looked forward to seeing her every morning and anticipate what our day would bring.
Paula could be a fireball of a woman who lived passionately and loved to laugh. Her laughter came easily and was always infectious.
She was a hard worker, but she also knew when it was time to rest. I knew I could depend on Paula and she would do her best to be there to help me out.
I was only given a brief amount of time with my friend, but I will fondly remember her always.

Carolyn Knight

April 11, 2018

My heartfelt sympathy goes out to Paula's lovely family. I hope your cherished memories help you all find comfort throughout this sad time.

Two things I remember when I think of Paula, first, her infectious laughter. She was always ready for fun! Secondly, her generous, helping hand, if there was a need, she was always there. I recall being very grateful for her willingness to be so supportive on many occasions.

All of her suffering, wants, needs, concerns have gone away now as she rests in our Lord's loving arms.

Carolyn Knight
Picture includes Barbie Bauer, sweet, smiling Paula and Nancy Malone

Tara Lewis

April 11, 2018

At a loss of words. God needed another angel next to him. Bless the family. RIH my love until we meet again.

Blake Coleman

April 11, 2018

Paula was a joy to work with. Over the four years that I had the pleasure of being her co-worker, she made my day warm and interesting. Paula was funny and caring, but also dependable. I always knew that I could count on her, and she often went above and beyond the call of duty. Through her work with special needs children, Paula showed kindness and patience that is rare. Paula has truly been a light in this world, and she will be missed.

Tiffany Odom

April 11, 2018

This is such a difficult time and it leaves me at a loss of words. Please know that I am praying for you and the family to have peace, comfort, and understanding at this sorrowful time. I have so many beautiful memories and moments that Corley and I experienced together with the team we worked with at Spring High and will always chersih them. Corley, you will be greatly missed and I will always think of you and pray for strength for your family.

Sadly missed along life's way, quietly remembered everyday... No longer in our life to share, but always in our hearts, you are always there. RIH till we meet again...

Barbie Bauer

April 10, 2018

My dear friend Paula who I will miss so much. I have so many memories of tears. laughter and being frustrated. Our conversations in the gym I always looked forward to. Love love when the finger was pointed. Lol Your laugh I will always cherish. Now you are with our Lord just running around. I am so glad to had you as a friend and a coworker. I will miss you dearly. Love you Paula. Barbie

Kelly Maurer

April 10, 2018

So many moments and so many memories shared from working together at Spring HS Special have left us way too early. Your dedication to the kids and your friendships with the staff have forged deep paths of love and kindness. You have been a great Soldier for our Lord and now you will serve from Heaven above. Thank you for helping me find the cat, in the bushes, outside of the school cafeteria. May your family, here on earth, be blessed with peace.

Cathy Linney

April 9, 2018

I had the privilege of working with and knowing Paula when I taught Special Ed at Spring High School. I left the district in 2011,
but know now, like I knew then, that Paula was a kind and caring person with a heart for helping those in need. The students and teachers have lost a great advocate; we have all lost a loving soul. She is now enjoying her rewards for her many years of heartfelt service. God bless her family in this time of mourning.

Kelly Bach

April 8, 2018

My sweet friend Paula, I am going to miss you. I miss our morning duty together receiving our kids, our time in the gym talking and taking pictures on snapchat. How about our stories about Sammy. I am glad I got to spend 2 hours with you when you were at Nexus and at Christmas time when Barbie and I came to visit.
You will truly be missed. Until we meet again.
Love, Kelly

Debbie and Jeff Congram

April 7, 2018

My dear sweet friend, we sure had some fun times/talks together and I can't believe you are gone from this earthly life. I know you are with Jesus and I know I will see you again. I will miss you and think of you often.
May God Bless Paula's family during this sorrowful time!!!