Carolyn Anne Rozell

October 23, 1941June 2, 2020
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Carolyn Anne Burnett Rozell died Tuesday, June 2nd, at UT Health Center in Tyler from injuries sustained in a car accident. Surviving are her husband Billy Rozell, of Tyler; two children, Cynthia Johnson Pumphrey (Jay) of Georgetown, TX and Roderick Johnson of Dallas, TX ; and a brother, Adrien Richard Burnett, Jr, of Arlington, TX. She is also survived by six grandchildren, Riley Pumphrey of Austin, TX, Peyton Pumphrey Chapman (Colin) of Austin, TX, Rebecca Stewart (Allen) of Whitehouse, Richard Johnson, A. J. Johnson, Noah Johnson of Athens, TX. Surviving her also are step-children, Robert Brown of Timpson, TX, Dr. Suzanne Baldon of Waco, TX, Marilou Brown Smith of Nacogdoches, TX and Lori Brown (Bobby)of Suwanee, GA, Tommy Rozell of Conroe, TX and Jason Rozell, of Tyler, TX. Mrs. Rozell is also survived by a nephew, Gary W. Smith of Greensboro, NC, and nieces Sharon E. Smith of Greensboro, NC, Dianna Leigh Patterson (Edward) of Houston, TX and Laura Ann Davies (Kyle) of Los Angeles, CA. Predeceasing her were her daughter, Sarah Katherine Brown of Tyler, her sister Sarah Burnett Smith of Martinsville, VA and her sister-in-law, Ann Burnett of Arlington, TX. Born October 23, 1941 in Tyler to the late Adrien Richard Burnett, Sr. and the late Nellie Springer Burnett of Tyler, she was a graduate of John Tyler High School in 1959, Tyler Junior College, The University of Texas with an MA in Art. She was a Lifetime member of The First Presbyterian Church and was formerly a member of the choir, a Deacon and past President of Women of the Church. She was past president of the Tyler Symphony League, Embroiderer’s Guild, Hadassah of Tyler and many other civic organizations. Carolyn Rozell was very active with her husband Billy in the Sharon Shrine Temple of Tyler. She was also a second- generation Easter Egg lady of Tyler, continuing the Easter Egg Design Business of her mother, Nellie Burnett. The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Lloyd James Funeral Home. Rev Dr. Stuart Baskin of The First Presbyterian Church will officiate. The family will receive friends from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Saturday at Lloyd James Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children care of the Sharon Shrine Center of Tyler or to The First Presbyterian Church of Tyler.


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Steven Eason

June 11, 2020

Billy - I'm sorry for your loss. You and Carolyn were very special. I was hoping to run into y'all again when I was in Tyler. May God shine his light upon and give you peace.

Kathryn Kamel

June 9, 2020

Carolyn Johnson...was my ballet teacher many decades ago
A wonderful fun lady.
I remember Roderick and Cynthia too.

Carol Mayfield

June 8, 2020

Love and prayers to your families. Carolyn was a very sweet special lady. I started collecting eggs from her mom 48 years ago and continued when Carolyn took over. She explained and showed my granddaughter how she made the eggs. I enjoyed seeing her every year and she is going to be missed. I also worked with Cynthia many years ago as well. Thoughts and prayers will continue for your families. Carol Mayfield

Betty LouGregory Reardon

June 6, 2020

Carolyn was always a sweet, smart girl and woman. Ever a lady, as she lived her life then continued her mother’s business. Carolyn and I went through school together and stayed friends, even when we were at different schools. She will be missed by all of us who knew her. My condolences to her family for your loss.
Betty Gregory Reardon

Kay McKinzie Joiner

June 6, 2020

I went to Gary, Hogg and Tyler Hi with Carolyn..I have lots of wonderful memories with Carolyn. We were in Camp Fire Girls together. She had wonderful slumber parties. She was a sweet person. Thoughts and prayers for her family. Kay McKinzie Joiner

Angel Gregory

June 6, 2020

I remember as a young girl walking with my Mom and grandmother a few blocks to see eggs at the “Egg lady’s house.” Little did I know years later I would move to Tyler and grow up with her granddaughter Cynthia. Then when Carolyn took over the business with her beaming personality we became instant friends. I came to see Carolyn over the years even last year getting my grandson his first egg from Carolyn.
She was such a sweet, kind, talented lady. She will be missed!
Angel Carpenter Gregory

Tom Gregory

June 6, 2020

Carolyn and I were at Gary Elementary School in Tyler together and friends until we graduated high school in 1959. My mom had so many of Mrs. Burnett ‘s hand painted Easter eggs that were treasures to her and then Carolyn continued the tradition which has become part of Tyler historic lore.
Very much admired and loved Carolyn May your family be blessed.
Tom Gregory

Glenn Ab Walters

June 6, 2020

Carolyn was a really great, talented person that both my wife, Carol, and I knew for over 70 years. She will be missed by all who knew her. Our condolences to her Family.