Carlion ,“Carolyn” Jeannette Richardson was born on April 25, 1952 in Dallas, Texas to Dorothy Jean and Charlie Richardson. She received her formal education in Dallas, Texas.
At an early age, Carlion Richardson accepted Christ. For most of her life, she attended Carver Heights and later Beth Eden Baptist Church. She also spent a lot of time as a child with her grandparents in Gilmer, Texas. She “loved” visiting her Big Mama and Papa!!
Carlion modeled a bit and loved, loved, loved fashion and makeup. She always wanted to be made up. She had a voice like Mahalia Jackson and could play the piano and organ beautifully by ear. Her favorite tunes were R&B and Gospel. She was best known for her love of music and her beautiful, beautiful voice. Carlion also loved to write her own songs and was known to sit down at the family piano or organ and just let you “have it”. Then she’d get up and laugh out loud (a big “ole” hearty) infectious laugh. If you ever heard it, you would never forget it.
She also was in a gospel singing trio with her mother, Dorothy and her sister Gwendolyn. They called themselves the “Rose of Sharons”.
On January 19, 2021, after being ill for many years, God called Ms. Carlion “Home”. Ms. Carlion had an Awesome Spirit and somehow made everyone who met her “love” her. She was authentic and “free-spirited”. She was bold and could be full of charisma; but most of all she was Brave. Before she left us she made sure to let those closet to her know she loved them but she had to go. She was excited because she knew she was about to inherit her reward for being a Faithful Servant and Warrior. Ms. Carlion was in a rush to get her “Forever Heavenly Wings” as she had tarried long enough and was ready.
Both her parents, Dorothy Jean and Charlie Richardson preceded her in death. Also her baby sister, Donna K Richardson preceded her in death.
She leaves to Rejoice her home going, her only child: Andrea Watts ( Always her baby), two grandchildren Jasminn Javelle Watts (Maryland) and Harold (Lavon) Watts, II; four great-grandchildren, one sister Gwendolyn Richardson,(WACO, TX) one brother Douglas Richardson and a host of nieces and nephews relatives and friends.
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