Carolynn Ann Williamson Thornton

Carolynn Ann Williamson Thornton, wife, mother, grandmother and child of God died on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at the age of 68. 
Carolynn was loving, kind, devoted and a faithful servant to our Lord and Savior. She was a woman focused on service and family. She loved quilting, reading, cooking shows, the color pink, things with bling, shopping trips with a splurge, Christian fellowship, and church on Sunday. She was witty and funny and a constant source of inspiration and love. She was the whole world in her husband’s, Will’s, eyes and the love in her children’s heart.
Carolynn would want you to know that she lived a life filled with love and that she died with her heart overflowing. She’d also want you to know Jesus, and if you don’t, she‘d want you to find a church or someone to pray with you fast! Carolynn delighted in the “little things” that she thought were “big things,” like a hug from a friend, a note from a grandchild or a phone call just to say “hi.” She was an amazing soul who walked this earth with God‘s purpose until her job was done and she was welcomed into the arms of the Holy Spirit. 
Carolynn was born March 5, 1949 to Bernie Lloyd Williamson and Anna Pearl Carter Williamson, the oldest of four girls. Carolynn is preceded in death by both her parents and her baby sister, Patricia Nell Williamson.  Carolynn is survived by her loving husband of 46 years, William Harry Thornton; their three children, William Yancy Thornton and wife Patricia, Matthew Carter Thornton and wife Diane and Carolynn Rebecca Franks and husband Brent; ten grandchildren, Daniel, Carson, Kaitlyn, Blayke, Paetyn, Austin, Hailey, Harley, Tanner and Ryann; great grandson, Rhyker; sisters, Jennifer Crawford and husband Michael, and Bernadean Matthews; numerous nieces, nephew Chris, many other loving family members and numerous friends.  
A memorial service celebrating Carolynn’s life will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, May 12 at First Baptist Church with the Reverend Dr. Brice Mandaville officiating. Private interment will be held at a later date at the Tehuacana Cemetery near Mexia. 
Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, 1314 E. Cedar, Seguin, Texas, 78155 or to the American Heart Association, SouthWest Affiliate, P. O. Box 841125, Dallas, TX 75284-1125. 
The community is invited to sign the guestbook at treshewell.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.