Dorothy Carolyn Littrell Herrington

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Dorothy Carolyn Littrell Herrington was born on July 17, 1922 in Berryville, Arkansas--a small town tucked away in the Ozarks--to a baker named Roy Littrell and a seamstress named Louise DeWeese. She went to be with the Lord on July 21, 2017.

In 1942, Cliff and Carolyn met through her cousin Bob who was friends with Cliff while in the Navy, during World War II. Cousin Bob was writing a letter to Carolyn, and Cliff, on impulse--never even having seen a photograph--snagged the address and started writing her while overseas. They struck up a blossoming friendship. Little did Carolyn know that this sailor/pen pal would become her lifelong companion of 72 years. Cliff got stateside between tours, and they began a courtship. Gas was rationed at the time, so they walked everywhere they went—before long the courtship blossomed into love and after another tour of duty Cliff chased her to Berryville, Arkansas where they were married.

They eventually made their home in Olney, Texas where Cliff was a hard-working auto mechanic. The young couple bought a house, had their first child, Jerry, and were living the post WWII American dream. At the same time, they were very involved in First Baptist Church of Olney, deciding early about two things: "we should show up for church every time the doors are opened, and we should tithe our income." Over time, their deepening affection for Christ led to a dramatic decision to leave their home, quit the business and pursue education in preparation for their call into the ministry. Carolyn had no idea what sort of adventure they were headed into! Along the way, Carolyn faithfully stood with Cliff as he finished high school, college and seminary. And their family continued to grow!

Along came number two son, John, during the time at Hardin-Simmons University, and then came Scott at their first official pastorate in Caps, Texas, followed by Phil in MacGregor, Texas.

By 1964, they moved to Conroe, where she earned her college degree in Education from Sam Houston State University. She always enthusiastically served in the children's ministry, Women's Missionary Union, sang in the choir, and cooked amazing meals, all while rearing four wild boys. She always loved children, and particularly boys, but admitted to learning to love girls as all her sons had wives and grand-daughters.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Roy and Louise Littrell, her brother Rex Littrell and one son, Scott. There is a grand reunion that is happening in heaven today.

She is survived by her husband, Cliff, sons Jerry and wife Linda, John and wife Angela, Phil and wife Anne, eleven grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. In the past decade, Karen Blakely was first a neighbor, then a Christ follower, a prayer partner, a caregiver, and finally like a daughter to her.

More than anything, Carolyn Herrington loved Jesus and lived for Him. Although humanly she would say she felt very ordinary, she lived out an extraordinary faith that inspired her family, her friends and countless people with whom she will spend eternity. A more kind and loving follower of Jesus Christ never walked the face of the earth.

Visitation for Carolyn will be held Sunday July 23, 2017 from 4 to 7 pm at Metcalf Funeral Home. A celebration of life will be held on Monday July 24, 2017 at 2 pm in the First Baptist Church of Conroe with interment to follow in Conroe Memorial Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to the First Baptist Church of Conroe Building Fund.

Her children rise up and bless her;

Her husband also, and he praises her, saying:

Many daughters have done nobly,

But you excel them all.

Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain,

But a woman who fears the Lord,

She shall be praised.

Proverbs 31:29-31


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Published on yourconroenews.com from July 21 to Aug. 3, 2017
Arrangements under the direction of:
Metcalf Funeral Directors
1801 East White Oak Terrace | Conroe, TX 77304 | (936) 756-3311
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