Devoted, wife, mother, and grandmother, Carolyn E. Solomon, 72, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Saturday, April 3, 2021. Carolyn was born November 30, 1948 in Marshall, Texas to Alex Marshall Fyffe and Elsie Lucille Oney Fyffe. She enjoyed fishing, Christmas, flowers, antiques, short trips, and absolutely loved spending time on the house boat. She always thought of everyone else before herself and loved her family beyond measure. Carolyn wanted no tears or grief. Carolyn was preceded in death by her son, Cannon Solomon; her parents, Alex and Lucille Fyffe; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Tom and Trudis Solomon; her brothers, Edward, Frankie, Bobby, and Galen; her sisters, Donna and Frances; her sisters-in-law, Wanda Summerford (Parker) and Margaret Solomon; and her brother-in-law, Bryon O’neal. She is survived by her loving husband, Walter L. Solomon; daughter, Trudis Harvey and her husband, Eric; her grandchildren, Kirsten Harvey, Alan Harvey and his wife, Laura, and April Gould and her husband, Scott; her brothers, James (Jimmy Lee) Fyffe and his wife, Alline and Wallace Fyffe; her sister, Cathy Fyffe Sawyer and her husband, Rick; her sisters-in-law, Kay Andrews and her husband, Fred and Sharon O’neal; her brother-in-law, Toddy Solomon; and numerous other family members and friends who loved her dearly. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to American Diabetes Association (ADA), www.diabetes.org , P.O. Box 7023., Merrifield, VA 22116-7023.
She is Gone
You can shed tears that she is gone,
Or you can smile because she has lived.
You can close your eyes and pray that she will come back,
Or you can open your eyes and see all that she has left.
Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her,
Or you can be full of the love that you shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday,
Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember her and only that she is gone,
Or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind,
Be empty and turn your back.
Or you can do what Mum would have wanted:
Smile, Open your Eyes, Love, and Go On.