Carolyn (Cab) Burnette Powell went to be with her Lord and Savior on January 6, 2018 after a brief illness in Houston.
Carolyn, daughter of James Burnette Sr. and Ruth Ann McLean Burnette, was born on October 30, 1951 in Shreveport, Louisiana. She attended Natchitoches High School where she met her husband Ronnie. She later went on to nursing school and became a nurse – a source of great pride for her Cab and Ronnie were married on August 17, 1968 and moved to Ama, Louisiana. They raised their three girls in Ama and Luling before moving to Houston, Texas in 1988.
Cab was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She dearly loved her children and her grandchildren (who affectionately called her Mamoo) and loved and treated all of her nieces and nephews as her own. She adored her faithful dog Penny who she almost considered to be another one of her children. Cab was a very caring person who loved connecting and visiting with family and friends. Her many hobbies included reading, traveling, collecting thimbles, growing African violets, shopping and chasing grandkids.
She is survived by her husband and daughters Allison Powell Locke (Jeff), Jennifer Powell Robinson (Rick), Katie Powell Davis (Jeremy) and grandchildren, Peyton, Sydney and Nathan Locke, Luke Robinson and Kara Davis and many nieces and nephews. Her surviving siblings are James Burnette Jr., Nancy Burnette, and Bill Burnette.
A memorial service will be held for family and close friends at 11:00 AM on Monday, January 15, 2018 at Clear Lake United Methodist Church located at 16335 El Camino Real in Houston. A reception will be held immediately after at the home of Allison Powell Locke at 17010 Chapel Park Court.
The family respectfully requests that flowers and plants not be sent and would prefer donations to Texas Right to Life, the American Cancer Society or a charity of choice.