Carolyn Ann Hopkins Lysinger

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MIDLAND - Carolyn Ann (Hopkins) Lysinger of Midland lost her courageous battle with cancer and died peacefully at her home in Midland on May 20, 2017. She was born on May 15, 1958, and grew up and attended school in Stanton. She excelled in basketball and golf in high school. Her high school golf teams competed at the state golf tournament in Austin three consecutive years while in high school. She earned a golf scholarship to Texas A&M University but she was a small town girl so she stayed in Midland. She continued her golf career at Midland Junior College competing against several later-to-be professional golfers. She also earned an associate’s degree in criminology while at Midland Junior College. She worked for Midland Memorial Hospital and ran the print shop for 34 years. She was an extremely hard worker that loved her friends, family, and pets like no other. She loved sports cars and enjoyed road trips to Houston visiting friends and relatives. She liked working with wood and doing fixer upper projects around the house. She had an amazing Coca Cola collection, loved eating at Red Lobster, Chili’s, La Bodega, and especially Saturday morning breakfast’s with her daddy. She also had an amazing sense of humor and could bring you to your knees laughing, telling old stories with humorous input from only her perspective. She was a very giving and compassionate person who would give you the shirt off her back if you were in need and she loved, loved, loved her family. Even though she did not have children of her own, she was definitely a second mother to many nieces, nephews, and canine companions over the years. She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Jim and Ada Hopkins and Benny and Bee Bland, and her mother, Genia Hopkins of Stanton. She is survived by the following family and friends who loved her dearly and will miss her daily, always admiring and respecting her strong will and fight; her companion, recent caregiver, and best friend of over 40 years, Debby Jacobs of Midland; father Eldon Hopkins and wifeGay Nell of Midland; sister Susie Wilson and husband Tom of Pearland; sister Joani Grissom and husband Monty of Midland; and brother Skip Hopkins and wife Crysten of Midland. She is also survived by niece, Misty Ramirez and husband Roland of Missouri City; nieces Nikki Glenn and Taylor Hopkins both of Midland; nephews Bryson, Brock, and Britton Murry of Midland; great nephew Kade Ramirez of Missouri City; great nieces Kaelyn Glenn of Midland and Tessa Ramirez of Missouri City; and of course her beloved canine companion, Jazzy. In lieu of flowers, the family would kindly request donations to Hospice of Midland. “She fought the good fight…we love you more!” Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Midland. Online condolences can be made at

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