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Mrs. Carolyn D. McLemore of Atlanta passed Sunday July 22, 2018.  Funeral Services will be held 11 AM Friday July 27, 2018 at the Haugabrooks Chapel.   

Carolyn Valeria Dawson McLemore was born at Grady Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia on May 18, 1934 to the late Tommie Lee Dawson and Bertha Wheeler Dawson. She was raised by her parents and beloved uncle, Willard Landis Dawson, to be a strong black woman who believed in the value of family and being a blessing to others. This mantra was seen in her daily interactions with all those who came in contact with her.

Carolyn attended Yonge Street Elementary School and David T. Howard High School in Atlanta, Georgia; however, she finished at Risley High School in Brunswick, Georgia in 1952. She was a proud graduate of Spelman College, Class of 1960, in which she recently received a token for decades of consistent giving. Subsequently, she received her Masters Degree from Atlanta University in Early Childhood Education, Class of 1966. Carolyn retired from teaching in Atlanta Public Schools after more than 35 years of service. She has inspired many and countless students throughout her tenure as an educator. She was a member and held the position of secretary for the Atlanta Retired Educators Association for the past 5 years.

Carolyn was joined in Holy Matrimony to her former spouse, Andrew Jackson McLemore, III in 1955. From this union came two sons, Andrew J. McLemore IV (Bookie) and Victor Alan McLemore (Nicky). She was a proud, single mother by choice who worked hard to raise two boys that were great men of character.

Carolyn loved the Lord, and gave her life to Christ at an early age. She attended Cathedral of Faith, Church of God in Christ in Atlanta, Georgia. She was a very active member of the Mother’s Board, Usher Board, and volunteered in the food pantry. She had a great love for people and doing the work of God.

Carolyn lived a full life and was a constant blessing to those around her. She was known throughout her church community and among family and friends for her giving spirit, engaging conversation, and had an open heart for everyone she came in contact with. She attended church regularly, hosted Sunday dinners at her home, and traveled to Europe and the Caribbean with her family and friends. Carolyn was proud of the fact that she was able to see not only her children reached maturity, but also her grandchildren. She was even able to attend her oldest great- grandchild’s high school graduation. Throughout the last days of her life, she made sure to tell everyone “not to shed any tears for me, I have lived a good life and a blessed life”.

She leaves to cherish her memories one son, Andrew “Bookie” McLemore, IV; five grandchildren, Jason McLemore, LaWan Stephens, Alana- Michele “Duchess” McLemore, Victor “Duke” McLemore, and Akilah McLemore; two great grandchildren, Imari “Sukki” McLemore and Caden McLemore; daughter-in-law, Michele Saunders Gunn; dearest friends/sisters, Roberta Palmer and Wanda Williford; nieces, Angie Dawson (Michael) and Phyllis Robinson, Erica Palmer Dobbs (Bruce), Shantori Palmer; nephew, Charles Allen Palmer; and a host of cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father and mother; brother,  Alan Dawson; uncle, Willard “Lanky” Dawson, and son, Victor Alan McLemore. She found eternal peace with the Lord on July 22, 2018, and she will truly be missed by all.

Haugabrooks Funeral Home 404 522 8217

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  • Sunday, July 22, 2018
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Haugabrooks Funeral Home, Inc.
  • Monday, July 23, 2018
    My heart aches! Mom Mac as I affectionately called her was near and dear to my heart. I am grateful that six weeks ago I was in Atlanta and we had an opportunity to see each other.
    ~ Quintin L Robertson   Philadelphia, PA
  • Sunday, July 22, 2018
    I am so sorry for the loss of your dear loved one. There is a very comforting scripture found at Isaiah 25:8. It says that soon Jehovah will swallow up death forever and that he will wipe away all of the tears. So we can look forward to a time when death will be done away with forever. I hope that this scripture can bring some comfort during this time.
    ~ Kayla P
  • Monday, July 23, 2018
    I am sorry to learn of the death of your beloved family member. Jehovah God made a promise to us all at Revelation 21:3-4 states, And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away. Very soon now, we will never experience losing our loved ones in death.
    ~ JC   AL
  • Sunday, July 22, 2018
    My sympathies to the family. I'm so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in knowing that one day soon "death will be no more." (Revelation 21:4) Not only will we not experience death, but we have the hope of being reunited with our loved ones we have lost to death. This will take place by means of the resurrection hope, mentioned in the Bible at John 5:28,29. Imagine how you'll feel when your dear loved one, (insert name here), is brought back to life, in a beautiful new paradise on earth! It's not a mere dream, but a future that will soon be realized. (Revelation 21:5)
    ~ Brittany   IL
  • Tuesday, July 24, 2018
    I want to express my sympathies to the McLemore family. I'm so sorry for your loss. I hope that you find comfort in knowing that one day you'll have the hope of seeing your loved ones again. Acts 24:15 says that "there is going to be a resurrection." What this can mean for you is a real hope of being reunited with your dear loved ones. During difficult times like this, we need comfort, and Almighty God is the source of that comfort. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4) May you find strength in knowing that death is not the end, but that there is a beautiful hope of seeing our loved ones again at a time when "death will be no more." (Revelation 21:4)
    ~ Brittany   IL
  • Thursday, July 26, 2018
    I would like to extend my sincerest condolences to your family and friends.Death is the worse enemy we all have in common and soon one day it will be brought to nothing and this is recorded at 1 Corinthians 15:26 and not only will death be done with but you will get to see your loved one again and never be taken away from them (John 5:28,29)and this is by a Government that will never be interrupted God’s Kingdom the one Jesus spoke about at Matthew 6:10 so many blessings will come from this Kingdom including the release of death.When you visit JW.org there you can learn more about this Kingdom and how it will affect you and your family and how you can see all those you lost again !!
    ~ Kayla
  • Thursday, July 26, 2018
    I will always remember your beautiful smile and bubbling personality . You are now at PEACE and pray for the strength of Mac (Bookie) and Akilah. God Blessings to all of your family and friends
    ~ Lavelle Wilborn   Atlanta, GA
  • Wednesday, July 25, 2018
    I can't begin to express the loss I feel with the passing of Carolyn. We met when we entered Superman College in 1952 and have remained friends every since. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to all the members of her family. I will cherish the memories.
    ~ Sylvia Stanford   Columbia, MD
  • Thursday, July 26, 2018
    No one can prepare you for a loss; it comes like a swift wind. But take comfort in knowing that she is now resting in the arms of our Lord.
    ~ Barry Spears   Hampton, GA
  • Saturday, July 28, 2018
    Deepest Sympathy to Bookie and the entire McLemore family words cannot express the shock of hearing of Carolyn's passing she was very dear to my family especially my sister Lillie Hampton is how I met her and spent time with Nicky and Bookie on my summer vacations in Atlanta. Please be assred that she was well prepared to meet Christ she exemplified Him in her everyday life glad I got to spend time with her in April at my sister's jewelry trunk show. Be blessed and stay close to her precious memories. Kathy Moorer
    ~ Kathy Moorer   Gadsden, AL
  • Saturday, July 28, 2018
    Deepest Sympathy to Bookie and the entire McLemore family words cannot express the shock of hearing of Carolyn's passing she was very dear to my family especially my sister Lillie Hampton is how I met her and spent time with Nicky and Bookie on my summer vacations in Atlanta. Please be assred that she was well prepared to meet Christ she exemplified Him in her everyday life glad I got to spend time with her in April at my sister's jewelry trunk show. Be blessed and stay close to her precious memories. Kathy Moorer
    ~ Kathy Moorer   Gadsden, AL
  • Tuesday, July 31, 2018
    May Jehovah the God of all comfort, comfort your family during this time of grief and sorrow. Death is something that effects us all, but the Bible does provide comfort and hope at this time.-1 Corinthians 15:20-22 also John 5:28,29. I will pray for your family. Sorry for your loss. Please visit www.jw.org for more comfort and healing.
    ~ D Hall   Lawrenceville, GA
  • Monday, July 30, 2018
    To family and friends my deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one. Losing a loved one in death is very painful. Almighty God Jehovah (Psalms 83:18; God's name) promises that he will resurrect millions of people who have died. Isaiah 26:19 ..."And the earth will let those powerless in death come to life." "There is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and unrighteous." Read John 5:28,29 What a wonderful time that will be when we will see our loved ones again right here on the earth! Learn more about Jesus Christ and how he will make God's wonderful promises come true at jw.org. May the God of comfort and tender mercies sustain you during this most difficult time. 2 Corinthians 1:3,4
    ~ E Blair   Americus, GA
  • Sunday, September 09, 2018
    I am very sorry for your loss. May the love of family, friends, and Almighty God bring you comfort and support during your time of grief and afterward. (Ps. 83:18; Isaiah 41:10) May the hope of a resurrection on a restored earth bring you peace. (Acts 24:15; Psalm 37:11, 29)
    ~ P. Henderson   CONYERS
  • Saturday, September 22, 2018
    I offer my deepest condolences to the McLemore family on the passing of your loved one. Please take hope in Jehovah god’s promise of a resurrection, located at Revelations 21:3,4. I pray that this scripture brings a measure of comfort to you during your time of bereavement.
    ~ Alex   Atlanta, GA
  • Sunday, July 29, 2018
    We're sorry to hear about your recent loss. May you find strength from the words of Philippians 4:13 which says: "For all things I have the strength through the one who gives me power." What a loving God who cares about each one of us. He didn't intend for us to grow old and die. He thus has made the SURE promise of a resurrection right here on earth when it is restored to a beautiful paradise (Psalms 37:9-11, 29; Acts 24:15; Isaiah 55;11). Can you see yourself welcoming back to life your loved ones? What a joy it will bring all of us. You can go online to JW.ORG and find out more about this resurrection.
    ~ R&R Lopez