Dr. Carolyn Cooper Cartwright
8/14/1936 - 4/12/2018


Dr. Carolyn Cooper Cartwright, 81, of Greenville, passed away on April 12, 2018 at the Medical City of McKinney.  Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 20, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of Coker-Mathews Funeral Home with Pastor John McKinzie officiating.  Burial will follow at Shady Grove Cemetery.  Visitation will be held on Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.


Carolyn was born on August 14, 1936 in Henderson, Texas to Samuel Elzie and Modene Brown Cooper.  She married Donald John Cartwright on July 17, 1964 in Atlanta, Texas. 


She completed her Masters degree at East Texas State University in Commerce, Texas and went on to complete her Doctorate of Education in 1986.  She taught in public schools for 25 years, the last 13 years in Greenville, before finally accepting a position as a professor at E. T. S. U. in 1984.  Once she completed her Doctorate, she accepted the position of Associate Professor at

Texas A&M University - Commerce and was also awarded tenure.  Carolyn retired from teaching in 2001 and was able to spend more time with her grandson.  She attended Hope Fellowship in Frisco with her daughter and son-in-law.


Carolyn is survived by her daughter, Melanie Ann Cartwright Coons and husband, Jim of McKinney; sister, Donna Cooper Abercrombie and husband, Abb of Henderson; grandchildren, Jacob Wayne Mitchell of Arlington and Jaclyn CarolAnn Mitchell of Campbell.


She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; and daughter, Julia Lea Cartwright Mitchell.


Pallbearers will be Jay Abercrombie, Judd Abercrombie, Craig Black, Justin Mitchell, Kris Nelson and Audie Vick.

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