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Carolyn Sistrunk Galloway

November 26, 1946 July 15, 2022
Carolyn Sistrunk Galloway
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Obituary for Carolyn Sistrunk Galloway

Carolyn Sistrunk Galloway, age 75, went to be with her Lord and Savior on July 15, 2022.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Katherine Winfield Harris and Willie D. Sistrunk;
sisters, Jo Bennett and Nelda Chesney, and her grandson, Hunter Smith.

She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Hervey “Bubba” Galloway; her brother, Wilson
Sistrunk (Nell); her daughter, Kimberly Hearn (Russell); her son, Michael Smith (Cissy); her
stepsons, Chuck Galloway (Karen), Bill Galloway (Robin), Andy Galloway (Hope); eleven
grandchildren, Garrett Hearn, Lauren Hobson (Anthony), Anna Carole Evans (Parker), Kyle
Michael Millican, Tucker Millican, Samantha Galloway, Will Galloway, Shelby Rainey, Sophie
Rainey, Rebecca Galloway, Faith Galloway, Drew Galloway, and Matthew Galloway; and seven
great-grandchildren, Presleigh McClellan, Ella James McClellan, Grey Hobson, Hunt Evans,
Vaiden Evans, Kai Galloway and Phoenix Galloway. Carolyn is also survived by her nephews,
many great-nieces and great-nephews, and too many friends to count.

Carolyn was known by her tennis friends as “Bedazzled.” She spent much of her time on a
tennis court, and she looked forward to taking trips to the lake with her tennis friends. She
loved pretty, shiny, and sparkly, and she was all of those. Some of us affectionately called her
“Ms. Gal.” Some lovingly called her “My Friend.”

But more than anything, she loved being called “Mama” and “Mim.” Her children,
grandchildren, great-grandchildren and family were the delights of her life, and she gave them
her time, her advice, her knowledge, her savvy. From pageants to rodeos, Carolyn invested in
their activities and in them. Their school-lives, relationships, careers, dreams and desires were
important to her, and she showed them so by always being present and interested. She made
each one feel uniquely special in ways only she could.

Carolyn stood beside Bubba as his wife, and she worked beside him on the farm as his partner,
never afraid to do what needed to be done, even if that meant in their earlier years pulling
cotton trailers or helping bottle feed baby calves. Carolyn and Bubba were devoted to each
other, and they took care of each other. They were active members of First Baptist Church, and
she served in the preschool and children’s ministry for decades. She loved Jesus, and she loved
those babies.

She was a master negotiator, and she almost always was successful! A staunch advocate for the
people she loved, she unabashedly spoke her mind. If she was on your team, she was your
biggest ally, and you were mighty lucky. Carolyn embodied Proverbs 31:25. She left indelible
marks on her husband, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and friends whom she
loved and who loved her, ensuring that though she no longer walks among us, she leaves a
piece of herself with each one—her faith, her grace, her dignity and strength, and all of us are
better for it.

The family would like to thank the staff of Hospice Ministries for their love and care of all of
them, but especially of Carolyn, during her time spent there.

Memorials may be made to Blair E. Batson Hospital and First Baptist Church, Canton, preschool/
children’s ministry.

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Previous Events

Visitation

Sunday

17

Jul

3:00 PM 7/17/2022 3:00:00 PM - 5:00 PM 7/17/2022 5:00:00 PM
First Baptist Church

125 E Fulton Street
Canton, MS (601) 859-3172

First Baptist Church
125 E Fulton Street Canton (601) 859-3172 MS
United States

Visitation

Monday

18

Jul

1:00 PM 7/18/2022 1:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 7/18/2022 2:00:00 PM
First Baptist Church

125 E Fulton Street
Canton, MS (601) 859-3172

First Baptist Church
125 E Fulton Street Canton (601) 859-3172 MS
United States

Funeral Service

Monday

18

Jul

2:00 PM 7/18/2022 2:00:00 PM
First Baptist Church

125 E Fulton Street
Canton, MS (601) 859-3172

First Baptist Church
125 E Fulton Street Canton (601) 859-3172 MS
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Galloway Cemetery Final Resting Place

198 Old Natchez Trace
Canton, MS 39046

198 Old Natchez Trace Canton 39046 MS
United States
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