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In Memory of

Carolyn Ann Cody

January 6, 1941 - March 29, 2015

Obituary


Carolyn A. Cody went home to be with the Lord on March 29, 2015. Carolyn was born January 6, 1941 in San Antonio, Texas. She is preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lawson L. Swearingen of Shreveport, Louisiana. A memorial service to praise God for her life will be held Thursday, April 9th, 2015, at 1:30 pm in the chapel of The First Baptist Church in Houston, Texas located at 7401 Katy Freeway 77024.

Carolyn is survived by her loving husband, Rodger P. Cody Sr.; daughters: Julie Wilson, Anna Reppert...

Carolyn A. Cody went home to be with the Lord on March 29, 2015. Carolyn was born January 6, 1941 in San Antonio, Texas. She is preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lawson L. Swearingen of Shreveport, Louisiana. A memorial service to praise God for her life will be held Thursday, April 9th, 2015, at 1:30 pm in the chapel of The First Baptist Church in Houston, Texas located at 7401 Katy Freeway 77024.

Carolyn is survived by her loving husband, Rodger P. Cody Sr.; daughters: Julie Wilson, Anna Reppert and her husband Todd, Carrie Knowles and her husband Jeff; brother Lawson Swearingen, Jr. and his wife Sharon of Fair Hope, Alabama; sister Sharon Tusa of Richmond, Texas; stepchildren: Jeanne Cody-Hilko and husband Mike, Rodger P. Cody Jr. and wife Michelle, Dianne Finkelstein and husband Lester, Shirlee Roberson, Warren Dawson, Susan Avriette and husband Alan; grandchildren: Luke Wilson, Andrew, Kendall and Courtney Reppert; Lawson, Emma and Bryson Knowles, Patrick and Austin LeBlanc, Caroline LeBlanc-Stephenson, Karl and Kristen Finkelstein, Hilary and Kendall Dawson, Bruce Avriette and Camille Avriette-McClaren, Sarah Neil Cody and Brandon Cody; great-grandchildren: Marly LeBlanc, Audrey and Brooklyn Stephenson, Olivia and Harrison LeBlanc. Numerous other relatives and friends also survive.

Upon graduating from high school in Ruston, Louisiana, Carolyn enrolled at Baylor University and graduated in 1962 with a BA degree. She was the third generation to attend Baylor and two of her daughters followed in her footsteps as will her first grandson Andrew, who will attend in the fall of 2015. With her bachelor's in Business Administration, she began working in the insurance industry with Commercial Union. Carolyn later started her own insurance agency and she finished her career at Cy-Fair Federal Credit Union working closely with teachers and their retirement accounts as their financial advisor.

Carolyn met Rodger in the fall of 1997 as she waited for her luggage at the baggage claim in the Baltimore, Maryland airport. Rodger was there for a golf tournament and she was there for an insurance convention. They struck up a conversation and exchanged business cards, and after having lunch a few weeks later, they began to date and fell madly in love. They married in June of 1998 and have lived a fairy-tale love story ever since. She was the angel of his eye and he was her Prince Charming. Rodger has been an incredible caretaker for the past 7 years since Carolyn was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. She will be well remembered for her sweet spirit and positive outlook on life. She never complained about her illness or the suffering she endured. Her faith was the stronghold in her life, and she never missed an opportunity to share her love for the Lord with others through her consistent acts of kindness. Carolyn led Rodger to the Lord, which was undeniably her greatest accomplishment.

Carolyn has been a life member of the Baptist Faith, having had a grandfather who was a pastor for 50 years. Carolyn dedicated her life to serving Christ by supporting her husband, family, friends and church and never missed an opportunity to attend events to support her grandchildren. Her last outing before being hospitalized was to attend a performance of Cinderella at The Hobby Center of Houston to watch two of her grandchildren perform. Carolyn fought the good fight; her rewards in Heaven will be in abundance. In lieu of flowers in her memory, you may make donations to the Houston Area Parkinson Society, 2700 Southwest Freeway, Suite 296, Houston, Texas 77098.