She went to sleep in the arms of her loving husband and woke in the arms of her loving God.
Carodyne Lee Samuels Holliday passed away peacefully at home on September 28, 2013 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Carodyne is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, E. Sid Holliday, Jr; her brother John Stockwell Samuels III; three children: Yvonne Holliday, E. Sid Holliday, III, and Dianne Holliday Fish; 7 grandchildren: Skip Holliday, Angie Holliday, Collin Fish, Hanna Holliday, Jay Butera, Garrett Fish and Reece Fish; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was born on Galveston Island March 26, 1932 to John Stockwell Samuels Jr. and Helen Poole Samuels. She married Sid on December 8, 1950 right before he went to war in Korea for two years. After his return, they moved to La Marque for about 19 years. While in La Marque, Carodyne was very involved in St. Michael’s Episcopal Church where she sang in the adult choir and directed the children’s choirs. After returning to Galveston in 1974, Carodyne shared her talents with Trinity Episcopal Church as an active choir member.
Carodyne joined with Carolyn Clyburn to purchase The House Company, a Real Estate business. She helped many residents find their dream homes. She was an artist and had a lifelong love and appreciation of art of all kinds.
Because she placed such a high priority on family, Carodyne served as a center of love and support for her older relatives, husband, and children. Her open heart, wisdom and kindness will be sorely missed.
The family is so grateful for the loving help provided by caregivers: Mary Fuqua, Jerry Carter, Bathsheba Howard and The Hospice Care Team.
In lieu of flowers, you may send a donation to Alzheimer’s Disease Research(P.O. Box 1950, Clarksburg, MD 20871-1950) or to Trinity Episcopal Church, 2216 Ball Street, Galveston, Texas 77550.
A visitation with the family will be held at the J. Levy & Termini Funeral Home on Friday evening, October 4, 2013 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church on Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 2:00 p.m., with Reverend Susan Kennard and Reverend John Donovan officiating. Interment will follow at Galveston Memorial Park Cemetery in Hitchcock, Texas.