Carolyn Paul Bramlett

Carolyn Paul Bramlett

Carolyn Paul Bramlett passed away Wednesday, September 21, 2022, at her home in Winnfield, Louisiana. She was born on June 28, 1945, in Many, Louisiana, to Ottis and Erlene Rhodes Paul. She was a graduate of Winnfield Senior High School in the class of 1963. She also graduated from Northwestern State University with a degree in Education.

Carolyn is survived by her two daughters, Leigh Anne Bramlett and Susan (Jason) Delaune, three grandchildren, Preston, Emilia, and Carter Delaune, and also by a number of nieces and nephews.

Carolyn enjoyed a long, happy life with her adoring husband, Lonnie, who passed away in December 2020. They met in Winnfield in 1965, and were married on April 15, 1966. They were sealed together in the LDS temple in Salt Lake City in 1975. Carolyn and Lonnie were always together and loved each other deeply.

Carolyn taught elementary education, primarily as a teacher of second grade, for 30 years. She was a firm but loving teacher who inspired many others to become teachers. She loved her chosen profession dearly, as well as the many friendships that she gained with her fellow educators. She and Lonnie opened their first Pantry Pride in Winnfield in the 1980s. They always appreciated the support they received from the Winnfield community.

Carolyn was always active in her church and community. She attended the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints from the age of 12. She held many leadership callings, including Primary President, Relief Society President, and Stake Relief Society President. She was active in many clubs in the community, including Delta Kappa Gamma, Pilot Club, Retired Teachers Association, and Kisatchie Quilters Guild.

Carolyn was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, her brothers Gerald and Eddy Paul, and an infant son, Michael Todd Bramlett.

Funeral services were held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 24, 2022 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Winnfield with President Les Michie presiding. Interment followed in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Winnfield under the direction of Southern Funeral Home. Friends visited with the family at the church on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 10:45 a.m.

If anyone wishes to make a donation in Carolyn’s memory, the family asks that they be made to the Heart of Louisiana Humane Society, a wonderful local animal rescue organization that was very close to her heart. Donations can be made via their website at or checks mailed to 1617 E. Lafayette St., Winnfield, LA, 71483.

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