Carolyn was the second daughter of Matthew Philip Johnson and Ida Mae Williams born on November 1, 1948 in Keystone, West Virginia where she attended school until age eleven. The family moved to Brooklyn, New York where she lived throughout her life. After graduating high school, throughout the years she continued academic and skill enhancement classes, achieving accreditations and a real estate broker’s license.
At the tender age of sixteen, Carolyn’s best friend, Janice Lee, passed away. Carolyn was very instrumental in comforting Janice’s brother Jerome who was very grief stricken. Eventually, the two became very close, and their relationship blossomed into love. On September 5, 2019, Carolyn and her beloved husband Jerome would have celebrated forty-nine years of marriage.
She was very much in touch with her spirituality, was an avid student of the Bible, and was a faith-filled believer in The Higher Power. She was a devoted member of Mount Pisgah Baptist Church under the leadership of Bishop-Elect, Rev. Dr. Johnny Ray Youngblood. Because Carolyn believed that people can’t have too much healing, she and Jerome wanted to learn how to heal themselves and others on a regular basis. Their exposure to The Noble Touch pranic healing ministry gave them the spiritual opportunity to facilitate that healing.
She was a gifted speaker, and loved to dance as well as write. True to her character, Carolyn was feisty, outspoken, up front and frank. Like it or not, she’d tell it like it is. She was a very attractive, sassy and sophisticated lady, but above all, she was a warm-hearted, loving, caring and giving person.
Though predeceased by her father Matthew Johnson, and her mother Ida Johnson, she leaves to cherish her loving memory, her husband Jerome Lionel Lee; her mother-in-law Hester Mae Lee; two sisters: Verselle Webb and Yvette Johnson; a brother-in-law James Williams; an aunt Mary Wade; an uncle Dr. Howard Wade; nieces: Nakia, Chanel, Kemora, Sky Lynn, Johnae and Janiya; nephews: Johnathan and Jerahmi; a goddaughter Zinger; a godson Kyle; and a host of cousins, other relatives, church members and loyal friends.