Carolyn Renee Thomas was born February 25, 1968 in Las Cruces, New Mexico to the parents of Howard and Joyce Thomas. She grew up in Albuquerque and attended West Mesa High School where she was active in African American studies. After high school, she relocated to Odessa, Texas and soon returned to Albuquerque where she worked at Honeywell for many years. Carolyn also worked for Oso-Bio and was currently employed at Delta Group Electronics. Carolyn was a mother to two children, Melodie Miranda and Ollie Marquan. She leaves 23 years of Cherished memories with her husband Ollie (Littleman) Barrs.
Carolyn was a go getter, a leader in many things and known to all as the life of the party. She loved to be with her family and was always ready to celebrate. Bargain shopping was her main hobby and she always knew where the sales were. She will be dearly missed.
Carolyn was proceeded in death by her mother, Joyce Marie and her father, Howard Thomas, Sr.
She leaves to cherish her memories, her husband Ollie Barrs, one daughter, Melodie Miranda (Eli), one son Ollie Marquan, and one granddaughter Annariah Renee, one brother, Howard Jr., (Kathy), three sisters, Elnora (Bobby), Brenda (Jimmy), Dinah, Maggie Powell (Godmother), and a host of nieces, nephews, and many other relatives and friends.