Breckenridge Texan

Carol Charlene Carey

Carol Charlene Carey
April 17
11:21 2021

Carol Charlene Carey, 76, of Breckenridge, Texas, passed away in Abilene on April 14, 2021. Funeral services will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 21, 2021, in the Melton-Kitchens Chapel. Interment will follow at the Moon Cemetery under the direction of Melton-Kitchens Funeral Home staff.

Carol Charlene Russell was born on December 22, 1944, in Cisco, Texas, to parents TJ “Peewee” and Patty Russell. She lived her entire life in both Cisco and Breckenridge. Charlene married in 1964 to Sonny Carey, and they were blessed to have two children, Crystal and Rusty. She had a cleaning business for 30 years cleaning in private homes and business in the community. Charlene cleaned her last home and decided to retire in 2002. Outside her love for her family, she loved her church and church friends at the Kingdom Hall. Charlene was a Witness for 40-plus years. She loved gardening in her flowerbeds and took pride in her flowers on a daily basis.

Charlene loved always to spend time with family, especially in her later years. She was always able to recall old stories that Charlene would share with both family and friends. In the last years of her life, she enjoyed coloring pictures in her room and sharing those creations with everyone. Most of the folks that crossed her path would always state, “Charlene is the sweetest person.” She was always known to never speak an ill word about anyone.

She is preceded in death by her parents, TJ and Patty Russell, and her daughter, Crystal Carey.

Charlene is survived by her son, Rusty Carey and wife Tammy of Breckenridge; sister, Carla Robinson of Cylinder, Iowa; and brothers, David Russell, Tim Russell, and Jack Russell, all of Breckenridge. She is also survived by five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, along with numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

Memorials donations can be made to the Meals on Wheels organization of Breckenridge and can be left at the Melton-Kitchens Funeral Home office. Condolences can be made online at

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