We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Sterling-White Funeral Home
Carol Ann Fabian, born the oldest of five children on December 25, 1946 to Aaron and Betty Bridwell in Baytown, Texas went to be with the Lord surrounded by her family on the evening of June 22, 2022 in Kingwood, Texas at the age of 75.
Carol was always everyone’s very special Christmas Carol and loved to be celebrated. She graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in 1965 and was active in the Choir. After graduation she married, had three children and could be found at the Bo Peep Shoppe keeping those kids dressed to the nines, taking them to VBS, running them to all of their activities and showing them off to everyone in town. She lived her entire life in the Highlands/Baytown area before moving to Atascocita almost 5 years ago to be closer to her daughter and family. Carol was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ, always focused on raising her children in the church. She attended Highlands, Missouri Street, Lakewood and most recently Lake Houston Church of Christ at the time of her passing. Carol loved Jesus Christ and her family above everything else this world had to offer.
She could often be found dancing, cheering on the Houston Astros, hanging out with the Daisies, spending her days with her grandkids, binging the Hallmark Channel, collecting Cardinals, playing Bingo, supporting her precious grandchildren at all their activities, getting manicures/pedicures, holding and rocking babies, giving advice, watching game shows and calling every person in the family every single day, often multiple times a day and if you didn’t answer she kept calling.
Carol fought long and hard for 20 years battling 6 different types of cancer, enduring a bone marrow transplant where her only sister was the donor, chemotherapy, monthly IVIG infusions, biopsies, innumerable surgeries, so many additional health issues over the years and defying all the odds when it came to her health. She was known as a warrior to her Oncology team and she never complained or gave up hope of seeing her two youngest grandchildren graduate from High School. Even through Carol’s hardships and illnesses she was the first person to smile, have the most positive attitude, pick up the phone to check on anyone who was struggling or dealing with their own sickness, offering prayers and did this up until the very end of her life.
Carol gave her entire family the gift of time and saying goodbye, sharing her wisdom, telling them all how proud she was of them, it is the simple heartfelt conversations where they sat by her bedside just listening to her words that they will cherish until they see her again. In her final months of life Carol worked through many list insuring her affairs were in order, contacting everyone she knew to say goodbye telling them she would be going to heaven soon, leaving very specific request behind and expressing daily that she was ready to meet Jesus and be reunited with her son, parents, brothers and her very best friend, Aunt Billie Jean. It was an amazing gift to watch her live out her final days of life always putting others before herself.
Carol was preceded in death by her parents Aaron and Betty Bridwell, her brother Edward Ross Bridwell, brother James Lee Bridwell, brother Billy Wayne Bridwell, her son Robert Wayne Fabian, nephew Richard Ross, cousin and best friend Billie Jean Lambright along with grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. Carol is survived by so many that loved, cherished and will miss her immensely. She leaves behind her children and their families: son Russell Lee Fabian, son in law and daughter Curtis and Laura Ann Frazier, sister Dorothy and Jr. Carroll,sister in law Beth Ann and Bernard Murphy, nephew and son by choice Robbie and Robin Bridwell, daughter by choice Robin and David Lemoine, Grandchildren Brandon Fabian, Brittney Fabian, Jacob Fabian, Emma Caroline Frazier, Gavin Thomas Frazier, very special cousin Russell and Brenda Lambright, The Daisies, along with many other family members and unbelievable friends.
The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to the entire team at the Texas Oncology Institute, Lake Houston Church of Christ, Regents Kingwood Skilled Nursing and Oasis Hospice. The love, compassion and care that you provided to our Mom will never be forgotten.
Serving the family as pallbearers: Terry Bridwell, Russell Lambright, Curtis Frazier, David Lemoine, Robby Bridwell, Brandon Fabian, Jacob Fabian and Gavin Frazier
A very special thank you to Kevin Hahn, her Preacher from Lakewood Church of Christ for visiting Carol in the hospital, skilled nursing and for conducting the service.
A celebration of life will be held to honor Carol’s life and legacy from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at Sterling White Funeral Home with funeral services at 12:00 p.m. (11011 Crosby Lynchburg Rd., Highlands, Texas 77562) with interment to follow in Sterling White Cemetery.