Carolyn Ann Ward Sisk



Brewer-Carolyn Ann Ward Sisk, 71, transformed to the life eternal at Methodist Hospital-Memphis on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 after an extended illness. Carolyn was born in Tupelo on May 31, 1945 to the late Robert Allen “Bobby” Ward and Virginia Elizabeth Dye Ward. She lived all her life in the Brewer Community except for a brief time after her marriage to Bruce Sisk on Nov. 24, 1961 when they lived in the Old Union Community. Carolyn spent her life in service to her family, her Church and her community. She was owner of Carolyn’s Flowers in Brewer for almost 40 years. Her designs have brought great joy to thousands at their special occasions. A creative soul, Carolyn was a sterling personality, loved her family, her clients and everything Brewer. She was a longtime member of the Brewer Baptist Church and had beautifully decorated the Church every Christmas for numbers of years. She and Bruce loved the outdoors and camping especially at Stanford Campground in Pontotoc Co. They also greatly enjoyed antique car and tractor shows and trips to Branson, Missouri and Mountain View, Ark. Carolyn loved her yard and growing flowers, decorating and dancing, her Bunko group and swimming with the grands. She was a gentle, loving soul that will be greatly missed by family and a large host of friends.

A service celebrating her life will be held at 2 PM Friday, April 7, 2017 at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with her pastor, Bro. Tim Tutor and her first cousin, Joe Dye speaking. Jason West will provide the song service. Private burial will be in the Brewer Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 PM-8PM today and from Noon-service time on Friday all at Holland-Tupelo Chapel, which is honored to be serving their friends.

Carolyn leaves her husband of 55 years, Bruce Sisk; her children; Kim Watson (Tim) and Kaye Watson (Ricky) all of Old Union. Karen Smith and Bruce Sisk, II (Rachel)all of Brewer; her beloved grandchildren, Dawn Watson Morgan, Chad Watson, Kayla Grisham, (Ryan), Katie Watson (Riley Turner), Katelyn Smith, Matthew Smith, James Bruce “Jay” Sisk, III (Anna Smithey) and Cody Sisk. 2 great grandchildren, Westen Grisham and Luke Grisham. Her sister, Jan Williams (Aubrey) of Mooreville; her brother in law, Joe Allen Sisk (Linda) of Old Union and Billy Wayne Hall of TN; many nieces, nephews, cousins and their families. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bobby and Virginia Ward; her sister, Barbara Ward Hall; her in laws, Mary and Allen Sisk and her sister in law, Bonnie Sisk.

Pallbearers will be John, Ken, Steve and Joey McFarling, Robert Tate, Jonathan Williams, Josh Williams, Joe Sisk, Matt Scott and Paul Raines. Honorary pallbearers will be her Adult III Sunday School Class.

Memorials may be made to the Brewer Baptist Church, 302 CR 520, Shannon, MS. 38868. Condolences may be e mailed to