Sullivan, Carolyn Delois (Dayton)

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Carolyn Sullivan
Carolyn Sullivan

Carolyn Delois Sullivan, 58, of Dayton, passed away on Saturday, February 10, 2018, at her home.

Carolyn was born on Feb. 27, 1959, in Sunnyvale, Ca., and had lived in Dayton since 1978.

She was preceded in death by her biological mother, Rosie (Nye) Elser, her son, Jeremy M. Westlake and sister, Sandy Elser.

Carolyn was a homemaker, wedding planner and interior decorator. She was active in the Daughters of the Revolution, Girl Scouts & Boy Scouts, homeless shelter and Secret Santa at Headstart. She attended the North Dayton Church of God. 

She is survived by her husband, Jesse O. Sullivan, Sr. of Dayton, her parents, Lewis and Cindy Elser of Evensville; daughters, Melissa Dawn Sullivan-Sizemore, Bridget (Jason) Cox, Alicia (Jason) Tankersley and Jenna (Adam) Wilson, all of Dayton, Dorine L. Westlake of Michigan, Amber (Gary) Keylon of Graysville Mountain and Chiquita Powell of Charleston, TN; sons, Jesse O. Sullivan, Jr. and Jay W. Sullivan, and Curtis M. Elser, all of Brayton Mountain; sisters, Catherine (Dig) Glanden of Graysville, Barbara Atkinson of California and Valerie (Dudley) Waddle, both of California and Bonnie Elser of Evensville; brothers, Lewis (Cathy) Elser of Middle Valley and Roy Elser of Dayton; 13 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, several nieces & nephews and life-long friends, Shelly & Freddy Nelson, Deborah Poe, Ray Morton and Albert Martin. 

Funeral services for Carolyn will be held Wednesday, Feb. 14, at 6 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with James Smith officiating. She will be laid to rest in Brayton Cemetery on Thursday at 11 a.m.

Please share your memories of Carolyn on her online guest register at www.vanderwallfh.com.

The family is being cared for by the Vanderwall Funeral Home where they will receive friends on Wednesday, from 4-6 p.m.


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