On Thursday, December 2, at 6:06 p.m. at Duke Medical Center, our CC, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at her side after a brief illness. Born September 3, 1950, Carolyn Lounette Cates, also known as CC, had an everlasting smile, helping hand, and exuberant personality all bundled together into an array of colors in full motion describes our CC. As a mom, sister, friend, aunt, surrogate mom to many, partner in crime, co-worker, or someone who just encountered her she made an impact on your life. She will be missed by all. She was a lifetime member of the Hillsborough United Methodist Church.Surviving are her son and the light of her life Travis W. Braxton, his wife Lesia, her sisters Marsha (Lew Stanley) and Kathryn (Gary Wessel), her two brothers Sandy (Nancy Cates) and David (Nancy Cates), and her nieces and nephews Truitt, Melissa (Jeez Harrison), Luke (Melissa-daughter Savannah), Shelby, Madison (Carly), Claire, Chandler, Cameron and Cooper. To honor Carolyn, the family will be holding a celebration of her life for the community on Sunday, December 12, 2021 from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm at the former Reba and Roses 112 Baldwin Road, Hillsborough, NC 2727. In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations be made to the Hillsborough Exchange Club for the Prevention of Child Abuse Program, P.O. Box 565, Hillsborough, NC 27278.
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