Carlson, Phyllis Pawlak, 78, formerly of Louisville, passed away October 9, 2015 in Charlotte, NC. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother whose greatest joys in life were her children and grandchildren.
Born in Chicago, April 22, 1937, Phyllis was a devout Catholic with a strong Polish heritage. After marrying Chuck, they moved to Louisville where they raised their children and retired. Phyllis enjoyed cooking and baking (especially family recipes), bridge, choir and caring for others. She relished gardening and lovingly served as gardener at Epiphany for a number of years. Chuck passed away in 2009, and in 2010 she moved to Charlotte to be cared for by her family.
Phyllis' immediate family includes her daughter, Lisa McKenzie (Chris) of Charlotte, NC; son Eric (Celeste Siade) of Denver, CO: six grandchildren Nathan, Alex and Katie Carlson and Sarah, Anna and Mary McKenzie, sister Helen; nieces and nephews. A Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at Church of the Epiphany, 914 Old Harrods Creek, Louisville, KY 40223 with a life celebration luncheon at 1pm at BRAVO! Oxmoor. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Phyllis' honor to Epiphany.
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