CARMELITA STROMANNovember 29th, 2019 | Paid Obituary
Carmelita Blankenship Stroman, 88, passed away Sunday November 24, 2019 after a long and productive life. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ravell L. Stroman of Marrietta, TX (deceased, 1994); her Father, William Benjamin Blankenship and her mother, Maud Morrow Blankenship of Texarkana, AR; her brother Byron Blankenship of Springfield MO and her brother Tom Blankenship of Texarkana AR; and her sister Nan Thomas of Houston TX and her sister Velma Garner of Little Rock Ar. She is survived by her three daughters: Leesa Stroman of Waco TX; Patricia Stroman Palombit of Texarkana TX; and Deann Stroman Bonner of Texarkana TX. Tony Thomas of Lola, TX is her surviving nephew. Carmelita grew up on a farm just outside of Texarkana AR and went to Arkansas High, graduating in 1946. She grew up at Beech Street Baptist Church Texarkana AR. She attended Baylor University and graduated in 1953. She returned to Texarkana to start her work life as a Medical Laboratory Technologist at Cotton Belt Hospital on College Hill and later worked at St Michael's hospital downtown. She married Ravel L. Stroman of Marrietta TX in 1953. They purchased a home on the Texas side of Texarkana shortly after and began a family. She lived in Texarkana all her life. She loved people, dogs, and was a great collector of Fenton glass. Services will be held at Texarkana Funeral Home on Texas Blvd., Texarkana on Sunday December 1, 2019 at 2 PM. Visitation/viewing is on Saturday, November 30, 2019 from 6 to 8PM. Online registration @ www.texarkanafuneralhome.com.