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Celebrating the life of
Carmen Dickerson
February 26, 1944 - October 26, 2014
Services under the direction of:
Bradshaw Carter
(713) 521-0066
  • Visitation
  • 5:30pm-7:30pm - Sunday, November 02, 2014
  • Bradshaw Carter
  • 1734 W Alabama St (Map)
    Houston, Tx 77098

  • (713) 521-0066
  • Rosary
  • 6:15pm - Sunday, November 02, 2014
  • Bradshaw Carter
  • 1734 W Alabama St (Map)
    Houston, Tx 77098

  • (713) 521-0066
  • Memorial Service
  • 5:00pm - Monday, November 03, 2014
  • St. Anne Catholic Church
  • 2140 Westheimer Road (Map)
    Houston, Texas 77098

  • (713) 526-3276

I very much regret this huge loss and feeling the pain his family are going through, I want to share the hope that very soon "will be a resurrection from God", as the Bible tells us in Acts 24:15. Courage and strength to all your family at this painful time. www.JW.org

Gerardo, Kissimmee, FL

My deepest sympathy to the family. I lived next door to Carmen when we were growing up and was her and Joe, Jr.'s babysitter. I lost contact with the family after we moved. I'm so proud of the woman she became and all of her achievements. She looks like her mother and obviously inherited her mother's grace and charm. She has left a beautiful legacy. She and her family were very dear to me.

Lila Springer Bohack, Montgomery, TX

May the family take comfort from God's word on doing away with death forever. (Isaiah 25:8).

Linda, Katy, Tx

Catherine and Family: Please accept our heartfelt condolences for the loss of Carmen. Though I never met her, I knew she was very dear and will be very missed because of all the stories you would share about you and your mother. I know that you had such an amazing relationship with her. May the memories from all your special times together serve to comfort you now. Our prayers are with you and your family for peace, strength and courage as you mourn her passing. xo, Anitra

The Richardson Family, Austin, Tx

My sincerest condolences to Carmen's family. May you always be comforted by only the fondest memories of Carmen. Carmen was a very special woman who touched the lives of so many friends, family and acquaintances.

Sid Gerber, Houston, Tx

Carmen will be so dearly missed by all those who had the honor of meeting her. She was the heart and soul of the Meyer Center at Texas Children's.

Katy Ostermaier, Houston, TX

Catherine, we are so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She was pretty, smart & funny. Carmen will be missed by so many.I always enjoyed visiting with her. Prayers for you and your family. Love you, Donna, Jan, Jesse & Johan

Donna Filippone van Weerelt, McKinney, TX

I got to know Carmen about 10 years ago and learned what a kind and generous person she was. She helped me tremendously, even though we were in different departments at the hospital. We shared an interest in caring for children with special needs. She was always willing to share information, resources, lend an ear or otherwise be the most amazing friend. Carmen truly lived her faith and helped all those in need. She will be greatly missed. My sympathy and condolences to her beloved family.

Susan Fernbach , Houston , TX

Carmen was a valued member of our St Vincent de Paul Conference at St. Anne's. As a Vincentian, she made many Home Visits with her good friend Patsy Schillaci; this team offered much needed comfort and support to the needy if our parish. Her suggestions fior resources in the community were so helpful in our mission. My deepest sympathy to her family; we will miss her beautiful smile and her generous spirit.

Diane Doyen Miller, Houston, Tx

So many fun memories of Carmen at Friday night dinner on Pine St. and Braeburn Dr. laughing hysterically at all the family stories and adventures. Her sweet presence will be missed and always lovingly remembered.

Paige Padgett, Houston, TX

Carmen and I worked together at TCH for many years, and I was consistently impressed by her competence and compassion. Over the years, we compared notes about our children and grandchildren and talked about what we would do when we retired. At Carmen's retirement party, she said she would let me know if retirement is all it is said to be, and when I recently saw her at an estate sale, she told me of all the things she had done and places she had gone. She looked radient and elegant, as usual, which is the way I will always remember her.

Karol Musher, Houston, Tx

Carmen was such a wonderful, joyful person and superb social worker. My nurse Carol and I worked with Carmen for decades at TCH as she helped our patients with developmental disabilities associated with the effects of congenital CMV infection receive the services they needed. A life well lived and well loved....she will be missed.

Gail Demmler Harrison MD, Houston, TX

We are so sorry for your loss. I loved Carmen so much as a child she was so sweet to me and my brothers. She was such a beautiful person. Heaven has gained a wonderful angel.

Lucia and Jimmy McCreight, New Caney, TX

Dear Joe, So sorry to hear about Carmen. I know that she was a wonderful person. Praying for you and your family. Love, Louann, Jay and John

Louann Clark Gallagher and John Clark, Houston, TX

Carmen Lucia Dickerson passed away peacefully on Sunday, the 26th of October 2014. She will be remembered by her family and many friends as a woman of generosity, elegance and graciousness. Carmen loved her family, friends and co-workers with a fierce devotion and loyalty, always ready to lend a helping hand, a shoulder to lean on or kind words of encouragement and comfort.
Carmen was born on the 26th of February 1944, in Houston, to Sara Jett Lucia and Joseph Paul Lucia, Sr. She graduated from Marian High School and the University of Houston. She obtained her Masters of Social Work degree from
Tulane University and went on to enjoy a 35 plus year career as a social worker. Carmen spent the last 33 years of her career employed by Baylor College of Medicine as the licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) for The Meyer Center for Developmental Pediatrics at Texas Children’s Hospital until she retired in 2012. Her work involved helping parents connect with community resources aimed at best outcomes and quality of life for Children with special needs and their family members. Carmen also trained medical students, physicians, psychologists, social workers, and other health care workers in culturally competent, family-centered care as an Instructor for Baylor College of Medicine and as a Field Instructor for University of Houston's Graduate School of Social Work. Carmen enjoyed participation in academics as co-author of published medical papers, author of social work journal articles, and author of a chapter on community resources in The American Academy of Pediatrics’ Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics textbook. Along with her duties at The Meyer Center, Carmen served as the social worker for Texas Children's Autism Center and coordinator for Texas Children's National Fragile X Foundation Consortium Clinic. Carmen’s expertise was sought by many and she served on many boards including those of Project DOCC-Houston. She was nationally known as a child and family advocate, holding special certifications in those fields.
She was a lifelong member of St. Anne’s Parish, and St. Anne’s Altar Guild, and a community volunteer with the St. Vincent dePaul Society (St. Anne’s Conference). She was predeceased by her Mother and Father. She is survived by her beloved family: daughter Catherine Dickerson Horne and husband Nathan, her brother, Joseph Paul Lucia, Jr. and wife, Cindy, her grandchildren, Jett Walker Horne, Isabel Lucia Claire Horne, nieces Katie Elizabeth Lucia, Callie Ann Lucia and nephew Jett Collins Lucia and numerous special cousins. Carmen lived a long life marked by a generous spirit, fairness to all and a loving kindness extended to her many friends, family and co-workers. She will be missed by so many people whose lives were touched by her loving guidance and compassion. Carmen’s family extends their heartfelt gratitude to Lesvia and Mario Gonzalez for their friendship and care for Carmen over the past 30 years. The family also thanks Ginny Farrell and Sid Gerber for their compassionate care and support of Carmen during the past year.
Friends are cordially invited to gather with the family for a visitation from half-past five o’clock in the afternoon until half-past seven o’clock in the evening on Sunday, the 2nd of November, at the Bradshaw-Carter Home, 1734 W. Alabama Street in Houston, where recitation of the Holy Rosary will commence at a quarter-past six o’clock.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at five o’clock in the afternoon on Monday, the 3rd of November, at St. Anne Catholic Church, 2140 Westheimer Road in Houston, where the Rev. Jay Walsh, C.S.B., will serve as celebrant.
Prior to the Mass, the family will have gathered for a private interment at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery in Houston.
In lieu of customary remembrances, contributions, in Carmen’s memory, may be directed to Texas Children’s Hospital, C/O The Meyer Center for Developmental Pediatrics, Attn: Jennifer Evans, 8080 North Stadium Drive, Ste. 180, Houston, TX 77054.
For those desiring, online tributes may be posted at bradshawcarter.com.

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I very much regret this huge loss and feeling the pain his family are going through, I want to share the hope that very soon "will be a resurrection from God", as the Bible tells us in Acts 24:15. Courage and strength to all your family at this painful time. www.JW.org

Gerardo, Kissimmee, FL

My deepest sympathy to the family. I lived next door to Carmen when we were growing up and was her and Joe, Jr.'s babysitter. I lost contact with the family after we moved. I'm so proud of the woman she became and all of her achievements. She looks like her mother and obviously inherited her mother's grace and charm. She has left a beautiful legacy. She and her family were very dear to me.

Lila Springer Bohack, Montgomery, TX

Candle tribute lit by Ann D. Hibbert and Leash M. McCurry — Texas

May the family take comfort from God's word on doing away with death forever. (Isaiah 25:8).

Linda, Katy, Tx

Catherine and Family: Please accept our heartfelt condolences for the loss of Carmen. Though I never met her, I knew she was very dear and will be very missed because of all the stories you would share about you and your mother. I know that you had such an amazing relationship with her. May the memories from all your special times together serve to comfort you now. Our prayers are with you and your family for peace, strength and courage as you mourn her passing. xo, Anitra

The Richardson Family, Austin, Tx

My sincerest condolences to Carmen's family. May you always be comforted by only the fondest memories of Carmen. Carmen was a very special woman who touched the lives of so many friends, family and acquaintances.

Sid Gerber, Houston, Tx

Carmen will be so dearly missed by all those who had the honor of meeting her. She was the heart and soul of the Meyer Center at Texas Children's.

Katy Ostermaier, Houston, TX

Catherine, we are so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She was pretty, smart & funny. Carmen will be missed by so many.I always enjoyed visiting with her. Prayers for you and your family. Love you, Donna, Jan, Jesse & Johan

Donna Filippone van Weerelt, McKinney, TX

Candle tribute lit by Donna Filippone van Weerelt — Texas

I got to know Carmen about 10 years ago and learned what a kind and generous person she was. She helped me tremendously, even though we were in different departments at the hospital. We shared an interest in caring for children with special needs. She was always willing to share information, resources, lend an ear or otherwise be the most amazing friend. Carmen truly lived her faith and helped all those in need. She will be greatly missed. My sympathy and condolences to her beloved family.

Susan Fernbach , Houston , TX

Candle tribute lit by Lesvia & Mario González — Texas

Candle tribute lit by Marilyn Gonzalez — California

Candle tribute lit by Patrick esser — Texas

Carmen was a valued member of our St Vincent de Paul Conference at St. Anne's. As a Vincentian, she made many Home Visits with her good friend Patsy Schillaci; this team offered much needed comfort and support to the needy if our parish. Her suggestions fior resources in the community were so helpful in our mission. My deepest sympathy to her family; we will miss her beautiful smile and her generous spirit.

Diane Doyen Miller, Houston, Tx

Candle tribute lit by Catherine Del Paggio — Texas

Candle tribute lit by Pete and Judy Filippone — Colorado

So many fun memories of Carmen at Friday night dinner on Pine St. and Braeburn Dr. laughing hysterically at all the family stories and adventures. Her sweet presence will be missed and always lovingly remembered.

Paige Padgett, Houston, TX

Carmen and I worked together at TCH for many years, and I was consistently impressed by her competence and compassion. Over the years, we compared notes about our children and grandchildren and talked about what we would do when we retired. At Carmen's retirement party, she said she would let me know if retirement is all it is said to be, and when I recently saw her at an estate sale, she told me of all the things she had done and places she had gone. She looked radient and elegant, as usual, which is the way I will always remember her.

Karol Musher, Houston, Tx

Carmen was such a wonderful, joyful person and superb social worker. My nurse Carol and I worked with Carmen for decades at TCH as she helped our patients with developmental disabilities associated with the effects of congenital CMV infection receive the services they needed. A life well lived and well loved....she will be missed.

Gail Demmler Harrison MD, Houston, TX

Candle tribute lit by Lucia McCreight — Texas

We are so sorry for your loss. I loved Carmen so much as a child she was so sweet to me and my brothers. She was such a beautiful person. Heaven has gained a wonderful angel.

Lucia and Jimmy McCreight, New Caney, TX

Dear Joe, So sorry to hear about Carmen. I know that she was a wonderful person. Praying for you and your family. Love, Louann, Jay and John

Louann Clark Gallagher and John Clark, Houston, TX

Candle tribute lit by Kathy Filippone — Texas


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