Ms. Carolyn "Mad Dog" Faye (Flanigan) Kornegay, 67, passed away on Thursday, November 4, 2021. Carolyn was born in Orange on December 31, 1953, to Percy and Caroline Flanigan. Growing up here in the area and graduating from Vidor High School in 1972, Caroline quickly stepped into the defining role of her life when she took a job as a waitress and then later a cook for 76 Truck Stop in Rose City. Moving to Gary’s Coffee Shop in Vidor where she worked for years until the shop closed, causing her to settle into her final restaurant home at The Red Wagon Cafe in Vidor; Carolyn was known for her quick wit and legendary biscuits. The many patrons served and friends she made over the years gave her a true source of joy. She truly loved her job and the people she saw every day. When not whipping up breakfast and treats for her customers, Carolyn loved to spend her every available moment with her family. Blessed with a truly caring son, Carolyn devoted all her free time to her son and grandbabies. From family reunions and fishing trips, to of course, the holidays where a good biscuit and this talented cook made each holiday just all the more special. Carolyn will be remembered for many things, not the least of which was her boisterous sense of humor and her detailed memory of all those she has fed over the years. Carolyn will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
Left to cherish her memory is her son, Jamie L. Kornegay and fiancée Marissa Ramsey of Hull; her grandchildren: Auston Kornegay and Taleesha Kornegay; her siblings: Connie Flanigan of Vidor, Wayne Flanigan of Broaddus, and Percy Flanigan Jr. and wife Amanda of Vidor; as well as numerous friends, beloved coworkers, and extended family through the years.
Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents, Caroline Virginia (Griffith) Flanigan and Percy Ray Flanigan Sr.; her brother, Buster Ray Flanigan; and her sister, Susie Wood.
The family invites you to come celebrate Carolyn’s life and legacy during a time of Visitation for family and friends being held on Friday, November 12, 2021, from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at Lumberton Family Funeral Home (766 S. Main St., Lumberton, TX 77657).
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