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Carol Grey Honza

Sunday, April 19, 2020
Carol Grey Honza

Carol Grey Honza, 80, a longtime resident of Ennis, Texas, closed the final chapter of her life on Earth at 11:42 a.m. on April 6, 2020, in the comfort of her home and surrounded by her loving family.

Carol graduated in 1958 from Sunset High School in Dallas. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Management from Northwood University in 1997. She was a licensed Real Estate Broker for over 40 years and a licensed Real Estate Appraiser. She was a federal employee with FDIC, Division of Bank Supervision, and retired in 2001. She was also a published author of three books, as well as a well-respected editor and columnist for various North Texas newspapers and publications.

She was a member of NARFE (National Association of Retired Federal Employees), a member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas – Court, Our Lady of the Bluebonnets, a member of St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church of Ennis, and a former member of the Ennis Noon Lions Club.

Carol is survived by her husband of 61 years, Jerry J. Honza, Sr., four children: Theresa M. Johnson and husband, Jimmy, Jerry J. Honza, Jr. and wife, Sharon, Jacqui D. Rejcek and husband, James, and William J. (Bill) Honza and wife, Cindy. She has nine grandchildren: Trey Honza and wife, Raven, Rachel Honza, Ethan Honza, Emily Rejcek, Adam Rejcek, and Melany Collins and husband, Jesse, Dylan Johnson and wife, Courtney, Colby Wolverton, and Joseph Honza, along with four great-grandchildren: Milo and Lyra Honza, Sadie and Laynie Johnson. She is also survived by one brother, William H. Wakeham, Jr. and wife, Barbara, of Frankston, Texas, and several loved nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents: William H. Wakeham, Sr. and Eva G. Wakeham of Ennis, and numerous other beloved family members.

Honorary Memorial Pallbearers: Trey Honza, Ethan Honza, Adam Rejcek, Jesse Collins, Dylan Johnson, Joseph Honza, Josef Betik, Ronnie Honza, Wendell Wakeham, Ty Raney, Don Schmerse, Jon Paul Honza, Kevin Honza, James Patak, and Bobby Dean.

The family would like to extend its most sincere appreciation to Bristol Hospice and their numerous caregivers for the professional and heartfelt care they provided.

A Memorial Rosary and Visitation will be planned at a future date to be determined.

No flowers please. The family has requested that those who wish to honor Carol would follow her wish below:

Please Plant a Tree for Me

Whenever I leave this precious world –


I pray with every baited breath,


That those who mourn and grieve for me,


Will please – just plant a little tree…


No flowers please –


Just plant a sprig wherever there’s a space…


If those who care would take this lead –


To share “God’s flowing grace;”


What better honor could there be?


Please share my wish – while I’ve moved on;


To plant a tree somewhere for me;


A gift of graceful boughs –


God’s “flowing grace” survives us now –


And want of shade will be set free. I pray once more, please– plant a tree for me.


I pray once more, please– plant a tree for me.


“Just a little one” –


And watch it grow in majesty. – Carol Grey Honza


– Carol Grey Honza