Teresa Ann “Sissy” Tullos
Teresa Ann “Sissy” Tullos passed away Thursday, January 23, 2020 after a lengthy battle with chronic health issues.
She was born July 30, 1960 in the Gulf of Mexico, just off the coast of Galveston, Texas. She was the second child of Billy Ray and Hattie Joan (Roberts) Tullos.
Growing up with one foot in the country and one in the city, she enjoyed diverse activities such as horses, gardening, museums and concerts. She graduated from Hargrave High School in 1979, shortly before meeting her husband of 31 years, Raymond Carroll.
She was a huge fan of crime shows from the very first episodes of Cops and America’s Most Wanted to everything on Investigative Discovery. She would always remark that every victim featured was always the sweetest, most wonderful person who had absolutely no enemies. Until they wound up featured on one of these programs. “Don’t ever do that. When I’m dead, tell them the truth.”
She was not the world’s brightest ray of sunshine. She was loud, opinionated and, often, contrary. But she was also loyal and would do anything she could to help anyone in need. She was just crazy enough to make life interesting and always good for a laugh.
She is loved and will be greatly missed by her daughter, Lori-Jo, granddaughter Tia, grandson Isaiah, brothers Allen (Belinda) and Johnny (Darby), mother-in-law Janet, sisters-in-law Krista (Darrell), Amber (Steve), brothers-in-law Richard, Kevin (Chris) and Jimmie (Melissa), as well as many nieces, nephews, family, friends, and loved ones.
We take comfort in knowing that she is re-joining many loved ones including her husband Raymond, father Billy Ray and step-mother Gloria, father-in-law Jimmie and brother-in-law Brian. We have no doubt they’re gathered on a warm, beautiful beach enjoying fresh seafood, delicious TexMex and a good margarita.
Thank you to the staff of the Mayo 7th floor and at Marinuka Manor for keeping her comfortable for this last stage of life.