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Raeburn Carson Llewellyn, Jr.

September 10, 1953 ~ March 1, 2020 (age 66)


Raeburn Carson Llewellyn, Jr., 66, died peacefully on March 1, 2020 in Houston, Texas following  
a courageous battle with leukemia. He is survived by his wife, Gail Ohman Llewellyn, his sisters  
Mary Rebecca Llewellyn and Patricia Lee Llewellyn (Filip Loncke), his nieces Lora Marguerite  
Hansel! Deel (Justin) and Rebecca Llewellyn Hansell, his great nephews Jude and Silas Deel, his  
sisters-in-law Sarah Ohman Madrid and Julie Ohman Gilkey (Bob), his nephew Matthew Ohman  
Madrid, his great nephew Paul Ohman Madrid, and numerous cousins.

Carson attended St. Martin's Episcopal School in New Orleans. He graduated from the  
University of Virginia with a BA in History and from Tulane University Law School. He also  
received a Master's degree in Petroleum Engineering from Tulane and, later, a Master's degree  
in Business Administration from Rice University. Carson was truly a "renaissance man." In  
addition to having four degrees in four different areas of study, he supported himself through  
college by being a "roustabout" on oil rigs during the summers, worked construction for a year  
to save up money for law school, and worked as a respiratory therapist during law school.  
Carson worked in New Orleans and then in Houston in oil and gas law. He threw himself into  
every endeavor 100% and lived his life with love, laughter, and integrity.

Carson married Gail, the love of his life, in 2007 at the University of Virginia Chapel. She  
brought out the best in him, and he in her. She supported him in all of his many interests,  
particularly his devotion to family, friends, and horses. He was always smiling, always  
supportive and caring of others, and always had a funny story to tell. He never met a stranger  
and never forgot a friend. He took on a leading role in preserving the heritage of the family  
through the restoration of the family home in Alabama, the two-room schoolhouse on the  
family property, and Valley Creek Presbyterian Church. He was also an avid fan of University of  
Virginia, University of Alabama, and Tulane University sports, and had a life-long love of  
animals, specifically adopting stray cats and owning and caring for racehorses.

He was much loved by his family and friends and will be greatly missed. A graveside service will  
be held at Valley Creek Church cemetery in Valley Grande, Alabama on March 7th at 2pm,  
immediately followed by a memorial service at Valley Creek Presbyterian Church with Dr. Cecil  
Williamson officiating and Lawrence Brown-Service Funeral Home directing. Honorary pallbearers are George Cook, Bill Cook, John Cook, and Justin Deel.

For those of you who would like to post comments and memories of Carson, please feel free to  
visit carsonllew.com (password: carson).

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts and donations may be made to Valley Creek Presbyterian  
Church, 4715 Alabama Highway 22, Valley Grande, AL 36701, to the Permanently Disabled  
Jockeys Fund (PDJF.org) or to Equine Reflections, Inc. (equinereflections.org).

To send flowers to Raeburn's family, please visit our floral store.


Graveside Service
March 7, 2020

2:00 PM
Valley Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Valley Creek Church Road
Valley Grande, AL 36701

Funeral Service
March 7, 2020

2:30 PM
Valley Creek Presbyterian Church
1500 Valley Creek Church Road
Valley Grande, AL 36701

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