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James Edward Carr

March 6, 1961 July 6, 2016
James Edward Carr
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REFLECTION OF LIFE FOR
James Edward Carr

James Edward Carr was born in Brooksville, Florida on March 6, 1960. He was one of eight children of the late Dorothy Mae Smiley Carr Burkes. He is preceded in death by his father, John Milton Carr and his brother, Chester Fred Smiley.

He spent his childhood growing up with his seven siblings in the incorporated area of Hernando County. His community which was affectionately referred to as “the country”, afforded him with the chance to enjoy a quiet and happy childhood. He enjoyed playing with neighborhood friends, fishing and riding his horse. He also loved to dance and enjoyed both reading and writing poetry.

He was educated in the Hernando County School System.  He was a very bright student who excelled in  both mathematics and the sciences.   He had a great sense of humor and was affectionately referred to as a "class clown." 

At age 21, he relocated to Rochester, New York.  He resided in Rochester for more than 34 years.   In 2012, he decided to return home to Brooksville, Florida. Upon his return, he stated that he wanted to spend more time with his family and friends.  

He was given a Christian upbringing by his mother and attended the New Jerusalem Church of God, Brooksville, FL.  His mother instilled in him the importance of faith and family.  Upon his return home in 2012, staying True to his upbringing, he re-dedicated his life to Christ.  
He will be dearly missed by his daughter, Jamecia Hansberry and his grand-daughter, Jalisa.   He leaves to cherish his memories, six dedicated siblings.  They include:  John E. Carr, Sr., and his wife Geraldine, Brooksville, FL., Flora Carr, Brooksville, FL., Gloria A. Carr, Orlando, FL., Sharlene Carr, Brooksville, FL., Nathaniel Burkes, Jr., and his wife Johanna, Spring Hill, FL., and Craig E. Burkes and his wife, Janice of Tampa, FL.

He will also be dearly missed by his ten (10) nieces, eight (8) nephews, eight (8) great-nieces and nine (9) great-nephews.   He also leaves to mourn a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends whom love him dearly.

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Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

15

Jul

6:00 PM 7/15/2016 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 7/15/2016 8:00:00 PM
Brooksville Wesleyan Church

2319 Cortez Blvd
Brooksville, FL 34601

Brooksville Wesleyan Church
2319 Cortez Blvd Brooksville 34601 FL
United States

Service

Saturday

16

Jul

11:00 AM 7/16/2016 11:00:00 AM
Brooksville Wesleyan Church

2319 Cortez Blvd
Brooksville, FL 34601

The funeral cortege will form at 511 Lamar Avenue, Brooksville, FL 34601 at 10:15am.

Brooksville Wesleyan Church
2319 Cortez Blvd Brooksville 34601 FL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Brooksville Cemetery Final Resting Place

1275 Olmes Rd
Brooksville, FL 34601

1275 Olmes Rd Brooksville 34601 FL
United States
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