Carrie C. Benton was born June 11, 1935 to the late Robert and Rosetta Benton in Birmingham, Alabama. On Saturday, February 6, 2021 God caressed her in His loving arms and took her home to be with Him. She was introduced to Christ by her late parents as a child. At an early age she accepted Christ as her personal Lord and Savior and joined Hopewell African Methodist Episcopal Church, Kingston. Her formal education was in the Birmingham City School System. She graduated from A.H. Parker High School in the class of 1952 at the age of 16 years old.
She worked for more than 43 years at the Baptist Medical Center Montclair in various positions but two of her longest held positions were as an Operating Room Technician and in Central Supply sterilizing instruments.
Carrie was clothed in love and dedication for her God, her two awesome children, her beautiful and talented daughter who preceded her in death the Late Dorthea Joyce Baxter and her talented, dedicated and loving son Robert Charles Benton whom she fondly called “Bobby”, who cared for her with patience and joy until her passing. She supported her children in all of their activities whether it was in school, at church or in the community. They were the joy of her life.
For more than 80+ years she was an active, faithful and committed member of Hopewell A.M.E. Church, Kingston until she departed this life on earth for her heavenly home. As an active member and leader at Hopewell she embraced with endless devotion the organizations and boards in the Church where she served such as, a member of the Sunday School, a former member of the Trustee Board, the J.J. Ray Chorus, the Senior Choir, the Mass Choir, the Willing Workers Board as well as a member of the Women’s Missionary Society. Her love, enjoyment and good will service to the church and the community was evident to everyone.
She was an active member of the United Fellowship Breakfast Forum where Bobby serves as President. She was an active associate member of the Alabama State University Birmingham Alumni Chapter and she served as active Secretary of the A.H. Parker High School Class of 1952 Alumni Chapter.
Carrie loved with a passion the things and people she loved. She loved and enjoyed her parents, her siblings, children and their spouses, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, Church family, friends AND Joyce and Bobby friends and as well as her Parker High School Alumni classmates of 1952. During her later years she seemed so enthusiastic about celebrating her birthday where she looked forward to seeing all the persons fore-mentioned at birthday celebration every year.
Preceding her in death were her siblings Birdie Lee Stoutemire, Joseph Benton, Mae Ella Mickens, Ruth Glover, Ethel Davis and Nancy Jean Huggins.
Carrie leaves to celebrate her life and cherished memories her devoted, caring and loving son Robert Charles Benton, J.D. ( daughter-in-law Andrea Pincham Benton, M.D.), son-in-law Nathaniel Baxter, (Joyce deceased), two grandsons Ryan (Evelyn) Baxter, Nate Baxter, 3 great grandchildren, a special cousin Grace Griggs, ATL, GA, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.
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