Carmen Renee Gordon

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Carmen Renee Gordon, age 51 was born to Shelia Gordon and Carl Culvert on October 7, 1970 at OSU Hospital.

Carmen attended Columbus City Schools. Carmen enjoyed playing spades and was known as a cheater but would never get caught. She also enjoyed cooking and spending time with her grandchildren and family.  Carmen played basketball for Sawyer Recreation Center. Carmen’s pastime she enjoyed cooking and her food was amazing. Carmen was all about family. Her sons were the pride of her, and her grandchildren were her joy. In her younger years she was in a group, Enforcers. She was given the name Cold Ma’dina. Her family gave her nicknames, “Wubbs” & “Big Baby”. Carmen worked at Wexner Center taking care of the sick and elderly.

Carmen is preceded in death by her mother, Shelia Gordon; father, Carl Culvert; grandmother, Dorothy Gordon; uncles, Charles Parks and Carlan Owens; nephew, Richard Willis; and niece, Saebaethae Swift.

Carmen unexpectedly left us on February 2, 2022 and leaves to cherish her memory, sons, Tysin Gordon (Misha) and mother of children Ashley Evans, James Keys (Whittney), and Dennis White (Amber); step mother, Sandre Culvert; sisters, Carla Martin, Vikki Culvert, Carla Culvert; adopted sisters, Delina Suber, Lica Coleman (Marquis), Rosa Bass, and Sofia Aliver; brothers, Curtis Gordon, and Carl Gordon; step brother, Lamonte Rayford; 5 granddaughters; 12 grandsons; uncle, Joseph Jones; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends, including her four special friends, Michelle White, Barbara Miller, Kim Parks, and Mattie Hilman.

Carmen will be truly missed by all those who had the privilege of knowing and loving her.

Private Visitation 11:00 AM and Private Funeral Service 12:00 PM Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at Refuge Baptist Church, 400 N 20th Street. Interment at Eastlawn Cemetery. Ministry of Comfort entrusted to MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave. To read the complete obituary, order flowers, view video tribute and offer condolences to the Gordon Family, visit

Condolence Messages

  1. Renee we love and miss you so much!!

  2. Tim & Brandy Johnson

    Ms. Carmen, you will be greatly missed! Rest peacefully ❤️

  3. April Thompson Freeman

    The Thompson’s / Freeman and Williams family send our condolences

  4. The Franks family

    To the Gordon family u have oue deepest sympathy an condolences Carmen was loving an a amazing women she will be truly missed, thy father give u strength an. Comfort an healing ….

  5. C is for “Cold Madina” oh how you once loved to be called that name. And cooking was your strong suit and your meals brought you hood fame.

    A is for the antics you pulled with no shame to your game.

    R is for Rene that is your middle name. You were a riot in this life and I know in heaven you’ll remain the same.

    M is for mother, oh how you loved your three boys and you loved your grand kids dearly and maybe a tad bit more.

    E is for the excellent way you cared for you family and friends, with your loving arms wide open the caring of a true sister friend.

    N is for the night cap, your day has come to an end, in heaven we will meet up someday, perhaps once again.

    But when I look back on those things that you were to me, I will always be grateful for you Carmen, because you were a big sister to me. So rest in the bosom of Our Lord and Savior and enjoy the angels sing, for we will miss you dearly our mother, grandmother, sister, our homie, our friend, and our loving Queen.

    Written by Barbara Miller

  6. Verondra Dunning

    Carmasita, my condolences to your family, you will be missed
    May the Most High God send comfort to your family

  7. I am sorry I love you Carmen gordon you going to be miss but never forgotten I love you Tyson james Dennis with all my heart I am so sorry for your loss just keep your head up she always going to be in my heart just keep rest in peace you going to be miss

  8. So sorry for you all loss I remember her growing up in Bolivar Arms she was always cool and nice to miss may God rest her soul in peace, my condolences and sympathy to the family.

  9. My prayers and condolences to the family and friend’s.

  10. Lakeya Washington

    Mom we love u and know ur in a better place watch over us Carmen (wubbz)

  11. Lica (Marquis) Coleman

    Sister I’m gonna miss having you to fuss with us crap talking to one another. Losing you hurt us bad but comfort is knowing gods got you now I try to make sense of why he take you but then I smiled and say wait tell he taste your cooking Heaven gonna eat good we miss you now and forever. Your Big sis

    and REMEMBER, you are not alone.
    We love and support you, all.

  13. I’m miss you Aunt Carmen Love Always and Forever Big Whit ❤️

  14. Sleep Peacefully My Baby U will definitely be missed

  15. Deepest condolences to the family of carmen Gordon especially her boys and grandchildren

  16. Our sincere Condolence and sympathy is extended to the bereaved family. We are praying for your strength in the Lord and comfort. Deacon Robert Cole, Refuge Missionay Baptist Church – – Columbus, Ohio

  17. Sending Prayers to The Family of Carmen for your peace and comfort. Your help cometh from the Lord, which make Heaven and Earth.

  18. The Stubbs Family

    Our deepest condolences. Praying the Lord will speak blessings and comfort to your hearts in the coming days.

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