Deacon Saunders Wiseman Carson


The Obituary

DEACON SAUNDERS WISEMAN CARSON, “Sonny” aka “Dad Carson,” finished his course on Sunday, March 29, 2020. Saunders was born to Jesse and Mozelle Carson on Wednesday, August 21, 1935, in Pulaski, Virginia. He was a student of Gary District High School in Gary, West Virginia. Saunders was a US Air Force Veteran. Following his service to his country, he was employed by Ohio Dayton Malleable, Inc., where he worked for a number of years until the foundry close. He then was employed by the Upper Arlington School Board.

During a picnic at Buckeye Lake, Mr. Saunders Wiseman Carson was introduced to the love of his life, Miss Faynella Hilton. They courted for several years and on December 17, 1960, the two were united in holy matrimony. The well-being of his family was his top priority. Saunders was an excellent provider who often worked extra hours so that Faynella could remain home with the children. Saunders took great joy in providing memorable Christmases and wonderful family vacations.

Saunders accepted Jesus Christ as his savior and united with Trinity Baptist Church under the pastorate of the late Dr. E. A. Parham. A member for over 58 years, Brother Carson served faithfully as a Deacon, Trustee, and over 40 years as the Church Treasurer. He labored in the vineyard until his health would not permit. In his early years, he served as a leader in the Adult Sunday School. Saunders faithfully attended Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting and Bible Study. He was affectionately called “Dad Carson” for his wisdom, knowledge, and love for people. Dad Carson was a man that you sought out for consultation for he always spoke the truth.

Deacon Saunders W. Carson was blessed with 84 years of life. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, William Carson, Milton Carson, and Mike Carson and sisters, Dorothy Landers and Pauline Wilson.

He leaves to cherish his memory his devoted wife of 59 years, Faynella Carson; sons, Reginald Carson, Pastor Eric C. Carson, and Minister Gregory Carson, Sr.; “Earthly daughter,” Jernica Fitz; siblings, Caleb (Marlene) Carson, Geraldine Russell, and Ramona Y. Wilson; grandchildren, Lyndsy (Alassondro) Roberts, Joy Carson, Gregory Carson Jr., Danniell Carson of Washington D.C., Daren (Sheena) Carson, Monika Willis, Shernika (Lamont) Fountain, and Tanika (Kwasi) Holder; brothers-in-law, Robert O. (Bobbie Jean) Hilton, Booker T. Hilton of Hattisburg, Mississippi, Charlie Hilton of Westwego, Louisiana; eight great grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Services can be streamed at 10:00am Saturday, April 4, 2020 at First Baptist Church of Chillicothe or Trinity Baptist Church Facebook pages.

Interment at Eastlawn Cemetery.

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Condolence Messages

  1. To Mom Carson, Rev Eric Carson and family.
    You all in my heart and prayers during this time of sorrow. You have my deepest sympathy. May God be with you all.

    Love ❤️ you all. ✌




  3. Please accept our deepest sympathy.
    God comfort us through his word the Bible and the gift of prayer. Thinking of you all.

  4. Sherri McGregor

    I extend my deepest sympathies to you and your family and am praying for you all.

  5. Richard & Helen Dean

    So sorry for your loss my dear friend! Prayers and our deepest condolences to you and your family. May God carry you through.

  6. Rev. A. Russell Awkard, Louisville KY

    Dear Rev. Carson and Family: Please accept my sincere condolence in the passing of your Father. May God comfort and strengthen you for these days.

  7. Prayers for all the family.

  8. Regina Holland

    Sending all my love.

  9. I was a classmate of Carson’s at Gary District High School in Gary, WV. I have kept up with him through his son, Eric, through the years in Columbus. My prayers go out to his family. Ida Jim English Smith, Class of 1954.

  10. May God give you Peace and Comfort at this time; keeping the family in prayer.

  11. To Mrs Carson and Rev Eric Carson &
    Lyndsy, praying the very God of peace will strengthen and comfort you during this transition and challenging time! God is Faithful and He will deliver!
    Love you all,
    Tara Faulkner-Harvey

  12. Shelton parker

    Sincere condolences to the family of Uncle Sonny

  13. Shelly Martin

    I have written and erased this condolence three times. The words are never correct and the feeling are hard to express. Just know Uncle Sonny will be missed by me and all the other Carson’s from Jessie on down. Love and Prayers!

  14. Michael McGee

    Sorry for your lost. Uncle Sonny was like a second father to me. The McGees

  15. HE saw the road was getting rough, the hills were higher to climb.
    HE. gently closed those loving eyes and
    whispered, “PEACE BE THINE”.
    My sincere condolences

  16. James E Landers


  17. shirley franklin

    The Carson Family

    Mrs Carson, Rev Eric, Lyndsy and family, sorry to hear of the lost of your love one. Praying for you all during this difficult time. Much Love

  18. Brittany Walton

    Bro. Greg and Family,

    Sending prayers for God’s mercy and grace to cover you during this time. May you find comfort in knowing that God is The Great Comforter, He will strengthen you where you are weak and keep you from falling.

    With Love and God’s Best,
    Brittany and Cordell Walton

  19. Lillian Mayo and Family

    To the Family of Deacon Carson, we offer our love and prayers during this time of transition. His kind heart and inspiring words of wisdom will never be forgotten. May he rest in the comfort of our Father’s Arms. God bless you all.

  20. Mrs. Faynella, Lyndsy and my Brother/Friend Eric……
    Words will not wipe away your tears, and hugs may not ease the pain; but hold onto your memories because forever they will always remain. I am honored to have stepped into Dad Carson’s shoes (or as he always reminded me….HIS Treasurer’s chair in the Finance Room). May God bless you and the entire Carson Family.
    Much Love…..Diane Ford

  21. Darlene Reeves

    Eric sorry for your loss, praying for you and your family, if we can do anything let us know

  22. Ronda Cousins Carter

    To Rev. Eric Carson,
    On behalf of Ronald and Lovada Cousins of Chillicothe, Ohio and their children, we offer our deepest condolences to you and your family. “Blessed are they that mourn for they shall be comforted”.

  23. Pastor R Spencer Butts

    “To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.” Our love and prayers are with you today and during this time of Heavens gain. We know he has another building. A house not made with hands. Eternal in the Heavens, so we mourn, but not without hope.

  24. Denise St.Clair

    The Pastoral Choir Love Zion Baptist Church

    Bro. Greg Carson and Family,
    Sorry for your loss. May the peace and memories be with you at this time.
    Isaiah 43:2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they will not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched, Not will the Flame burn you. It is well

  25. Pastor R Spencer Butts

    To the Carson Family, “To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.” Our love and prayers are with you today and during this time of Heavens gain. We know he has another building. A house not made with hands. Eternal in the Heavens, so we mourn, but not without hope.

  26. King Harvey Jr.

    Deacon Carson will never be forgotten because of the years we spent together in Elbert, WV. He and I were born one month apart and the Lord used us for His Will. He was a very good ball player and he will always be known as “Sack Carson” to me. I want the family to know that he was a great man and now he in the hands of the Lord. Praise the Lord.

  27. John and Eunice Lowe

    “As a mother comforts her child, so I will comfort you.” – Isaiah 66:13

    • Pat and Debbie Johnson

      To the Sis Carson and Family
      You have Pat and my condolences for the transition of Bro. Carson.We love you and pray for your strength.

  28. Elder Walter and Lady Marjorie Roberts

    Mother Faynella, Reverend Eric C, Greg and the entire Carson family. We want you to know that we love you, we are with you in spirit and have been holding you up in prayer as you walk througb the valley and the shadow of death. May God hold you close is our prayer.

  29. Dr. Roger L. Williams

    Two of the most beautiful people I have ever met and did dental services for, Saunders and Faynella. I always loved your presence.

  30. Sister Barbara J Stewart

    Pastor Carson, our love and prayers are with you and your family during this time of your grief, may you know the present of our Lord and Saviour JESUS the Christ. The Usher ministry of the Mt. LEBANON MBC

  31. Pat and Debbie Johnson

    To the Sis Carson and Family
    You have Pat and my condolences for the transition of Bro. Carson.We love you and pray for your strength.

  32. Voices of Thunder

    From the voices of thunder from MT Zion Baptist church sending our love and condolence to the Carson family. May God keep you and give you strength. MT ZION VOICES OF THUNDER GOD BLESS .

  33. Venida Houston

    My deepest sympathy go out to the Carson family in your hour of need. I will forever keep you in my prayers.

  34. Rev. Landareece Brown & The Brown Family

    To Rev. Eric Carson and Family,

    We were deeply saddened to hear of the loss of your Father and are praying for you and your family. We pray that the very peace of God which passeth all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus our Lord today and in the days to come.

  35. The Burgess family

    Mom Carson and family, we send our love and sympathy to you, our family and friends in Christ. Through this time of grief, give your prayers to God and know that He is with you always. We will continue to lift each of you up in prayer.
    The Burgess family, Billy, Stephen, Alesia, Margaret and children

  36. Jacquelin Turner-Jones & Family

    Mother Carson, Greg, Eric & family,
    I am so very sorry for the loss of your husband & father. Praying for God’s mercy, grace, and strength continuously.

  37. Louise Reeves, Amir Pegues

    Reverend Carson & Carson family,

    Our dearest sympathy goes out to the Carson family in your hour of need. We will keep you in our prayers

  38. Minister Annie Wallace & Family

    My heart is with you in sadness and having to say good-bye, also in times when you need love and support. Praying for you and your family doing this season in your life.

  39. Wayne and Brandy Williams

    Pastor Carson and family. Bran and I send our prayers, condolences, and love during this time. May God’s peace, strength and love sustain and comfort you and the family.

  40. Madison Dowlen

    I’m sad to hear about the loss of Mr. Carson. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. May God keep you during this difficult time.

  41. Yvonne Caliver, Dawn, Darlene, Toya

    Mrs. Carson, The Rev. Eric Carson and family,
    We send our heartfelt condolences during this trying time.

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