Personal Service, Peace of Mind, Pleasant Memories

James N. Carr

06/21/1959 - 04/05/2017

Viewing Information

Family receiving friends, 6pm-8pm, Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at Metropolitan Funeral Service, Granby Street.

Service Information

A funeral service will be held, 1:30pm, Thursday, April 13, 2017
The Mount
884 Bells Mill Rd Chesapeake VA

Interment Information

Calvary Cemetery
1600 St. Julian Avenue Norfolk VA

James Carr, affectionately known as “Shorty” was born on June 21, 1959 in Norfolk, Virginia to James R. Carr and the late Catherine Carr. He departed this life at 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center in Chesapeake, Virginia. He was a graduate of Norfolk Public Schools. He was employed for twenty years with the Norfolk Public School System where he loved to work with students and teachers. He worked at Easter Pre-School, where he was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding and Dedicated Service for the years of 2000 and 2001. He also worked at St. Helena Elementary, and Oceanair Elementary School where he was awarded for outstanding service in 2009-2010; and where he would also retire as head custodian. James gave his life to Christ at an early age while attending St. John A.M.E. in Norfolk, VA. He later Joined First Baptist Church Bute Street in Norfolk, VA James became a partner of The Mount in 2013 after his wife attended the Issachar Conference and shared her experience with him. Shorty had different hobbies; he enjoyed going on cruises with his wife, and loved Westerns and anything with a horse in it. He also enjoyed watching the Food Network. James love for cooking came from his grandfather who was a baker and inspired him to cook. He came up with his famous Shorty Burger. He loved football and the Oakland Raiders was his favorite team. Shorty was family oriented, loving, caring, and would give you the shirt off his back. He loved to laugh, and the family loved to joke each other. Shorty wanted his homegoing to be a celebration with uplifting songs. His favorite songs were “There is Something About the Name Jesus” by William McDowell and “Take Me to the King” by Tamala Mann. James was preceded in death by the late Catherine Carr and sister Delinda Walker. Those left to cherish his memory and carry on his legacy includes: his wife of 25 years Deborah Carr; his father, James Carr; siblings, Catherine Arrington (Rodney) of Chesapeake; Michael Carr of Maryland; and Dorenna Carr of Norfolk; daughter, Lateeka Walker of Norfolk; brother-in-law, Dale (Sheila) Hardmon of Portsmouth, VA and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Rena HELLO, SELDEM DO WE FIND THE WORDS TO COMFORT EACH OTHER AT A TIME LIKE THIS, WHEN OUR HEARTS ARE SO HEAVY. AT ISAIAH 25:8, WE ARE REMINDED OF EARLIER PROMISES TO LOOK FORWARD TO IN THE FUTURE WHEN WE CAN SAY TO OUR LOVED ONES, “OH HOW I’VE MISSED YOU”. PLEASE GIVE YOURSELF TIME AND I HOPE THIS BRINGS YOU COMFORT. TO LEARN MORE PLEASE VISIT,www.jw.org, CLICK ON PUBLICATIONS, THEN CLICK ON BOOKS & BROCHURES, AND SEARCH FOR THE BROCHURE, “WHEN SOMEONE YOU LOVE DIES”. SINCERELY
Posted: 5/15/2017
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Linda To the Family. Losing a love one in death is a trying time for all. I just want to give the family some comfort and hope from God's word, which gives the assurance that one day we will see our dear love ones again. ACTS 24:15 And I have a hope toward God, which hope these(men) themselves also entertain, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteuos and the unrighteous. Certainly while we await for these wonderful promise, I hope the family truly find comfort knowing this wonderful hope from Gods word.
Posted: 4/22/2017
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Deborah Carr Darling I am trying so hard to move forward as I know you'd want me to. But the tears keep getting in my way. I try to do normal things, but your memories keep stopping me in my tracks. I smile and even laugh at things you've said done with family..with me..and I know that's exactly what you want us to do..to smile and laugh..cause life is so unpredictable...you taught us well how to love the simple things. You always said "It's all in God's hands"..you are forever in God's hands. Missing you will never change.
Posted: 4/15/2017
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Arkansas Foreman Mr. Carr and I met when he became employed at Easton Pre-School. At that time he was a member at St. John A.M.E Norfolk and I was a member at St. John A.M.E VA Beach. We talked about the things that were going on such as the VA Annual Conference. I had never met anyone who love the Lord anymore than Mr. Carr. He was a well respected man of God. I will always remember his pleasant smile and how he would respond when called upon. To his wife stay in tune with God as your lovely husband would want you to.
Posted: 4/13/2017
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Trish Pfeifer To the family of James Carr (James Louise, as I always jokingly called him): We were friends for many years at St. Helena. I cannot say how many times a day we laughed together, but I can say that he always made my day brighter. He talked often about his beloved Deborah, whom I never had the privilege of meeting. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers. He will be in my memory forever.
Posted: 4/13/2017
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REV. MAURICE WALKER I HAVE KNOWN SHORTY SINCE HIS BIRTH AND I HAVE NEVER MET A NICER GUY. I WAS HAPPY FOR SHORTY AND HIS WIFE WHO HAD A LOVING MARRIAGE AND A JOY IN CHRIST. REST ON SHORTY AND HAVE A BALL WITH JESUS.
Posted: 4/13/2017
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Harold and Beverly Woodberry Remembering you and your family in heartfelt thoughts of sympathy and hoping it helps to know that others care and share your loss.
Posted: 4/12/2017
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Tawanda Jones Mrs Deborah I'm so sorry. You were so vigilant and on top of things to help your husband in all ways. Well done ma'am. I pray for peace and power during this time.
Posted: 4/12/2017
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Ken and Karen Dennis Ms. Deb, I am so sorry for your Loss, I have never seen James without a smile on his face. I am reminded of the word,to be Absent from the Body, is to be Present with the Lord. Be Encourage Family. You are in my Prayers and Thoughts.
Posted: 4/11/2017
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Henry and Tina Petersen Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Praying for you.
Posted: 4/11/2017
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Van B. & Carolyn Williams Deborah, our hearts are with you'll as you prepare to say your earthly good-byes but knowing that there will be no more pain, no more sorrow, no crying, no more pain to endure on this side. He has fought and finished and now getting rewarded, know that earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal. Holding you up in prayer.
Posted: 4/11/2017
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Sonja L Thornton Hurst I will always remember you how can I forget I'm gonna miss seeing you although I'll remember that smile and the jokes u had.i love u and heaven just couldn't wait
Posted: 4/11/2017
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Shelly Spain Cousin Shorty....you will be missed! Loved your infectious smile and humor. Rest with our Lord and Savior ❤🌈🙏🏾!
Posted: 4/11/2017
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Anita Pass Deborah, Jerome and I are heartbroken over the passing of James. Condolences to you and your family during this time of bereavement. You and your family will be in our prayers. God bless you and your family.
Posted: 4/11/2017
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Minnie L Beary Deborah, So sorry for your lost..May God put his arms around you as you go thru this difficult time..God Bless..
Posted: 4/10/2017
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The Mount To: Deborah Carr & Family, We extend our deepest condolences for your loss and pray that the love, peace and comfort of Christ remain with you during this most difficult time. Psalm 23 Sincerely, Bishop & Elder Brown and your MOUNT church family
Posted: 4/10/2017
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Patricia Proctor Dearest Deborah, My father use to say that "those we love never die, they just depart before we do". You continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. Patricia
Posted: 4/10/2017
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Nikki I'm truly sorry for the loss of your loved one. May you cherish your fondest memories until the day you are reunited, John 5:28,29
Posted: 4/10/2017
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