Charles Carson  Sr.

Obituary of Charles Lewis Carson Sr.

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Charles Lewis Carson, Sr., 84 a resident of Sommerset Retirement Community in Sterling, VA, died Sunday, February 5, 2023 at Reston Hospital Center.


He was born March 26, 1938 in Ivanhoe, VA, son of the late Willie and Fannie Carson. He was the 10th of 11 children and the baby boy of the family.


Upon graduating from high school, Charles immediately entered the Navy where he achieved the distinct honor of being a Navy Seabee and also served in the Vietnam War. While in the Navy, Charles met the love of his life, Josephine Charlotte Jackson of McLean, VA, and they were married April 24, 1968.  From their union was birthed two sons, Charles Jr., and Ivan.


The Carson's settled in Reston, VA, and Charles spent most of his career working for Gulf Corporation and Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) where he retired after 30 years of service.


Some would say Charles was a quiet man, but you could always get him to talk about Jesus. The Carson's joined Salem Baptist Church and later Christian Worship Assembly where Charles and Josephine were ordained as elders.


Charles faithfully served his family and his wife and dutifully took care of Josephine in her final years. When he was no longer able to take care of her himself, he went to the nursing home every day to visit her until she passed on February 21, 2012.


Charles' legacy continues with his three sons, Benjamin (Angela) Jackson of Woodlawn, VA, Charles (Christy) Carson, Jr. of Sterling, VA and Ivan Carson of Charlotte, NC. Two sisters, Pearl Carson and Margie Charlton both of Roanoke, VA. Four grandchildren, Kristin (Matthew) Jackson of Nokesville, VA, Whitney (Adrian) McShane of Bealeton, VA, Regina Carson, and Charles Carson III both of Sterling, VA. Two great grandsons, Ethan Jackson and Carter Jackson both of Nokesville, VA and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other family and friends.


You may remember him as Charles, Dad, Kit, Uncle Charles, Granddad, Elder Carson and his latest nickname GPa, but Charles was most importantly a child of God and there's no doubt he finished his race and is with Jesus. He has reunited with Josephine and all of his loved ones that have gone on before him. Enter into your rest Dad. We love and miss you.



9:30 am - 10:30 am
Saturday, February 11, 2023
Adams-Green Funeral Home
721 Elden St.
Herndon, Virginia, United States

Funeral Service

10:30 am
Saturday, February 11, 2023
Adams-Green Funeral Home Chapel
721 Elden St
Herndon, Virginia, United States

Committal Service

12:30 pm
Saturday, February 11, 2023
Pleasant Valley Memorial Park
8420 Little River Turnpike
Annandale, Virginia, United States
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Charles Carson Sr.

1938 - 2023

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