Carolyn Lamar

May 04,1961 - October 06,2019

Obituary for Carolyn Lamar

On October 6, 2019 God called Carolyn Lamar (affectionately known as Cal) home to rest in His care. Carolyn transitioned at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg, VA. She was born in Muscogee County, GA on May 4th, 1961 to Mr. Arthur Earl Lamar and Mrs. Gerthrene Davis Lamar. She is the sixth child of seven siblings. She leaves behind one daughter, Cassie Adele Marshall, affectionately known as “Angel Girl.” She also leaves behind her beloved beagle, Rocket, also known as her “Grand Dog."

Cal graduated from Central High School in 1979 where she was an active member of the Jazz and Marching Band. Cal loved playing tennis and was well known for her two-handed backhand stroke. After high school she attended Georgia Southwestern State University with her cousin and life long best friend Mrs.Cynthia Lamar Epps. After moving to Virginia she would meet her wonderful friend, roommate and caregiver Lynette Warren.

Cal was employed by ADT Systems in Springfield, VA where she met so many of her close friends. She was later employed by the National Industries for the Blind (NIB), which she referred to as a great place with a great mission. She also met and maintained close friendships while employed with NIB.

Cal loved all genres of music and she loved to dance and have a good time. Her laugh was infectious. Her favorite pastime was reading , taking road trips with her daughter, and spending time with her family and friends.
She will be forever missed by her siblings: Marilyn L. Collins (Lucious), Arthur E. Lamar Jr. (Valary), Ulysses Lamar (Rebecca) and Hattie Lamar. Her Nieces and Nephews: Tamia S. Lamar Jones (Avery), Arthur E. Lamar III (Kristal), Kristal C. Lamar, Nicole Lamar Mack (Cameron), Kimberly Lamar, Kenton Lamar (Cha'dese) and Cecily Collins Evans (Tasha), a host of great nieces and nephews and her very special companion Mr.Robert M.Wynn. She is preceded in death by her two loving parents and two of siblings.

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Bethlehem Baptist Church
7836 Fordson Rd,
Alexandria, , VA 22306
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Bethlehem Baptist Church (Gum Springs)
7836 Fordson Rd,
Alexandria, , VA 22306
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This is really hard. Condolences to the family. Carolyn! May you always R.I.P.
- Diana Littlejohn
To the Lamar Family, I was sadden to here of Carolyn's passing. Carolyn and I attended elementary, high school and church together while growing up. Please accept my deepest and heartfelt condolences at this most difficult time. May God bless and comfort you all. A Family Friend, Carrie Riley
- Carrie R. Bruce
Wish I had the words to say to take away the pain and hurt you surely must be feeling at this time, but I don' I offer sincere condolences and prayers in hopes it will strengthen you to get through...God sees your pain and sorrow and is close to those brokenhearted.
- B.Smith
To the Lamar family, my deepest sympathies during this difficult time. Carolyn exemplified the very essence of class and strength during her final journey on this earth. We will always remember her and what she blessed all of us with during her short time with us.
- Ann Walling
Cassie, our deepest sympathy goes to you and the family. Your mom was such a pleasant neighbor.
- Mike Johnson
Carolyn was the backbone of our Accounting department in so many ways. I was BLESSED to have had the chance to know and to work with her as well. I will TRULY miss our talks and her positive words of encouragement and advice. Cassidy, I will continue to keep you and your Family uplifted in prayer through these difficult times.
- Shirley Mitchell
I was shocked and very saddened to learn of Carolyn's passing. She maintained her upbeat, friendly presence at the office all along; I never knew she was battling this cancer. I will miss her cheerful smile and demeanor. My heart goes out to her family at this heavy loss. -Chris
- Chris Budny
To the Lamar family, Our heart felt prayers for strength and healing to you on this sad occasion. May your hearts heal quickly, his strength be constant as her soul now rests easy in the hands of the Lord. No words can fully express what a joy she was to work with and how her persona will be missed. Respectfully, The Simmonds Clan
- Dean Simmonds

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