Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The Very Tragic Murder of a Family Member


My husband's cousin, Pastor James Carr of Greenville, North Carolina was
shot and killed in his home by a burglar.  We just received news of his passing.

Jimmy spent his adult life serving Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
He served as a missionary in Tanzania and Kenya with YWAM.  He
served as a pastor at Williamston First Presbyterian Church, Oakland
Presbyterian Church, Life Song Evangelical Presbyterian Church and
Covenant Methodist Church.

He was a devoted husband, father of two and grandfather of one.  His life
was cut short by a burglar who entered his home after midnight on
August 21st.  He was shot in the chest and his dear wife witnessed the
shooting.  She must have been so terrified because not only had her
husband been shot, but she was unsure if the gunman was still in their
house.  Jimmy died at the hospital.  I still do not know if the killer
has been apprehended.

Jimmy was a very fine and good hearted man.  He believed in
forgiveness and redemption.  He will be greatly missed by all of his
family, his many friends and to those to whom he brought compassion
and the Word.

I am dedicating this post to his memory.  Rest in peace Jimmy.  I am proud to
have known you.

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley



39 comments:

  1. How horrible. I am so sorry for all of you. His poor wife. So hard to understand. I am glad that his wife is okay but she will have such a hard time with all she witnessed. I hope the person is arrested and off the streets. ((((((HUGS))))

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  2. Oh my, tragic news. Praying for the whole family...

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  3. I am so sorry to read of your tragic loss. Will keep the family in my thoughts and prayers. I hope they catch the person that commit this horrible crime. Laura

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  4. Wishing you and yours well.

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  5. I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Take care,
    Pam

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  6. I am so very sorry what a great loss to his family.
    Cathy

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  7. I'm so sorry. What a loss for your family and what a sad way for a life well lived in service to God and fellow man to end.

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  8. Oh, Susan! What a terrible tragedy! I'm so sorry to hear this and will be keeping your family in my prayers. I pray for God's justice to be done.
    Blessings,
    Shelia ;)

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  9. How absolutely horrible, I am praying for his dear wife and family. What on earth is wrong with this world, I will also pray for justice. So sorry for your family's loss. Hugs ~ Mary

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  10. This is a real tragedy, Susan. My sympathies to you and your family. I hope this shooter is apprehended. Sending prayers your way. xo

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  11. This is horrid...I will be praying for you and all of the family. What a senseless loss of a good life..so very sad.

    Much love to you,

    Sherri xxoo

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  12. Such a horrible tragedy! I am so sorry for you families loss!

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  13. What a terrible tragedy! I am so sorry to hear this.

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  14. Susan: What a horrible thing to have had happen. It is so maddening to think of someone coming into your private space and then to take the life of your husband on top of it. How will she ever get over this? My sympathies go out to her and all your family..Judy

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  15. I am so sorry for your loss.. This surely teaches us to live every moment as best we can as we know not the moment of our death.. So many horrible crimes lately of good folks being taken from us far too soon..

    my sincere condolences to you and your family.

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  16. My condolences to all of you. It makes me sad to hear stories like this.

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  17. What a senseless waste for all who knew him. Praying for you and your family that healing and God's grace come to you.

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  18. I am so sorry for your loss! Such a senseless tragedy! Jimmy sounds like the kind of man this world needs more of! I pray for you and his whole family! Bless your hearts!

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  19. I'm so sorry to hear this...saying prayers for all of you.

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  20. How terrible for his family.I am sure he is with God and that should be a huge comfort to his family.We need to pray daily over the way our country is heading.

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  21. This is so tragic, my condolences go out to your entire family. I do hope they capture the person or persons responsible...soon. Will be keeping you and your family in my prayers.

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  22. Oh how awful,My prayers are with you all at this sad time. His family must be so distraught I can't believe how many times recently we here of tragic shootings.xxoo

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  23. So awful...I'm so sorry to hear this, Susan...my prayers go out to all of your family. XO

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  24. Oh my, so sad! He is with the Lord now and I hope that brings some sort of peace to all of you in his family. I hope they find the burglar and he pays for this horrible crime! I hope his wife is doing as well as she can. So sorry. Sending prayers.

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  25. I'm so sorry for your family's terrible loss.

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  26. I too had a cousin who was murdered, though under different circumstances as we believe her husband did it.

    However, the awful reality of murder, which feels very different than other forms of death, I still remember.

    I'm thinking of you and your family.

    So sorry this has happened. And bless his wife's heart.

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  27. So sorry for your family's tragic and terrible loss. My heart goes out to his wife. I am a widow but could not imagine these circumstances. Lifting you all up in prayer.

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  28. Dear Susan,

    I am so sorry to hear about your family's tragic and sad loss. Please know that your famiy is in my thoughts and prayers. May God Bless his wife and family and bring them peace.
    Hugs and Blessings,
    Erin and Bentley

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  29. I came here via Vintage Gal's blog ! Your blog is lovely ! I am soo sorry to hear this our prayers and hearts go out to yours and his family !

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  30. Dear Susan, I'm so sorry to hear about this horrible tragedy. My thoughts and prayers are with the families of this lovely man, you and your husband. Please accept my deepest sympathies. I will keep your husband's cousin in my prayers. xo

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  31. My condolences to all of you. How horrible. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. I hope they catch this person soon.
    Sam

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  32. Susan, that is absolutely horrible. My thoughts and prayers are with your family in their time of sadness.

    Hugs,
    Laura

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  33. Susan, I missed this yesterday. I'm so very sorry for your family suffering this tragic loss.

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  34. Dear Susan,
    I am SO SORRY for the pain you family is going through... This is a horrible tragedy... "Prayers are coming"!
    Big Hugs to you,
    Donna

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  35. How sad and tragic, and senseless. My sympathy to you and Pastor Carr's family. I hope the murderer is apprehended.

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  36. Oh I just saw this and am shocked. I am so saddened for your family and his poor wife. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

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  37. Dear Susan, I am late in responding to this post. I'm so very sorry for your loss. What a shocking and senseless tragedy for everyone. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

    xo
    Claudia

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  38. I've been away and am catching up on my mail. My heart goes out to you and and James family. Sending prayers.

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