Born In Sikes Louisiana on December 2, 1933, to Leavia and Ceburn Carr was their
James Field Carr, youngest son of four children. The Carr family were from very
humble beginnings and moved to Grambling at a young age. Ceburn passed at a
very early in the family’s life and James was left to assist in filling the gap. As
they aspired to have a better life they moved to Grambling when James was around
10 years old. He became a member of New Rocky Valley Baptist Church and
attended high school in Grambling Louisiana and went on to attend college at
Grambling State University. There he met the love of his life, Mildred Lee Smith
and they were united in marriage on April 12, 1957. To this union, four children
James (Pocket) moved his family to Houston in the early sixties and resided in the
South Acres community for over 30 years. In 2004, he became a full-time Cattle
Breeder moving to Hallettsville Texas which he loved so much and where he lived
out the remainder of his life.
His father, Seaborn Carr; mother Leavia Carr, wife Mildred Carr, and daughter
Cheryl Jenelle Carr as well as his siblings Thelma Young, Seaborn Carr and Eula
Wilson all preceded him in death.
He leaves behind 3 children, Jacqueline Renee Carr-Figg, Michael James Carr, and
Reginald Charles Carr as well as a host of grand and great-grandchildren, nieces,
nephews and friends.
Daddy set his aim on what he wanted, prayed and went after it. Although he lost
some along the way who could not share his vision, he did not conform. Through
prayer and because he set goals and targeted them, he accomplished exactly what
he aimed for (SUCCESS). Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness
and then all things shall be added unto you (Mat 6:33).
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