Welcome to the
memorial page for
Beatrice Bolden Carr
March 7, 1931
~ December 3, 2017
Beatrice Bolden-Carr "Bea" was born March 7, 1931, in Carbondale, West Virginia to the late David Byrd and Odice (Otis) Bolden.
Beatrice entered into her eternal rest Sunday, December 3, 2017 at her daughter's home in Long Branch, NJ at 3:00 am.
Bea spent her younger years in Carbondale where she completed her education requirements graduating from Simmons High School.
Bea accepted the Lord at an early age while still in West Virginia under the leadership of Reverend H. G. Jose of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church. She served on various committees, the choir, Usher board and as a member of the Sunday School.
Bea moved to New Jersey in 1951 after the passing of her father and to join her mother. Her faith lead her to Little Pilgrim Baptist Church, Red Bank, NJ. As a faithful Steward she served on the Usher board, the Senior and Morning choirs, the Willing Workers' Auxiliary, the Church Nursing Unit and President of the Flower Ministry. Other activities which she took great pride in were providing the Easter lilies and palms for Palm Sunday and decorating the church for holidays especially Christmas. She adored her pastor, Pastor Porter.
Her work history began at the Black and White Restaurant in Carbondale, West Virginia. After moving to New Jersey, Bea was employed at Marlboro Psychiatric Hospital for 45 years. She was also employed at the Monmouth Park Race Track for many years.
Beatrice served as past Worthy Matron, Eastern Star, Martha Chapter #37 from 2005 to 2007. She was a member from March 21, 1994 until her death.
She met and married Erving Carr in 1959.
Bea was a ray of sunshine to her family. In addition to raising her three children, she raised her granddaughter Ebony Carr from a tender age. Chris, her grandson, lived with Nanny and assisted with the care taking of Kenny. Aunt Bea enjoyed having her nieces and nephews visiting and joking with her.
Bea was predeceased by her parents, David Byrd and Odice (Otis) Lee Bolden; son Kenneth Alfonzo Carr; two brothers, David Lee and Nathaniel Bolden; two sisters, Christene Bean and Bernice Bolden; and brother-in-law Richard Smith.
She leaves to cherish her memories, her daughter Tressa Loretta Muhammad and son-in-law Abdul Mueed of Long Branch; son Cedric Carr and daughter-in-law Margarita of Red Bank; step daugther Loretta Robinson; sister Pauline Smith of Tinton Falls; seven grandchildren, Christopher Muhammad, Tahirah Muhammad, Rasheedah Muhammad, Mujtabaa Muhammad, Mustafaa Muhammad, Khadijah Muhammad and Ebony Roach and husband Marquettes; 14 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family members and her caregiver Trish Henry and a special friend, Rainy Williams-Jenkins.