Carlton Durham
Saturday
8
October

Visitation at Main Service

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday, October 8, 2022
Trinity AME Church
1107 Bridgeton-Millville Pike
Bridgeton, New Jersey, United States
Saturday
8
October

Funeral Service

12:00 pm
Saturday, October 8, 2022
Trinity AME Church
1107 Bridgeton-Millville Pike
Bridgeton, New Jersey, United States
Saturday
8
October

Final Resting Place

1:30 pm
Saturday, October 8, 2022
Gouldtown Memorial Park
 
Bridgeton, New Jersey, United States

Obituary of Carlton Eugene Durham

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Carlton Eugene Durham, Sr., was born February 3, 1949 in Bridgeton, New Jersey, to Catherine Eleanor (Pierce) and Woodrow Wilson Durham, Sr. He went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 29, 2022, after a brief illness. "Carl" as he was affectionately called and known by many attended the Bridgeton Public Schools and was a 1967 graduate of Bridgeton High School. Carl attended Cumberland County Community College and Glassboro State College where he earned a Bachelor's degree in accounting. He worked for Whitehall Pharmacy in accounting as well as McGuire Federal Credit Union. Carl worked for the Pleasantville Public Schools as a teacher for three years. He later returned back to doing accountant work for ABCO Federal Credit Union where he retired in 2018. Carl married the love of his life Nellie Ilene Pierce in 1971. Together they share 51 years and were blessed with four children, CJ, Christopher, Chad and Ronnie. Carl loved and enjoyed his family. He also enjoyed baking, cooking and hosting family dinners. He was considered the "Master Chef" of the home. Carl had a green thumb and loved gardening, whether it was fruits and vegetables or just his flowers or plants. When Carl wasn't cooking or gardening, he could be found reading a variety of things. He loved to read his Bible and he carried it with him just about everywhere. He also read cook books and home and gardening books. Carl was an active member of Trinity AME Church in Gouldtown where he served on the men's choir, the Trinity Chorale, the lay Ministry, the Shirley Harris Food Bank, men's hour of power and bible study. He loved to listen to gospel music and found it rewarding to visit the sick and shut in. Carl had a heart for service and loved to serve others and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He was preceded in death by: his parents, Catherine and Woodrow Durham, Sr.; son, Christopher Durham; brothers, Wilson, Jr., Glendon, Frank, Roger and Gerald Durham, Rick Miller; sisters, Audrey and Gwendolyn Durham, Barbara Miller and Priscilla Pierce. Carl leaves to cherish his fond memories: his wife of 51 years, Nellie Durham; sons, Carlton E. "CJ" Durham, Jr. (Jennifer), Chad Durham (Nisa) and Ronnie Durham (Kaitlyn); brother, Robert Durham; sisters, Rebecca Dunn and Gail Hunter (Charles); brother-in-law, Edwin "Nick" Harris; sisters-in-law, Helen "Becky" Street (Herbert) and Penelope Pierce; grandchildren, Jared, Cheyenne, Chad "Walter", Royale, Grayson, Caden, Jayden, Ronnie "RJ", Gabriel, Khloe, Reiella and Mia; special cousins, Kathy Hall and Mary Ridgway; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services to celebrate his life will be held at Noon on Saturday, October 8, 2022 at Trinity AME Church, 1107 Bridgeton-Millville Pike, Bridgeton, New Jersey, where family and friends may view from 10AM to Noon. Interment to follow at Gouldtown Memorial Park, Gouldtown, New Jersey. Arrangements are entrusted to Greenidge Funeral Homes, Inc., Atlantic City, New Jersey, where condolences may be left at www.greenidgefuneralhomes.com
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