Deaconess Elizabeth (Moore) Carson of Providence, RI was called home on July 17, 2019 at the Rhode Island Hospital surrounded by her loved ones, after suffering a brief illness.
Elizabeth was born on March 22, 1934 in Lewisville, Arkansas to the late Lovie Lester Moore and Otho Moore. While living in Arkansas, Elizabeth was taught the Word of Christ, she was baptized at the age of twelve. As a child, she was a member of the Baptist Youth Fellowship, Junior Choir and Sunday School. Upon moving to Providence, she joined the Congdon Street Baptist Church, where she remained until her passing. She was a Deaconess at the church until 2018, when she decided to step down, but she continued serving God by teaching the Church Youths in Sunday School. She also continued to share the Word of God through Missionary work, sitting on the board of Christian Education, the Lend a Hand Club, the Church Historical Society and also spent time as the Church Clerk.
She graduated from Hope High School and went on to Rhode Island College where she received her Bachelor's Degree in Home Economics and Gerontology in 1978. She continued her education and received a Master's Degree in Adult and Youth Education in 1980. She worked as a Home Economist for the University of Rhode Island's Cooperative Extension, then worked as a EFNEP Supervisor and finished her career as a Food Safety Hotline Home Economist until her retirement in 1997. Elizabeth's work didn't end with her retirement though, she was a volunteer tutor for the youth of South Providence's Tutorial Program and the South Side Library. She was a Leader to young women through 4-H and a URI Cooperative Extension Adult Program Volunteer. She was a Rhode Island Affiliate and spent time volunteering with the Heart Association and served on the Advisory Board for High Blood Pressure Speakers Bureau and Board of Directors, she was also the Urban League: Project Birth Chairperson and Program Presenter. Elizabeth was also an avid collector of Dolls and a passionate reader.
Elizabeth was a devoted wife to the late Herbert Eugene Carson; Together they are survived by four loving and devoted children. Sons: David C. Fair of Providence, Robert K. Fair and wife Louise C. Fair of Warrington, PA; Daughters: Jeannie M. Carson and Karen R. Carson, both of Providence. Elizabeth is also survived by her sister, Thelma L. Rogers of Providence; granddaughters Alicia V. Kennedy and husband Paul Kennedy of PA, Elizabeth L. Haddad and husband Jadan Haddad of Arlington, VA; grandson Eugene M. Carson of Providence; Great-grandchildren Deja N. Kennedy, Jordan S. Kennedy, and Paul M. Kennedy Jr. of PA, and Janae U. Carson of Providence. Aside from her husband, she was predeceased by her grandson Marcus K. Fair. She leaves behind a host of great-nieces and nephews..