Mariam Sarit Carson

November 7, 1995December 31, 2018
Obituary of Mariam Sarit Carson
Mariam (Mari) Sarit Carson came from West Africa and adapted quickly to American culture and language. She joined the Carson family 10 years ago bringing her spirited self with her. She had a passionate yet reasonable opinion on many social issues particularly regarding equality and justice. Her friends enjoyed her liveliness and welcomed her friendship that was forgiving and enduring. Kind, welcoming, big hearted, funny, smart, ambitious, loving, and free spirited are some of the terms friends have used to describe her. Mariam was a 2013 graduate of Ann Arbor Skyline High School where she ran track and cross country, played in the marching band, and was a member of the National Honor Society. Mariam started her studies at University of Michigan as a Bridge student and completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan as a Blavin Scholar and a Global Scholar. She double majored in International Studies and Spanish. A participant in the A2LP – Ann Arbor Languages Partnership – she was honing her teaching and leadership skills to enhance her impact in support of others. She loved working with her students at Pattengill. Mariam was a graduate student at the University of Michigan School of Public Health at the time of her passing. Interested in health behavior and education, Mari focused her efforts on mental health and wellbeing, substance abuse, and violence prevention. This past summer, she participated in an internship in Valencia, Spain, working with refugees. Her dream was to return to Spain someday soon. Mariam is survived by her parents, Paul L. and Patricia M. Carson; sister, Cari Carson (Matt) Dietz; brother, James Paul (Elena “Lena”) Carson; aunt, Anna Karen Robinette; uncle, K. David (Anne) Carson; nieces, Sydney Rose Dietz, Isabela Raquel Carson and Sophia Gabriel Carson; nephews, Carson James Dietz and Nicolas “Nico” David Carson; cousins, Paul David (Celeste) Robinette, Ross Allen (Jean Marie) Robinette, Andrew David Carson and Geoffrey Matthew Wollerman. She will be greatly missed by her parents, extended family, friends, and cat, Ellie. A memorial visitation will be held on Friday, January 11, 2019 from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. at Muehlig Funeral Chapel 403 South Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104. Visitation will continue on Saturday, January 12, 2019 from Noon until the time of service at 1:00 p.m. at Dixboro United Methodist Church, 5221 Church Road, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105. Inurnment will follow the service at Oak Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the University of Michigan’s Blavin Scholarship and Program, providing students who have experienced time in foster care with comprehensive support in navigating and maximizing their college experience as they pursue a bachelor’s degree at the University of Michigan. More information can be found at: Please share a memory of Mariam at her online guestbook.

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Past Services

Friday, January 11, 2019

A Memorial Gathering of Family and Friends

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Memorial Visitation on Saturday 1/12/19

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Memorial Service