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Carolyn Bond Morrison

January 25, 1943July 26, 2020

Carolyn Bond Morrison, who died on Sunday, July 26, 2020, was born and reared in Lumberton, North Carolina. Following her elementary and high school years there, she attended Peace College from 1960-1962 earning an A.A., Academic Degree. She next attended UNC-Chapel Hill where she graduated in 1964 with a Degree in Elementary Education (Phi Beta Kappa). She also obtained a M.Ed. Elementary Education Degree (1968) as well as an Ed.D in Supervision and Administration Degree (1979) from Duke University. Her dissertation at Duke was an enjoyable work entitled “North Carolina Governors and Public Education: 1933 to 1961”. While doing research at the State Library, a favorite break was lunch at Side Street, which included a slice of their delicious chocolate fudge pie.

In the fall of 1964, Carolyn began a career of 34 years with Wake County Public Schools: 1964-1969: Primary Teacher, Grades 1, 2, 3 at Effie Green Elementary School 1969-1976: Elementary Curriculum Consultant for Wake County School District 1976-1988: Principal of Aldert Root Classical Studies Magnet School 1988-1994: Principal of Lynn Road Elementary School 1994-1995: On-Loan to DPI as Executive Assistant for Effective Schools 1995-1997: Principal of Briarcliff Elementary School 1997-1998: On-Loan to DPI as Chairperson of State ABC Assistance Team

In 1998, Carolyn retired from the Wake County Schools and accepted a position as an Associate Professor in the School of Education at Campbell University where she led the Masters of School Administration Program until 2007. From 2007 to 2009 she returned to Peace College as an Associate Professor and Director, Division of Education.

In the fall of 2009, the Wake County Board of Education chose Carolyn to serve as a Member representing District 6 for an unexpired term ending in December 2011. Holding the Bible when she took her oath of office was Avera Acai, who was one of the first graduates from the Peace College Education Department she had helped develop.

Carolyn’s other community involvements included: member, Deacon & Elder at First Presbyterian Church where she was instrumental in forming and serving as Chairperson of a Child Development Center; member of Delta Kappa Gamma, the NC Council for Women, Raleigh Woman’s Club, and Board of Visitors, Peace College. She has also served as a Docent at the Governor’s Mansion and the NC Museum of History. She was awarded an Order of The Long Leaf Pine by former Governor Bev Perdue and Governor Roy Cooper appointed her to serve as a member of the Executive Mansion Fund Incorporated Board of Directors.

Carolyn loved the students she crossed paths with over the years. She was devoted to doing what she could to see that they received an education which would help them become good citizens and contributing members of society. She really stressed that they needed to read, read, read. One year at Lynn Road Elementary she challenged the students that if they read over 300,000 minutes on their own time over seven weeks, she would kiss a pig. They met her challenge and more, so Dr. Morrison kept her promise to their delight. Carolyn was so pleased that The News & Observer ran a story with photo about their accomplishment that she made her husband promise if she died before him she wanted the photo and mention of the project included in her obituary.

Family wise, her parents were the late Eugene and Margaret Bond of Lumberton. A younger sister, Margaret Bond Taylor, predeceased her. She was a loving parent to son, Jimmy; daughter-in-law, Beth; grandson, Christopher; granddaughters, Cameron and Ellen. She resided at The Cardinal at North Hills with her husband, Fred, and their Goldendoodle, Barrister.

Deep appreciation is extended to the caregivers at The Cardinal Healthcare Center and those at Transitions Lifecare for caring for and keeping her comfortable during her final days.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the general fund at First Presbyterian Church, 112 S. Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC 27601; First Presbyterian Church, 1002 N Chestnut Street, Lumberton, NC 28358; or by writing a check to WakeEd Partnership, putting "WAKE Up and Read" in the memo line and mail to them at 3101 Industrial Drive, Suite 100, Raleigh, NC 27609.

Arrangements with Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 1701 E. Millbrook Road, Raleigh, NC.


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Carolyn Bond Morrison

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charles gilliam

August 5, 2020

Dear Freddie,
A fine couple and worthy life. She had an accomplished life, one thing after another. God bless.

Tony Habit

August 3, 2020

Thank you, Carolyn, for your life long commitment to excellence in our public schools and for your positive, loving attitude. Wishing your family peace in these difficult times.

Jerry Boyd

August 3, 2020

Brother Fred,
While few chances to enjoy your and Carolyn's company, she was that rare combination of grace and genteel hospitality. Carolyn always had a welcoming smile, soft spirit, and relaxed personality. She always left an indelible impression on people as very caring and sincerely interested in what others had to say. Carolyn was ideal, and I know you were fully aware, as you are smart and know things like that :) We will see Carolyn again, in a much better place - SELAH !

Jan Tharrington-Dorfer

August 3, 2020

My heart wept when I heard the news of Dr. Carolyn Bond Morrison's change of address to Heaven. However...her body is 100% healed and free of disease and pain. And she is reunited with many family and friends that have gone before her. Carolyn and my father, Ed,had a very similar sense of humor. My mother Carol, considered Carolyn one of her very best and truest friends. Carolyn always made my mother feel special and my mother looked forward to time spent with Carolyn . She was a woman of grace for sure and I loved her also. Both of my parents,Ed & Carol Tharrington were rejoicing as their longtime friend walked thru Heaven's Gates July 26. Condolences and prayers to the family.
Jan Tharrington-Dorfer

Jim Moore

August 2, 2020

My great friend Fred with so many memories. I am so so sorry to hear of Carolyn passing. Fell like I knew her well simply because of your sharing your love for her with me and all your many friends. May she Rest In Peace and may you find peace. Look forward to continuing to hear from you. Jim

Ruth Gustafson

July 31, 2020

Dear Fred,
I am deeply sorry for your loss. I met Carolyn as Carolyn Earp when she was the principal at Aldert Root Elementary School. She hired me as a second grade teacher to be part of the new Classical Magnet School. Aldert Root School was my first choice. The students and parents I met, and the teaching experiences I had there were priceless and memorable. I am grateful to Carolyn for that. To me, Carolyn Earp was Aldert Root School. She was such a perfect fit. Carolyn was a fine southern lady and leader.

Ruth Carolyn Gustafson, Retired Teacher

Peggy Smith

July 29, 2020

What a great earthly loss and her eternal gain. I loved Carolyn Morrison who was a great mentor to me at Campbell. She always upheld the highest standards of excellence and gave everyone most gracious care. She will be missed by so many but not forgotten.

Rufus Edmisten

July 29, 2020

Fred, I'm so sorry you lost your dear Carolyn. She was one of the most gracious and giving people I've ever known. Her smile was beautiful, her wit legendary, and her thirst for knowledge unquenchable. I'm sure her thousands of students over the years will remember her with fondness and thankfulness that she was part of their lives. May God Bless you and your family.

james morgan

July 29, 2020

President Fred,
Ann & I are sorry to hear about Carolyn's passing. You were both blessed to be together. Let us know if we can help you in any way! Thanks for your friendship and help over the last 48 years. Ann & Jim Morgan

Lindsay Silvester

July 29, 2020

Fred, my condolences to you and your family. Carolyn was a very kind woman, and had a life well lived. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Lindsay Silvester


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