Carolyn Spencer Carson

January 9, 1944October 9, 2021

Carolyn Spencer Carson, age 77, of Des Peres, Missouri passed away on Saturday, October 9, 2021. Carolyn was born January 9, 1944 in Caroleen, North Carolina.

She grew up in Miami, Florida where she attended The Everglade School for Girls (now Ransom Everglades School) and Florida Bible College.

Coming to St. Louis in 1970, she led the music ministry of the youth ministry Kibbutz as well as of the church founded and pastored by her husband, Clayton Community Church, where she served in many other capacities including discipling many future church leaders. She worked with children in north St. Louis through the Kibbutz ministry for 24 years.

She had a particular heart for missionary work which included organizing support for missionaries and going on short-term mission trips to Brazil, Cuba and Kazakhstan. She also trained leaders in Sicily. She worked as an office manager for Flo Products in Creve Coeur for many years.

She is preceded in death by her parents, William and Berrene Spencer and her husband Rev. Eugene Wayne Carson.

Carolyn is survived by her children, Stephen (Heather) Carson, Jonathan Carson, and Rachel (Michael) Ferguson; her grandchildren, Laurellyn, Madeleine, Spencer, Ransom, Judah, Caleb, Miriam and Lucy Carson, and Asher and Solomon Douchant. Also Isabela, Natalie, Daria, Margot Carson and their mother Jennifer Carson.

A visitation for Carolyn will be held Saturday, October 16, 2021 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Alexander - White - Mullen Funeral Home, 11101 Saint Charles Rock Road, Saint. Ann, Missouri 63074. Following the visitation will be a graveside service at 1:00 PM at Mount Lebanon Cemetery, 11101 St Charles Rock Rd, Saint Ann, Missouri 63074.

Contributions in Carolyn's memory may be made to Jews For Jesus, 60 Haight Street , San Francisco, California 94102,

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Carson family.


  • Visitation

    Saturday, October 16, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, October 16, 2021


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Mark Ziegenfuss

October 17, 2021

Carolyn gave so much of herself to the minitry and to others. When I played guitar in the church band and at Kibbutz with Carlolyn she was always able to not insist on her way and was quick to listen, athough she could sure talk. She usually had some insightfull things to say. I remember having rehearsals at the Carson house around her piano, some of us teen aged boys would sometimes put our feet up on this beautiful piano of hers but she never ever complained. She wasn't concerned about earthy treasures, she saw us as the treasures, that was her perspective. She was an encouragement in many ways. See you in heaven.

Ore Binuyo Goheen

October 16, 2021

Our prayers go the Carson family at this time. Carolyn was a kind and thoughtful woman who loved the Lord dearly. A true servant of Christ and lady of encouragement. She and Wayne Carson touched so many lives and will be missed.

The Goheens- Ore,Mike,Alex and Ben

Mark Vaughan

October 15, 2021

Carolyn was a sweet and sincere servant of Jesus Christ and she greatly relished and treasured the growth and establishment of others in the Lord.

She was willing to put all things aside for the Kingdom.

Arne Schmidt

October 15, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with all the Carson family during your time of grief. Carolyn was an amazing woman and a force to be reckoned with. The world is a poorer place without her in it, but a better place because she was.

Our love and best wishes,
The Schmidts- Arne, Donna, Michael, and Xander

David Cloud

October 13, 2021

Carolyn was a worship leader for the church I came to the Lord in. Clayton Community Church. I played and sang under her leadership. She gave me good advice about leading worship. Because she knew if I had my way I would play my personal style music 24/7. She reminded me that there were many different people in God's Kingdom and to always think of them when I was on stage. So I did.
She was my friend and was so very kind to me when I needed it the most.

Charles Gibson

October 12, 2021

Condolences to the Carson family. I have fond memories of both Carolyn and Wayne.

Carol Goering

October 11, 2021

She was loved by all