Carolyn L. Hobson

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Carolyn L. Hobson passed away on Monday, April 23, 2012. She is survived by one son, Corey; three brothers, Irving (Joyce), Bill (Wendy), Akwasi (Janell); three sisters, Virgil, Linda (Isadore), Jeanne and a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. Friends may visit with the family on Friday, April 27, 2012 at Mount Sinai Baptist Church, 1615 3rd Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20001, from 10 a.m. until time of funeral services at 11 a.m. Interment Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 1 p.m. in Little Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, Powhatan, VA. Services provided by J. K. Johnson Funeral Home, P.A., Temple Hills, MD. Tribute

On behalf of the members of the Benjamin & Edith Spaulding Descendants Association (BESDA), Inc, National Board of Directors, the members of the DC Metro Region of BESDA, Inc., and family members Carrie Phifer Thompson and Helena Sammons- Slade who prepared the “Family Resolution of Sorrow and Respect”, I would like to extend our heartfelt sadness at the passing of our beloved cousin, family member, and friend, Carolyn L. Hobson. Carolyn was a dedicated and hard worker for our family, which she loved very much. Looking back over the past 24 years of family activities and initiatives, Carolyn was always in the forefront in moving the business of the family along and used her God given talents as a graphic artist to capture the essence of who we are as a family in her artwork. Her artistic talents were utilized by serving as the official family artist for the Benjamin and Edith Spaulding Descendants Association from 1988 until 2009 when she was not able to continue due to failing health. Her most profound contributions to the history and legacy of our family include:

  • Creating the family crest, which can be seen on this tribute and on booklets, tee shirts, and family stationary. She also created a myriad of beautiful art work displayed on family souvenirs and professional publications, some of which is still on display today.