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The Reverend Dr. Canon Burgess Carr

The Rev. Dr. Canon Burgess Carr died on Monday May 14, 2012 in Lawrenceville, Georgia, aged 76.  Canon Carr, served as an ordained minister for fifty-one years and was most recently Vicar of St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in Decatur, Georgia from 2000-2005.  Canon Carr began his ministry in Liberia and served in many international ecumenical positions, among them Secretary General of the All Africa Conference of Churches, before moving to the Atlanta area in 2000. 

He is most well-known for his writings and speeches on African Theology and for moderating the 1972 peace agreement that resulted in a 17 year respite from war in Sudan.  He leaves behind his wife of fifty years Francesca Carr; five children and seven grandchildren; four sisters and five brothers; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Wake Keeping Service: Thursday, May 31 2012
Viewing: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Service: 7:00 p.m.
Tim Stewart Funeral Home
300 Simonton Road
Lawrenceville, GA 30045
Tel: 770.9562.3100

Friday, June 1, 2012 10:00 a.m.
Cathedral of St. Philip
2744 Peachtree Road NW
Atlanta, GA 30305
Tel: (404) 365-1000

Contact Information
Francesca Carr – 678.407.2562
Audrey Carr – 763.442.4422