Carolyn Baker Brothers

Carolyn Baker Brothers

Suffolk , VA
07.18.1938 - 10.27.2019
North Carolina

Carolyn Baker Brothers, 81, passed away on Sunday, October 27, 2019. She was the daughter of the late Richard Foy and Mary Sue Baker. She is preceded in death by her husband, Charles H. Brothers, Sr.

Carolyn was a wonderful mother, grandmother, friend and cook. She graduated from Sunbury High School. She was a member of Whaleyville United Methodist Church since 1961 and was the choir director over 40 years where she sang and played the organ and piano. She was a past member of the Prime-Time Singers and for many years organized and provided music for the Heart Fund in Sunbury.

Left to cherish her memory is her son, Charles H. Brothers, Jr. and wife Wanda of Gates, NC; grandsons, Richie Brothers of Washington, NC and Wyatt Brothers; sister, Rita B. Brown and husband L.E. of Magnolia, NC and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be conducted on Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 2 PM in Whaleyville United Methodist Church by Rev. Jack Meservey and Rev. Burt Pearce. The family will receive friends in the R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, 509 W. Washington St. Suffolk on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 from 5 to 6:30 PM and other times at the home of Chuck and Wanda.

Special thanks to the ICU staff at Obici for their care and compassion during mom’s illness. Memorial donations may be made to the Whaleyville UMC, Memorial Fund, 6312 Whaleyville Blvd, Suffolk VA 23438. Condolences may be registered at

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Whaleyville United Methodist
6312 Whaleyville Blvd,
Suffolk , VA 23438
United States

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R.W. Baker & Company Funeral Home
509 W Washington St
Suffolk, VA 23434
United States


I love you Aunt Carolyn and will miss hearing your beautiful voice and I will always remember you singing The Lord's Prayer at my wedding. It was like hearing the angles sing. Rest peacefully in Jesus arms. We will miss you here so much but we will see you again one sweet day.

Jennifer Brothers Lehman

Thank you for being a wonderful Aunt! I always loved to see you play the piano and sing! Blessed I can still hear your beautiful voice in my mind. Thank you for being a special sister to my mom, she loves you so much! So blessed to know you are in heaven and you and Uncle Charlie are together. Love you Aunt Carolyn!

Kim Brothers Smith

I am so distressed to read this. Carolyn and I worked together at Southern States when I was in college, and she sang at my first wedding almost 50 years ago. We had just reconnected via Facebook, and I enjoyed all the recipes and notes she shared. I know she will be missed by all her family and friends. She was such a special lady.

Candy Young



Chuck I am very sorry to hear of your loss my thoughts and prayers are with the family

Robin Baker Rawls

Dear Chuck and Family,
On behalf of the City Treasurer's Office, I want to extend to you our sincerest sympathy on the loss of your Mother. Your Mother was a beautiful, kind person. We remember the days when she would assist us in Whaleyville when we sold city decals there. She was always so nice. I know that she will be missed by her family, church and community. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
Ronald H. Williams, City Treasurer and Office Staff

Ronald H. Williams

I am so very sorry. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
With deepest sympathy,
Kimberly Brinkley

Kimberly Brinkley

Chief, very sorry to hear about your loss. Prayers to you and your family.

Andy Gray

Chuck and family,
I am very sorry to hear about Carolyn’s passing. You and your family are in my prayers and have my sincere sympathy. May God bless all of you.
Ken Asbell

Ken Asbell

Mr. Brothers and family,
I am very sorry to hear about the passing of your wonderful mother. I have met her several times at the Fish Fries and she was such a warm person. I will keep you and your family in my prayers during these difficult times.

Ann-Marie Richards
Southern Bank

Ann-Marie Richards

Mr. Brothers, So sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. You have a lot of memories to reminisce over in the coming days to help you during this difficult time. You and the family are in my prayers.

Margaret Frisch

Chuck and Family,
Our heartfelt condolences are extended to all of you at this time. Carolyn was such a dear friend to Great Fork. Her talents have been enjoyed by all of us on many occasions, and she never turned down a request to help us out whenever needed. She will be greatly missed, but we know she is rejoicing as the newest member of God's heavenly choir.
In Christian love and sympathy,
Great Fork Baptist Church Family

Great Fork Baptist Church

I am so sorry for your loss. Syble wants to express her sympathy and let you know she is physically unable to attend the funeral. Prayers for all.

Mary Davis (Previously Whitehurst)

Chuck and family,
So sorry to hear of your mothers passing. I knew she was sick and in the hospital. You can only know she is in a better place without all the suffering. My prayers are with you and your family.


I’m so sorry for the loss of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Angela Chaney

Angela Chaney

We were saddened to learn of Carolyn's passing. She touched the lives of so
many through her music and her community service. May God bless her family
as they celebrate her life, well lived, and honor her memory.

Oscar and Margaret Fowler

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