Carlton Rennard Campbell was born June 3, 1968, to Johnny “Chester” and Ethel DeWeese Campbell in Summerville SC. Carlton attended and graduated from Dorchester District #2 schools. He furthered his education by attending South Carolina State University, Orangeburg SC. While at SCSU, Carlton met and married the love of his life, Veronica Marie Kizer. To this union they added Carlton Victor, Victoria Marie, and his nephewson Kristopher Quache’ Kizer. As a youth, Carlton was an active member of Baum Temple AME Zion Church as a member of the Sunday School and the Buds of Promise Choir. As a teenager, Carlton traveled across the United States as a Christian Education Department ambassador and later made sure other youths were able to have the same experience. Carlton also reached out to the youth in the community, helping them to understand and experience the importance of a solid education. During his time at SCSU, he became employed by the Food Service Department. If an incoming student did not have the means to purchase a meal, Carlton would make sure they were able to eat until their financial situation was rectified. Carlton later became employed by several restaurant corporations such as Denny's, Longhorn, and Roadhouse as a Training Manager for new stores across the country. Realizing the importance of being stationary with his family, Carlton became employed by Dorchester District 2 School System. He worked with the Transportation Department, 21st Century Community Learning Center, and Adult Support for Special Needs students. After many years of employment, Carlton's health began to decline, despite his failing health, he continued to communicate with community youths helping them to move forward in life. As an active member of Baum Temple AME Zion Church, he was involved in the youth program and later served on the Trustee Board as the Head of Security. Carlton was instrumental in organizing the SCSU tailgaters and catering for the Savannah State University tailgaters group. As Carlton's health began to fail, he fought hard remaining upbeat and positive. God, the master ruler, decided it was time for Carlton to come to his heavenly home. He was preceded in death by his father, Johnny Campbell and brother Raymond Campbell. Carlton leaves to cherish his memory his lovely and devoted wife, Veronica; two children, Carlton Victor of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington and Victoria Marie of Summerville, South Carolina; and newphewson Kris of Summerville, South Carolina; one granddaughter, Milani Gabrielle of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. He also leaves his mother, Ethel DeWeese Campbell of Summerville, South Carolina; mother-in-law, Ruth Grimes Kizer of Bamberg South Carolina, sister, Denise (William) Parson of Stafford, Virginia, brothers, Tony Williams of Saint George, South Carolina, and Courtney Tyrone Sanders of Givhans, South Carolina; sisters-in law, Crystal O’Lisa Kizer of Charlotte, North Carolina; two nephews, Kenneth and Arday; four nieces, Miasia, Shanice, Misha, and Amber; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Gone, Gone, Gone, Carlton is gone to be with the Lord.
The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want. Psalm 23:1
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