Funeral services for Ms. Carolyn Faye Williams Bynum, 77, of Hyattsville, MD is scheduled for Wednesday, May 10, 2023 @ 11:00 am and will be held at Stevens Funeral Home, 1820 Martin Luther King Jr. Pkwy., Wilson, NC. The committal services will follow in the Rest Haven Cemetery, Bishop LN Forbes Lane, Wilson, NC.
A public visitation will be held Tuesday, May 9, 2023, 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Stevens Family Funeral Home, 1820 Martin Luther King Jr. Pkwy, Wilson, NC.
Carolyn Faye Williams Bynum was born on October 21, 1945, in Wilson County, North Carolina, to Jerry “Jim” Williams and Josephine Batts Williams. She departed this life on Monday, April 24, 2023.
Carolyn was raised in Wilson County and received her formal education in the Wilson County Public School System, graduating from Charles H. Darden High School in 1964. She went on to attend North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and graduated in 1968 with a Bachelor of Science degree. In December of that year, she married her soulmate, Rudolph “Rudy” Bynum. They then moved to Washington, DC for a brief period (where their daughter and only child, Lisa, was born) and ultimately settled in Maryland.
Over the years, Carolyn worked at the Federal Reserve as a Research Assistant; at the Mortgage Bankers Association as Director of Registration and Records; and at the Hecht Company as a Sales Assistant. She retired in 2007 from Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation, where she was a Registration Coordinator within the Training Institute, a position that allowed her to travel and display her exemplary professionalism and personable customer service skills in various cities across the country.
Carolyn was a smart, classy, feisty, proud, and opinionated lady with a heart of gold. She had a distinctive laugh and loved singing and dancing to “oldies but goodies”. Before her health started to decline, she enjoyed gardening, baking (especially her popular and often-requested sweet potato pies), dining out, traveling to her hometown, and hosting backyard cookouts. In recent years she would try her hand at new recipes, play computer games, watch the Buzzr Channel and Game Show Network, and communicate with friends, family and classmates by e-mail or phone.
Mrs. Bynum was preceded in death by: her husband, Rudolph “Rudy” Bynum; her parents, Jerry “Jim” Williams and Josephine Batts Williams; three sisters, Madie Faison, Josephine Harris, and Louise Williams; and three brothers, Marvin Williams, Herman Williams, and Jerry “Roy” Williams.
She leaves many loving and cherished memories to: her daughter Lisa and son-in-law Joseph of Laurel, MD; two sisters, Clara Braswell of Elm City, NC and Jean Bonner of Wilson, NC; a special sister-like niece, Linda Barnes of Wilson, NC; two sisters-in-law, Thelma Williams of Wilson, NC and Doris Royster, of Washington, DC; one brother-in-law, James Bynum of Camp Springs, MD; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Stevens Funeral Home, 1820 Martin Luther King Jr. Pkwy., Wilson, NC.
Condolences may be posted to www.stevensfamilyfuneralhome.com or faxed to 252-991-5849.
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