On Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, the Rev. Ned N. Cary Jr. died in Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center. He was the pastor of Morning Star Baptist Church in Williamsburg.
His life began on Jan. 12, 1943, the son of the late Dora and Ned N. Cary Sr. of James City County.
In his youth, he gave his life to Christ and joined hands in fellowship with St. John Baptist Church, Toano. In 1961, he graduated from Bruton Heights School.
After graduating from high school, he proudly served his country in the Air Force. Later in life, he joined Providence Baptist Church, Monrovia, Liberia.
A graduate of Virginia Union University, he was employed by the West Point Paper Mill and for several years by Anheuser-Busch Brewery. On July 23, 1989, he was called to the ministry.
He was united in Holy Matrimony with the former Juanita Wise on Dec. 10, 1972. This union was blessed with 38 years of happiness and four loving children. He continued to walk with Christ reassuring himself that Christ was the head of his life, and now he is resting in the arms of Jesus where he will find everlasting life.
The Rev. Cary leaves to cherish his blessed memories his loving wife, Juanita W. Cary; his children, Tarita Carr, Gregory O. Cary (Melinda), Ned N. Cary (Kim) and Tomiko N. Cary; his eight grandchildren; his two great-grandchildren; his three step-grandchildren; his brothers, Howard Cary Sr. (Essie), Levi Cary (Ann), James Cary and Jerry Cary (Sharon); his six aunts; and a host of other loving relatives and many caring friends.
A homegoing service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 24, at First Baptist Church, Scotland Street, with the Rev. Dr. Reginald F. Davis officiating. Family and friends will assemble at 8105 Diascund Rd. by 11:45 a.m. on Thursday. Rev. Cary may be viewed from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday in the funeral home.
Services are entrusted to Whiting's Funeral Home, 229-3011.