Carroll Gerard (Malik) Barron, 61, died and made his journey home on the morning of Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at his residence in Jersey City, NJ. He was born on October 17, 1952 in Newark, NJ to Lois Ida Barron-Ivy (nee Wilson) and the late Carroll Barron Jr. He was the eldest of four children and the oldest brother to Debra Barron, the late Geoffrey Barron and Stephanie Ragsdale.
Carroll was also the stepson of the late Mattie Barron of Matawan, NJ. He was a beloved brother-in-law to Luther Ragsdale II. Carroll attended school and received his education in the Newark and Matawan, NJ school systems prior to attending Montclair State College, Montclair, NJ. During the following years until his sudden death, his career included being a sales representative for Anheuser Busch, he worked at Time Warner and as a telecommunication account representative at Broadview Networks and at Central Business Solutions in NY.
A kind, smart and sensitive man, Carroll was a self-taught drummer, a lover of jazz and he was a music enthusiast of all types and genres. He loved music so much that he could have been called a human music encyclopedia; he was able to tell you who wrote a song, the month and year the song came out, even the various artists who sang a specific song.
Carroll enjoyed reading various daily newspapers and looked at and listened to a variety of news non-stop. He read and consumed all types of books and literature. You could always count on Carroll to engage you in a strong and passionate conversation surrounding all types of history, politics, sports and religions; you name it.
Carroll had a deep sense of family and togetherness. He had a strong desire to connect, reunite and bond family members across the generations. He was compassionate and empathetic toward others, eager to understand and help where he could. He also enjoyed his role in keeping the family informed of their heritage, sharing family stories and photos. He loved keeping in touch by phone, email and Facebook.
Carroll had a wonderful sense of humor, he loved to laugh and have a good time with his families, extended family and friends. He had the ability to strike up a conversation with anyone in his presence. He was just that kind of guy.
Carroll loved Allah, the Quran and the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad.
Carroll leaves, in love, his son Phillip Reynolds, his sweetie and better half Belinda Williams, her children Lashawn Garnes, Lamar Williams and granddaughter Zaniyah Williams.
He is also survived by his mother, sisters, brother-in-law, niece, nephews and a host of uncles, aunts, cousins, extended family and friends the world over.