Carl Segura, died March 24, 2020 at his home when he transitioned to be with the Lord from a lengthy battle of sarcoidosis.
Carl Segura was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on August 15, 1957 to the late Rufus and Callie Mae Segura. He was the youngest of three boys, Calvin and Milford Segura. He attended the Orleans Parish School Systems; McDonogh #16 Elementary School, Colton Junior High and McDonogh 35 Senior High School. Carl received his bachelor’s degree at Dillard University as a Social Worker for Family Therapy in 1980. He went further to pursue his master’s degree of Social Work at Tulane University. He changed schools and became the first class to graduate with a Master of Science in Social Work from Southern University in 1982.
In December 2006, Carl introduced himself to Connie James with the issuance o a Sunday school book. If anyone knows, Carl, his outreach was always introducing you to religious books that he though was good readings. From that conversation, a relationship grew into a happy marriage with daughters and grandchildren in June 2008. Carl loved his 10 grandchildren. He looked forward to seeing them everyday giving them snacks and juices for when he came home from work. Carl had two brothers-in-law, Joseph James and the late Michael James; five sisters-in-law, Deborah Segura, Avis Segura of Atlanta, Georgia, Flora James of Garland, Texas, Nanette James and the late Jacquelyn James. Carl had any nieces and nephews but one special great niece Taylor Miller.
Carl furthered his career in getting his certification as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). He stated, “He will rather have it and not need it than to need it and not have it.” His career concentration was in Mental Health Rehabilitation for individuals, families, couples, domestics violence, trauma, group therapy, and grief counseling. Carl loved being a Social Worker. He loved helping and giving to people. Carl worked at many agencies; such as Charity hospital for many years 3rd floor in Mental Health, Louisiana Teachers Association, DePaul Children’s Hospital, Children’s Bureau, Beacon Behavioral Health, Harper Counseling, D Counseling, Gwangi’s Counseling, Essential Care and many other. Carl gave pro-bono services. Carl was a member of the 500 Black Men in New Orleans, Lifetime member of the NAACP, NO-Abuse Coalition, LLC Domestic Violence Groups for Men, National Association of Social Workers, NOABSW and participation in many marches for Justice.
When Carl was told to first seek the Kingdom of God and all these things will be added unto you by his father, seeking God has been his #1 Priority. He has worked untiringly in Christian Mission Baptist Church as n usher, young ordained deacon , at Franklin Ave Baptist Church in the Prison Ministry, at the First Pilgrims Baptist Church as a deacon, trustee board member, Association Superintendent of the Sunday School Department, Director of Helping Other People Endure (HOP4U), a member on the JEDC Board and a faithful member of the New Hope Baptist Church. Carl had no problem praising and letting you know he is a child of God.
Carl will be sadly missed by his wife, brothers, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, daughters, grandchildren and many friends and associates. We Love Carl but God loves him best!
Visitation will be held at the New Hope Baptist Church at 1807 Reverend John Raphael Jr. Way, New Orleans, LA 70113 at 10:00 a.m. for one hour.
A graveside service officiated by Pastor Jamaal Weathersby will follow at 11:30 a.m. at Mount Olivet Cemetery and Mausoleum, 4001 Norman Meyer Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70122.
Please adhere to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Self Distancing Rules.
Professional Services entrusted to Heritage Funeral Services located at 4101 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans, LA 70117.
Our deepest condolences to all the family and friends for their loss. May all find comfort, endurance and peace during your time of sorrow