Something Terrible Just Happened To Ben Carson And He Needs Prayers Right Now

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Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Dr. Ben Carson shared devastating news on Facebook Tuesday evening- Carson’s mother, Sonya Carson, had passed away.

Carson shared a beautiful post and poem about his mother, who he had always cited as his biggest inspiration and had pushed him towards academic excellence from a young age, despite she herself being illiterate and desperately poor.

Here is Carson’s post in full:

“Today, November 6, 2017, we lost my dear mother, Sonya Carson. Although she came from an impoverished background with very little formal education, she somehow understood how success was achieved in our society. If anyone had a reason to make excuses, it was her, but she absolutely refused to be a victim and would not permit us to develop the victim mentality either. Whenever we made an excuse, she quoted the poem “Yourself to Blame.” The poem is included in this post. May she rest in peace.

Yourself to Blame by Mayme White Miller

If things go bad for you
And make you a bit ashamed
Often you will find out that
You have yourself to blame

Swiftly we ran to mischief
And then the bad luck came
Why do we fault others?
We have ourselves to blame

Whatever happens to us,
Here is what we say
“Had it not been for so-and-so
Things wouldn’t have gone that way.”

And if you are short of friends,
I’ll tell you what to do
Make an examination,
You’ll find the faults in you…

You are the captain of your ship,
So agree with the same
If you travel downward 
You have yourself to blame”

Today, November 6, 2017 we lost my dear mother, Sonya Carson. Although she came from an impoverished background with…

Posted by Dr. Ben & Candy Carson on Monday, November 6, 2017

What a wonderful tribute to a remarkable woman. Sonya Carson must have been so proud to see everything her son had accomplished.

It is always hard to lose a parent, no matter how old you are. SHARE this out to show Ben Carson some support during this difficult time.


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    • Amen, and again I say AMEN — what a wonderful Mother you had Ben — and what a wonderful man that you have become — despite your circumstances — you stand tall in my good book.

      • Amen, Thank you for the words with which I so heartily agree. May God give Ben and his family comfort and solace at this time of grief.
        Ben is a Christian giant of a man.

  1. To the Dr. Ben Carson family. Please know our prayers are with you at this time. May you feel the suppprt of all of us who are behind you! Thank you for all you are doing to help our country!
    I ask for God’s comfort for all of you affected by this tremendous loss! Our love and prayers. Ron & Kay Wing

  2. God bless your family at this sad time but you know you will see her again. Thank you, Candi, for coming to Wilson Lippy’s funeral a few weeks ago. it meant so much to his family.

  3. Ben, you are an amazing man and I had so much respect for you. I am very sorry for your loss. I lost my dad earlier this year and the pain of losing a parent it unreal. I still think about him everyday but I know that he is walking with our Father and is no longer in pain. Even though I am so sad he is no longer here, it comforts me to know how happy he must be. It does comfort me! Thoughts and Prayers to you and your family!

  4. May God bless you and your family. We know she has gone to a better place where there will be no sickness, no sorrow and He will carry her load and she can Rest In Peace. God bless.

  5. she must have been a wonderful mother — I loved the poem –she was absolutely right almost all our troubles can be worked thru if we work hard enough, I believe Dr. Carson is a great man – she set a good example.

  6. My sincere condolences. I know how hard it is to lose your mother. God has her in His kingdom. A beautiful place called heaven. May God give you peace. I know she must have been proud of you.

  7. My prayers and sorrow go out to Dr. Carson and his family. His mother raised a remarkable man/doctor. She was a very remarkable mother. God blessed her with a very wonderful family. God bless her soul.

  8. Dr Carson I am sorry for the loss of your mother.What a wise Woman she was.I know she must have been very proud of you.Deepest Sympathies.

  9. Dear Dr. Carson, our deepest sympathy and condolences are to you on losing your mother. You are in our prayers and may your mom’s soul test in the heavenly kingdom. Many blessings to and your family.

  10. So very sorry for your loss, Dr. Carson. May God sustain you and your family at this difficult time. I’m sure there is much peace for you in having had your mother live to see you be such a success. I’m sure it was also a source of pride for her that you gave your mother so much credit for your attitude about life and the setting of lofty goals. Her strength and wonderful values live on in you, Dr. Carson. May God bless you always.

  11. My yourMother Rest In Peace knowing she did her best for her children! And what a tribute her children paid HER!! Prayers for Peace and Comfort for all her Family from Our God!

  12. I am so sorry for your lost of your dear precious mother. God give you and your family strength. God Bless You !❤️❤️❤️

  13. The world was definitely a better and brighter place because your mother, Sonya, was here. God Bless you and your fine family, Dr Carson. How proud she must’ve been of you. RIP Sonya Carson

  14. God bless you and your family, Dr. Carson. You were blessed to have such a wise a d loving mother. My God fill the void of her presence with his peace and comfort. ❤

  15. Dr Carson, what a beautiful tribute to your Mum…I lost my Mother last year, had just turned 100 recieve her card from the Queen, life is not the same without her, but Heaven is sweeter because she is there…Our prayers are with you and your family….Thank you for doing a wonderful job, how proud your Mum must be

  16. Dr. Carson, my deepest sympathies. Know that your Mom raised a wonderful, intelligent, good and kind man and you make her proud.
    May your Mom Rest In Peace.

  17. So sorry for your loss of your precious mother. Pray Gods love covers you and your family through these grievous times. Jesus loves you and we do to.

  18. My sincere condolences! I was lucky to have such amazing parents and then for them to live well into their 90’s.
    Blessings to you & yours as you grieve and reform your world without your Mother!

  19. So sorry for the loss of your dear mother, but I’m grateful to God he gave you a good one. Mine was too. That is a beautiful poem I will pray God comforts and blesses you and your family. I’m so glad she lived long enough to see what a fine son she raised.

  20. Ilovedthe poem! Your Mom was quite a lady!i know I would have liked her! We’re all impressed with he son! May God give you and your family peace

  21. So very sorry for your loss….The loss of a mother is a great loss…my heart and prayers goes out to you and your family.

  22. So Sorry about your loss. I’m sure your mom was a fantastic person to bring up a great human being like she did in you and as respectful a person as you are I’m sure you can thank your mom for that. Prayers for you to get thru the sadness of your loss of your mom.

  23. Dear Dr Ben Carson. I remember reading a book called “GIFTED HANDS” about you to my children, 4 boys! We loved the story. You are a great man and your Mom was a great woman. I am so sorry for your loss. May you be comforted by your Lord Jesus Christ, who is our peace.

  24. Ben memories can be bigger than life for a believer. Stay with your mom in them. Stay blessed!!! In trouble we have fruitfull seasons yet.

  25. Doctor Carson, God bless your humble mother for guiding you from your starting place to lofty places. Indeed, no education is needed to understand the innate potential of one’s children.
    I pray that the Grace of our Lord will offer comfort in your time of grief. You are beloved by millions.

    • God bless you Dr. Ben Carson and your family at this difficult time…….may you have the peace of our Lord in knowing that your mom is in God’s kingdom.

  26. Dear DR. Carson we are so sorry for the loss of your dear mother. She raised an incredible son and she must have been so proud of you. We pray you and your family will be comforted by our Heavenly Father and that His presence will be very near to you. We ask Him to hold you in His arms of love and sustain you during this difficult time. We love you!

  27. God Bless your Mother, Doctor Carson.
    Based on the story that you made know to the public about your mother.
    I think she was a very thoughtful women not only she loved you, she had a goal for you to become knowledgeable and successful. Her desire possible exceeded her expectations. Thanks to you to be a good son and make her proud.

  28. So sorry for your loss Dr. Carson, prayers for you, your family as you all go through this difficult time. May God give you a peace and calm that surpasses all understanding.
    Love in Christ, Edward & Shirley Parsons

  29. She must have been so proud of her son and a son so proud of his Mother. Certainly wise beyond books and schooling, common sense and good logic is a true blessing. May God bless her family and let her rest in peace.

  30. Dr. Carson you are a tribute to your wise and wonderful mother.
    Thank you for loving God and our country.
    Prayers and condolences on your loss

  31. Sorry to hear of your loss, Dr, Carson. May the Lord comfort you and your family during this time of her passing and in the days ahead.

  32. I know our Lord was there to greet your loving Mother when she entered her Heavenly Home. May God give you and your family strength and peace at this time of loss. God bless!

  33. Prayers and God’s comfort at this sorrowful time. She was a wonderful lady and raised a wonderful son. May she rest in peace.

  34. My thoughts and prayers of comfort are with you and your entire family at this difficult time of loss. Your mother was one special lady because despite her hardships and challenges in life she raised you Ben and your siblings to be find outstanding and respectful Christen adult. You are a fine leader and doctor and you work to carry on Gid’s purpose in your life to love the Lord your God and to serve himby helping and healing of all man kind despised their ethnicity and challenges you treat all mankind. You are trustworthy. And loyal. My deepest sympathy and condolences at this difficult time of may you feel his all surpassing love and comfort knowing that God has your mother in heaven with him and he is rewarding her for her achievements and accomplishments and service .

  35. God will certainly bless you and your family Ben. Please keep your chin up high I’m sure you will be our next President after Trumps 2nd term is over. So hang in there my brother in Christ we love you! Your Mother is now wrapped in the arms of our sweet Jesus safe and sound waiting for you to join her some sweet day! Lots of hugs. K.Babineaux

  36. May God continue to bless your mother as she is with him now in a safer more peaceful place..may God also continue to put his shield around you and your family keep you out of harm’s way and keep you happy and healthy to continue with family friends and loved Jesus name I pray

  37. Our prayers and condolences go out to you and your family. Your mother it seams was a very insightful lady, way ahead of her time. May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. She is with God now.

  38. May you have God’s comfort and love at this sorrowful time. She was a wonderful lady and her success as a mother supersedes that of many with highly intelligence. She learned more about being a successful mother and human being than many do through the things she suffered.

  39. May God bless you and your family at this time of sorrow. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Your mother must have been so proud of all you have accomplished in your life. May she rest in peace with her Maker.
    Sonja Barnwell

  40. Dear Dr. Ben,

    How blessed to know that your mother is with Jesus today. You and your family are in our prayers as you rightfully mourn her loss. But, remember, she is in a much better place than you or I are. Looking forward to that glorious day when we will be re-united with our loved ones who are in heaven.

    Dean & Frieda Seigner

  41. Our heartfelt sympathy to Ben and his family . . . Ben you were so blessed to have such a wonderful woman in your life . . . pick up her baton and carry it on proudly as I’m sure you will . . . may the comfort and the love of our lord live within your family – now and always.

  42. Dr: & Mrs, Carson, You were Blessed for so long to have a wonderful, loving, kind, Mother and now she is with you always in a place she can still lead and guide and give you direction. Death leaves a memory that is hard to heal, but love leaves a memory no one can steal. Bless you and your family and friends. God Bless

  43. So sorry but she is in heaven now and rejoicing. I love the poem she left with you and she raised a son into a great man. God Bless you and your family.

  44. Dr. Ben and family god bless you all and I and most of us posting have lost our beloved parents but the good of it all is that they have a form of immortality in our memories they live on. in her poem is wisdom.


  45. Dr, Carson…..knowing you I would expect nothing less from your wonderful mother. God Bless her and may she rest in peace. She must have been wonderful woman to raise a man like you. Much love at this sad time for the Carson Family. God Bless You All……….
    Ted Parrelly

  46. My deepest sympathy to you Dr. Carson and your family. I’m sure you mom was very proud and I’m sure you are very proud of your mom. May she RIP and forever be in your heart.

    Alan Medeiros

  47. My deepest sympathy for the loss of you beloved mother. my prayers for you and the family in this period of sorrow – – – May God bless you all !!!

  48. My prayers are with you and your family. I read your book on your life and what a wonderful Mother you were blessed to have. You will have a wonderful reunion when you meet again in Heaven.

  49. She was a pillar to her family, a fighter and she got to see the fruit of her tenacity. God favor some people with such great parents. God bless this family.

  50. If everyone had a mother like yours what a wonderful world this would be. My sympathy to you and your family in the loss of a GREAT MOTHER AND EXAMPLE TO HER CHILDREN. YOU ARE IN MY PRAYERS.

  51. I am so sorry for your tremendous loss. No one can ever take a mother’s place. Your mother sounds like a brilliant woman, never making excuses, but rather taught you to be responsible for your own trials and tribulations. You have my sincere condolences. Prayers and peace be with you at this very difficult time.

  52. God Bless you and your family Dr. Ben Carson, Your mom must to have a wonderful women to have raised a good son like you! I’m so glad your on the Trump team, and it’s too bad Hillary Clinton didn’t have a mother like yours and maybe she quit blaming everyone else for all her mistakes and take a look at her own self in the mirror! Again take care of your self and your family and keep up the good work, I know your mom would be proud and she’s looking down and smiling at you!

  53. Dear Brother Ben Carson:
    I am so sorry for your loss sounds like you had a wonderful Mom they don’t make many of them anymore. I am always proud of what you have become and what a wonderful man you’ve become I didn’t know you until The president’s election but you were out standing. God Bless You and remain in his care. Rev Robert and Donna Brown

  54. Ben and family, so sorry to hear about your mother, Just know she is in a better place and that she was very proud of you. May your dear mother rest in peace. God Bless You and your family as you deal with your lose.

  55. The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh, for the Lord had blessed the Carson family with a wise and loving mother. Bless art thou that have the Christ, thy Lord in their hearts, for they have eternal life in His Kingdom. Peace and Love to all in the Carson family, for Love is eternal and shall reign in His blesseth land forever. Amen.

  56. May God bless you during this time. I also was raised by my father(my mother died when I was 6) who was illiterate and we was very poor. Even though I may not have raised up as high as you I did come out and the Lord has blessed me in everything I need especially God giving his son on the cross that I might be saved.
    Prayers for comfort to you.

  57. A very accomplished brain surgeon & a son that any mother would be proud to call him her son & Dr. Ben Carson gives so much credit to his mother’s upbringing. At this sad time for Dr. Carson & his wife & family, our thoughts & prayers go out to them. May God’s grace, peace & comfort sustain them in their hour of grief. I’m sure Sonya Carson knew the Lord as her Savior & that he & his mother will be reunited in Heaven when the time comes, this is their hope & ours if we have a personal relationship with our Savior, Jesus Christ. God bless the Carson family.

  58. We are praying for you, Ben, and we are proud of her steadfast love, which is monumentally shown in taking on the task of rearing you to be a man of honor. I have read many statements of yours regarding her insistence that you read, read, read! She is definite and example to be followed!

    Remember, as well, Ben, we will be together with your Mom and all of our precious friends and relatives who have gone before us, and we will worship our LORD as one! And, I’ll be able to introduce you to my family, as well!

    We love you, Ben, and we are praying for you and your family.

    God bless and keep you in His arms until that day,

    Jeffrey A. and Lisbeth N. Rothe, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

  59. May the Lord bless you and your family greatly. My family and I will pray for you and your family. What an inspiration your blessed mother had to have been to raise such a fine man as yourself. May God bless you and keep you in this time of sadness.

  60. Dr. Ben Carson, So sorry for the loss of your Mother. She must have been a terrific Mom to have raised a son like you! My prayers are with you and your family at this time. She is now with Jesus and you will see her again. Again my prayers are with you…

  61. So sorry for your loss, Dr. Carson. Praying for the peace and compassion of Jesus to flood your mind during this. Praying for all your family.

  62. Dr Ben Carson, as the recipient of the love and nurturing your mother gave you, you have already acknowledged she is the reason behind your success. Your loss is painful, but now is the time for you to really make her proud. Make this loss the energy you needed to go forward to do greater things for humanity. I know she will be watching you from the heavens and it would make her so pleased knowing what she left behind.

  63. Dr. Carson….I’m sure your mother will be with you and thinking of you daily. Thank you for your medical service & your service now with our country. Prayers to you & your family.

  64. Dr. Ben Carson, my prayers go out to you and your family on the loss of your mother. I know I don’t have to tell you that she is in a better place…in the loving arms of her Father and Savior.

  65. From this Aussie to you Dr Ben Carson. My prayers are a tribute to your dear Mother who bore such a wonderful human being as you sir. A person of her quality is definitely now in GOD’s Care.

  66. What a beautiful legacy your dear mother left Praying for God to give you and all of your mother’s loved ones, peace and comfort as you grieve your loss.

  67. While I love the poem Dr. Carson quotes, I find it a bit contradictory . He rightfully gives his mother credit for the person he became. If only all young black men had a mother like his what a different world we would see!
    My heartfelt love goes to Ben Carson for his loss. It seems her passing has been a loss to every one of us who did not know her as the amazing mother of Ben.


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