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Carlene Musselwhite Register Whitley

February 9, 1937 — June 15, 2023


Carlene Musselwhite Register Whitley, age 86, was born February 9, 1937 in Lumberton, NC (Barker Ten Mile Area) to the late Carr and Allie Musselwhite and departed this life on June 15, 2023 at River’s Edge in Lumberton, NC.

 Carlene was proceeded in death by late husband of 28 years, Albert L. Register and 3 sisters: Mary, Doris and Gladys who she had a very special bond with and loved dearly.

 Carlene is survived by husband, Joseph Whitley of Red Springs; her son, Mackie Register and his wife Renee Register of Lumberton; a step son,  Joseph Whitley and his wife Tonya Whitley of Red Springs; six grandchchildren,  Carlee, MacKenzie, Shae, Tristan, Justin and Michaela;  four great grandchildren, Nova, Maddox, Haisley and Graylie; along with numerous nieces and nephews that were always there for her and she loved spending time with and a host of other relatives and friends.

 Carlene was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, granny, great grandma, aunt and friend.  Carlene enjoyed her many years in Aaron Lakes neighborhood with family and friends then later in life enjoyed traveling.  She enjoyed making flower arrangements for all occasions and cooking.  She cherished her bible study group friends. She sought every opportunity to help others and had a very giving heart.  Most of all she loved children and was quick to brag on all her grandbabies. Carlene adored Carlee and MacKenzie. They were her first grandchildren from her only son and his wife after waiting so many years. She was a Christian lady and was always active in church when she was able. Carlene truly loved her family and friends.

 The visitation will be Tuesday, June 20, 2023, from 6:00pm-8:00pm at McNeill Legacy Funeral Home (319 W. Broad Street, St. Paul’s NC). The graveside service will be on Wednesday, June 21, 2023, at Cumberland Memorial Gardens on Raeford Rd. in Fayetteville, NC at 1:00pm. The family will receive   friends following the service on Wednesday at the home of her son, Mackie Register - 3409 Meadow Rd., Lumberton, NC .

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Tuesday, June 20, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

McNeill Legacy Funeral Home

319 W Broad St, St Pauls, NC 28384

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Graveside Service

Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Cumberland Memorial Gardens

4509 Raeford Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28304

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