Condolences for Jay Carlson

Joseph Harris posted on 1/26/19

Deepest Condolences to the Carlson family. Jay was a man of his word. He always had a kind word and a smile. It was my pleasure and honor to have known and worked with him


Jeff Blair posted on 1/7/19

I wanted to offer my most sincere condolences to Jay's family and friends. I greatly enjoyed working closely with Jay in his role first as a Commissioner and subsequently as the Governor's Chair of the Commission. We developed a very close, friendly, and collaborative relationship, and I will deeply miss Jay's friendship. Sincerely, Jeff Blair


HH posted on 12/28/18

My deepest sympathies to the family and friends. May you find comfort in your memories together and in God and his word the Bible. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4)


Denise Carpenter (Melton) posted on 12/22/18

Gina, Jacob, John, and family am so heartbroken to hear about Jay's passing. My heart goes out to all of you and am keeping ya'll in my thoughts and prayers.


Beverly & Joe Gomez posted on 12/19/18

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all the family. God must of needed another angel and he choose the sweetest person I know. Rest in Peace Jay. We love you


Dianne CGA Beaton CGA CA posted on 12/14/18

May our presence here on earth leave a lasting legacy to all of us that walked through your life.


Myranda (Wildner) Watson posted on 12/13/18

Gina, Jake and John, I am so sorry to hear about Jay's passing. You are all in our prayers!!


Jill, Jerry, Lou, Max and Ella Cavellier posted on 12/12/18

Gina, Jacob, John and all family and friends . . . we are absolutely heart broken over the passing of your dear, sweet Jay. Jay was an exceptional man indeed! Please know, you are in our daily thoughts and we send our love and prayers for each of you.


Vanessa Harris posted on 12/12/18

My deepest sympathy to you and the family Gina...prayers for strength and endurance


Karen Blakely posted on 12/12/18

I would like to express my deepest condolences on the loss of your husband, father, son and brother. When a family loses somebody close to them who was as young as Jay was, they have to wonder why their loved one had to die at all. But God gives us his personal promise found in the Bible at Revelation 21:4, where God tells us that very soon he will do away with death and sickness from the Earth forever, and then he will resurrect Jay to perfect life here on Earth being reunited with family and friends and being able to experience life as God meant it to be which has always been God's purpose for mankind and for his Earth.


Cam Fentriss posted on 12/12/18

Jay was a knowledgeable and great leader. Jay was generous in sharing his time to make Florida a better state for everyone. Jay will be missed by many


Sue James posted on 12/11/18

Dearest Gina and family, we send our deepest condolences. This message cannot ease your pain or sorrow in losing Jay. We know this well. But we also know that you all are so blessed to have been the center of his life and also know that we are honored to have so many shared memories of our time spent with the Carlson family. Love, the James family


Christine Brady posted on 12/11/18

Gina I am so sorry for your loss. You and the boys are in my thoughts and prayers. Love to you and your family.


Rita Birchenough posted on 12/11/18

It is inconceivable to realize this information about Jay is true. This gentle man was such an important person for all the reasons those who were lucky enough to call him their friend, knew him to be. His forever smile that caused anyone seeing it caused them to smile too. Behind that smile was an easy going, willingly helpful man. Gina, both Nelson and I are so sorry you, your boys and family are enduring this tremendous loss. All of us who knew this man are most certainly sharing this sadness with you.


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Marie LaBrosse posted on 12/11/18

Jay was a light and a friend and mentor to many of us. I am so sorry for the loss of your husband, father and our friend. RIP Jay.


Richard Taylor posted on 12/10/18

I was so saddened to hear of Jay's passing. I remember him as being larger than life. I know he loved his family and his work and it showed. So sorry for your loss.


Ron Hill posted on 12/10/18

To have known and served with Jay Carlson in the CDBIA(CBCA) was a great experience. I am privileged to have been in the same industry as Jay. As a Past-President myself, Jay was always just a phone call away. He was part of a great group of other leaders cut from that same cloth. The building industry will truly miss the presence of Jay Carlson. Gina, John & Jacob, please know how truly he was respected. Behind this great man is great family.


Randy Noel posted on 12/10/18

The home builder members in Louisiana will be forever grateful to Jay for his assistance with Chinese Drywall and I will be grateful I was his friend for years afterward. From the members of the NAHB "Well done my good and faithful servant." You will always be in our hearts as a shining example of what it means to be a home builder.


Lisa Johnson posted on 12/10/18

So sorry for your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with your whole family!


Al Zichella posted on 12/10/18

I will never forget you, Jay, them most unselfish and dedicated man I ever knew. All of us in the building industry owe you a debt of gratitude for all you have done for us. And as your friend, I will miss you every day. You were my kind of guy, and a vanishing breed of man. A great example to all of us, who pay attention. Love you buddy. Rest in Peace


Scott Coulombe posted on 12/10/18

My old friend Jay Carlson is gone. He was such a loving and caring person. All that got to meet and know him knew that immediately. I had the privilege of having him as a friend and my local President when we were the CBCA (Charlotte Builders and Contractors Association ) for two times. Involvement was his forte. And he always had his brain in gear before he spoke. The memories and laughs that we have are remarkable. Farewell my friend, I will always think of you until we meet again.All my love and admiration to your wonderful family. I am so fortunate to have known the Carlson clan...Bob, Randy and Jay.