Beatrice Aliene Shepard Carter, 84, of Hampstead passed gently from her earthly life on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at Stonebridge at Woodbury in Hampstead, NC.
She was born October 9, 1932 in Wilmington NC, the daughter of the late Archie and Thelma Russ Shepard. Beatrice was preceded in death by her husband, Mervin Allen Carter; brother, Eugene Shepard; sisters, Margaret Pierce and Iris Hall; and great-grandchildren Allan Michael and Brianna Lynn Carter.
Beatrice leaves behind to cherish her memory, her son, Dale Carter (Patty); daughters, Thelma Padgett, Margie Coleman (Layton), Wendy Miller (Adrian) all of Hampstead; grandchildren, Carla Citarelli (Curtis), Nathan Carter (Melissa), Patrick Carter (Ronni), Carter Miller, and Joel Miller; great-grandchildren Austin, Alexandria, Ashlyn, and Emma; and a sister, Faye McDaniel (Marion) of Dallas Texas, and beloved extended family and friends.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Stonebridge Assisted Living and Memory Care of Hampstead who treated Beatrice like family.
Beatrice was a faithful member of Blakes Chapel Advent Christian Church where she served as Ordained Deaconess for almost seventy years. She was the best wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Being a great homemaker, she was a fabulous cook and spiritually created a Christian home environment for her children. She loved to host family and friends and enjoyed making others feel welcome in her home. Everything Beatrice undertook in life she did with a joyful spirit, whether it was for family, church, friends or her co-workers. Most of all, Beatrice was faithful. There are no words to describe the close relationship that she had with the Lord from the time she was a small child. Her life was well lived, much loved and truly will be missed.
Service will be held Sunday, April 30 at 2:00 p.m. at Blakes Chapel Advent Christian Church with burial following in Blakes Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive friends following the graveside service in the fellowship hall. Pallbearers will be Nathan Carter, Patrick Carter, Joel Miller, Carter Miller, Austin Moore, Joe Carter, and Cecil Carter. The Reverend Steven Spearing, The Reverend Edward Dowd, The Reverend Danny Justice and The Reverend Adrian Shepard will conduct the service.
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Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Burgaw.
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From all the staff here at Stonebridge we are gonna miss our "kisses" and smiles from Ms B. We ❤️ You and go fly high with the angels. To all the family our condolences.
Submitted by Marie Steinman on May 5 2017 06:29:03 AM
Dear Dale & Family: Miss Beatrice sounds like a lovely person. I look forward to meeting her as she is now: joyous, whole, vibrant in spirit, soul & body. I know she was a faithful servant here on earth, Dale. I see the values she helped to impart to you. May the Lord strengthen every good memory of her in the days to come. May the Lord sharpen your understanding of how He used Miss Beatrice to further His Kingdom here on earth. May the Lord bless you and comfort you & your family. Henri
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We loved mrs. Beatrice and are truly sorry for your loss
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Heaven gained another beautiful angel. Love you Ms Beatrice. She will definitely be missed.
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Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Such a beautiful soul has entered the gates of heaven and the angels sing.
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