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Geardie Mae (Martin) Carter

October 18, 1925 ~ October 10, 2020 (age 94)


Mrs. Geardie Mae Carter, daughter of the late William and Hittie Wiley Martin, and widow of the late Dwight Carter, was born in Taylor, Mississippi on October 18, 1925. 

Mrs. Carter was a member of Mt. Hope Missionary Baptist Church where she served faithfully on the Usher Board, Mother's Board, and sang in the choir. She was a member of the Heroines of Jericho and Golden Circle. She received her a Bachelor's Degree in Education from Mississippi Industrial College in Holly Spring, Mississippi and a Master's Degree from Indiana University. She taught school in the Oxford Separate School District until retiring. 

Mrs. Carter was united in matrimony to Dwight Carter, who preceded her in death. They were the proud parents of four daughters. Mrs. Carter and her husband Dwight were also the proud owners of the first African American business in Taylor, Mississippi (Taylor's Grocery). She loved quilting and, she  played an integral part in the Taylor Developmental Center, was the founder of CLEAR Core in 1997and served as the CEO until her passing. She also served as a volunteer with Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women. 

On Saturday, October 10, 2020, Mrs. Carter went home to be with the Lord and now she's an angelic door keeper in heaven. She is lovingly remembered by her daughters: Glarretter Carter-Burks (Osborne, Jr.) of Cordova TN, Erma Carter and Belvia Carter, and Regina Bernard (Nathan) all of Memphis TN; seven grandchildren, four great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; One sister: Versie Brown (James) of Memphis TN. and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. 

Please keep the Carter family in your prayers

*IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, please consider making a donation to CLEAR Core in Mrs. Carter's honor. Donations can be sent via CashApp ($clearcoreinc) or by check made out to CLEAR Core Inc. P.O. Box 130, Taylor, MS 38673.


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Limited Viewing (10 @ a time)
October 16, 2020

1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
L. Hodges Funeral Service
38-F Hwy 334
Oxford, Mississippi 38655

Outdoor Theatre
October 17, 2020

11:00 AM
North Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church
231 County Road 349
Taylor, MS 38673

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