Marguerite Winfree Carter, age 92, went to be with her Lord July 19, 2021 at the Carolina Inn, Fayetteville, NC, where she had been a resident for six years. She was predeceased by her husband of sixty-five years, Lester G. Carter, Jr. She is survived by her daughter Beverly and husband Dr. Philip Spears, son Rev. L. Grant Carter, III and wife Mary, and son Vann B. Carter and wife Janet. She is also survived by grandchildren Britt Carter and wife Genna and their children Grayson, Gavin and Savannah; Laura Cale and husband Charles and their children Addison, Amelia and Annabelle; Beth Seay and husband Patrick and their children Parker, Vivian, Dalton and Naomi; Carter Spears; Winfree Brisley and husband Will and their children Powell, Yates, and Pierson.
Mrs. Carter, daughter of the late Vann Edward Winfree, Sr. and Myrtle Williams Winfree, was born and grew up in Raleigh, NC. She moved with her family as a teenager to Fayetteville and graduated from Fayetteville High School. Prior to her marriage and the birth of her daughter, she worked at Huske Hardware as a bookkeeper.
She devoted her life to being a homemaker. She was a loving mother, wife, grandmother, and great grandmother. Her family was her passion and devotion, and she treasured the annual family beach trip that still continues. She also enjoyed decorating her home and was a charter member of the Flora McDonald Garden Club.
Mrs. Carter was a very active member for more than sixty years in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church at Vander, where she served for many years in the Nursery and was faithful in her Sunday School class and women’s prayer group.
The family would like to thank the wonderful caretakers and staff at Carolina Inn Assisted Living and additional caretakers Bertha McRae, Sue Rink, and staff from HomeInstead Senior Care for their expert caring skills and love which enriched her last years. You are most appreciated.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 24, 1:00 pm in the Mausoleum Chapel at Lafayette Memorial Park. The family will receive friends following the burial at the gravesite at Lafayette Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts be made to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 3934 Sunnyside School Road, Fayetteville, NC 28312, to the Wycliffe Bible Translators ministry of her grandson, Carter Spears (online donations: wycliffe.org/partner/cspears), or to a charity of your choice.
Services entrusted to Butler Funeral Home, 6535 Clinton Road, Stedman, NC 28391.
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