HAMPSTEAD - Irene “Sue” Carter, 73, of Hampstead, passed away on Thursday, May 14, 2020 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington.
Mrs. Carter was born in Holly Ridge to the late Annie Hines and Clifton Hines. Sue was preceded in death by her late husband of 54 years, Cecil Harvey Carter Sr.
She is survived by her two sons, Cecil Harvey Carter Jr. and Timothy Carter, her daughter-in-law, Sandy Carter, and her granddaughter, Brooke Carter, along with her brother-in-law, Joe Carter, and sister-in-law, Joyce, all of Hampstead, sister-in-law, Sherry Carter of Wilmington, and Brenda Hines of Wallace. She was raised in Holly Ridge with her late brothers, Garland Hines, William Earl Hines, L.D. Hines, Marshall Lee Hines, Oscar Hines, and Marvin Hines. She also survived by many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, even great-great-nieces and nephews.
She attended Dixon High School and graduated in 1964. She served as a member for 54 years and a Sunday school teacher at Blake’s Chapel Advent Christian Church for 44 years, worked at Thorne Apple Valley for 20 years (aka the “bacon plant”), and worked at Century Mills Textile for many years. Sue had a very big heart and was willing to help out whoever was in need. She had a passion for sewing, crocheting, cooking, and gardening. She loved her family and the Lord more than anything else and always had a smile on her face. She will be greatly missed and forever loved in our hearts. Sue, Mother, Grandmama, Aunt Sue, Miss Sue, you will always be our family and our friend. We love you a bushel and a peck, and a hug around the neck.
The Carters are opening up their home and welcoming all for family visitation at 107 Morris Drive on Sunday afternoon, May 17, 2020 from 4 PM until.
There will be a Celebration of Life for those who would like to come inside Blake’s Chapel Advent Christian Church on Monday, May 18, 2020 at 1:00 PM. A graveside committal will follow in the cemetery behind the church.
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