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Jean Carter Obituary
Jean E. Carter PORTSMOUTH - Jean Elizabeth Glisson Carter passed away Saturday, July 17, 2010, in Columbia, S.C. Born Sept. 15, 1922 in Portsmouth, she was the daughter of Charles Edward Glisson and Ethel Mae Collier-Glisson. Mrs. Carter was raised by a loving family with her beloved mother, father and three brothers. Married in 1943, Jean lived a fulfilling, eventful, joyful and productive life for 24 years as the wife of active duty naval aviator John Quincy Carter. These happy years include her two greatest joys, John Jr. and Bonnie. As perhaps only those of the era that Jean lived in can understand, friends - lifelong friendships - made during these years not only brought Jean happiness but remained a part of her life beyond the military. Following retirement of Cmdr. Carter in 1963, the Carters made their home in Columbia, S.C. Mrs. Carter was integrally involved with the support of the Civic Life of Columbia, the Town Theatre, was a member of Forest Lake Women's Club, Friends of the Library, and the Garden-Lovers Garden Club. While a longtime member of Eastminster Presbyterian Church, she was active in Women of the Church and a member of the choir. Mrs. Carter was a member of The Jamestown Society, never forgetting her Virginia roots. She became a member of St. Martins in the Field Episcopal Church in 1990. Those that knew Mrs. Carter, with her lovely hats, kind words, heartfelt smiles, always had a better day. Recent years have brought even more friendships, and words cannot express to Willie Mae Corbett, CNA, caregiver, the fondness and gratitude she felt for this friend. The family as well would like to thank the staff of Jane Bruce Guignard Pavilion at Still Hopes for their loving and compassionate care. Mrs. Carter wished to be brought home to Portsmouth for burial amongst her loved ones at Olive Branch Cemetery. The family expresses their deepest appreciation to Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth W. Wren Sr. (beloved niece, Nancy Glisson Wren) of Suffolk for their loving assistance and hospitality in fulfilling Jean's last wish. To you - Mama, Gamma, Jean, you have always been and forever will be in our hearts - the most special, unique, and wonderful person - we have been blessed to have been a part of your life. Mrs. Carter is survived by her husband, retired U.S. Navy Cmdr. John Q. Carter Sr.; son, John Q. Carter Jr.; daughter, Bonnie Jean-Elizabeth Carter; daughter-in-law, Merry Carter; grandson, John Quincy III (wife Monica and step great-granddaughter Olivia); grandson, Christopher; as well many nieces and nephews. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 22, in Sturtevant Funeral Home, Bennetts Creek Chapel, by the Rev. Lawrence Coleman. Burial will follow in Olive Branch Cemetery. www. SturtevantFuneralHome.com.

Published in The Virginian Pilot from July 21 to July 22, 2010
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