Martha Elizabeth Carter
SPRINGFIELD, IL - Martha Elizabeth Carter, 75, departed this life on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
She was born Aug. 5, 1939, in Springfield, Ill., the daughter of Margaret E. Smith and Harold R. Smith. She married Raymond Carter on April 8, 1995, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 14, 2002.
Mrs. Carter was a Housekeeper at St. John's Hospital for 15 years until she went on medical disability.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents, Margaret and Harold Smith; four brothers: James R., Harold W., Johnny and Richard R. Smith; grandparents, Beulah and Orville Beard; and nephews, Anthony and Rodney Smith.
She leaves to cherish memories, her daughter, Martha Ann (Jeffrey) Lockett of Tucker, Ga.; three grandchildren: Demetria (Thomas) Shephard and Chahila Davis of Springfield and O'Shena (Charles) Ross of Fayetteville, N.C.; six sisters: Dorothy (Donnie) Williamson of Chicago, Sue E. Smith, Judith (Edward) Clanton, Sharon Smith, and Carolyn Smith of Springfield, and Debra (Delbert) Jackson of Clarksville, Tenn.; two brothers, Charles (Arttemez) Smith of Burke, Va., and Tony Smith of Springfield; 11 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be at noon on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, at Walker Funeral Services, 2300 E. Cook St., Springfield, IL 62703, the Rev. Silas Johnson, officiant.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of service. Interment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Walker Funeral Services is entrusted with arrangements.
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