2016-02-11 / Obituaries

Mary Dee Reynolds Carter

Mary Dee Reynolds Carter, 86 beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, passed away peacefully February 3, 2016 at Grace Presbyterian Village in Dallas where she had lived for the past seven years.

Born April 5, 1929 to Raymond and Jewel Blankenship Reynolds in Bowling Green, Kentucky. She graduated from Warren County High School in Bowling Green. She married Lewis N. Carter on March 4, 1947 and was married for 56 years.

Mary was employed by Sears for many years before retiring. She had lived in Fort Worth most of her life before moving to Lake Palestine in chandler to begin retirement with her husband. Mary enjoyed fishing, gardening and cooking. She was a gracious hostess to many family and friends. Mary was a member of Westlake Baptist Church, Chandler, where she lead and/or taught many classes for children and the ladies including Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, Women’s Missionary Union and served on numerous committees.

Mary is survived by two sons, Chaplain Jerry Carter and wife Cynthia, Waxahachie; and Jack Carter and wife Theresa, Chandler. Grandchildren are Chris and Carrie Carter, Waxahachie; Erik and Laura Carter Barnard, Waxahachie; Nikki Carter and spouse Shelby, Tyler; Mitchell and Meagan Carter Spradlin, Chandler; and Cody Carter, Chandler; and ten great-grandchildren. One brother, Joe Reynolds and wife Mary Jo of Hendersonville, Tennessee and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and one brother.

A memorial service was held on February 8, 2016 at the Wayne Boze Funeral Home, Waxahachie. In keeping with her life of service she chose to donate her body to medical science and research. Internment will be held at a later date in Plano Cemetery in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

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