Sister Shirley Priscilla Carter was born to the late Roosevelt Curtis and Marie Brown on March 18, 1945 in Jacksonville, Florida. She attended the local schools of Duval County,
graduating from Old Stanton High School.
She was united in Holy Matrimony with Ronald Carter in 1977. He preceded her in death. Her last employment was with River Region for 10 years. She volunteered with Urban League
for many years. She loved to cook and had a deep love for her family. Sister Carter realized her need for Christ in her life because of the challenges of the world. In
April of 1992, she made a decision to make Christ Lord of her life and joined Mt. Olive Primitive Baptist Church. She was baptized by Elder F. E. Wrease, an interim pastor at that time. She served as a member of the choir. She reconnected at Mt. Olive in 2004 with Elder Lee Harris as pastor.
On July 24, 2018, God called Sister Carter home. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and daughter: LaWanda Thomas.
She leaves to cherish many loving memories, daughter, Deidra Grant (Anthony); son, Derrick Bowers (Katina); grandchildren, Erica Middleton, Tonisha Grant, Derrick Bowers, Lataya Johnson, Brandon Johnson, Shateria Lowman, Derrick Bowers and Brionna Johnson; 8 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; a sister, Blanche Mallory (J.C) of Waycross; 2 brothers, Paul Owens (Pearl) and Leonard Owens both of Brunswick, Ga.; many nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of other relatives and friends.