Shirley Carter

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Daily Press
May 7, 1997


NEWPORT NEWS – Evangelist Shirley M. Carter, 69, wife of Bishop Bennie L. Carter Sr., passed on Monday, May 5, 1997, at the Sentara Nursing Center in Hampton.

Evangelist Carter was a former member of the Holy Tabernacle Church of Deliverance and the order of Eastern Star.

She was a graduate of the New Horizon Nursing School and worked as a certified nursing assistant for 22 years.

She is survived by her husband, Bishop Bennie L. Carter Sr. of Tacoma, Wash.; a daughter, Brenda E. Harris of Newport News; a son-in-law, Emanuel Harris of Newport News; two aunts, Velma Moorehead and Mildred Mitchell, both of Newport News, 18 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held Friday, May 9, 1997, at noon at the Holy Tabernacle Church of Deliverance, with Elder Lewis Nicholson Sr. officiating. Burial will follow services in the Oakland Cemetery, Hampton. The casket will be placed in the church by 11 a.m. on Friday for viewing.

Family and friends will assemble at the Harris residence, 300 Colony Road, by 11:30 a.m. on Saturday.

Arrangements by Carter Funeral Home, Denbigh Chapel.

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