Stanley Edward Carter, was born on December 27, 1934. He was the youngest of six children from the family union of the late Gilliam and Beatrice Bland Carter. As the Lord would have it, Stanley’s mother died at the age of 35 years, when Stanley was nine months old. Beatrice’s sister, Martha and her husband George Pettis took Stanley and raised him as their own.
Stanley’s formal educational experience was cut short when he started suffering epilepsy as the result of a brain tumor and could no longer attend Watson Elementary School. Although he was no longer in the public school setting, Stanley learned to read and write from his siblings and cousins. Aunt Martha and Uncle Bud raised Stanley in a Christian home, and at an early age he was baptized and became a member of Union Baptist Church.
As the years passed, Stanley had to be placed in an assisted living facility. The first facility that was chosen for him was Central State Hospital in Petersburg. Stanley kept up with all of the news from Crewe by talking with two employees, Albert Jennings and Mrs. Elizabeth Roberts. Over the years, Stanley lived in several adult homes in the Richmond area, and in the year 2000, he came to live at the Heritage Hall Healthcare Facility in Blackstone. Stanley was at his happiest when he moved to Blackstone. Extended family contact was a true joy for him.
Stanley was preceded in death by siblings; Eddie G. Carter, Stewart Carter, Eleaser Carter, Arlene Carter Watson, and Mozella Carter Lewis Fowlkes.
Left to remember the life of Stanley; Sister-in-Law, Irene Carter, 9 nieces, 3 nephews, 7 great nieces, 7 great nephews, cousins and friends.
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