Margaret Perry Carter

November 30, 1929 - June 26, 2021
Margaret Perry Carter


Margaret Perry Carter, 91, wife of George Carter, died on June 26, 2021, at her home. Margaret was born in Durham County on November 30, 1929, to the late Eustace Rivers and Essie (Liles) Perry.

Margaret was a high school math teacher and had positively impacted many young lives in the Wake, Brunswick, Carteret, and Washington Counties. She also served as a Statistical Analyst with the NC Board of Higher Education. In addition, she was an accomplished seamstress, avid reader, and enjoyed cross country traveling. She spent many years of her life enjoying the beach, where she always found peace and happiness.

She was a faithful member of Temple Baptist Church and was a member of the Joy Sunday School Class at Temple Baptist Church, former Garner Woman’s Club, and many book clubs.
Besides her husband, she is survived by five daughters: Elaine Annis, Cherry Ballard (Bill), June Hickman (Don), Melody Shaver (Roger), and Dawn McCraney (Steve); one son: Mark Allen; six grandchildren: Amy Ford (Tris), Kevin Annis (Liz), Todd Shaver, Erin Shaver, Brett McCraney (Yasmin) and Scott McCraney; three great-grandchildren: Abby Ford, Nolan Ford, and Gavin Annis.

The memorial service will be held on Thursday, July 1, 2021, 2:00 PM, at Temple Baptist Church, 1801 Market Street, Wilmington, NC 28403, with a time for visitation at 1:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her memory may be made to Temple Baptist Church in Wilmington, NC or to a charity of your choice.

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  • June 29, 2021
    Barbara Goodman says:
    I am so sorry to hear about Mrs. Carter's passing. I had the honor of getting to know the Carter's when I worked in the dining room where they lived. My sincere condolences to Mr. Carter, June and the whole family

  • July 02, 2021
    Peggy mckenzie says:
    The summers I spent with ya'll were special times for me. I still hold them in my heart. Margaret Lee was so talented, she could cook, sew, decorate,she had a green thumb, she was a special lady. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you celebrate her life. I have kept her voicemail to me when she called after mama died. It's so very hard to let go. They drove us crazy but I know how much you will miss her.