Marilyn Crouch Carter

February 14, 1925 - May 23, 2013
Marilyn Crouch Carter


Marilyn Crouch Carter, 88, died on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. She was born on February 14, 1925 in Carlinville, Illinois to the late Melvin
and Ava Lair Crouch.

There will be gathering at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 26th to memorialize Marilyn with close friends and family at Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

Marilyn married her husband of 59 years, Gerard T. Carter on July 27, 1944 until his death in April of 2003. She taught elementary school for over 25 years. Once retired, she traveled to many places and loved to play bridge. A few of her favorite hobbies included gardening and cooking.

Surviving Mrs. Carter are her son, Terrence Carter of Leland and daughter, Carol Phillips of Woodbridge, Va.; grandchildren, Anna, Matthew, Melissa, Sarah, and Jon; and great-grandchildren, Carter, Tinley, Chase, Brandon, Adam and Jake.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • May 25, 2013
    Sandy Quarles says:
    I enjoyed playing bridge with Marilyn in our Brunswick Forest Wednesday bridge group. She was a warm and sincere lady who always wore a smile.

  • May 26, 2013
    Michael Ruggles says:
    Carol and family, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • May 28, 2013
    Susan Lucia says:
    You were always so kind and sweet and such a wonderful cook. I'll miss you. Rest in peace. Our thoughts, prayers and sympathy to Carol, Terry and the family. Susan, Charles & family

  • May 24, 2013
    Charlotte says:
    Please accept my condolences in the loss of your mother. She was a very sweet lady and a great Bridge partner. We will definitely miss her at the table. We hope she's up there playing Bridge and bidding 7NT with our other Bridge friends that we lost last year.

  • May 26, 2013
    Marlene Huber says:
    Marilyn was a true lady. She knew how to make a person feel special. She enjoyed the culture this area had to offer and I'm so happy to have known her. I will miss her.