Mabelene W. Carter

March 26, 1936 - November 3, 2023
Mabelene W. Carter

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Susan Mabelene Walker Carter went to be with the Lord on November 3, 2023. Her journey did not end but is merely the beginning of everlasting life with our Heavenly Father. Mabelene was born on March 26, 1936, in Whiteville, NC to the late Frank and Vernie Walker.

Mabelene was preceded in death by her partner, Robert Wright; sister, Margaret Hufham; brothers, Richard Walker and O’Neil Walker; son, Andy Carter.

Mabelene is survived by her older sister, Ruby Thompson (Mabelene liked to let everyone know she was the baby sister); daughter, Scarlett Spencer (Greg); daughter, Darlene Hart (Bob); grandchildren, Sara Carter, Jonny Spencer (Jenny), Katie Spencer, Jamison Hart and Brittany Thaxton; greatgrandchildren, Summer, Slater, Silas, Stella, Carter, Cohen, and Nico; and many friends.

Mabelene’s career consisted of waitressing at Western Sizzlin where she made many friends. Mabelene was a friend of Bill W. for 48 years and spent many years mentoring others in recovery. In her most recent years, she enjoyed visits from her friends, spending time with her family, and watching her greatgrandchildren grow-up.

In honor of Mabelene, a celebration of life ceremony will be held at Olivet Baptist Church on November 18, 2023, at 3pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Mabelene’s home church, Olivet Baptist Church.

Services are entrusted to Wilmington Funeral and Cremation. Please leave condolences for the family on his Tribute Wall at

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  • November 27, 2023
    Melissa Monroe says:
    I was so saddened to hear of Maybelene’s passing. She lived across the street from me, and she doted on my boys. They would always go over and help her out anytime she called. It was mostly to clean her gutters out or fill up the salt in her water softener. When Mabelene got to the point that she couldn’t stay by herself, she begged me to keep an eye out on her place, so nobody would mess with her stuff. We did our best to make sure of that. She was a hoot at times, laughing alot with us. We used to go to Something fishy to bring her seafood, or pick up pizza when she’d ask. She liked to eat at our house, I guess because of the “noise” from our crowd. I’ll miss getting calls from her for an update on her place. Or I’d just call her to hear how she was doing. To which she’d always answer “I’m fine, I’m just waiting to go back home,” & “don't forget to keep an eye on my place! It’s not much but it’s mine!” Fly high Mabelene. Everything over here is just fine.

  • November 18, 2023
    Glenda Fowler lit a candle:
    Lit since November 18, 2023 at 11:28:32 PM

  • November 17, 2023
    BEVERLY LEM says:
    I started work with Mabelene at Western Sizzlin on Market St in 1971. We continued to work together for the next 10 years. Boy was she a hoot. I was the youngest waitress and those other gals (Mabel, Gail, Pam, Ruth, Melvinia, Sabina, and more) taught me the ropes. I will never forget those days. I cherish those beautiful memories that we shared. May you rest in peace dear friend. I will see you again. I send my love to Scarlett and Darlene along with your families. Beverly Lem (Cliver)

  • November 14, 2023
    Joyce Spivey lit a candle:
    Lit since November 14, 2023 at 11:18:41 PM

  • November 12, 2023
    Angela posted an image:
    When we first met...Wilmington (circa 1993) Love that smile
    When we first met...Wilmington (circa 1993) Love that smile