On Monday November 09, 2020 unexpectedly and without warning God plucked out the most beautiful flower in his garden here on Earth. Taking our beloved Barbara with him. Barbara Ann was born to the late Augustine and Gertrude Carter September 23, 1955.
She began her spiritual walk at a very early age starting with her mother who took her and her siblings to church. She actively attended United Bibleway Temple. Yet her spiritual journey did not blossom until she became a member of FGKC under the teachings and guidance of Bishop Felton Hawkins.
Barbara was well loved by all who had the privilege to meet and know her. She always made you feel special. For those who were close to her she was known as Baby Ann a name her father affectionately gave her. If nothing else she would always have a meal and a conversation for you.
Barbara was educated in Newport News Public Schools and graduated from Ferguson High School in 1973. She decided to further her education and attended Norfolk State University studying Early Childhood Education. At the time of her death she was employed as a Community Service Associate II for thirteen years on her way to retirement.
Barbara is proceeded in death by her parents Augustine and Gertrude Carter, a sister Selessteen Carter, and two brothers Roger Graves and Thomas Graves.
Barbara leaves to cherish her most precious memories and is survived by her husband Melvin Earley, four daughters Keelay Carter , Joqwia Clark, Carlotta Carter, and Jazmin Carter-Brown and son Dominique Carter. Two step-daughters Nicole Lucas, Iisha Smith. Two step sons Michael Hardy and Corey Hargrove. Twelve Grandchildren Kniesha Carter-Muir ,Stacey Lucas, Khalil Worrell, Dominique Carter Jr., Kayla Butler, Daniel Pittman, Kaniya Worrell, Karon Butler, Anthony Graham Jr., Trinity Brown, Kayden Carter, Mekhi Lomax. Three Great Grandchildren Kaliyah Worrell, James Muir Jr. , and Carter Muir. Four sisters Connie Jackson, Gladys Jackson, Sandra Pounds, and Patricia Lyttle Wilkins. Brother, Augustine Carter Jr. Best friend Latisha Howard. As well as a host of other family members and special friends.
Viewing for Mrs. Earley will be held Wednesday, November 18th from 4 to 7 PM at Full Gospel Kingdom Church, 215 32nd Street, Newport News, VA.
Services for Mrs. Earley will also be held noon at Full Gospel Kingdom Church on Thursday, November 19, 2020.
Interment with Horse Drawn Carriage will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park.
It is the desire of the Carter family that you keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
The family of Mrs.Barbara Carter Earley has entrusted her final care to the staff of C.C. Carter Funeral Home, Inc.
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