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Paula Marie Carter

May 29, 1960 ~ December 5, 2023 (age 63) 63 Years Old

Paula Carter Obituary

Paula Marie Carter passed away the morning of December 5, 2023. She was born to the late John ”JC” and Virginia Carter in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on May 29, 1960. Paula is the mother to Britany Carter (grandchildren Ariya Washington and Azavon Carter), Blair Carter (grandchildren Caleb and Caden Dupree and the late Cassidy Carter), Curtis Boyd (grandchildren Mya and A’llayah Boyd). Paula entered into eternal rest surrounded by her family and best friend Tameka Taylor.   

Paula’s journey through life was marked by her devotion to her children and grandchildren. They were the love of her life. She has experienced many lands and cultures from all over living across the U.S. and overseas (North Dakota, Louisiana, England, Philippines, etc.), before moving to Virginia. Her love for nature was evident by the binoculars she carried to view birds and other Virginia wildlife. She enjoyed fishing, visiting Ft. Monroe for dolphin watching, family cookouts, and going to the beach with her daughters and grandchildren. Like her father, Paula was a food connoisseur and was often asked to prepare her specialty dishes by friends and family.

Paula leaves behind her sisters Lillian Ross (Dwayne) and Kimberly Phillips Knighten (Reginald); brothers John Carter, Jr. (Ayanna), and Derrick Frank (Lisa); niece and nephew Shannon and John Carter, III; along with a host of other nieces and nephews, loving aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives, and closest friends Makeita Hayman, Carl Walton and Cecilia “Poochie” Jones (deceased), and other friends.

 Paula had a kind heart, beautiful soul, and gave everything she had to those she loved and will live on in our hearts.

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December 15, 2023

2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Smith Brothers Funeral Home
545 E Mercury Blvd.
Hampton, VA 23663

Funeral Service
December 16, 2023

12:00 PM
Smith Brothers Funeral Home
545 E Mercury Blvd.
Hampton, VA 23663


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