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Edna Virginia Carter

January 12, 1943 — May 12, 2017

On January 12th 1943, Edna Virginia Carter was born in Tuskegee, Alabama the daughter of Ruth and Roger Smith. She was a bright and beautiful child. She had long pretty hair, a lovely smile and an inquisitive spirit. She and her 5 siblings lived with their Paternal Grandparents – Elijah and Nora Smith in Tuskegee. As a teenager she and her siblings moved to Detroit, MI to live with their mother, Ruth Edison. While in Detroit she met and married her high school sweetheart, Marshall Carter. They were married on August 22, 1960. Marshall enlisted in the Army and Edna became an army wife and mother. There were four children born of their union; Rosaline, Sharon, Marshall II, and Brian. She and her family travelled the world. She lived in Georgia, Texas, Germany, Missouri, California, and Maryland. She said San Francisco was her favorite place. While in Maryland she started her nursing career. She earned a diploma in nursing and became a licensed practical nurse. She was an excellent nurse for over 35 years. She worked at various military hospitals and worked at Georgetown University Hospital for 15 years. Edna was known for her elegance, great style, intelligence, home cooking, and artistic ability. She loved to get dressed to the nines. She loved acquiring black art, doing needle pointing and making beaded Japanese Ming Trees. Known as a great cook, her potato salad and from scratch homemade German chocolate cake… were to die for. Edna was also known as Ed the Fed, she had top notch investigative skills. She also loved sports with her son Brian’s alma mater, Georgetown Hoya’s (Basketball) and Dallas Cowboys (Football). When it came to driving you could be counting on her to speed and wheel and deal. In retirement she loved to relax by talking with her family and friends. She loved watching Judge Mathis on TV… Judge Mathis was her man! She also loved visiting with him and his lovely wife/and her niece – Linda Mathis. You could find her with a Coke-Cola, Lays potato chips and some spicy chicken. Edna was a dynamic wonderful person. She will be greatly missed!!!. She is survived by four children; Rosaline Carter-Beard, Sharon Carter, Marshall and Ziva Carter, Brian and Cherrie Corley Carter; nine grandchildren, Jamal Browder, Darrell, Detrick, Rosalyn, Gerald, Michael, Madison, McKinley, Matthew Carter; Siblings, Joseph and Sylvia Reese, Jackie and Katherine Smith, Roger and Jessie Smith, Joyce Smith, Terry Smith.  A family hour will be 11 am May 19, 2017 at CLC Stone's Church, Kalamazoo where services will be held at Noon. Arrangements by Redmond Funeral Home, 4100 S. Westnedge Ave. Kalamazoo, MI 49008 (269) 343-6156. www.redmondfuneralhomes.net
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