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Joanna Sebrell Carter, 78, enjoyed spending summers at Lake Leamon

Joanna Sebrell Carter

CASTLE HAYNE — Joanna Sebrell Carter, 78, went to be with the Lord Friday, Jan. 17, 2020.

Joanna was born Feb. 19, 1941, in Wilmington, daughter of the late William Henry Sebrell Sr. and Alma Hester Sebrell Cavenaugh. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Walter Clarence Carter Sr.; and brother, William Henry Sebrell Jr.

Joanna was a loving wife and mother. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, family and friends. She was a stay-at-home mother who babysat for many children through the years. She enjoyed working in the yard, fishing with her husband and friends in the summers and vacationing at the beach and Lake Leamon. She loved going on their fall vacation to the mountains every year with family and friends.

Joanna is survived by her daughter, Teresa Carter Marshburn; son, Walter Carter Jr.(Karen); brother, James (Jay) Simmons Sebrell (Judy); sister, Margaret Sebrell Twifford (Bob); granddaughter, Alysha Harts Carroll; grandson, Aaron James Harts (Elicia); three stepchildren, Joshua, Melanie and Sarah Moosman; three great-grandchildren; 10 step-great-grandchildren; and special friend, R.T. Moore. Special thanks to her sister-in-law, Martha Sebrell, for all the help and amazing support.

Visitation will be held from noon to 2 p.m., Monday, Jan. 20, at Coble Ward-Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, 3915 Oleander Drive, Wilmington. Funeral services will immediately follow visitation. Interment will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park, 1311 Shipyard Blvd., Wilmington. Pallbearers will be Jimmy Harts Jr., Billy Sebrell, Lee Cavenaugh, Kenny Cavenaugh, Gilbert Rodriguez and Ricky Harrellson.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center.

Share online condolences with the family at Coble Ward-Smith Funeral & Cremation Service.

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