Margaret Perry Carter, 91, always found peace and happiness at the beach

Margaret Perry Carter

WILMINGTON — Margaret Perry Carter, 91, wife of George Carter, died Saturday, June 26, 2021, at her home. Margaret was born Nov. 30, 1929, in Durham County to the late Eustace Rivers and Essie (Liles) Perry.

Margaret was a high school math teacher and had positively impacted many young lives in the Wake, Brunswick, Carteret and Washington counties. She also served as a statistical analyst with the North Carolina Board of Higher Education. In addition, she was an accomplished seamstress, avid reader and enjoyed cross-country traveling. She spent many years of her life enjoying the beach, where she always found peace and happiness.

She was a faithful member of Temple Baptist Church and member of the Joy Sunday School Class at Temple Baptist Church, former Garner Woman’s Club and many book clubs.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by five daughters, Elaine Annis, Cherry Ballard (Bill), June Hickman (Don), Melody Shaver (Roger) and Dawn McCraney (Steve); son, Mark Allen; six grandchildren, Amy Ford (Tris), Kevin Annis (Liz), Todd Shaver, Erin Shaver, Brett McCraney (Yasmin) and Scott McCraney; three great-grandchildren, Abby Ford, Nolan Ford and Gavin Annis.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, July 1, at Temple Baptist Church, 1801 Market St., Wilmington, with a time for visitation at 1 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her memory may be made to Temple Baptist Church, Wilmington, or to the charity of your choice.

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