We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Sarah L. Carter's Funeral Home - Northside
Mrs. Gloria Carter was the fourth oldest of eight siblings she gracefully made her entrance into this world on December 29, 1937, in Jacksonville, Florida to Irene Jackson Bailey and Oscar Bailey, whom both preceded her in death.
Mrs. Gloria Carter received her education from Old Stanton and was employed with Womaco vending services providing excellent service at FCCJ west campus and Anheuser Busch for over 20 years and Duval County Senior Companion Program until she fully Retired. She was a faithful member of the International Masons and Eastern Stars for over 50 years. She was a Worthy Matron of Beatrice Turner #162; Worthy Matron of Charlie Will Thomas #352 and she held many titles and offices and traveled the world to establish other Chapters thru out her time.
Mrs. Gloria was also a faithful member of St. Thomas Missionary Baptist church for over 30 years while under this ministry she attended Sunday School services, was a part of the Mass Choir, Pastors Aide Ministry, and Usher Board. she enjoyed singing with the Gospel Lights, Royal Spirituals, Divine and she assisted in many other groups and filled in wherever needed.
She enjoyed making a fashion statement in everything she did including being a part of various fashion shows in the Jacksonville Area. Mrs. Gloria enjoyed spending time at the local senior centers for over 20 years. She was a member of Joe and the Rockettes were she loved and was crowned as the Queen of Mary L. Singleton Senior Center 2003-2004. She loved to line dance as well as singing. She had a smile that will brighten up a room.
Mrs. Gloria Carter was wed in holy Matrimony to Caphas Enarde Carter, and they shared a wonderful life for over 40 years until his transition. Of this union they shared the joy of 15 Children together 4 proceeded her in death.
She leaves seven daughters and three sons to cherish a lifetime of fond memories, Patricia Cummings-Oliphant (Clarence), Frances Hayes (Victor) of Atlanta, GA, Wanda Wright (Andrew) of Lake Asbury, FL, and Diane Carter (Weaver); two were reared by her, Edward Moore and Artez Burney, Evelyn Carter, Maxine Caldwell (Oscar), Beverly Steplight of Virginia Beach, VA, Leonard Carter, Keith Bailey, and Ronald Bailey; six siblings and thirteen in-laws proceeded her in death; she leaves five sisters to cherish her memories, Geraldine Williams of Baltimore MD Shirley A. Powell, Betty J. Anderson, Rosemary Price, and Arletha Johns, all of Jacksonville, FL; fifteen grandchildren; forty-six great grands; two great-great grand relatives; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other and friends.
She leaves behind a faithful friend of twenty years, Geneva Sapp and a sincere caregiving friend, Keturah Clark; the Senior Companion Program and her Charlie Joseph Senior Center Community friends. A special thanks to Hospice Care for they excellent care.
Sarah L. Carter's Funeral Home Northside is serving the Family.