Margaret Elizabeth Carter was called home in the early morning hours on October 16, 2019 at the age of 73. A native Floridian, she was born in Sulpher Springs, Florida on August 17, 1946.
If you had the honor of getting past all of her prickly quirks, and knew Margaret as her family did, you would be rewarded with a fierce love. Although she was stubborn, difficult, and contrary, she was passionate, loyal, and opinionated– never missing an opportunity to debate or share her views. She loved color and crafts, a good drink and music. An animal lover, she especially doted on her dogs and thought puppies were the best thing in the world. She loved Jesus and she loved to aggressively tell others about him.
Much of her life and personality were full of contradictions. She lived in Florida her whole live but loathed the climate here. Adoring the cold weather and snow, she complained constantly about the heat. In fact, she had a beautiful coordinated winter outfit, complete with boots, hat and gloves that she could break out only once or twice a year. She thought of herself as very serious,but had a twisted sense of humor. She was fluent in sarcasm and loved a witty turn of phase.
She never let her family forget that life is short and to cherish every moment. She would belligerently remind us to take the time to make celebrations special. To wrap presents extravagantly. To write notes to loved ones with care as if each and every one might be the last. In regards to the end, she had been looking forward to this for a long time and she did her best to prepare her family for it. So they could let her go to where she always wanted to be.
“In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.” John 14:2
She was preceded in death by her mother, Charlotte Elizabeth Pratt.
She is survived by her two Daughters, Donna Carter and Rhonda Furney, her 3 grandchildren and her 2 great granddaughters.
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