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Miriam Elsie Gates Carter

Miriam Elsie Gates Carter
  • March 21, 1940 - March 26, 2021
  • Seabrook Island, South Carolina

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“So sorry to hear of this news Carter family. She was one of my favorite people on this rock, really like a second mom growing up. I have so many...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Stewart Ketchin - Friend

“So sorry to hear of this news Carter family. She was one of my favorite people on this rock, really like a second mom growing up. I have so many...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Stewart Ketchin

“Marshall and Rachael, our sincere sympathy in the loss of your mom. Keep her dear memories close in your heart. ”
3 of 14 | Posted by: Gene and Jean Miller - SC

“Heartfelt condolences on your loss and prayers for the family. ”
4 of 14 | Posted by: Doug & Tracy Phillpott - SC

“Dear Joe and Family, our heartfelt sympathy in your loss of Miriam. She was a most beautiful girl that grew into a beautiful lady inside and out. ...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Beth Mathias - Friend

“Mr. Carter, Eva, John and Marshall . . . I am so sorry for your loss. Sending all my love your way. You will be in my prayers. ”
6 of 14 | Posted by: Lori Napper

“My deepest and heartfelt condolences to you all: Joe, Eva, Marshall and John, as you walk through this valley of loss and grief. Miriam returns...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Rebecca Orr - Charlotte, NC

“Joe, I send my heartfelt sympathy to you and your family with the loss of your life partner. Miriam was a beautiful lady with a warm heart. God bless...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Thad Bruner - Lexington, SC

“Our deep condolences go out to the entire Carter family. Have fond memories of our children growing up on HHI. Sending our love and prayers to you...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: RaVae Langford - Hilton Head Is., SC

“Eva and family, we just heard about your mom. We are so sorry for your loss. I will miss her coming to visit when we are at Folly. I will keep your...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Stephanie Thain - Lexington, SC

“Miriam and I grew up together. She really was like a sister. We did a lot of things together and had a lot of fun. I'm sorry for your loss. ”
11 of 14 | Posted by: Judi Powell

“Just sending our love and prayers! Heaven is so much sweeter now! ”
12 of 14 | Posted by: Alice and Marshall Hills

“I miss you Mom! ”
13 of 14 | Posted by: Marshall Carter

“Prayers for your family during this difficult time!! ”
14 of 14 | Posted by: Katie Griffis - Rincon, GA


Miriam Elsie Gates Carter, 81, of Seabrook Island, SC, died Friday morning, March 26, 2021 at her home. A Graveside Service will be held Monday, March 29, 2021 at 4:00 pm, in the Johns Island Presbyterian Churchyard. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., West Ashley Chapel, 3360 Glenn McConnell Parkway, Charleston, SC 29414.

Mrs. Carter was born March 21, 1940 in Lexington, SC. She is the daughter of the late Eva Mae Shealy Gates and Lonnie Harold Gates. On July 30, 1966 she married Joe Marshall Carter, Jr. She is survived by her husband; her children, Eva Carter Schafer (John) of Greer, SC, John Harrison Carter (Keta) of Rock Hill, SC, and Marshall Gates Carter (Rachael); and her granddaughters, Nettie Adele Carter and Neva Belle Carter of Seabrook Island, SC.

She was a member of Johns Island Presbyterian Church. If you wish, please send memorials to Johns Island Presbyterian Church, 2550 Bohicket Road, Johns Island, SC 29455.