Wilma M. Carter, age 81 of Fernandina Beach passed away November 14, 2017 at Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville.
A native of Alma, Georgia, she was born February 8, 1936, the daughter of the late John Henry and Jannie Hutchinson Murphy. She spent her early years in Alma and graduated from Bacon County High School in 1954. In 1955 she married her high school sweetheart, Gene Carter. In 1956 they moved to Fernandina Beach where he was associated with Container Corp. of America.
She was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church in Bacon County and after coming to Fernandina Beach they attended 1st Baptist Church of Fernandina and later attended the North 14th Baptist Church.
She is preceded in death by her husband Edwin “Gene” Carter who passed away in 2010 and her sister Nina Jean Ellis in 1995.
She leaves behind her daughters, Patricia “Trish” Carter of Fernandina Beach, Susan Etheridge of Jacksonville, her son Edwin E. Carter of Fernandina Beach, her sister Dorothy Nell Mc Clellan of Yulee, FL, her sister Dorril Taylor of Milledgeville, GA, her brother Johnny B. Murphy of Waycross, GA, her grandchildren, Ashley Etheridge, April Etheridge, Alan Etherdge and Adam Edwin Carter and her great-grandson, Carter Jase Baird.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 pm Friday, November 17, 2017 at Oxley-Heard.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 am Saturday, November 18, 2017 at the Shady Grove Baptist Church near Alma, GA. With Reverend Edmund Thrift, officiating. She will be laid to rest by her husband at the Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.