Margaret Foster Carr

Published 5:58 pm Saturday, June 16, 2018

WINDSOR — Margaret Foster Carr, 78, passed away peacefully in her home on Friday, June 15, 2018.

A lifelong resident of Isle of Wight County, she was born on Nov. 25, 1939, to the late Willie and Lessie Foster. She was also predeceased by an infant daughter, Baby Girl Bracey; grandson, Ben Ward; sister Gladys Weaver and her husband, Billy Frank; sister, Diane Umphlett; infant sister, Essie May Foster; infant brother, Travis Elray Foster; maternal grandparents, Laura and James Hedgepeth; and paternal grandparents William and Isabelle Foster.

Margaret, more affectionally known as Mama, Nena or Sister to her loving family, graduated from Windsor High School in 1958.

After working at the Isle of Wight County School Board Office for nine years, she left to dedicate her life to taking care of her family and raising her children. She was the epitome of selflessness and loved her family unconditionally, always putting their needs before her own, and making sure they knew every day how much she loved them. One of her greatest joys was being at the ballpark or any sporting event, proudly cheering on her husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Even in the last years as her health failed, she was determined to still support her babies every chance she got. While we will miss her more than words can ever express, we thank God for the time we had with her, the love we shared, and the memories we made.

Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband of almost 53 years, James T. “Jimmy” Carr; her devoted children, Levon Calloway (John,) Travis Bracey (Ann,) Gwen Chapman (Pete,) Kit Ward (Jeff) and Laura Carr; grandchildren, Brandii (John,) Krystal (Will,) Shane (Jordan,) Tyler, Troy, Hunter, Forrest, John (Kim) and Bryan (Shelby); great-grandchildren, Ethan, Ally, Jax, Gabriella, Johnny and Adalyne; soon-to-be-born great-grandchildren Jase and Wyatt; brother, James Foster (Nancy); special in-laws; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.

Interment is at the Colosse Baptist Church Cemetery in Windsor.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association or Perpetual Care of the Colosse Baptist Church Cemetery.

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