Callie C. Carter
Published 9:04 am Friday, July 2, 2021
Callie C. Carter, 76, died unexpectedly on June 24, 2021.
She was a caring mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, second mother, loyal friend, and compassionate caregiver. After living in various locations in North Carolina and California, she moved to Winston-Salem more than 50 years ago with her late husband, Dwight, where they established a loving home for their own family, but for everyone they knew. She dedicated her life to her family, friends, church, community and anyone in need. She held numerous volunteer roles in the community, including for Trellis (formerly Hospice) for almost 37 years and leading the local Compassionate Friends Support Group for many years. Prior to COVID, she held roles at Hanes Mall.
People who knew her life’s story were inspired by her strong faith and attitude of gratitude. She hosted guests in her home who needed a safe place to talk, cry, laugh, rest, study, recover, grieve or just enjoy a visit in her garden. She was instrumental in assisting countless people redirect their lives. She especially enjoyed hosting celebrations for any occasion (even if she had to create one). She could often be found working in her yard which overflowed with plants, flowers, birds and butterflies. She could always be counted on to provide a magnificent fresh flower arrangement for family gatherings or just to brighten someone’s day.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Dwight, and daughter Sabrina.
Survivors: her son, Scott; daughter, Sonja (Phil); granddaughter, Savannah; 3 sisters, Barbara, Mildred (Jack) and Claudia; her honorary son, John; a small group of close friends; and an extensive group of family, friends and neighbors.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 10 at Liberty Baptist Church, 433 Liberty Church Road, Mocksville, with the Rev. Timothy G. Carter officiating. A celebration of life service will be held in Winston-Salem on July 29. A celebration of life service will also be held in the fall at Unity Church of Winston Salem. Details for both services will be communicated later.
Memorials: Liberty Baptist Church, Mocksville; Unity Church of Winston Salem, 108 Hewes St., 27103; or Trellis Supportive Care Garden Fund, 101 Hospice Lane; Winston Salem, 27103.