Obituary of Nell Isabella Williams Carter
Nell Isabella Williams Carter, 85, passed away at her daughter's home in Alamogordo, NM on October 17, 2020.
Born August 27, 1935 in McColl, SC, she was the daughter of the late Luke Williams and Minnie Lee Anderson Williams. In addition to her parents, Nell was predeceased by her husband William Graham Carter, her sisters Pearline Dyer and Mary Lee Love and her brother James Williams, her daughter Debora Lynn Carter, her beloved grandson Michael William McLellan as well as many nieces and nephews.
After many years as a housewife and world traveler with William in the US Army, Nell graduated from high school at Terry Sanford Senior High School in Fayetteville, NC in 1977.
For a few years, Nell worked for the Fayetteville, NC schools in the cafeteria. Nell also put in over 40 years as a volunteer with Army community service and Red Cross at every posting in the Army with her husband. She was also an active member of Temple Baptist Church and The Columbia SC Red Hats Society.
Before this dreaded disease took over Nell’s brain, you would have an extended shopping day just because you would run in to Nell and chat with her at one of her favorite shopping places around Columbia - Hamrick's, Stein Mart, Target, Kohl’s or Belk.
Left to cherish her memory include her daughter, Carolyn McLellan and husband Jon; their daughter, Shavonne McLellan and fiancé John Green; their children, Connor and Willow; Michael's wife, Alynn McLellan and their children, Michael, Jr. and Jon; daughter, Linda Lane and her husband, Dan Vogltranz, and her daughter, Lindsey Lane and son, Casey Lane, and his son, Elijah Cain of Omaha, NE; her son, Raymond Carter and his wife Lauri, and Raymond’s children Rachel Carter from CO; Carly Carter from TN; and Heather Walsh and her daughter Piper from TN; granddaughter, Jessica Carter-Grainda and her husband Pete and son Casey; granddaughter Rochelle Bekkelund and husband Travis and their children Madyson, Aubrey, and Jacob (9 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren) also her closest living relative Grace Caldwell of West Columbia, and many other nieces, nephews and cousins from SC to Texas.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Temple Baptist Church, 806 Universal Drive, Columbia, SC 29209.
Funeral service will be in the chapel at Thompson Funeral Home at Greenlawn Memorial Park on Monday, October 26, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. with burial to follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park.
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