CARBONDALE — Dolly Marie Carter, 60, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, April 6, 2019, at her residence, surrounded by her family.
Dolly was born Aug. 4, 1958, to Billy and Dorothy (Heern) Nance in Carbondale.
She married Timothy E. Carter on Dec. 31, 1974, in Carbondale.
Dolly most recently worked as a caretaker for the elderly and was adored and trusted by many.
She was a member of Drury Christian Church, Carbondale, where she also served as a Sunday school teacher.
She and her family are longtime members of the Giant City Booster Club, and the athletic field at the school is named after her husband Tim, Carter Field. She also supported the Southern Illinois Fire Relief Fund with her husband and worked diligently to provide much needed help to those who had lost their homes to fire. Dolly worked hard behind the scenes to support these efforts. Dolly loved sports and was an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan. Her family was her life – she lived for the Lord, her "kids" and her "grandkids." She will be missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by her husband of more than 44 years, Timothy Eugene Carter; sons, Joshua Eugene Carter, Christopher Eugene Carter and wife, Lindsey, all of Carbondale; five grandchildren, Cameron, Leah, Ethan, Anabelle, and Michael; brother, Jerry (Sherri) Nance of Carbondale; sisters, Pam (Bud) Robbins of Makanda, Jeanie (Dennis) O'Keefe of Carterville, Beth Caraway of Murphysboro, Becky (Alan) Roberts of Carbondale, Sandy (Lee) Taylor of Makanda, and Margie (Ed) Williams of Carterville.
She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Jason “Tank” Eugene Carter on Sept. 25, 2018; and nephew, Chad O'Keefe.
Services for Dolly will be at 1 p.m. Monday, April 15, with visitation from 11 a.m. until the time of service at Meredith Funeral Home, Carbondale. The Rev. Tommy Monroe and Dennis O'Keefe will officiate. Burial will follow in Murdale Gardens of Memory, Murphysboro.
Memorials may be made to The Carter Fund or Drury Christian Church and will be accepted at the funeral home.
To leave a story or memory of Dolly, visit www.meredithfh.com.