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Mary Louise (Dillard) Carter

1947 ~ 2020 (age 72)

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"ALL night and ALL day ANGELS are watching over the Dillard-Harris and Carter Families" 

" I believe the children are our future, teach them well and let them lead the way, show them al the beauty they possess inside, give them a sense of pride to make it easier, let the children's laughter remind us how we used to be..."

On Tuesday, the seventh day of April the year of twenty-twenty,  Mary Louise Dillard-Carter was called from her duties in the education field of teaching, nurturing and loving and was assigned to her new assignment in Heaven, where there's no more due dates, lesson plans or staff meetings.

Mary Louise Dillard was born on October 14, 1947 to William Harris, Sr. and Ruth Dillard in Perquimans County, NC.

She graduated from Perquimans County High School, Winfall, NC, in 1966.  Shortly afterwards, she moved to Brooklyn, NY where she worked with the New York City Board of Education for 52 years and P140K@258 for 26 years.  She was still active until her  untimely passing. Mary was extraordinary in her community, serving students with love, care, and professionalism during the entire span of her career.  She had a powerful and everlasting impact on the lives of many children. 

Mary also, enjoyed spending summer vacations and Christmases with family in Elizabeth City, NC.  Other interests besides working with children included cooking and shopping. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic that we're being faced with at this time ALL services for Mrs. Dillard-Carter will be conducted PRIVATELY for the family.

Mary is survived by her mother, Ruth Dillard of Brooklyn, NY; a stepmother, Betty Harris of Elizabeth City, NC; six sisters- Sandra Harris of Hertford, NC; Bertha Barclift and Shari Harris of Elizabeth City, NC; Janice Dillard and Mary Dillard of Brooklyn, NY; and Deborah Coston of Phoenix, AZ; seven brothers- Charles Leigh of Hertford, NC; Allen Dillard of Boston, MA, William Dillard of Queens, NY; William Thomas, William Harris and Kavin Harris of Elizabeth City, NC; and James Harris of Waterbury, Ct; one aunt, Geneva Johnson of Elizabeth City, NC; a special friend, Vernon Carter of Hephzibah, GA; a special goddaughter/coworker- Jean Ringold of Brooklyn, NY; two godsons- Jordan Worthy and Jonathan Worthy of Myrtle Beach, SC and Brooklyn, NY respectively; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. 

She was preceded in death by her father, William Harris, Sr; two brothers, Robert Brown and Edgar Dillard; five sisters, Margaret Dillard, Esther Dillard, Linda Dillard, Sheila Dillard and Eva Dillard.  

The Harris-Dillard-Carter Families are honoring the true wishes and desires of their beloved Mary by having the team at the Dennis J. Stallings Memorial Funeral Home, to carry out her final wishes. DJSMFH professional staff will assist the Harris-Dillard-Carter Families during their time of bereavement and beyond through unprecedented, sincere, heartfelt, compassionate and personalized detailed services. Please continue to uplift the immediate family of and all connected families through words of comfort, prayers, "virtual" hugs, thought or even just a smile.


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