Mary Elouise Carter was called home by her Savior on October 1st, 2021. Elouise Carter was born November 26, 1931 in Childress, Texas to Hazel and Clennon Williams. Elouise had one brother, and two sisters. She was raised as a farmer’s daughter in the Panhandle of Texas near Circle.
Elouise was a bright, attractive, industrious young woman who attended school in Olton, Texas. There she was a member of FFA and after graduation attended business school in Lubbock. She married the love of her life, James C. Carter and together they had 3 children. The couple founded Carter’s Furniture in 1951.
Elouise was a devoted wife, and cherished mother who loved gardening, cooking, and painting. She became a skilled china painter, who also was very adept at oils and watercolors. She loved her kids, grandchildren, great grandkids, nieces and nephews. Elouise also loved animals, nature and enjoyed all the natural beauty of God’s creation. A longtime member of the Midland Garden Club, Elouise also was a decorator and accessory buyer for Carter’s Furniture for many years. Elouise trusted Jesus Christ as her Savior, and was an independent Baptist, and member of Kelview Heights Baptist Church for many years.
Elouise was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Jimmy Carter, her brother Dan Williams, and sister Janice Bell. She is survived by her sister Barbara Birth of Heber Springs, AR, sister-in-law, Dorothy Carter of Big Spring, TX, daughter Diane Moore, son Steve Carter, and son Tim Carter and his wife Laura, all of Midland, TX. Also surviving Mary Elouise are her grandchildren Kim Ferguson and husband Trey, Tye Dawson and wife Jamie, Shelby Zamora and husband Luis, Emily Bloodworth and husband Hilton, and A.J Carter. Her surviving great grandchildren include Zane, Faith, Gregory, Rylie, Sophie, Chloe, and Carter. Elouise was blessed to have beautiful, loving nieces and nephews who loved her dearly.
Pallbearers are Tye Dawson, Trey Ferguson, A.J. Carter, Hilton Bloodworth, M.L. Roush, and Scott Heineman. Funeral services will include an intimate graveside service at Resthaven Memorial Park in Midland, Wednesday October 6th, at 1:00 p.m. Viewing will be available Tuesday after 12:00 p.m. and early Wednesday at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home in Midland, Texas prior to the graveside service at Resthaven.
If preferred, in lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice of Midland, 911 W. Texas Ave., Midland, Texas 79701.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Midland. Online condolences can be made at www.npwelch.com.