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Eva Grace Carter

A celebration of life for Eva Grace Carter has been scheduled for Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, at 2 p.m. at the Vicksburg City Auditorium. Eva will lie in repose at the auditorium from 1 p.m. until the hour of service.

Visitation will be Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, from 1 to 7 p.m., with family present from 6 to 7 p.m. at C J Williams Mortuary Services.

Eva was a high school graduate of Cooper High School and she furthered her education at Hinds Community College where she received her Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education.

Because of her love for children, she became gainfully employed by the Mississippi Action for Progress as an educator for over 35 years.

She was preceded in death by loving husband of 57 years Sandy Carter Jr.; her parents, Willie (Dorothy) Washington and Georgia (Early) Simpson; two sons, Michael Durman and Sandy Carter III; one daughter, Mary Elizabeth Carter.

She leaves to mourn her transitioning four daughters, Pamela Carter Brown (Shelby) of Mesquite, Texas, Barbara Carter, Cathy Demby both of Vicksburg and Diane Renee Carter of Lewisville, Texas; one daughter-in-law, Lavinia Durman, Dallas, Texas; one brother, Eugene (Georgia) Durman, Vicksburg; 12 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, a host of other relatives and friends.

Eva Grace Carter transitioned this life Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, at Merit Health River Region at the age of 79.