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Martha F. Carter

November 18, 1931 — September 7, 2022

Atlantic Beach

Martha Faye Hester, 90 of Atlantic Beach, Florida passed away peacefully at the McGraw Hospice Center at the Mayo Campus Wednesday, September 7, 2022.  Born November 18, 1931 in Douglas Georgia, Martha was a devoted Wife, Mother, Mother-In-Law, Grandmother and Friend.  Martha was predeceased by her husband William Carl Carter after 59 years of marriage.  Locating to Atlantic Beach in the Summer of 1959, her life was rewarding and fulfilling raising her family in the Beaches area.  She lived in her home for 61 years in Atlantic Beach and attended Neptune Baptist Church.  After a career of 24 years with the State of Florida, Division of Children and Family Services, she retired in 1994 and took care of her husband and grandchildren.  She taught her children to work hard and to be kind and take care of others.  She is in the presence of Her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Martha was predeceased by her parents and seven brothers and sisters. She is survived by her children Bruce Carter (Sheryl), David Carter (Lillian), Beverly Holland (Jerry) and Kimberly McCarthy (John).  She leaves behind her seven grandchildren April Longpré (Brett), Allison Anderson (Nick), James David Carter (Rachel), Brian Holland, Laurie Owen (Michael), Elizabeth Wicks (Alex) and Lauren McCarthy.  She also leaves behind eight Great-Grandchildren, Ethan Holland, Liam Holland, Collin Anderson, Reagan Owen, Mason Longpré, Hayley Longpré, Cash David Carter, Riley Wicks and many long-time friends, nieces and nephews.  A home-going celebration service will be held Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Neptune Baptist Church, Neptune Beach, Florida with Dr. Travis Laney officiating. Followed by a graveside service at Beaches Memorial Park in Mayport, Florida.

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Service Schedule

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Home-Going Celebration

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Starts at 11:00am (Eastern time)

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Graveside Service

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Starts at 12:30pm (Eastern time)

12:30 is an approximation of when graveside services will start. There will be an escorted procession from the church to the cemetery immediately following the Home-Going Celebration at Neptune Baptist. The start of the graveside service is contingent upon the time services at Neptune Baptist close and the length of time it takes to process to the cemetery. If you are planning to only attend graveside services please consider these factors and be sure to park at a distance from the gravesite at the cemetery so that the procession vehicles can pull up to the graveside as needed. Thank you for your consideration.

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