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Willie Stephen Carter


Sunrise: August 4, 1945

Sunset: July 14, 2021

Willie Stephen Carter (Benny, Biddy, Ben) transitioned to be with the LORD on July 14, 2021. He was born in Norfolk VA on August 4,1945 where he completed High School and continued his education at ODU and a host of Electronic and Technical Schools. Benny married Shirley on February 8,1965. They were married 56 years and together raised 3 children. He worked as an Electronic Equipment Specialist for the Naval Rework Facility for 29 years, retired in 1996. He also enjoyed collecting baseball caps and playing softball for the Pirates of Norfolk VA and was proud of every trophy earned.

Benny was predeceased by his father, Willie Carter (Beatrice), his mother Ivella C. Gorham, brothers; Walter Holly, Herman Comer, George Comer, brother in-laws; Vernon Bray, Earl Wicker, great aunt Victoria H White and great niece Nadia Davidson.
He leaves to cherish his memories to his wife, Shirley of Portsmouth VA, his children Tammy Holloman (Michael) of Portsmouth VA, Tyrone Carter of Portsmouth VA and Monica Carter of Columbus GA. He is also survived by 7 grandchildren; Jasmine Carter, Admir Carter, Michaela Holloman, Amya Holloman, Michael Holloman Jr, Nya Cotton, Ronelle Williams and 1 great grand-child; Bryson Holloman. Survived by Siblings; Victoria Davidson, Greta Bray, Alberta Wicker and brother William Comer, also Roger Goodman (affectionately known as a brother). and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends

Benny will be missed here in the present but will NEVER be forgotten.

Until we meet again!

Viewing Thursday, July 22, 2021 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Friday, July 23, 2021 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Berkley Chapel Interment Greenlawn Memorial Gardens 3920 Airline Boulevard Chesapeake, VA 23321 *Masks Required*

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    Clifton Hayes Sr says

    A very dear friend and member of the Pirates Softball Team has arrived at home plate. Benny has joined the other team members who ran ahead of him. Sugar Bear, Shakee, Creamer, Mickey and Joe the couch. He will be missed.⚾️⚾️⚾️⚾️Click Hayes

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    Naomi Thompson Bowe says

    My deepest sympathy goes out to the family and friends of Benny Carter, I truly had fun with the Pirates Softball Team, that family bond we all had I will never forget you guys, rest well my friend, well you have now joined Elijah Bowe AKA King of the Hill as you so faithfully called him. Naomi Bowe

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    Godfrey “Jock” Dalton says

    July 20, 2021 at 1:06 pm
    Condolence to the family and friends of the late Benny Carter, who was a member of our Pirates Softball Team. Rest in peace my friend.
    May God continue blessing the family. Jock Dalton

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    Sheila Grace says

    He called me Niece! So sorry to hear of My Uncle Bennie’s passing ! He had such a Beautiful smile when you could get him to do so! Always appeared to be the hard and bad guy! Will truly miss you and your ever now and them presence! He was our 7 of Club! Rest on Uncle Bennie!

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    Herman & Pat Weaver says

    We’re so sorry to hear of the passing of our friend and co-worker Bennie. Bennie was a very kind and gentle man. May God be with the family doing this time of sorrow. Please keep his memories close to your heart always, as we will. God will take care of you.

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    Sharon Mayo Mason says

    Condolences to the Carter Family from the Mayo Family. So sorry to hear this news. He was such a friendly neighbor.

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    Sandra Edney White says

    Sincere condolences to Shirley and the family. Another one of the original neighbors from the court that has now transitioned to the heavenly home. May God continue to Bless you all. Lovingly from the Edney Family.

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      Monica says

      Thank you ♥️

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    Warlene says

    Uncle Benny, I will miss our extended phone calls. We could talk forever. You were always true and straight forward. Our conversations started out talking about your brother (Bubba), but then they would end up about me. Uncle Benny was so caring.
    Aunt Shirley and family, I’m forever grateful that God allowed us those moments. He will be missed and forever loved. Your neicee Warlene

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