Shelontae Maria Carter

April 17, 2014

Carter, Shelontae Obituary

In My Remembrance

I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one.
I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done.
I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways, of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days.
I'd like the tears of those who grieve to dry before the sun of happy memories that I leave behind when life is done.
Remember my smile. Remember my laugh.

Gone but Never Forgotten,

A Poem Dedicated to My Mother by Xaviera Carter

You once told me that life won't be easy
But to cherish what we have and to always laugh
I will miss your smile and your crazy wild ways
That even though you're not here I know that you're not feeling any pain
Some days I will cry and want big hugs from you
But then I'll hear your voice saying "It will be ok and I Love You"
So as you close your eyes this is not a goodbye â¨And your love shall never die
You left a memory that nobody shall forget or even regret
So I want you to relax in paradise and be comfortable
Because you deserved it
You are gone, but never forgotten


Christian Carter (Son)
Robert Carter (Brother)
Robert Washington, Jr. (Brother)
Gregory Douglas (Uncle)
Douglas Carter (Nephew)


The family wishes to acknowledge, with deep appreciation, the many expressions of love, concern, and kindness shown to us during our time of bereavement. We wish to especially thank all the members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.⨠May God Bless and Keep You!

- The Carter and Washington Family



Shelontae Maria Carter, affectionately known as "Shaey" to her close friends and family was an adventurous soul who enjoyed traveling, dancing, cooking various oriental dishes, listening to music, participating in social media, and was an avid animal lover. Her favorite color was green, favorite flower Shamrock and favorite holiday was St. Patrick’s Day, the same day as her birthday as she embraced anything Irish.

Shelontae had a great love for adventure and culture. She travelled across the U.S., lived in numerous states and briefly in Mexico where she was able to live amongst the locals and be immersed in the Latin culture which she had a great love and affection for. She enjoyed beauty, makeup and fashion, interests that she passed down to her daughters.

Shaey was born March 17, 1974, to the late James Edward Carter, Sr., and Mary I. Douglas. She attended school in Maryland and Washington, D.C. where she excelled and received numerous Honor Roll certificates for her excellent grades.

Shelontae departed this life on April 17, 2014, at Georgetown Hospital in Washington, D.C after her long and strong battle with breast cancer. Shelontae is preceded in death by her father, James Edward Carter, Sr.; brother, James Edward Carter, Jr.; grandmother, Mary Estelle Douglas; grandfather, Willie Herbert Wright; uncles, Thomas Stanley Douglas and James “Jimmy” Douglas; and stepfather, Robert L Washington, Sr. Shelontae leaves the following to cherish her memories: her mother, Mary I. Washington; daughters, Xaveria Carter and Acquirra Carter; sons, Christian Carter and Savione Carter; and beloved nephew, Damarcus Barclift; six sisters, April, India(Giovanni), Zaneta,Tanika, Davita, and Kiristan; two brothers, Robert Troy Carter (Laura) and Robert Lawrence Washington, Jr.; aunts, Dorothy Douglas and Ella Fisher; uncles, Charles Muhammad (Janet), Chester (Diane), and Gregory; and a host of nieces, nephews, loving relatives, friends and her dog Milo.

Order of Service

Prayer of Comfort - Sue Hughley
Congregational Hymn - How Great Thou Art
    Hymn #86
Scripture - Davita Washington
Words of Comfort (2 mins.) - Family and Friends
Musical Selection - Dona Farris Jenkins
  Great Is Thy Faithfulness
Acknowledgements - Dorothy Douglas
Eulogy - Bishop Robert Nelson
Reading of Obituary - Silent Reading)
Musical Selection - Rock of Ages
Hymn #111

Prayer - Janelle Oxborrow



May 5, 2014
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

4901 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20011
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May 5, 2014
12 p.m.

Funeral Service
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

4901 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20011
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May 5, 2014

Lincoln Memorial Cemetery

4001 Suitland Road
Suitland, MD 20746
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