Nita Sue Carter, aged 77, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother returned to her Heavenly Father on June 10, 2020, in Yukon, OK.
Nita was born in Morrilton, AR, and lived in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, and Arizona before graduating from Ponca City High School. In 1960, Nita and her parents moved from Ponca City to Yukon. During the same year, she surrendered her life to Christ and from then on was devoted to the Lord. She worked at Conrad Marr Drug Store in Yukon for two years in the early 1960s. Nita married David Carter in 1965 after meeting at a friend’s wedding. They celebrated 55 years of marriage in February.
Nita and David were blessed with three children. She was able to stay home while raising their children and could be found sewing, cooking, canning, and embroidering, among many other things, with her lifelong best friends Jeanne and Carol. She spent all her time with her family and especially enjoyed going to church socials, revivals and prayer meetings. She lived the example of “love the Lord your God with all your heart, mind and soul, and love your neighbor as yourself.” She loved everyone regardless of skin color, religious preference, sexual identification or social status. She showed love in every apple pie or peach cobbler she made, she showed love each time she encouraged someone, she showed love with every stitch she sewed in to all the clothing made for her family and friends. Faith, love and creativity have been the tapestry of her life.
Nita is survived by her husband, David; three children, Lisa Gonzalez, Jeffrey Carter and wife Shawna, and Amanda Carter; six grandchildren, Angelica Hull and husband Adam, Jasmine Gonzalez, Alexander Gonzalez, Breeauna Carter, Sheridan Carter and Brytanee Carter; and four great- grandchildren, Jade Ledford, Carter Hutton, Layla Ledford and Aveeauna Ramos. She is survived by her brothers, Michael Crowell and Darrell Crowell; and sister, Sheral Crowe; along with numerous extended family members and a host of friends. She was preceded in death by her loving parents, Dennis Rayborn and Emma Oleda Crowell, and baby brother Dave Andrew.
Nita loved, encouraged and inspired everyone she met. She was "Mamoo" or "Mam" to all the children (young and old) in her life. Her absence will leave an emptiness in the hearts of so many. Her family will honor her life and love privately.
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