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Charles Carter, Jr.

Obituary for Charles Carter, Jr.

July 2, 1956 - May 14, 2021
Manassas, Virginia | Age 64


Charles Carter Jr., was born on July 2, 1956, journeyed home with the Lord on Friday, May 14, 2021. He was the youngest son of seven children of the late Charles Carter, Sr. and Esther A. Murphy. He was born at the Columbia Hospital for Women in Washington D.C.

He was christened as a Catholic and attended Our Lady of Good Counsel until 4th grade. He then finished his education in the Fairfax County Public Schools system and graduated from Oakton High School.

While working at Robinson Secondary he met the love of his life, Minister Maria Carter and they married and have been together for 43 years. From that union, they were blessed with four children: Wanda, Clifton, Charles III, and Chari.

Charles dedicated his life to God on March 5, 2017. Then on April 2, 2017, he received baptism and the right hand of fellowship and joined First Baptist Church of Vienna.

His first job was working with the family business (C. Carter Trash Removal) with his late father, Charles Carter Sr. The family motto was, everyone had to participant-- there was no choice. He worked also with the Fairfax County Public Schools as a janitor for several years. Then he became interested in driving the dump trucks, and training others to drive with the Brent Trucking Company, before retiring after 20 years of service. His life was full of family love, friends and everyone's GPS.

Charles enjoyed family and friends gatherings, especially Sunday dinners where there was lots of storytelling and laughter. He enjoyed watching his favorite shows, the "Law and Order series". He played baseball in high school. His favorite football team was Washington Redskins. He also had a love for drag racing and had his own car, "Obsessive Behavior". After a period of time, he was recognized for his accomplishments and received an award from Virginia Motorsports, "Lost in the 60's" at the Nostalgia Drag Races and Car Show on October 3, 2020 in Waynesboro, Virginia.

He leaves to cherish and to celebrate his life:
His loving and devoted wife: Minister Maria Carter; two sons; Clifton (Felicia) and Charles III (Chastity); two daughters, Wanda (Ron) and Chari (Brady); four brothers, Anthony (Robert), Glenn (Joyce), Grailing (Joyce), and Alfred Bunaugh (Tijuana); two sisters; DeArmond and Jocelyn (James); seven grandchildren, R'Shae, Charnice, Toni, Keaun, DeSean, Janea, and Destyni; one aunt: Cynthia Thomas (Joseph); and one special aunt, Elizabeth Coates (Frank). He is preceded in death by his father; Charles Carter Sr.; his brother Gordon, his grandfathers and grandmothers Deacon and Deaconess Joseph and Hazel Carter, Deacon James and Lucy Coles: one uncle, Edward Carter (Martha "Aunt Terry"): one granddaughter, Jazmine Marie Payne.

He leaves a host of nieces, and nephews, great nieces and great nephews, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law. They all played a part of his life's enjoyment. He had his own delivery service of his special treats of cookies, cakes, apple pies and special Quarter Pounders from McDonalds. They all had a special relationship with him. Jerry Arnett was his personal hairstylist and bearer of good news. He had a special part in raising his granddaughter, Destyni (Doll Baby).

Many thanks to all who made themselves available to provide support to Charles and making his life a success.

2 Timothy 4:7
I have fought a good fight; I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.

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