of Memphis, TN
September 26, 1934 - April 17, 2022
Gloria Dorothy Carter was born in Flint, Michigan, on September 26, 1934, to Batistta and Mary Capello, Italian immigrants who arrived in the United States in the early twentieth century.She attended Flint Northern High School from which she graduated in 1953. After graduation, Gloria worked at Ternstedt in Flint where she met and then married the love of her life Doyle E. Carter, a "southern boy" from De Valls Bluff, Arkansas on August 21, 1954. They continued to live in Flint for a short while where their first child, a son, was born.In 1955 they moved to Indianapolis, Indiana, where Doyle worked as an Air Traffic Controller. For ten years they lived in Indianapolis, Indiana, where two of their three daughters were born. In 1965 Gloria and Doyle moved to Memphis, Tennessee, and three years later their fourth child was born. Gloria was blessed with the opportunity to be a stay-at-home mom and she was so very proud of her four beautiful children. After her children had grown up, she experienced empty nest syndrome and decided to go to work for Union Planters Bank in midtown Memphis. In only a few short years, Gloria was promoted to head teller and discovered that she had a real talent for banking. She loved her new career and developed into an excellent leader. Gloria was very successful in her position at the bank.In 1978 Gloria and Doyle moved to Marion, Arkansas. Gloria continued to work at a local bank in West Memphis, Arkansas where she served as a branch manager. She retired in 1998 after losing her husband of 43 years to brain cancer. A few months later, Gloria returned to the workforce and enjoyed her position at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis for the next ten years until she finally retired for good. Gloria loved music. She was an excellent pianist and vocalist, and she grew up accompanying her seven older sisters as they all sang and harmonized to their favorite songs. Gloria also sang in several church choirs for most of her adult life. Gloria became a member of the Marion United Methodist Church and an active participant in their church choir. She never missed a Wednesday night rehearsal and looked forward every year to the Christmas and Easter cantatas, her favorite times of the year. Gloria could often be found working crossword puzzles, reading mystery novels, watching any and every sport on television, especially college football, and she never missed an episode of Blue Bloods. But more than anything, Gloria was so proud of her family and enjoyed the many large family gatherings and dinners they shared in her home in Marion. Just ask anyone in the Carter family, "Who makes the best Thanksgiving dressing in the world?" After a wonderful and blessed life, Gloria Carter went to be with the Lord on April 17, 2022, at the age of 87. She was preceded in death by her parents, seven sisters, and her husband Doyle. She is survived by her son Dr. Michael Carter of Fayetteville, AR (Babs), her three daughters Sandy Meyers of Farmington, AR (Jim), Dianna Hanks of Marion, AR (Don), and Nancy Jones of Tyler TX (Chris). She also leaves behind ten grandchildren: Brian Carter of Fayetteville, GA (Amanda), Erin Forro of Seattle, Washington (Nick), Megan Kumpe of Fayetteville, AR (Chad), Jacob Meyers of Rogers, AR (Melissa), Chase Meyers of Greenwood, AR (Shawna), Mallory Cupples of Marion AR (Adam), Trent Hanks of Memphis, TN (Leah), Brittney Haynie of Memphis, TN (Sam), Carter Anne Jones of Honolulu, HI, and Christopher Jones of Tyler, TX She also leaves behind 18 great-grandchildren who affectionately called her "Grandma C". Gloria was dearly loved and cherished by her family and will be missed by her many loving friends. Visitation for Gloria Carter will be on Friday, April 22, 2022, at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis, AR from 12-2 p.m. The funeral service will immediately follow at 2 p.m. Contributions in memory of Gloria Carter can be made to a favorite charity or to Cross Community Church in Marion AR of which she was an avid supporter.
To the family of a wonderful lady. She was such a sweet lady, I enjoyed working with her at Roller-Citizens. She was such a pleasant person and I enjoyed talking to her so very much. My prayers are with you all.
Our condolences on the loss of your mom. Chris and Nancy are among our dearest friends, and we had the opportunity to meet Gloria on several visits. Her joy and love of family are reflected in Nancy!love and prayers to your family in your loss.
Aunt Gloria was a beautiful person, inside and out. I will always remember her quick smile and sense of humor. I know she will be greatly missed by all her kids and grandkids. Prayers and love to you all.
Dear Sandy and Dianna, so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your families throughout this difficult time.
Mrs.Dianna, Mrs.Sandy, Brittney (BB), Mallory(MalMal), and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I am grateful to have known a lot of your family and the love of music and church has passed on to them!! Your all are in our thoughts and prayers. I love y’all dearly!! Emily, Ben, Brooklyn, and Taylor
We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Mrs Carter. She was someone that will always hold a special place in my heart. I will always think of her so fondly and with great love. She was a special lady and I loved her very much. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. God BlessSincerley,Tony and Kathy Kelly Fakouri
Aunt Gloria was my Moms baby sister! I have so many great memories to look back on. I already miss her so much.She left behind a wonderful family and my prayers go out to all of them!
Sending thoughts and prayers to you all. Love, The Watts Family
Jacob and Melissa and kiddeos so sorry for your loss. Love hugs and prayers are sent.
Gloria and Doyle were good Friends. I worked with Gloria at First National Bank in West Memphis for several years and then the bank sold to Union Planters in Memphis. She was a great mentor and taught me a lot relative to banking practices on the Operations side of banking. Sherri and I are good friends with her family and will include Gloria, Doyle and family in our daily prayers. Gonna miss Mrs. Gloria.Sherri and Andy Luttrell
What a wonderful lady! Worked with her many years at First National /Union Planters and have so many memories. She loved her husband and children and they loved her back. My Moms in heaven too Gloria and she will make sure your hair is done!
Mrs. Gloria was a precious woman. I have fond memories of working with her at First National! And Mr. Doyle was such a fine man. I loved to watch them dance together -- love was written all over their faces. Prayers for the Carter Family during this difficult time.
BuongiornoMy utmost condolences go out to the wonderful family of aunt Gloria and uncle Doyle. She was more of a sister to me than an aunt as we spent much of our pre teen years activity on Alabama Street together with grandma Capello. Fortunately we experienced many of life’s journey situations without incident. May God bless her and may she RIP. See you soon.
What a sweet blessing it is to know Megan Kumpe and after reading the obituary, I see where Megan gets her dedication and love for others. Sending my love during this time. I pray that as you gather as a family to honor Gloria, you will have so many moments of joy as you recall memories of a life well lived. Praying for you all during this time.
My deepest sympathies to each and every one of you.💔❤️🙏
Mrs. Carter! Oh how you always made me smile! I have many fond memories of you and your sweet family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
Rest in heaven knowing that you are joining all your family and especially your husband! We will celebrate knowing how bright you truly are.. we are sad you had to leave this earthly life but you know you have inspired many being the leader and sweet mom to the Carter family. Thank you aunt Gloria for your loving kindness and contributions to all of us.
Such a beautiful lady! May she Rest In Peace!
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Jeff, Monica, Jake, Brie, Casey and Danielle
I loved your mother, we sang in the Marion Methodist choir together many years ago. She was a very talented and special lady. My prayers for your family, and you wrote a beautiful obituary.
Ms. Gloria! What can I say! Love love loved her! Such a beautiful lady! Such a great mentor, leader, co-worker & friend! She will be greatly missed. I know Mr. Doyle is stretching his arms wide open waiting for her arrival! My heart is with her children and remainder of the family!
I enjoyed working with Gloria at Union Planters...very nice pleasant lady.