Barbara Ann Carter

Barbara Ann Carter

Suffolk , VA
09.23.1932 - 02.05.2020
Southampton Co., VA

Barbara Ann Presson Carter, 87, went to be with her Lord on February 5, 2020. She was the daughter of Mary Ethel and Herman G. Presson. She was predeceased by two brothers H. Gondon Presson, Jr.  and Thomas A. Presson.

Barbara was born in Southampton Co. and moved to Nansemond Co. as a young child. She graduated from Chuckatuck High School and James Madison College. She was raised in Western Branch Baptist Church and has been a member of West End Baptist Church for 60 years. She taught school in Blacksburg VA, El Paso TX, Germany and Suffolk, VA mainly at Suffolk and Forest Glen High School.

She is survived by her husband John H. Carter, Jr.; Children Mariann C. Griffin of Suffolk, Susan C. Pulley of Richmond and John H. Carter, III of Alexandria; grandchildren Ann C. Griffin, M. Bruce Pulley, III, and Sidney R. Pulley; brother J. Eugene Presson; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family and friends.

A funeral service will be conducted on Sunday, February 9, 2020, 2 PM at West End Baptist Church by Rev. Dale W. Peterson, Rev. T. Floyd Irby, and Rev. Dr. Chester Brown. Burial will follow in Holland Cemetery. The family will receive friends in the R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, 509 W. Washington St. Suffolk on Saturday, February 8, 2020 from 6 to 7 PM. 

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to West End Baptist Church, Memorial Trust Fund, 105 St. James Ave, Suffolk, VA 23434. Condolences may be registered at

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West End Baptist Church
105 Saint James Ave
Suffolk , VA 23434
United States

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R.W. Baker & Company Funeral Home
509 W Washington St
Suffolk, VA 23434
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So sorry to hear about your mom she was a wonderful person. Sending prayers for you and your family

Lisa Cornett Rountree

Mr. Carter and family, I am so sorry for your loss. She was a good friend of my mothers and I know my mother cherished her friendship. Mrs. Carter was a sweet lady. My prayers are with you all.

Wanda (Byrum) Clark

My heart goes out to all the Carters, Pressons, Griffins, and Pulleys.

Melinda Gardner

Oh MaryAnn, I'm so sorry to see this. I will never forget all the fun times I had at your house growing up. She was such a sweet lady. Sending much love and prayers to you and your family.

Debbie (Pair) Ummels

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time.

Nancy & Phyllis
Ivor, VA

Nancy Clark-Scott & Phyllis Clark-Bryant

So sorry to hear this. She was greatly loved and will truly be missed

Shirley Dunlow

Sending our thoughts and prayers.

Sam Perry and Family

We send deepest sympathy to John Henry and family. We traveled many miles with her on Royal Tours and have many fond memories . She was a kind and gentle person. She will be missed. Charles and Margaret Carper

Charles and Margaret Carper

Jay- I am so sorry to hear that you've lost your Mom. She was so sweet and loving! I have such fond memories of her. I'm praying for you and your family. Message me on Facebook. I miss you and love you!!!


Susan and family, lifting you all up in my prayers. What a special person she was. So very sorry for your loss.

Wendy G Mears

Dear John and Family,
On behalf of the City Treasurer's Office, I want to extend to your family our sincerest sympathy on the loss of Barbara. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
Ronald H. Williams, City Treasurer and Office Staff

Ronald H. Williams

John Henry, Mariann, Susan and family, I am so sorry to learn of Barbara’s loss. I hate I missed her services; we were out of town. I so enjoyed knowing Barbara, from teaching with her at Forest Glen to knowing her as the parent of students and to working with her on an article about the history of West End Baptist. She was always a class act and gracious to all. Please know that I am holding all of you close in my heart in the days ahead.

Kay Weaver Hurley

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