Shirley Carter

Shirley Jane Carter (Wehland)

Monday, July 9th, 1928 - Sunday, November 1st, 2020
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On November 1, 2020 Shirley Jane (Wehland) Carter, a third generation Howard County resident, passed peacefully at home. She was born July 9, 1928 to the late Rudolph Henry and Shirley Jane (Tilghman) Wehland.

A lifelong member of St Johns Evangelical Lutheran Church in Columbia where she was baptized, she devoted her life to her church and religion. After graduating from Ellicott City High School she went on to work in the Classified Department of the Baltimore Sun. She stopped working to raise her sons.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Paul Bryan Carter, Sr. She is survived by her loving sons Paul Bryan Carter, Jr., and Bruce Robert Carter, dear brother Henry Wehland and his wife Dorothy, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Friends may call Thursday 4-8 p.m. at the Slack Funeral Home P.A., 3871 Old Columbia Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21043. Graveside services will be held Friday 10:30 a.m. at St. Johns Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery (Pfeiffer’s Corner), 6004 Waterloo Rd., Columbia, MD 21045. Please Omit Flowers. Memorial contributions in Mrs. Carter’s name may be directed to St. Johns Evangelical Lutheran Church at the above address or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital ( Facial Coverings must be worn inside the funeral home and social distancing guidelines must be followed in the funeral home and at the cemetery. Please see for online condolences and directions
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, November 5th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday, November 5th, 2020 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Slack Funeral Home, P.A.
    3871 Old Columbia Pike
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Facial coverings are required while inside the funeral home and social distancing guidelines are in place
  • Service

    Friday, November 6th, 2020 | 10:30am
    Friday, November 6th, 2020 10:30am
    St. John's Lutheran Church Cemetery
    Rt. 108 & Old Montgomery Road
    Columbia 21045
    Funeral Services will take place graveside. Facial coverings are recommended and social distancing should be respected at all times.
    Pastor Dan Hetherington
  • Interment

    St. John's Lutheran Church Cemetery
    Rt. 108 & Old Montgomery Road
    Columbia 21045


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Shirley and Pete Adams

Posted at 03:39pm
Aunt Shirley could easily be described as an individual with a heart of gold. She expressed love to everyone and was willing to help anyone in need. We are so thankful that we were a part of her extended family. We especially appreciated the way in which she lived her faith so that others would come to know the Lord as she knew Him. We will miss her, and we feel that Paul and Bruce will continue her legacy.

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