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Dolores Janet Carter

January 17, 1934 ~ November 17, 2022 (age 88) 88 Years Old

Obituary

Dolores Janet Carter was born January 17, 1934, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to the late Ernest Williams and Carrie Parker. She was raised by her mother Carrie Cogdell and stepfather Robert Cogdell. She was known to all as “Grandma”.
Dolores attended Dilworth Elementary School and Westinghouse High School. She worked as an elevator operator at Pittsburgh Hospital and worked at Iron City Uniform. Dolores married the love of her life Charles H. Carter, Sr. on April 5, 1953. They were married for 69 years.
After getting married, she retired and became a supportive housewife caring for her mother Carrie along with her sister Doris (Teenie), and siblings. She was the neighborhood babysitter and with her big heart she helped families that could not afford babysitting. Mom loved to entertain us while she played the snare drum and always loved watching her kids entertain. Mom’s favorite song was “What Can I Do” by Donnie Elbert. She sang it to us all the time. Another song she loved was “Tell Mommy” written by her son Winston. Mom also was the protector. If you messed with one of her kids, she came out like Muhammad Ali. She must have gotten fast hands from playing the snare drum. Mom loved knickknacks. You would find them on her refrigerator or on her credenza. If you even touched one of them, you could lose a hand. Her favorite color was red. Red everything. Mom made one of the best big egg sandwiches you would want to eat. Plenty of family members could attest to those sandwiches. It was the request by many. Her barbeque wings, ribs, deviled eggs and mac and cheese were finger linking good. Mom was very adamant about cleanliness. She would clean so good that you could literally eat off the floors. And don’t sit on her furniture without plastic. Memories are your skin sticking to the plastic in the summer months. If you asked her where she wanted to go, her answer was “take me to the dollar store”. That was her favorite store. If you gave her $100 you can be sure that she would come out with $100 worth of dollar store items.
Dolores loved the Lord. She was in church every Sunday and always played the church services and gospel music on her small radio. She was always singing hymns. She enjoyed traveling and loved Canada and Niagara Falls.
Dolores departed this life for life eternal on November 17, 2022. She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Margaret Williams, Doris McClain, Robert Cogdell, Marvin Cogdell, Deborah Cogdell, Roger Cogdell; and one granddaughter, Jasmine Harris.
Dolores is survived by her husband Charles H. Carter, Sr., three children Winston M. Carter (Helen), Charles H. Carter, Jr. (Rebecca), and Martina P. Siler (Lee). Eleven siblings: Edward Williams, Sandra Williams, Sandra Cogdell Hammonds, Donald Cogdell, Russell Cogdell (Mary), Roland Cogdell (Toni), Darryl Cogdell (Candy). Eleven grandchildren, Ricardo Carter, LaQuetta Carter, Nina Carter-Lay (Dwayne), Shala Ward (Jeremy), Christopher Carter, Lauren Carter, Charles Carter, Brandon Carter, Marquia Quigley, Aleshia Quigley, Maria Quigley and twenty-nine great-grandchildren and a multitude of nieces, nephews, and many friends.

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
November 26, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Bethany Baptist
7745 Tioga St.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15208

Funeral Service
Saturday
November 26, 2022

11:00 AM
Bethany Baptist
7745 Tioga St.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15208

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