May 18, 1954 – September 5, 2018
Shirley Carter-Hayes, age 64, passed away gracefully on Wednesday, September 5, 2018, at Christiana Hospital in Newark Delaware.
She was born May 18, 1954 in Whitesville, NC to Henry Raymond Carter and Lula Evelyn Carter. She was a 1972 graduate of Simon Gratz High School in Philadelphia PA. She married Clarence “Cougar” Hayes in 1995 in Philadelphia, PA. She worked as a sales representative at Macy’s in Dover, DE where she gave her customers her characteristically attentive care and consideration as she’d done for everyone she met.
Shirley lived a simple life full of simple pleasures and a dedicated devotion to her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and her children. Shirley had an uncanny ability to leave a positive impact on anyone lucky enough to have crossed paths with her.
She is survived by her children, Earl Carter, Eric Carter, Aisha Carter, Haseen Boykins and Brandi Hayes, siblings James Carter, Henry Carter, Leanier Carter, Earl Carter, Patricia Carter, Darlene Dean, Derrick Carter and many grandchildren, brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Family, friends and others whose lives were touched by Shirley are invited to the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N Dupont Hwy, New Castle DE 19720, Thursday, September 13th from 5pm-7pm. The funeral service will be held on Friday September 14th at the Crossroads Christian Church, 4867 N Dupont Hwy, Dover DE 19901. There will be viewing beginning at 9:00 a.m. and services will commence at 10:00 a.m.