Shirley Carter-Hayes - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Shirley Carter-Hayes

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.


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4 Condolences for Shirley Carter-Hayes

  • I was saddened to read of the loss of Shirley.
    When we lose our loved one in death it is the most difficult
    time in our life. However, there is loving
    comfort in Psalms 55:22 “throw your burden on God
    and he will sustain you..” Yes, no matter what you are facing
    God is there to help you get through it. May you continue to
    have the love and support from family and friends. I sincerely
    hope that this Bible message brings you
    a measure of comfort during this difficult time.

  • My condolences to the family and friends of our beloved Sister Shirley Hayes. I am so glad God allowed me to cross paths with her and I will always cherish our special relationship. I am going to miss our phone calls and all the laughter ! May the peace of God comfort us during this difficult time!

  • I am truly sorry to read of the passing of your loved one, Shirley. She will be missed indeed. May the love and memories you have for her sustain your family as you deal with her loss. May “the God of all comfort,” (2Cor. 1:3,4) be with your family as well. Please take care.

  • I had the pleasure of being attended to by Shirley when she was employed by MACY’s. Shirley was very

    helpful, as she cheerfully gave needed information on certain styles of clothing, etc. It was also my

    pleasure to greet her in church on Sundays and Wednesdays when she wasn’t working. I will miss that

    precious smile whenever I entered the store. May God bless, and comfort her family.