Susan E. Carter - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Susan E. Carter

Born February 1, 1952

Susan E. Carter, 64, of Delaware City, peacefully passed away surrounded by her loved ones at her residence on Sunday, May 29th.

Born February 1, 1952 in Wilmington, she was a lifelong resident of Delaware City. She graduated from Gunning Bedford High School in 1970, where she was proudly involved with the drama club. Susan attended Harris Career Institute and became a certified Nurse’s Aide. She also trained as a dog groomer and often groomed dogs as a hobby. She worked at Governor Bacon Health Center and Connection CSP, Inc. as a psycho-geriatric technician. She also worked for MBNA as a machine operator in the mail room. In all of her positions she took pride in her work, and truly cared for those around her. Susan’s hobbies included sewing, drawing and writing. She was strong in her faith, and was known to family and friends for her quick wit and way with words. She wrote poetry and short stories, and had a bible quote appropriate for any situation. Her family was important to her. She loved going out to breakfast or sitting on the picnic bench talking with them. She loved nature, the beach and her Lord. Many people came to know Him because of her. And she loved to sing!

Susan was predeceased by her parents Thomas J Heeren and Rachel F Catts and her sister Bonnie (Heeren) Schirling. She is survived by her daughter Shannon D. Carter of Newark, her granddaughter Rachel Kerrin Carter, also of Newark, and her beloved dog Tanner. They were the source of her greatest joys and blessings. She is also survived by her brothers Daniel Heeren (Linda) of Middletown and Robert Heeren of Delaware City. She also leaves her sisters-in-love Kandace Boone (Art) of Townsend, Kristie Yarnall (Jerry) of Newark, and Karen Carter (Greg) of Leander, TX. Missing her are also 12 nieces and nephews and 24 great-nieces and nephews. She also had a special relationship with her ex-husband and his wife Wayne and Marianne Carter of Middletown. There is also a host of wonderful lifelong friends who will miss her. Susan loved people and it was often said that her family tree was more of a vine because friends became family.

Services will be held Friday afternoon, June 3, 2016 from 2-3pm at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 214 Clinton St, Delaware City, DE 19706. Friends are welcome for visitation from 1-2pm. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Faithful Friends (302) 427-8514, ext. 110, or Paralyzed Veterans Association – Colonial Chapter (888) 963-6595.


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8 Condolences for Susan E. Carter

  • I don’t even know what to say. Nothing will ever be the same. I over see the graves of Jeffrey and Rosey but in my head I can see them in a meadow playing with you. Take care of Bean and Beau till I get there.

  • precision’s family and friends she was a great woman and will be sadly missed so I’m sending my prayers and love to all of you

  • to Susan’s family and friends I am so sorry for your loss Susan was a wonderful woman and loved by many my prayers and love are with you in your time of need

  • Susan we will miss you smile, thank you for having been a part of our family. Rest in Peace with our Lord Jesus Christ.

  • Susan left the greatest legacy of all – her beautiful daughter Shannon and my favorite granddaughter, Rachel Kerrin. What a blessing.

  • She is a woman who will be greatly missed but will always be remember of happier times in her life and her legacy will live on through her daughter Shannon and her granddaughter Racheal. Stay strong.

  • Our sincere condolences to Danny and Linda and the entire family. Trust in the belief that Susan is in a better place and at rest with the Lord.

  • Words can never explain how you will be missed by everyone especially your family. We our not of our flesh here on earth but I can bet God has special wings for those who loved him like yourself!