Douglas Carter, Sr.


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  • Name Douglas Carter  [1, 2
    Suffix Sr. 
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I8079  Gittens Clusters
    Last Modified 15 Apr 2018 

    Father John Carter 
    Mother Remo Idalia Gittens,   b. 23 Sep 1924, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 2008, Newark, New Jersey, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Family ID F2838  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S148] Caribbean Obituary Collection, Newspaper: The Virgin Islands Daily News; Publication Date: 5 Jun 2008; Publication Place: St.Thomas, Virgin Islands,, Carrbbean. (Reliability: 3).
      Remo Gittens

      Services will be held Friday for Remo Idalia Gittens, 83, who died on May 26, 2008, at Beth Israel Hospital in Newark, N.J.

      The viewing will be at 10 a.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Frederiksted with services following at 11. Burial will be in Frederiksted Cemetery. A memorial service was held on May 31 at Grace Church in Newark.

      She is survived by her children, Dolores Carter-Brown, Douglas Carter Sr., Dorothy Carter, Dorene Carter, Denis Carter and Rigmor Barron; grandchildren, Earl, Dolores, Donald and Charles Waterman, Adelaine Marie, Aredious, and Titus Brown Jr., Andrea Carter-Latimer, Sharon Dopwell, Charlene and Erica Carter, Verena Henry and Douglas Carter Jr., Dosycar Gem Carter, Denis, Shiniqua, DeRhoda and Kareem Carter and Shiniqua Carter Dunston, Shomari, Kalila and Jarel Moorehead, Lorilyn Bryan, Jermaine, Vonzola, Rodena, and Thomas Barron Jr.; son-in-law, Thomas Barron; daughter-in-law, Beryl Carter; brothers, Leopold and Otto Gittens; sister, Isabelle Gordon-Alves; aunt, Frances Ann Francis; 39 great-grandchildren; 34 nephews and nieces; and other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.

      Arrangements are by Cotton Funeral Home in Newark, N.J., and James Memorial Funeral Home.

    2. [S249] St. Thomas Source, (St. Thomas Source),, 14 Apr 2018.
      Dr. Dorene E. Carter Dies
      Dorene E. Carter, Ph.D., RD, of Estate Whim, St. Croix and Miami, Fla., passed away on Wednesday, May 2, in the presence of her loving children. She is being welcomed into heaven by her parents Remo Gittens and John Carter; siblings Charles Waterman and Tyrone and Jean Carter; nephews Dosycar Gem Carter and Charles Waterman Jr., and close friend Dolores O’Reilly.
      Dorene’s loving spirit lives on in her children Shomari, Kalila and Jarel Moorehead; and grandchildren: Zion Moorehead and Keesan and Brianna Pascal.
      She is also survived by daughter-in-law, Kimberly Washington Moorehead and son-in-law, Benney Pascal; uncle, Otto Gittens; aunt, Isabel Gordon-Alves; brothers: Douglas Carter Sr. and Denis Carter; sisters: Dolores Carter-Brown, Dorothy Carter and Rigmor Barron; stepsisters: Sylvia Ross Talbot, Clarissa Ross-Lewis and Gertrude Ross-Jones; in-laws: Beryl Carter and Thomas Barron; nieces and nephews: Earl, Dolores and Donald Waterman, Andrea, Sharon, Charlene, Erica and Verena, Douglas, Denis, Shiniqua, DeRhoda, Shiniqua D., Kareem;, Adelaine, Aredious, Titus Jr.; Lorilyn, Jermaine, Vonzola, Rodena and Thomas Jr. Other survivors include many great-nieces, great-nephews, and cousins.
      Dorene is also survived by special friends: Cheryl Ross, Julia Pankey, Janet Isles, Gloria Arnold, Hyacinth Nesbitt, Unise Tranberg, Lomist Limbacker, Daisy Alexander, Georgette Alexander, Jessica Thorpe and family, Congresswoman Donna Christiansen, Deanna Garcia, Janet Beckles, Vernell Britton, Morris Moorehead, Martika Mendez and family (FL), Monique Rigaud and family (Fla.), Lt. Governor Gregory Francis, Claude O. Markoe Class of 1962, the sisters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Delta Zeta and Mu Gamma Omega chapters, and many, many others whose lives she touched with her loving spirit.
      Dorene was the director of Consumer Services under Governor Cyril King. She also worked as a nutritionist for the Virgin Islands Department of Health and the Virgin Islands Department of Human Services. She was also a member of the Virgin Islands 4th Constitutional Convention and a member of the Virgin Islands Board of Education. Dorene was the publisher of Dr. Carter’s Daily Diet Guide, Dr. Carter’s Caribbean Diet Digest, the Caribbean Digest Magazine and “Portraits of Historic St. Croix: Before and After Hurricane Hugo.” She also founded the Child Health and Nutrition Access Project (CHANA Project).
      Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 11, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. In honor of Dorene’s vibrant spirit, we are asking attendees to wear cheerful colors (no purple).
      Arrangements have been entrusted to James Memorial Funeral Home.
      A link to this obituary was sent to me by Nerisa Waterman in an email dated April 14, 2018.

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