Deborah Ogletree Carter

Age: 72 of Cherry Hill, NJ

Debbie passed away peacefully on May 19th. She was the devoted wife for over 51 years of Kenneth B. Carter, Sr.; cherished mother of Kenneth (Amy) Carter, Jr. and Robert (Melissa) Carter; proud grandmother of Jack, Will, Lucas, Matthew, Abby and Jasen. She is also survived by her beloved twin sister Mary Ogletree (Rebecca Brown); dear sister-in-law Helen Karrick (Robert) and was the beloved aunt of Kathryn Ogletree, Robin Cox, Kimberly Seiler and David Karrick.  She was the daughter of the late James R. Ogletree and Eva H. Ogletree and was preceded in death by her beloved younger sister Eva Catherine (David) Davenport.

Debbie graduated summa cum laude from the University of Kentucky School of Music, majoring in piano performance. Her Master’s of Music was in string education, and she taught in the Lexington, KY public schools for several years. Following her husband to Tennessee and then to New Jersey, she enjoyed teaching piano, violin and viola privartely to students of all ages. She also taught at the First Presbyterian Church of Haddonfield Preschool, and was a lead paralegal for Archer and Greiner, P.C. She performed as a violist with the Knoxville Symphony, the Haddonfield Symphony, and with various chamber ensembles. She sang in the Chancel Choir at First Presbyterian Church, and accompanied the youth choirs on their annual tours.

Debbie loved reading, working on family genealogy, listening to music of many genres, gardening, the beach and watching birds at her backyard feeder. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family and close friends.  She was a consummate musician and was kind, articulate, funny, and the most loving person anyone could hope to meet.

Debbie’s family and friends are invited to her service on Friday May, 24th, 11:00AM at First Presbyterian Church, Haddonfield 20 Kings Hwy., Haddonfield, NJ 08033. Interment private. Due to severe allergies no flowers will be accepted. Memorial donations in honor of Debbie may be made to: World Vision or The Parkinson’s Foundation.