Gloria Fox Carter died on Tuesday, April 30 at the age of 90.
Mrs. Carter moved to Newport News, Va., after marrying her late husband, Dr. Gregory P. Carter in 1963. Prior to their marriage, she lived and worked as a social worker in New York city and areas of New Jersey. She received her undergraduate degree from Howard University and a master’s degree in social work from Columbia University.
For several years in Newport News, Mrs. Carter was a homemaker and stay-at-home mother to her daughter, Patricia Renee Carter. Eventually she returned to her career as a social worker, completing 30 years of service with the Veterans Administration, and ultimately retiring from the Hampton VA Medical Center. She cared deeply about the plight of the men and women who served our country and their mental health needs.
Mrs. Carter was also passionate about and supportive of causes that protected vulnerable populations, including children and anyone facing food insecurity. She was an avid observer of national politics and also enjoyed following the financial markets. She enjoyed a wide circle of friends and was active in two women’s clubs, The Links and The Girl Friends. Despite a full and rich life in Newport News, she and her late husband made time to return to the Island on an annual basis to spend time with family and friends until their health no longer permitted.
She was predeceased by three siblings: brothers Harry and James Fox, and a sister Audrey Anderson; two brothers in law, Paul Hough and Ulysses (Junie) Carter; one sister in law, Margaret Hough, and a niece, Tina Morey. She is survived by her daughter, Patricia; a sister, Alexandria Bouvier; a sister in law, Barbara June Pinchback Carter; three nephews, Russell Fox and his wife Widette, Lawrence Carter and Lance Carter and his wife Ethel; two nieces, Susan (Tweetye) Carter and her husband Steven Passmore, and Gina Hough and her husband Dana Moore; four great nephews, Clarence Morey 3rd, Adam Morey, Jeffrey Fox and Jacob Moore; and five great nieces, Sarah Fox, Nicollette Carter, Alexandria Carter, Grace Stribling-Hough and Esme Stribling-Hough.
Interment will be private. Arrangements are under the care of the Weymouth Funeral Home.