Teresa Woodard Carter

August 01, 1958 - March 19, 2022


Obituary For Teresa Woodard Carter

Teresa Woodard Carter, age 63, passed away on Saturday, March 19, 2022, at her home in Raleigh, NC, surrounded by her loving husband, daughter, and son.

Teresa was a graduate of Hardbargers Business College and worked several years at Campbell University as a financial aid advisor and NC State University as a secretary for the Department of Sociology and Communications. Teresa’s compassion and selflessness led her to pursue a degree in Nursing at Wake Technical Community College. She dedicated her nursing career to caring for new mothers and babies for 31 years working night shift at the Rex Hospital Women’s Center’s Mother-Baby unit.

Surviving her are parents, Bruce and Annie Woodard of Raleigh; husband, Wilson Carter of Raleigh; daughter, Catherine Downey (Tim Downey) of Raleigh; and son, Christopher of Raleigh. Also surviving are brothers, Don Woodard (Denise Woodard) of Rocky Mount, VA, and Paul Woodard (Susan Woodard) of Selma, NC; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She devoted her life to caring generously for her family, friends, and patients. She truly embraced putting others first in all aspects of her life.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, March 26, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at Renaissance Funeral Home, 7615 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, NC 27615. In lieu of flowers, her family requests donations be made to the Rex Healthcare Foundation in honor of Teresa Woodard Carter. Donations can be made at https://rexhealthcarefoundation.com or through mail at Rex Healthcare Foundation 2500 Blue Ridge Road Suite 325 Raleigh, NC 27607.


26 Mar

Memorial Service

11:00 AM

Renaissance Funeral Home 7615 Six Forks Road Raleigh, NC 27615 Get Directions »
by FHW Solutions

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  • 03/27/2022

    I worked with Teresa at Rex for a very long time. She was so kind and sweet to everyone! She helped many moms and families get off to a great start after delivering their babies. She was a beautiful example of what it meant to be a nurse. Prayers for her family.

  • 03/26/2022

    Teresa was a beautiful, kind and very thoughtful person. Always saying a kind word or sharing a funny story. We use to have the best times as children playing at our grandmother Woodard's farm. I can remember building hay forts in the barn, or hanging on to vines to swing over gullies in the woods. But best yet, Teresa loved grandma Woodard's chocolate pecan pie! Teresa - you will be missed, loved and always remembered! Another angel in heaven 💖

  • 03/25/2022

    My cousin Teresa was one of the nicest people I have ever had the honor of knowing. She was thoughtful, kind, and compassionate. I am blessed to have known her.

  • 03/24/2022

    We are so sorry to hear of Teresa's passing. Our thoughts & prayers are with you and your family. Sheldon & Sandy Mazursky

  • 03/22/2022

    Teresa was one of the sweetest people I have ever known. She was always soft spoken and always had a smile on her face. She was definitely an Angel in her own right. I am sure she touched many lives with her kind loving soul. Love you Teresa❤️

  • 03/21/2022

    My condolences to the Carter Family. I worked with her for years at Rex and she was a sweet kind soul.. May you RIP!

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