Cordell Victor Carter, Sr., 67 of Avenue, formerly of Mechanicsville was born November 24, 1943, to Agnes Geneieve Carter and the late Joseph Walter Carter. Sr. in Maddox, Md. He entered into eternal life peacefully December 17, 2010 at his residence inn Avenue.Cordell, known to his family and friends as “”Vic”” and to his beloved grandchildren as “”Pop Pop”” was educated in the St. Mary’s county Public School System.Cordell moved to Long Island, New York in 1957. While living there he was employed by Sears and Roebuck in Great Neck. After leaving New York, he lived in Philadelphia for a brief time and moved back to Maryland in 1967. He was then employed with St. Mary’s County Public School System from June 9, 1969 until his retirement on April 11, 1995. He worked at Chopticon High, Oakville Elementary, Great Mills High, Mechanicsville Elementary and the St. Mary’s County Technical Center. He also worked for B&B Maintenance and for Recreation and Parks.After retiring, Cordell and his wife moved to South Carolina until he returned to Maryland in 2002 to take care of his father.In 1963, Cordell met the love of his life, Nora Fuller. They were married September 5, 1965 in New York. From this union four children were born, Kevin, Francine, Vickie and Cordell, Jr. (CC). Cordell loved spending time with his family, definitely a man with a big heart. He would give you anything; all you had to do was ask, even if it was his last.Some of Cordell’s favorite pastimes were playing cards with his friends and family and listening to music (Barry White), watching football and watching westerns. Cordell was the jokester of the family. He always kept everyone laughing. Cordell was a diehard Redskin fan; win or lose, that was his team.The loss of Cordell leaves a void that on God can fill.He is survived by his beloved mother, Agnes Geneieve Mills Carter, his four loving and devoted children, Kelvin Fuller, Sr. of Mechanicsville, Francine Carter Smallwood of Mechanicsville, Vickie Carter Woodland of Avenue and Cordell Carter, Jr. (CC) of Leonardtown. His grandchildren, Kelvin Fuller, Jr. of Avenue, Julius Fenwick of Tennessee, Kurt Miller, Jr. of Mechanicsville, and Anthony (Maurice)
Woodland, Jr. of Lexington Park and tiffany Fuller of Georgia, Great Grandchildren, Kelvin Bazemore of Leonardtown, Daziah (Pinky) Fuller of Lexington Park and Kavon Fuller of Georgia. Daughter-in-law, Kaiesha Carter of Leonardtown, sons-in-law, Anthony Woodland, Sr., and Keith Smallwood, Sr. of Mechanicsville; Sisters, Shirley Carter of Austin Town, Ohio, Doris Jameson of Avenue, and Barbara McNair of Mechanicsville. Sisters-in-law, Doretha Fields of Philadelphia and Dianna Fuller of Mechanicsville; Brothers-in-law Jared Jameson, Sr. of Avenue and Joe Fields of Philadelphia, and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, cousins, and devoted friends.Cordell was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Nora Fuller Carter on June 17, 2010; his father, Joseph Walter Carter, Sr.; his brothers, James Gantt Carter, Sr., and Joseph Walter Carter, Jr.; his mother-in-law, Mary Eliza Fuller and father-in-law, James Lindsay Fuller; his brothers-in-law, Theron , James A., and Carl Fuller; sisters-in-law, Mae Bell Bostic and Rosa Fuller.Viewing Wednesday, December 29, 2010, from 9:00 a.m. until time of Mass of Christian Burial, 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Morganza, MD. Internment: Sacred Heart Cemetery in Brushwood, MD.Pallbears: Paul Carter, Larry Mills, Carl Jameson, Brian Carter, Roland Carter, and John Butler, Jr.Honorary Pallbears: Claude Medley, Charles Medley, Ralph Butler, Murphy Smith, Charles Bush, John Butler, Sr., Jared Jameson, Jr., and Ronald Lawrence.