Otis Mason Carter, Jr.

  • Born: June 16, 1954
  • Died: January 21, 2018
  • Location: Gaithersburg, Maryland

Snowden Funeral Home PA

246 N. Washington St.
Rockville, MD 20850

Tel. (301) 762-2500

Tribute & Message From The Family

Otis Mason Carter, Jr. was born on June 16, 1954, in Louisa County, VA to the late Otis Mason Carter, Sr. and Dorothy Ann Carter. With loved ones by his side, he stepped into eternity on Sunday, January 21, 2018, to be with the Lord.

Otis came to meet his wife, Helen in 1973 while working in Charlottesville, VA. The two would later marry on October 26, 1974, and call Gaithersburg, MD their home. The two were blessed with 43 years of marriage, four children, Tanya, Diallo, Tanisha, and Tiffany and three beautiful grandchildren, Joshua, Tatianna, and Malachi.

Our beloved Otis, or "Mason" and "Big O" as he was called affectionately, was an attentive and faithful husband, a nurturing, caring and protective father, and a fun-loving Papa. He was an avid Redskins fan, dedicated coin collector, staunch Solitaire player and gifted baker. He enjoyed playing softball for different leagues and was a competitive member of Thales' (Racal) Employee Softball League, where he was an accomplished employee for 23 years as a Quality Assurance Inspector.

Otis' favorite thing to do was to spend time with his family. From vacationing with Helen, attending family gatherings in Louisa, to watching TV and movies with his kids, and taking his grandkids to school, he enjoyed the comfort of his family and was surrounded by their love, always.

Otis came to know the Lord at a young age and demonstrated his leadership in Christ by becoming a member of Church of the Redeemer and serving in the Connect Ministry, where he would later become a Lead Usher. Here, he developed countless friendships with his brothers and sisters in Christ and fostered a heart of love and service.

Otis leaves to cherish his memory his devoted wife, Helen; daughters, Tanya, Tanisha (Deonte Fleming - Fiancé) and Tiffany; son, Diallo; grandchildren, Joshua, Tatianna, and Malachi; sisters, Deborah C. Trice and Robin (Tony) Eure; brother, Herbert (Kathleen) Carter; close cousins, Charles (Ethel) Carter, and Mark Hughes; close friend, Karl (Yvonne) Herbert, and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Preceding him in death was a sister, Joyce; brothers, Michael and Lawrence; nephew, Landon and niece, Dawn.


Condolence & Memory Journal

To the Carter Family,

I worked with Otis for many year's at Thales/Racal. I always thought of him as a friend and colleague.

Otis rest in peace, and enjoy the best seat in the house as you watch our beloved Redskins!

Posted by Tammi Toquinto    January 29, 2018


Deepest sympathy to the Herbert and the family of Otis Carter. I became acquainted with Otis at Louisa County High School where we shared a study hall in the mid 1970's. He was quite a jolly fellow and I am sure he will be missed by all that new him.

Posted by Armistine Cassell - Chesapeake, VA - Friend   January 29, 2018

Mr. Carter was a wonderful person - always kind and helpful. I often saw him when we were taking our grand children to COTR School. He will be truly missed. Much love to his beautiful family. Kim Hayes

Posted by Kim Hayes - MD - friend   January 28, 2018

Dear Helen, my love and thoughts are with you, your kids and grandkids, and with Debbie, Robin, Herbert, and all the Carter grandkidsmy cousins. My heart aches for the loss of Mason and for the pain you must feel. I hope your lifetime of memories bring you some comfort, along with the knowledge that a part of Mason will always live on in each of you. Love always, Toni

Posted by Toni Davis (Roberts) - Chagrin Falls, OH - Family   January 28, 2018

I'm sending my love from Virginia to you,In this difficult time,but time heals all wounds.From my family,we send hugs and love along with it to.

Posted by Jermaine Feggans - Charlottesville, VA - Family   January 28, 2018

Dear Helen and kids, my heart is sadden and broken with the loss of Mason. May God comfort you and your family at this time. With deepest sympathy. Love, Aunt Mary, Sheila, Thomas

Posted by Sheila Brown - Alexandria, VA - Family   January 28, 2018

You will be truly missed by all. You gain your wings Fly high ,fly high cousin. Until we meet again at Pearly Gate of Heaven. Love you always, kim

Posted by Suzette kim Brown - Woodbridge, VA - Family   January 28, 2018

With Sympathy, words can't mend your heartache, but those who care,
share your loss, wish you comfort and peace of mind. May you find
strength in God and love of family and in warm embrace of friends.

Posted by Harvey Suitt, Jr. - Morris Plains, NJ - Family Friend   January 27, 2018

My thoughts and love are with you at this difficult time. Cherish the memories Mason left us with. Love, Aunt Liz

Posted by ElizabethI Quarles` - Louisa, VA   January 27, 2018

I will miss you my cousin and brother,I am so blessed to see and talk to you last week, thank you Jesus. Rest in peace until we meet again. May the Lord bless and watch over your family.

Posted by Brian Roberts - Louisa, VA - Family   January 27, 2018

My heart is broken the Carter family are my family I have been friends with Deborah for over 50 years Helen and kids know that my heart is with we love Mason but God loves him best continue to hold on to Gods unchanging and everything will be alright

Posted by Cynthia Winston-Pryor - Montpelier, VA - Family Friend   January 27, 2018

To the family. You have my deepest sympathy. Otis was a good friend, who I enjoyed talking to, and laughing with about our work life before retirement. He was loved by all. May God keep you in this time of need.

Posted by Carol Proctor - Wilmington, DE   January 26, 2018



Posted by NANCY CANN - MONTGOMERY VILLAGE, MD - Friend   January 26, 2018

My condolences to the family on the passing of your love one. Place your trust in the lord and ask for light and guidance throughout the remainder of your life's journey.

Posted by Curtis Quarles - Woodbridge, VA - Friend   January 26, 2018

Thinking of you with sympathy and prayers
May God comfort you and with Otis memories of
kindness, gentleness and blessing he gave to so many.
May God keep you in His care.

Posted by Doris M. Suitt - Franklin Park, NJ - Family Friend   January 26, 2018

Rest in Paradise Uncle Otis, you will be missed !

Posted by Vicki Scott-Jawo - Charlottesville, VA - Family   January 25, 2018

You will truly be missed Uncle Otis....when I was younger, you was like the father I never had.RIP

Posted by Katina Clark - Charlottesville - Family   January 25, 2018