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“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...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Tammi Toquinto

“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...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Armistine Cassell - Chesapeake, VA

“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...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Kim Hayes - MD - friend

“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...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Toni Davis (Roberts) - OH

“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. ”
5 of 17 | Posted by: Jermaine Feggans - VA - Family

“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....Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Sheila Brown - Alexandria, VA

“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 ”
7 of 17 | Posted by: Suzette kim Brown - Woodbridge, VA

“With Sympathy, words can't mend your heartache, but those who care,share your loss, wish you comfort and peace of mind. May you findstrength in God...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Harvey Suitt, Jr. - Morris Plains, NJ

“My thoughts and love are with you at this difficult time. Cherish the memories Mason left us with. Love, Aunt Liz ”
9 of 17 | Posted by: ElizabethI Quarles` - Louisa, VA

“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...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Brian Roberts - Louisa, VA

“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...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Cynthia Winston-Pryor - VA

“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...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: Carol Proctor - Wilmington, DE

“REST IN PEACE OTIS YOU WILL ME MISS YOUR CHURCH FRIEND. ”
13 of 17 | Posted by: NANCY CANN - MONTGOMERY VILLAGE, MD

“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...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: Curtis Quarles - Woodbridge, VA

“Thinking of you with sympathy and prayersMay God comfort you and with Otis memories of kindness, gentleness and blessing he gave to so many.May God...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: Doris M. Suitt - Franklin Park, NJ

“Rest in Paradise Uncle Otis, you will be missed ! ”
16 of 17 | Posted by: Vicki Scott-Jawo - VA - Family

“You will truly be missed Uncle Otis....when I was younger, you was like the father I never had.RIP ”
17 of 17 | Posted by: Katina Clark - Charlottesville


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.
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