Ms. Eula Pearl Carter

  • Born: June 7, 1928
  • Died: June 22, 2021
  • Location: 10130 Buffalo Rd. Clayton, North Carolina

Sanders Funeral Home

806 E Market St
Smithfield, NC 27577
Tel. (919) 934-8416

Tribute & Message From The Family

There was a Great Roll call in Heaven Monday, June 22, 2021, for those
who had reached the finishing line from earth to heaven. Eula Watson Carter's
name was on that roll.
Eula was born June 7, 1928, to the late Reverend James Galloway and
Meta H. Watson. She was the fourth child of nine siblings. She was preceded in
death by four brothers (Alonzo Watson Sr, Onslow Watson, James Galloway
Watson Jr, Howard Watson) and three sisters (Idella W. Gordon, Ida Wilson,
Rosetta Watson)
Eula Pearl was the fourth of nine siblings. She joined Red Hill United
Church of Christ at 11 years of age and has been a faithful member serving in
many capacities until her health began to decline. While in high school, she was
elected to church secretary. She also served as Recording Secretary, Clerk,
Finance secretary, Historian, Sunday School Teacher, Director, and President;
Teacher of Bible School and Bible Study President, Chairman of Education,
Board of Trustees, Field Superintendent for Churches in the Southern
Conference, Director of Vacation Bible School and member of the Senior
Choir, Chairperson Board of Trustees and organized our first Annual
Homecoming. She was chosen to represent Red Hill in several annual
conferences held at Elon College, Hampton University, and Franklinton Center
Institute. She considered the greatest experience was when she was chosen to
represent the Convention of the South to attend the East Northfield School in
Eula graduated from Johnston County Training School as Valedictorian
of the class of 1945. The school was later renamed Johnston Central High
Eula Pearl received her AB degree in French and English from Shaw
University in 1949. And later received her Master's Degrees in French, English,
Counseling and Guidance Education from North Carolina Central University.
She was employed at William Mason Cooper High School, Director of
Counseling and Guidance for Johnston County Schools and a counselor at
Johnston Central High School and Smithfield Selma Senior High School. She
retired from the Public School System in 1992, after 42 years of consecutive
employment. She is a Chartered Member of The Clayton Branch of The
National Association of University Women serving six years as President. Eula
also served as president of the Johnston County's Alumni Chapter of Shaw
University. She was honored as the Woman of the Year for the Clayton Branch
of NAUW. She was a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc and was recently
honored by the Chi Xi Zeta Chapter Clayton recognized for work in the
community as a longtime educator. She was also given many accolades and
honors from the Johnston County Board of Education.
She leaves to cherish her precious memories: one son, Oswald Steve
Carter (wife-Gladys); one sister, Christabelle W. Harlee and one sister-in-law,
Catherine Revels; 2 grand-daughters, Latoya Bethea and Tiffany Spruill; 3 great
grand-daughters, 1 great-great grand-daughter, 3 step grand-daughters, 1 step
grandson and 5 step-great-grandchildren, 16 nieces, and 17 nephews.

Monday, June 28
2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Sanders Funeral Home Chapel
806 E Market St
Smithfield, NC 27577
(919) 934-8416

Graveside Service:
Tuesday, June 29
11:00 AM
Selma Memorial Gardens
Selma, NC 27576


Condolence & Memory Journal

My condolences to the Carter Family for the loss of their dear mother, sister, grandmother. I just heard of her passing. I had the opportunity to work with her when I was Regional Vice-President for Shaw University National Alumni Chapter. She was a very smart and outgoing woman and served as President of her chapter very well. My prayers will forever be with the family.

Posted by Caroline Holloway - Garner, NC - friend   November 16, 2021

Sorry to hear of your loss she was a nice person

Posted by Carrie Watson - 27520, NC - Family Friend   July 09, 2021

Our hearts, thoughts, and prayers (of comfort and peace) are with the family today. With heartfelt sympathy and love we send this message from First Born & True Way Holy Church Family, along with Pastor Virgil D Smith, Sr. (Lady Elect Brenda).

Keep looking up [Ps. 121:1].

Posted by Virgil Smith - Grimesland, NC - Acquaintance   June 29, 2021

To family sending prayers and love to each of you for the passing of such a beautiful cousin n teacher i had at Cooper High n in the pass two years the conversations we shared about the good old days i felt so good that she reached out to me you all are in my heart."REMEMBER WHATEVER CONCERNS EACH OF YOU TODAY N THE FUTURE GOD HAS YOU N HIS HANDS AND UNDER HIS CONTROL.Each new day will be a day of healing all be blessed love always Maddie(Watson-Wiggs)Wilson

Posted by Maddie Wilson - Bronx, NY - Family   June 28, 2021

To Steve Carter and Family Sending You My Heartfelt Sympathy.

Posted by Felecia Honton - Classmate   June 28, 2021

It's hard to believe, the last of who I called "The Golden Girls" is gone. It was such a pleasure meeting you at Red Hill, only to find out your were good friends with my aunt.Thank you for always sharing a hug and a smile. Most of all thank you for "adopting" (as you would say) my son as your boy.. WE love you ma Carter and will miss you dearly.Until we meet again!!!

Posted by Tasha Harris - Knightdale, NC - Friend   June 27, 2021

May the Lord bless and keep you in your time of loss!

Posted by Mr and Mrs Albert E Mason Sr - Clayton, NC - Neighbor   June 27, 2021

For70 years, Eula Pearl and I were best friends. She
loved God and was true to her word. My condolence to
the family.

Posted by Myrtle Sanders - Smithfield, NC - Friend   June 27, 2021

May God tenderly comfort you..He will give you the strength to endure. Mrs. Carter was a great educator, as well as a great woman of God. Condolences to the Watson/Carter Families.

Posted by Ethel Bonaparte - Raleigh, NC - Family Friend   June 27, 2021

I remember your teachings. Respect and love

Posted by Roy Bell - Raleigh, AK - Student   June 27, 2021

Remember those school days, when students really learned things. I remember Mrs. Carter fondly as my French & English teacher. The prayer and songs we learned in French. How patient she was that we learned the correct pronunciations. Those things stick with you for a lifetime. She attended the Cooper Class of '58's reunions as long as she physically could. We will miss her, but will always be grateful for the positive influence she had on our lives.

Posted by Shirley Bell - Clayton, NC - Student   June 27, 2021

We at O'Neal Revival Tabernacle can only imagine and yet not really know the grief that you bear. Please know that our sympathy and prayers are with you.
-From Dr. O'Neal and the church family.

Posted by Elder Porter    June 26, 2021

Mrs. Carter will truly be missed by many. Sh has been a delight to know.
Red Hill Queen.

Posted by sharon watson - Raleigh, NC   June 26, 2021

Thank God for all the lives she has touched as an Educator.

Posted by Carolyn Glover - Wendell, NC - Family   June 26, 2021

Sincere condolences to the family. May God strengthen and comfort you during this difficult time.

Posted by Carolyn Glover - Wendell, NC - Family   June 26, 2021