Marlowe Lee Carter


MARLOWE LEE CARTER, Age 59, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday April 9, 2020. Marlowe retired from The City of Columbus Recreation and Parks in December 2012. He worked in Forestry as well as in the Landscaping Division. He started working for the City of Columbus as a teen and made a life-long career of it. He is preceded in death by his beloved Mother, Catherine E. Harris, Grandmother, Catherine I. Toney, Father, Louis Carter. He leaves to cherish his memories, his beloved Son, Martel Berry, his Pride and Joy Granddaughter, Layla Valentine-Berry, Life-long friend, Trina Berry, beloved Sister, Rhonda (Mark) West, beloved Nieces, Brandi S. Easley, and Aj’a M. Alls, a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, great-nephews, great-niece, friends and Special “Brother-Like” Uncle, David M. Toney.

Marlowe loved the outdoors and spending time with family and friends. Because of his landscaping expertise, he often helped family and friends with their home landscaping. He had the ability to make anyone’s yard beautiful. He simply had a true respect and appreciation for nature.
Marlowe was a generous, loyal and caring person; he always had a smile on his face and would do anything to help anyone. He was also an artist by nature, it was his first love. Many of his high school class-mates often remember him spending an abundance of time in the art room; drawing, painting and also learning the art of photography.
Marlowe will be dearly missed by everyone who knew and loved him.

Private Visitation 10:00 AM and Funeral Service 11:00 AM Thursday, April 16, 2020 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave. Please wear mask and gloves.

Interment at Glen Rest Memorial Estates.

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Condolence Messages

  1. To Marlowe’s ENTIRE Family, especially his Beloved Son, Martel, his Precious Beloved Granddaughter, Layla, his Beloved Sister & Nieces & ALL his other relatives & Dear Friends; especially Trina Berry. I was EXTREMELY saddened & so very sorry to hear about his passing. You ALL have my DEEPEST Sympathy & Condolences during this difficult time. Please know that I will keep your entire Family lifted in prayer. Marlowe was a very nice man. He went to school with my youngest sister & Trina. May the PEACE of JESUS CHRIST which surpasses all understanding rest upon Y’all’s ENTIRE Family at this difficult time. GOD BLESS YOU ALL!!!

  2. LuWanna Wallace-Simmons

    My Sincere Condolences to you Rhonda and your entire family.

    To uplift everyone’s spirit, heart and soul in song and in prayer. I would like to dedicate “We’ve Come this Far By Faith!” By Donnie Mc Clurkin and “Its so Hard to say Goodbye to Yesterday!” By Boyz II Men.

    A Message to Marlowe….Marlowe Lee Carter, you will always and forever be my Sunshine After the Rain; coupled with everlasting love. Until we meet again, I pray that our Heavenly Father, his son Jesus and his guardian Angels, continue to watch over you throughout eternity. Everyone that I know, that knew you and your kind heart… Misses you dearly already! Keep Smiling! And Rest now, in Paradise my Love. LuWanna
    (Your Childhood Sweetheart and Best Friend for Life…Bka Wannie)

  3. I will forever cherish the memories of your tender loving kindness. My life was blessed to be able to call you my brother. Now Lord give me strength to finish my race precious Lord I pray so that I can see my brother on the other side.

  4. We would like to extend our condolences to the family. Continue to rely on God and know that he hears your prayers, because he cares for you. Truly sorry for your loss.

  5. We can’t begin to imagine what you are feeling but please let us share our heartfelt condolences.
    May the support of family and friends be a source of strength and the God of comfort a refuge in your time of sorrow. Thinking of you all.

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