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Pat Christian Carter, 96, of White Stone, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Jan. 4, 2018.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, James Northam Carter, and her parents, John Barnum and Anne Kerans Christian.

She is survived by their nine children, Mary Randolph Carter Berg (Howard) of New York City, Cary Carter Turpin and Nell Carter Thompson (Hunter) of Richmond, James Northam Carter Jr. (Deborah Kelly) and Emily Everett Car-

ter (David Donofrio) of White Stone, Liza Carter Norton (John) of Chappaqua, New York, Bernard Pitzer Carter (Joni) of Irvington, Christian Carter Lightbourn (Christopher) of Nassau, Bahamas and Cleiland Donnan Carter of Cobbs Creek. She is also survived by her 18 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren, and by her sister-in-law, Emily Everett Carter of Richmond.  

Pat, as she was affectionately nicknamed, was born and raised in Richmond and was a devout Catholic. She attended Thomas Jefferson High School, and eventually married her childhood sweetheart Jimmie Carter.

After six children were born, Pat started her own real estate company—Pat Carter Real Estate, which eventually became Jim & Pat Carter Real Estate after her husband joined her in the business. In 1957, they moved with their growing family to the Northern Neck of Virginia, and their office became the welcoming fixture on the main corner of White Stone. They turned their passion for early houses into a way of life when they bought Muskettoe Pointe Farm, a 17th century house facing the Rappahannock River and slowly restored it into a landmark home. Pat loved her home, but she really loved her herb gardens and served as President of the Garden Club of the Northern Neck and member of the Herb Society of America.

In the last few years Pat lived a few miles away from her beloved home at Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury. Pat found another home at RWC with lots of old and new friends who cared for her dearly. 

A graveside service was held at Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond on Monday, Jan. 8 at noon.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations be made to White Stone Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 272, White Stone, Va. 22578 or the charity of your choosing.