Jane Munnerlyn Carter (Gran), 84, of Atlanta, passed away peacefully on August 20, 2013 in the comfort of her home surrounded by her loving family.
Jane Morris Munnerlyn was born January 15, 1929 in Jacksonville, Florida to Margaret Springs Munnerlyn and Benjamin Munnerlyn. She was raised in Ortega and attended the Bartram School for girls in Jacksonville and later attended Sweetbriar College. On June 25,1949 she married the love of her life, the late Frank Carter Jr. (Papa) in Jacksonville, Florida. She is predeceased by her mother, Margaret Springs, her father, Benjamin Munnerlyn, her sister, Margaret Munnerlyn Haverty and her husband, Frank Carter Jr.
She is survived by her children Frank Carter III (Amie Simms), Ben M. Carter (Tricia Reed), Wilson M. Carter and Jane Carter Bishop (Dr. Andrew R. Bishop); her grandchildren, Frank IV (Louisa Phinney Carter), Anne Marie Carter and Daniel Carter, Palmer Carter Stratton (Douglas Stratton), Benjamin Carter Jr., Bailey Carter and Mary Wilson Carter, Carter Ware, Harry Ware, Janie Ware and her step grandchildren, Rowan Bishop and Andrew Bishop Jr.
Gran, as her children and grandchildren knew her, was an adoring mother and grandmother. Family and education were her greatest priorities and her generosity extended to many individuals and organizations.
She gave the The Rose Window in the First Presbyterian Church in memory of her beloved husband Frank Carter Jr. Among her educational endowments are: The Frank Carter Leadership Scholarship at The Lovett School; The Jane Carter Scholarship at Sweetbriar College; the Carter Real Estate Center at College of Charleston; and the Environmental Humanities Education Center Artist Residency in Centennial Valley, Montana. She also donated to the Hill School in Middleburg, Virginia and Athens Academy in Athens. She served as a board member at Middleton Place in Charleston, South Carolina, which was dear to her heart as part of her family ancestry.
Her many contributions also included: The Morgan County Conservancy and the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center. She was a member of the Forward Arts Foundation, the Peachtree Golf Club and the Piedmont Driving Club.
Her greatest pleasure in life was to gather her family together and mark the celebration of important holidays such as the Fourth of July, Thanksgiving and Christmas. At every gathering she handed out sheet music to her favorite hymns and patriotic songs. Everyone was required to sing. Gran loved to be with her family and friends at Willow Oak Farm in Madison, and her home in Ponte Vedra Beach. She was a loyal friend to many in Atlanta and played tennis and bridge throughout her life.
Visitation was held Thursday, August 22 from 5 until 7 p.m. at H.M. Patterson & Son, Spring Hill, 1020 Spring Street, NW, Atlanta.
Memorial services were held at First Presbyterian Church at 1328 Peachtree Street, NE, Atlanta at 11 a.m. Friday, August 23. Graveside service followed at Arlington Memorial Park, 201 Mount Vernon Highway, Atlanta. There was a reception at her home to follow.
Donations in her memory may be sent to the Center for the Visually Impaired: 739 West Peachtree Street, NW Atlanta, Georgia 30308
Online condolences may be made at www.hmpattersonspringhill.com.