Celebrating the life of

Elizabeth (Lisa) Carter

Passed away on September 27, 2021

She was a very special gift from God and she will be greatly missed here on earth, but we praise and thank God for creating her and sharing her with us for all these years. 

Elizabeth (Lisa) Carter

Elizabeth (Lisa) Carter, 61, of Savannah, GA was taken home to join with the Angels and the Saints in eternal worship of a loving, merciful, and sovereign Father on Monday, September 27, 2021.  God had allowed Lisa to endure a series of baffling physical ailments for 2 ½ years while He walked by her side holding her hand, the Holy Spirit providing the strength and patience to endure all things with a smile and a positive word for all, until He finally called her home to meet her Savior, Jesus Christ, face to face.

Lisa was happy to call Savannah her home for her entire life, even though she could do without the heat and the gnats.  She graduated from Savannah Christian Preparatory School in 1978 and she was proud to earn four degrees from Armstrong  State University.  She worked for a number of years as a Registered Nurse.  She felt very blessed to be able to spend almost 15 years serving as a nurse at the VA Clinic taking care of veterans.  In 2007 God called her to set aside the nursing and take on the mantle of full time wife and mom, which she did gladly.

When she wasn’t focused on her immediate family, she was serving her extended family at Bethesda Academy (so many sons, so much fun) and Bull Street Baptist Church, her church home, her place to worship and to learn.  Serving faithfully in the nursery or somewhere behind the scenes, always encouraging someone with a hug, a prayer, and a “Go Blazers!” shouted from the sideline.

She is survived by her favorite husband Daniel Carter, their two sons, Daniel Carter, Jr. and Ian Carter, her mother Joyce Ann (Meme) Carter, her sister Julia Carter, and her brother William Carter (Orlando, FL).  Lisa was proceeded in death by her father, Dr. Burnham Carter.  She also leaves behind an extended family within the community that would be too numerous to specify individually.  Suffice it to say, there were few people that walked away from an encounter with Lisa that did not feel the joy and love of God that seemed to flow so effortlessly from her.

She was a very special gift from God and she will be greatly missed here on earth, but we praise and thank God for creating her and sharing her with us for all these years.  The world is a better place because she was here and heaven is now a better place because she is home.

A service to celebrate the life of Lisa Carter is set for Friday, October 1st, in the sanctuary of Bull Street Baptist Church, 1400 Bull Street, Savannah GA 31401.  We invite everyone to come and acclaim her Victory in Jesus.  A visitation period from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. followed by the service from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. 

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Savannah Humane Society, Bethesda Academy, or the charity of your choice.




I was very sorry hear about Lisa. I was in the same graduating class with her at Savannah Christian. Always a very nice person. thoughts and prayers to the family. God bless, Eddie coppage


Lisa was such an incredible friend. Our children grew up together and we shared many happy memories. Our hearts will never forget her kindness and sweet spirit. Our love and prayers go out to the entire family.

- The Shatto Family, Savannah, Ga

Dan, I’m so sorry to hear about Lisa. Take comfort that she is in the loving arms of her Savior and Lord. I pray that He will bring you and your family comfort and a peace beyond all understanding.

- Brian Welch, Odessa, FL

Dan I'm so sorry to hear this. Lisa was a very special person and there is a lot of memories that we shared at South Gardens! Our prayers are with you and your family and her family! May God guide you and your family through this trying time! My prayers are with you and and your family!

- Ted Early Manders, Savannah, Ga

I am so sorry to hear about Lisa. I remember what a sweet and loving spirit she had. I was glad she passed through my life and brought so much joy and smiles to all she was around. Prayers for strength, endurance and comfort for this family during the days ahead. Love to the Carters.

- Donna M Manders, Savannah, Georgia

I was so sorry to learn of Lisa's passing. Lisa was so kind and a fellow Bethesda Mom. My son and my family will miss her. The Carter family will be in our prayers.

- Carolyn Gregory , Savannah , Ga

Our thoughts & prayers are with you. May God send peace & comfort during this difficult time. Her beautiful life is now at true everlasting peace, love & in the presence of our Lord & Savior.

- The Prewitt & Rodgers Families , Savannah, GEORGIA

Lisa was a true angel here on earth and a Bethesda Mom to many of the youngmen at Bethesda Academy. Robert and I send condolences to her husband and her two sons and the Bethesda Academy Family.

- Renee and Son Robert Andrews , Savannah , Georgia

Lisa was the most amazing, supportive, and generous parent that I have ever experienced as a teacher. Her pride in and incredible love for her sons and husband was a testimony to God’s presence in our lives. Dan, Sean, and Ian - I am so incredibly sorry for loss.

- Pamela Magliulo , Savannah, GA

Lisa always had a smile on her face and a cheer of support for the Bethesda Blazers. We are truly sorry for your loss and pray peace and comfort for your family

- Carmen and Corey Howell, Savannah, GA

Dan, Daniel, Ian and Family, Tina and I are very saddened to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts. Your notes above of Lisa show us all that she ministered to those around her while she was ill, and that God gave her strength to carry on the Good News despite her struggles. May you find peace in your memories of Lisa.

- Jay and Tina Nelson, Savannah , Georgia

Dan, We are so very sorry to hear of your family's loss of Lisa. What a blessing she has been in your life. God Bless, Dave

- Dave and Cora Rulon, Tybee Island, GA

Dan and family, we are so sorry for your loss and are thinking of you. Love to you all.

- Dave Burkoff, Savannah, GA

My thoughts and prayers are with the Carter family. God is our comforter in the valley. Know that all the lives she touched, especially in her support of Bethesda, are her legacy and yours. Her laughter will ring on in our hearts.

- Alloceia Hall, former Admissions Director, Bethesda Academy, Savannah, GA

Sending condolences to her husband and sons and The Bethesda Family. Robert and I will be praying for comfort for the Family. Renee and Robert Andrews one of your other sons you took under your wings at Bethesda Academy

- RENEE ANDREWS, Savannah, Georgia

Dearest Carter family, I am so sorry to hear of Lisa’s passing. I am blessed to have known her for a short time. She was always joyful and dedicated to her family. I am grateful that she welcomed my daughter, Kaitlyn into her family circle and treated her like a daughter, even supporting her at bowling tournaments. It is a blessing to know that Lisa is home with her Savior, whole and healthy. Til we meet again!

- Glenda Guise, Miami, Florida

Sincerest condolences and prayers to the Carter family for your strength during this difficult time. Lisa was truly an Angel on Earth. She touched so many lives and she will truly be missed.

- Tara, Malik and Malachi, Savannah , Georgia

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you! May you find comfort in your memories. Lisa was a wonderful, caring, generous person who will be missed. She gave to so much during the boys years at Cabrini and we are all grateful for all she did!

- Brenda Boutin, Savannah, GA

Dan, Sean and Ian I am so very sorry for this difficult time you are going through. Your mother, Lisa and Dan, your wife, was always such a pleasant person to be around. She truly represented the joy that can only come through Jesus Christ. I am praying for all of you to experience only the peace that also comes from the Holy Spirit. I know you will miss her but what a legacy she has left!

- Kay Ripley, Savannah, GA

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Dan, I'm so sorry for your loss. Wishing you strength and solace, I will keep you in my thoughts.

- John Freiler, Harpers Ferry, WV

My condolences to Lisa’s family! I am so sorry she left you so soon, but she is one of God’s angels now! She had such a loving and caring heart for her family and friends! I was blessed to know her and so thrilled to be invited to Sean and Ian’s graduation from Bethesda Academy! I pray that her sweet memories will bring you peace and love during this difficult time!

- June Rich, Savannah , Georgia

Lisa is responsible for my 20 plus years at the VA Savannah as she hired me as a nurse there. She truly has a sweet, genuine spirit and you felt that when you were around her. One day, I was in her office and noticed something crawling down the side wall and on her was a spider and I showed it to her, "I know", she laughed..that's my little buddy..he's ok". That was so Lisa..

- Cheryl Taylor-Moore Savannah VA Clinic, Savannah, Ga

My sincere condolences about Lisa. She was a was a great co-worker and a wonderful friend. May God bless her, grant her peace and watch over her family. My prayers to you.

- Alice Dukes, Atlanta, GA

You and your family are in my heart and mind. May God give you the peace that you seek.

- SD and Stephanie Jung , Richmond Hill, Georgia

Dan, I am so sorry to hear of Lisa’s passing. She was a beautiful person inside and out. We went to high school together and I remember her always smiling and sweet.

- Debra Morris Arnold, Rincon, Ga

Dan, I am so sorry to learn of Lisa's passing. She always had that smile on her face and if she was not outwardly smiling her eyes were twinkling with joy and grace. Sending hugs and love to all of you from Spring Park, Minnesota.

- Marie Davis, Spring Park, Minnesota

I was shocked to learn of Lisa's passing. She had such a beautiful soul and such great love for her boys. We went through some tough times together but she came out such a stronger person. We were lucky to be friends and I will miss everything about her. May God hold all of you in His arm and give you the strength you need to deal with your loss.

- Margaret Davis, Savannah, Ga

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- Davis, Savannah, Ga

That was a beautiful tribute to a beautiful woman. We love you, Dan, and are praying for comfort and peace.

- Lyndsey Bopp, Charlotte, NC

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- Cheryl Taylor-Moore, Savannah, Ga

Dan and family, I am so sorry for your loss. It is such a blessing to know that Lisa is now in perfect peace in the arms of Jesus. Thank you Lord for making a way for us to be with You forever! Praying for peace for you and your family.

- George Gauntt, Georgetown, IN

To Lisa's husband, Dan, her two sons and her entire family we offer our heartfelt and deepest sympathies. We know you were blessed with her- as she was blessed with you. May God bless you and Lisa, may His face shine upon her and may she rest in peace!

- Raymond R and Mary L Fournie, St Louis, MO

Sending my Condolences to the family!!

- Yvonne grandmother Patterson , Savannah , Georgia

Lisa was one of the kindest, most generous women I have ever met. Her support for the teachers at St. Frances Cabrini School was unmatched, and she could always be counted on for help and encouragement. I am grateful that I had the opportunity to know her. My sympathy goes to her husband and 2 wonderful sons.

- Anne Hiester., Bloomingdale, GA

Dan, Sean, Ian and Meme. I am so sorry for your great loss. Lisa was a special person. We shared some great times at Cabrini when the boys were young and loved sitting on the side lines for baseball and how you shared the grandparents! Lisa was definitely a shining star and I loved to see the family she made at Bethesda and how her star shone bright for everyone she met. I feel grateful to have known her. Lisa may you rest in glorious peace. You are a guardian angel.

- Michele Kilkenny, Savannah, GA

To all of the Carter family, I am heartbroken to learn of Lisa's passing. Her smile lit the room with joy. Her faith was strong even as a child. Lisa was my first friend when I moved to Savannah. She had a kool-aid stand across the street the day we moved in in 1967. We shared many likes over the years...naming our various family pets and singing John Denver songs and hymns among them. Lisa loved camping with her family...minus the gnats. Lisa's gift was follow her faith in all her days. She will be remembered always as a child of God.

- Nan Fortney- Gwinner, Los Angeles, California

My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family during this difficult period, Lisa's grace and determination made her a truly special person, my thoughts are with you and your family. Please accept my deepest condolences. Sal Graniello, Savannah, Ga

- Adolfo S Graniello, Savannah, Georgia

We are so sorry to hear about your loss. We have so many great memories that we shared at Cabrini. Our thoughts & prayers are with you.

- Fred, Lisa, Joshua & Taylor Grier, Savannah, GA

I just learned of Lisa’s passing as I was out of town. We were in the 1978 graduating class at Savannah Christian together. She always lit up the room when she walked into it. She spread joy wherever she went. Loved our time together. She had a way of making everyone she met feel special. We have lost a very special lady here on earth but I know she is flying high with the Lord. My condolences to her family.

- Melody Ulin Hammond, Ellabell, Georgia

God bless you for your ministry and service Lisa! And may the Lord give you comfort and peace to your family

- Rev. Bill Wassner, Indianapolis , Indiana

So very sorry to hear the newsof Lisa passing. Prayers for the family . I know Lisa will be missed

- Kim Upchurch Feus, Savannah , GA.

I am so very sorry to hear about Lisa. It has been many years since I have seen the Carter family but have many fond memories from Savannah Christian. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

- Pam Chance, Savannah, GA

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel