Myrtle Mai Carlton

Born in Nashville, TN on June 19, 1924

Departed on September 19, 2018 and resided in Nashville, TN

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Myrtle Mai Powell Carlton, Age 94, born June 19, 1924 in Nashville, Tennessee, entered eternal and Heavenly rest on September 19, 2018.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William Powell and Hattie Rice Powell; her husband, JC Carlton, Sr.; daughter Deborah Carlton; brother Joy Powell, sisters; Geny Cantrell, and Christine Miller.

She is survived by son, JC Carlton (Kathy). Grandchildren, Joe Carlton (Selena) and Jennifer Carlton Ladd (Rob). Ben Poprawski. Grandchildren, Elijah, Samantha, Isaiah, Hadley, Beylan, Reyna, Battle, Gabby, and Hunter in addition to an extended family, and many nieces and nephews.

She met her husband at the old Bellevue High School and was married for 54 years. They lived a large portion of their lives in West Nashville and retired “in the country” in McEwen, TN. She was the last living Charter member of St. John’s United Methodist Church in Nashville. She and her husband helped form the church in 1947. She was devoted to her Lord and always said she wanted to go “up yonder” when she left this world.

She was a wonderful daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend to many. Heaven gained an angel. She will be remembered as the sweetest person by all.

Special appreciation and heartful thanks to the staff at Brookdale, Bellevue for years of incredible loving care. Especially, caregivers Lynn, Buddy, Gloria, Charyel, and Jeannie. We would also like to thank Alive Hospice.

Visitation will Friday, September 21 at West Harpeth Funeral Home 6-8 pm. A private family graveside service will be on Saturday, September 22 at Woodlawn Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can made to St. John’s United Methodist Church and Alive Hospice. In honor of Myrtle and the life she lived, please be sweet to someone and tell them you love them the “most-est”.

6 Comments to Myrtle Mai Carlton

  1. Horis Carlton
    September 20, 2018 12:41 pm

    My Aunt Myrt,
    Her smile could brighten anyone’s day.
    She always dished out words of praise, and never left you wondering if you were loved.
    Always lending her ear to listen, and offering inspirational words to live by.
    She was an amazing storyteller, playing cards and sharing tales that had everyone rolling in laughter.
    She was no ordinary person.
    She was patient and kind.
    Her love was unconditional.
    She was the very best aunt, and I was blessed to call her mine.
    And I will always hold her deep within my heart.
    God has an ANGEL like no other.

  2. Melinda V Taylor
    September 21, 2018 3:21 am

    Dear Carlton Family
    I would like to say thank you
    So much for letting me get to know Myrt
    She was fun to be around and keep you on your toes
    And love her morning coffee and newspaper
    And enjoy playing bingo and look forward to getting her hair fix on Thursday and be looking for Rita out window on Thursday
    I love you and will miss you
    You in Heaven with loves one remember to wear your war paint and enjoy butter scotch candy you share love loud mouth Melinda V Taylor. (Brookdale of Bellevue)

  3. Lynn Triplett
    September 22, 2018 12:19 am

    Heaven gained a special “Angel” my dear friend Myrt it was such a pleasure to have known her and to take care of her ….. she would always tell me how much she appreciated me rubbing her feet and her back with lotion…. the smell of her just made you want to hug her forever ….. we had a special bond we loved our “Red Door Cologne” and our Red Lipstick 💄 lord only knows how many tubes I bought her ….. Holidays want be the same without you Myrt I’m going to miss making baskets full of goodies for you and shopping for you ….. I will always love you and I will miss you … you were a special lady that loved her family … I could go on and on about you but I will close on this note “ I loved you the mostest” keep singing “God Bless America” loud so I can hear you “””Rember Our Video””” Thoughts and Prayers for everyone….

  4. Joan Tiller
    September 22, 2018 2:23 am

    To JC and family, your mother was a great lady. I have many memories of her. She loved her bingo and reading her newspaper. I loved to tease her she would be trying to roll out of the dining room and I would grab her chair and she kept trying to roll. Then she realized I was holding her. We had lots of good laughs. She will be missed. You were an awesome son to her taking excellent care of her. My deepest sympathy to you and your family

  5. Joyce Blair Mitchell
    September 22, 2018 1:36 pm

    Always a smile to give to all of us. She and Uncle JC gave their love unconditionally.
    So many memories, so many hugs, always will remember.
    Rest in peace Aunt Myrt.

  6. Steve Maynard
    December 20, 2018 9:27 pm

    JC, our mothers are together again.
    Ms. Myrt and Irene Maynard were best of friends from high school days, and reconnected later in their lives after both were widowed and moved back to Bellevue. They enjoyed each other’s company immensely. Ms. Myrt was as sweet as my own, and she had a very good sense of humor and an infectious laugh. It always thrilled my heart to see them together, laughing like little girls. I imagine they are doing that now. (Attached pic is from 2009 when we went to the Barn Dinner Theatre together. A lovely memory.)

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