Mrs. Mildred "Billie" Carpenter Slater
- June 3, 1915 - April 28, 2012
- New Bern, North Carolina
of Mildred's Passing
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“Aunt Billie will always remain in my heart. Her friendly demeanor and sincere love she portrayed will serve as a goal and pattern by which to live...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Howard Primrose Carpenter Jr, (Butch) - NC
“Dear Joe, Mary Beth, and Pat: I was saddened to learn of Billie's death, and have much love and respect for her long and well-lived life. She was a...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Richard C. Boyd - Beaufort, NC
“I had the privilege of knowing Ms. Billie while I was employed at Berne Village. She was certainly the role model for southern ladies. She had the...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Joyce Bokor - New Bern, NC
“I truly grew to love "Miss Billie" during the time I worked with her at Tryon Palace. I've met very few people who had the ability to share as much...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: David Smith - Greenville, NC
“I am sorry for your lost. I remember how nice Mrs. Slater was to all of us kids who used to go buy her home and dance on the weekends. Anita always...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: T. Aubrey Smith - Pawleys Island, SC
“Billie was one of the sweetest ladies I've known... I worked at the front desk @ Berne Village for 14 years & grew to love Billie thru those many...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Dee Morris - Vanceboro, FL
June 3, 1915 – April 28, 2012
Mildred (Billie) Carpenter Slater was born June 3, 1915 in New Bern, NC, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Howard J. Carpenter. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph E. Slater, Jr. and is survived by her son Joseph E. Slater and companion Mary Beth McCauley of Pagosa Springs, Colorado, and daughters Anita Elizabeth Exum (Ashe) of Kinston and Patricia Anne Holscher (Fred) of Washington, NC; grandchildren: Ashe Exum, Jr., Mary Elizabeth Sutton and Anne Slater Barnes; step-grandchildren: Frans and Paul Holscher and Harper Hutchens; great-grandchildren: Ashe Exum III, Jordan Exum, Sarah Sutton, Anne Slater and Mary Elizabeth Barnes and Foster and Hilton Hutchens, Frederick and Mary Emma Holscher and Joseph Thomas Holscher.
Mrs. Slater was recognized in 1987 as an Honorary Life Member of the First Presbyterian Church of New Bern because she was an Elder and president of the Women of the Church and was involved in many and various committees throughout her life. In the community, she was an active member in the Junior Woman's Club, the Garden Club, the New Bern Historical Society and Preservation Foundation, and the Richard Dobbs Spaight Chapter of D. A. R., where she served as registrar. She was also a volunteer in several organizations including the Gray Ladies at Craven County Hospital and the Red Cross Bloodmobile. One of the loves of her life was Billie's work for Tryon Palace for over twenty years. As a hostess and guide at the palace and surrounding homes, she exuded southern charm to the many touring visitors. Billie Slater gave love and acceptance to all she met and received both in return.
Special thanks to her caretakers at Berne Village and her special earthly angel, Esther Cooper.
Graveside service will be held on Tuesday, May 1st at 2:00 p.m. at Greenleaf Memorial Park, 900 River Road, New Bern, followed by a reception at the cemetery Lakeside Chapel.
The family requests that contributions be made to the Tryon Palace Commission, P. O. Box 1007, New Bern, NC 28563