Warrick Livingston Carter

May 6, 1942July 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Baldwin-Fairchild Oaklawn Chapel, SANFORD, FL.


Warrick Livingston Carter

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Amelia Prince

October 7, 2017

Please accept our sincere condolences on your loss. May God comfort you with His love and His tears as He knows and shares our pain. Amelia ,Carlas ,Curtis11

October 6, 2017

So sorry to hear the passing of Warrick.He was an amazing human.He will be missed.My condolence to the Carter Family

Blanche White PF IL.

Jackie Lee

September 8, 2017

Dear Laurel, something made me think of you and Warrick today and when I typed your names in on Google I found Warrick's obituary! I am SO sorry to hear of his passing. You both were so special to me and Bill during the wonderful IAJE years. Many great memories. I live in Port Orange, very near Sanford and would love to see you again after all these years. Again, my sincere condolences to you and your family. Love, Jackie Lee (

Alma Vinyard

August 11, 2017

Warrick was the brother I never had. He was a kind and gentle soul. I will miss him.

Alma Walker Vinyard

Bethe Hagens

July 28, 2017

Dear Carter family - Likely none of you know me, but I wanted you to know that I feel as if a light has gone out in my world hearing of Warrick's passing. He and I, and Dan Youngdahl and Richard McCreary, all became friends as early faculty hires at Governors State in 1972. We were all so young and thinking we could make the changes that were in the air. For all of us, Warrick was something of a miracle--creating a phenomenal jazz band of "transfer students" from south Chicago whose playing was beyond belief. He even brought Wynton Marsalis to campus! Occasionally I played with the band when he needed a violinist--and I especially remember the beautiful piece for Keisha Z. He was such a kind and generous man. Inevitably we lost touch, and I am just so very sad that he has passed. Sending love to all of you.

Stephany Tiernan

July 25, 2017

To the Carter family,

I was very sad to hear of Warrick's passing, as I was hoping I would get to see him again someday. He made a giant impact on my life and the lives of many at Berklee College of Music. He was a great leader and a man with integrity and dedication to his work. He understood what it meant to be a musician and had a deep respect for the faculty and chairs here at the school. His life was a life well-lived and I will always feel grateful for the support he gave me as a chair in the piano department and I loved him for it! I am sorry for your loss but happy that he was in my life!

LaShera Moore

July 24, 2017

To the Carter family,

After learning about the passing of Dr. Warwick Carter, it was very sad and utterly shocking. I was glad to have known him from a student to an alumna. The work he has done for Columbia College Chicago was inspiring and admirable. And I was gracious enough have known him, as a talented drummer. I found that out during the 10th mark of his anniversary; as the president of the School and had the pleasure of sharing the stage with him as a student. His legacy will live on through the entire Columbia College Community, who had the pleasure of working with him under his leadership. I will keep the entire family in prayer and thank you for sharing him with us. He will be greatly missed! Rest in Power Dr. Carter!

Fernando Jones

July 23, 2017

Mrs. Carter,

Brother Dr. Carter was there for me as an instructor at Columbia, and I am here for you and your family, respectfully, now that he has entered Chapter Invisible.

Calvin Chatman is my Chapter Brother. If ever I can be of service let either of us know.

One Moment
From Fernando Jones to The Carter Family

In one moment --
A moment
... of bravery,
A moment
... of vision,
A moment that would eventually change the view
Of a school marked by some
As a second, third, or fourth choice
Became a coveted first choice by many.

For in that collection
Of "one" moments
A brave man,
[A] visionary,
A learned man, musician . . .
A Kappa Man . . .
Made achievement standard practice
As faculty, staff and student, collectively,
"Lived" what they "Loved".

Mitch Haupers

July 22, 2017

Dear Laurel,

I am shocked and saddened to hear the news Warrick's passing. I've had a photo of us together hanging on my wall at school for over 20 years now. As you may recall, Warrick hired me at Berklee and supported my conversion to full-time. He was the warmest and gentlest soul, who cared deeply for others. I am forever in his debt. He encouraged my attendance and funded my travel to the Foundation for Human Potential symposia in Chicago. The relationships developed there changed my teaching career profoundly. The interdisciplinary dialogue at FHP served as the impetus for the Committee for Music Perception and Cognition Studies at Berklee, which in turn laid the groundwork for the direction of our Berklee Teachers on Teaching annual gathering.

Warrick and I also stayed in touch when he was appointed as President of Columbia in my hometown of Chicago. The last time we spoke, he was advising my nieces and nephews in support of their application to Columbia as students. He was forever supportive and remains as a most influential guide in my music education career. There are myriad reasons he is a part of The HistoryMakers...imagine all the personal stories like mine that show his generosity, vision and love added to the ones published there. His contribution to Music Education was vast and remarkable, thus his influence will be felt for generations to come. Please accept my deepest condolences to you and your extended family.

Sending much love,
Mitch Haupers

Gillian Moore

July 21, 2017

My sincerest condolences to Laurel and extended family for the untimely loss of Dr. Carter who I will remember fondly.

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