Carter Lawrence Gilson

January 12, 2012July 19, 2014

Carter Lawrence Gilson (Fowler), 2, went to be with the Lord on July 19, 2014. He loved fishing with his daddy, riding anything with wheels: skateboards, power wheels, bicycles, and being pushed around mostly; playing with any and every kind of sports balls, playing with his brothers and sisters, being held by his mommy when he was sick and only mommy, making chocolate milk, body boarding, going to the beach, and building things at Lowe’s Kids Workshop. Carter started walking by 9 months old, was potty trained as soon as the diaper came off at the age of barely 2, and started talking when he was one and amazingly fast picked up an advanced and amazing vocabulary. He is survived by his mother, Tiffany Gilson; father, Richard Fowler; grandmothers, Faye Coombs and Bonnie Gilson; grandfather, Vincent Gilson; and four siblings, Desiree (15) and Haley (12) Fowler and Kayla (4) and James (6) Rivera. A visitation will be held Friday, July 25, 2014 from 5-7pm at Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service, 3915 Oleander Drive, Wilmington. Graveside service will be held on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 11am at Oleander Memorial Gardens, 306 Bradley Drive, Wilmington. In lieu of flowers, donations to his family would be appreciated. Condolences to the family may be offered at

Arrangements under the direction of Coble Ward-Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Wilmington, NC.


  • Visitation Friday, July 25, 2014
  • Graveside Service Saturday, July 26, 2014

Carter Lawrence Gilson

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McMillan family

July 26, 2014

Love in your hearth. For Carter who is now an angel in heaven.

David & Callie Preston

July 26, 2014

We share your grief in your great loss. Our hearts go out to you. Such a beautiful child, it just breaks our heart. Praying that God will give your family strength in this incredibly difficult time.

debbie and sons brandon and mikey gregory

July 26, 2014

Tiffany..and Richard..and family of carter....we wish you peace and lots of love during this difficult time....ours hearts go out to each and every one of you...he will always be in your hearts...cherish the memories..
Tiffany ...stay strong..your family loves you...and so do we...Love in Christ...
Brandon...and Michael Gregory...

Susie Hall

July 25, 2014

My heart goes out to Tiffany, Bonnie and Vince. I will always remember those beautiful eyes. Sending hugs and prayers

Pam Adams

July 25, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you...sorry for your loss

Mikki and Barb Cevaer

July 25, 2014

Mom and I are sending you our prayers. We are heartbroken by your loss of such a beautiful, loving child.

Karen Medina

July 25, 2014

Our hearts go out to you! We are so sorry! Karen Medina and Julia Northrup (Moose Lodge)

July 25, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers are with all your families. He sure was a CUTE LITTLE BOY.........I am so sorry

gene and Valerie fisk

July 25, 2014

Love you guys so very much!!!! We are so sorry and sending prayers to the family...Know we are here anytime ....

Glenda Smith

July 24, 2014

My heart bleeds for all Carter's family and friends . He's sitting in Jesus's lap and saying don't cry because i'll see you again . I'm praying for God to uplift everyone . From a caring mother ... Glenda