January 29, 1937 - April 3, 2021
To view the service for Rev. Mavis L. Carr's live stream please use the link below: www.facebook.com/ZandersFuneralLIVE On January 29, 1937 a beautiful, intelligent and loving baby girl was born to Rosa Brown and Harvey Shorter in the city of Orlando, Florida. Mavis Louise was the second of twelve children. Mavis grew up in a loving Christian family home. She started first grade at the age of five at Holden Street Elementary school, and finished at Jones High School (Home of the Tigers) in 1954. Mavis was one of the first students to attend Valencia Community College where she was the catalyst for enrolling her Mother and two sisters, Sylvia and Maude. She was married to the late Roosevelt C. Williams Sr. and from their union, four children, Selena, Loretta, Roosevelt, Jr. and Joyce were born. Later in life, she married the late John W. Carr. Mavis accepted Christ at a young age and was very active in the church. She served in several rolls; choir director, singer, church beautification, Hospitality, Pastor’s Aide Committee, drama team and was manager of the local musical group, the “Voilettes” founded by Shirley Vance. Whatever her hands found to do, Mavis did it to the Glory of God. Her sports activities consisted of playing basketball, bowling, roller skating, tennis, horseshoes and softball. She also modeled in several fashion shows for churches and organizations. Her home was named “Better Homes and Gardens “of Richmond Heights. HGTV would have been proud to have known this great designer. Continuing with raising her family, working and serving God; Mavis had the opportunity of a life time to be selected as part of the first (original cast member) for the upcoming Walt Disney World Theme Park encouraging family members and friends to come and enjoy the fun at Walt Disney World. During her tenure at Disney, she worked at the Polynesian, Ft. Wilderness, and the Coronado Springs Resorts, where she trained and supervised many cast members. Mavis was fortunate to meet many worldwide-famous celebrities. Her ministerial development increased after retirement by enrolling in the Church of God CAMS Program, (Calling and Ministry Studies) culminating with the Exhorters License and was ordained a Reverend. She was appointed a Church Mother at Livingston Street COG. She participated in the Florida- Cocoa State Choir and Praise Team and during the special time of season, she would sing with the Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church of Eatonville’s “King of Glory” Annual Christmas Concerts. Never Ending Cherished Memories… Mavis was preceded in death by her father, Harvey Shorter; mother, Rosa Shorter; and sisters: Mary Harris “Cookie” and Veleta Shorter. Mavis leaves a legacy of love and will always be remembered by her Daughters, Selena M. Williams, Dr. Loretta V. Harris and Joyce W. Shokere; Son, Roosevelt C. Williams (Valerie); Granddaughters: JaJuan Williams (Jermaine), Carla Thomas (Ezekiel), Jequella Williams, Brittnie Williams, Natasha Williams, Amanda Shokere and Alexis Shokere; Grandsons: DaJuan Harris, Carlos Feliciano and Darien Williams; twenty-two Great Grands, and five Great-great Grands; Goddaughters, Nina Chenault, Oriana Milton; Special Daughters: Janice Butler (Victor) and Angela Branton (Israel); Sisters: Dr. Hydrenia Hart, Reverend Dr. Sylvia Stewart, Dr. Maude S. Johnson, Angela Story (Calvin), Sarah Shorter and Brenda Ganaway (Morey); Brothers: Neville Shorter, Gregory Shorter and Nathan Shorter; a host of other Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, other loving relatives and Friends; Special Friends: Mother Helen Watts, Mother Winifred Chenault, Eloise Smith, Mother Lorene Walker, Barbara Chambers and Reverend Gary Bellenger.
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