Dorian Ricardo Carter

March 21, 1983 - April 8, 2009

Dorian Ricardo Carter, age 26, of Dallas, Texas passed April 8, 2009, in Dallas. He was born on March 21, 1983, in Brooklyn, New York to Ian Haywood and Carol Jones Carter. Dorian was an independent contractor for the Dallas Morning News and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He is survived by his mother, Carol Carter of Dallas; daughters, Maliyah and Kadyn; brother, Jason Carter and sisters, Antonia and Antoinette Carter all of Dallas; grandmothers, Yvonne Cumberbatch of Barbados and Patricia Haywood of New York; grandfather, Henderson Carter of Florida; and a host of other loving family and many friends. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, April 17, 2009, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints located at 14740 Meandering Way, Dallas, Texas 75254. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park. The family will receive friends for a visitation beginning at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.

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Almost been 12 years Brother! Still Love you Chris, April 2, 2021 I cant believe I am just now seeing this, It must have taken this long to deal with the loss of Dorian. I dont have the words to describe what he meant to me and everyone else. It has been almost 8 years since he left us and I still think about him constantly. The impact he had on me and every one he met will never be matched, he was truly an angel. I am so blessed to this day to know that many people considered him their best friend but he considered me to be his best friend. David Bassham, August 5, 2016 Thank you for loving my sister and for giving me the most wonderful niece in the world. Your spirit lives on in Kadyn and your memory will never be forgotten. Laura Lewis, April 18, 2009 You are greatly missed by many loved ones. I can't tell you how many people where there to say goodbye to you today. I looked back and was absolutely amazed. Please know that we are taking care of the girls in your life. Katy and Kadyn are being strong and know the memory they have of you is nothing but smiles. Look down on them as they need your strength and support now more than ever. To a loving Father, you will be missed! Andrea Hyatt, April 17, 2009 Dorian truly was an angel among us. His infectious smile was hard to resist. He never met a stranger and was always there when you needed a shoulder to cry on, or someone to brighten your day. He will be GREATLY missed by all. I'm grateful to have had him as a friend. Patricia Duncan (Young), April 17, 2009 My heartfelt prayers go out to Dorian's family. I never saw Dorian without a smile on his face and if ever anyone wasn't smiling, he went out of his way to make sure you did. He had such a contagious personality, it was hard to stay in a bad mood around him. He will be greatly missed. The world is now one less GREAT person without him here. We love you Dorian. Your precious memories will remain in our hearts forever. Tonya Rissmiller (Conn), April 16, 2009 I had the opportunity to meet Dorian while working as a Supervisor for Century Bank. During this time, I had the opportunity to enjoy the presence of a well respected young man who always had a warm and welcoming smile on his face. My thoughts and prayers are with each family member and friend. Just remember, Dorian is now that ANGEL that sits on our shoulders watching over each and every one of us. Marcia S. Tyiska, April 16, 2009 Dorian was one of two good friends I knew at Westwood Junior High. I grew up with him, until my abrupt departure of the U.S. at age 15, but the memory of him stuck with me so, that he was one of the first people I ever called upon my return to the U.S. 8 years later. Dorian you are the most genuine friend I ever had. You are a true gentleman and a stand up guy. My wife, in the four years she has known you, felt close, and said you are truly a wonderful spirit that touched her life and her heart. Thank you Dorian for every moment you spent with us. I can't help but feel the world will be a colder place without you, but I feel not only honored for knowing you, but a better person for it. You will always be in my thoughts, and your family always in my prayers. Christian Wilkins Christian Charles Wilkins, April 16, 2009 I knew Dorian very well and just can't believe he is gone. I know he will be missed very much. I knew Katy as well and I know she will do the best job she can to raise little Kadyn just like Dorian would want. I know Katy loved Dorian very much and Dorian loved her. My thoughts and prayers are with all the friends and families out there that were touched by Dorian. Rest in peace my dear friend! Rose Day, April 16, 2009 My thoughts and prayer are with you and your family at this sad time. Peggy McNees, April 15, 2009 You were the first man my daughter loved and together you two created an amazing daughter. It is tragic that they have lost the physical part of you. I know that Katy will do her best to honor your spirit and memory. We, her family, will do all that we can to help her through this sad time. Homa L Lewis, April 15, 2009 I will never forget when we first met and went out together. You could always make me smile and laugh no matter what the moment was. I could always call and turn to you for help or just to hang out. Life will not be the same without you around. I will miss you forever but I sure your memory will live on. I will love you always! Emily Johnson, April 15, 2009 Dorian was such a wonderful person. He lived life with gusto. I was so proud of him for loving his beautiful girls. It saddens me that me won't be here to continue with girls in their journey. I know he will be looking down with a hopeful heart praying that we ALL come together to be a True Family. Life is just a quick vapor, shorter than some for others. We should truly live and love as if each day is our last. We love you Dorian. Shaniqua Letrice Jones, April 14, 2009 Katy and Kaden, Our family feels your heartbreak and feels for you. You are in our prayers. You are lucky to have such a wonderful supportive family. With our love, Aunt Bib and Jim Jim and Vivian Reed, April 14, 2009 I have been blessed to have had Dorian in my life for fourteen years. He was a wonderful friend. He was always in a good mood and he was always there when you needed him. I thought it was amazing that he always made sure that I always knew that he was thinking of me. (he never forgot to call me on my birthday in 14 years!!) Definately a true friend. I already miss him terribly. I am truely greatful to have had such a wonderful and bright person in my life for so long. I will always tresure the memories that I have of him. My thoughts and prayers go out to friends and family, this is truely a difficult time for all of us. *Dorian, I love you dearly. Rest in Peace my wonderful friend* Kirsten Mottwiler Loftis, April 13, 2009 Dorian was my first friend at Richardson. He was the greatest guy a new girl in town could ask for. I will forever miss you and you will remain in my heart and memory of one of the greatest people I have ever known. As we used to joke with each other...You are and will always be my Shooting Star! Love you Dorian. Mary Elizabeth Gaytan, April 13, 2009 I WOULD NOT KNOW WHERE TO START WITH MY MEMORIES OF DORIAN. DAVID AND DORIAN WERE SO CLOSE I WAS NEVER SURE WHICH ONE I GAVE BIRTH TO. EVEN AS A GROWN MAN DORIAN ALWAYS HAD TIME FOR ME,ESPECIALLY IF I WAS COOKING. HOLIDAYS WILL NEVER BE THE SAME. IF I NEEDED HELP HE WOULD ALWAYS BE THERE WITH A BIG SMILE AND A HUG.HE WAS EVEN SMILING WHEN HE SET MY BACK PORCH ON FIRE .YOU ARE LOVED AND MISSED. LIBBY BASSHAM, April 13, 2009 I HAVE KNOWN DORIEN FOR A LONG TIME HE HAS WATCHED ME GROW UP . EVER SINCE THAT DAY HE HELPED US FIND OUT THE LADY NEXT DOOR WAS MEAN. HE HAS HELPED US WITH SO MUCH WE WIIL MISS HIM. TANNER HITT (DAVID'S NEPHEW 12 YRS OLD) DORIAN, WE MISS YOU AND YOU MENT A LOT TO ME AND I AM SAD ABOUT WHAT HAPPEND TO YOU AND I KNOW YOU ARE WITH GOD AND MISS ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS AND I AM SAD THAT YOU DIED WHEN I AM ONLY NINE.(DAVID'S NIECE 9YRS OLD). TANNER AND KAITLYN HITT, April 13, 2009 I WOULD NOT KNOW WHERE TO START WITH MY MEMORIES OF DORIAN. DAVID AND DORIAN WERE SO CLOSE I WAS NEVER SURE WHICH ONE I GAVE BIRTH TO. EVEN AS A GROWN MAN DORIAN ALWAYS HAD TIME FOR ME,ESPECIALLY IF I WAS COOKING. HOLIDAYS WILL NEVER BE THE SAME. IF I NEEDED HELP HE WOULD ALWAYS BE THERE WITH A BIG SMILE AND A HUG.HE WAS EVEN SMILING WHEN HE SET MY BACK PORCH ON FIRE .YOU ARE LOVED AND MISSED. LIBBY BASSHAM, April 13, 2009