Obituary of Shawnea Landis Carter
Shawnea Landis Carter transitioned to eternal life peacefully Tuesday March 11, 2019 at INOVA Fairfax Hospital from a traumatic brain injury surrounded by her family. She was born March 14, 1972 at Quonset Point, RI to the late Dennis L. Landis and Darlene Kennemer - a very precocious child and beautiful woman who brightened everyone’s life that she touched.
Shawnea graduated from the Douglas Anderson School of the Arts in Jacksonville, FL. in the class of 1990 - Instrumental Music. A wonderful clarinet player whose true love was singing. She loved signing the Hallelujah Chorus at her Church for Easter, she loved experimenting in the kitchen, could knit beautifully and had an amazing faith. A devoted mother to her two daughters she balanced raising them and her career in the IT industry that she enjoyed being part of. Her enthusiasm for life and her embrace of family and friends endeared her to all who knew her. An adamant believer in sharing she will continue to live through her gift of her heart, lungs, liver, pancreas and kidneys which were used for transplant for people in need.
She is survived by her husband, John Carter of Portsmouth, VA, by two daughters Victoria Catherine Carter of Garner, NC and Emily Ellen Carter of Ashburn, VA. She is also survived by her mother, Darlene Kennemer (Larry) and grandmother Pauline Holifield Cook of Interlachen, FL and brother Paul (Annette) of Orange Park, FL as well as nephews Paul, Joseph, Matthew and Patrick Gallup of Orange Park, FL.
The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM until 2:30 PM on March 16, 2019 and a Celebration of her Life to start at 2:30 PM with Rev. Matthew Felton officiating at Adams Green Funeral Home.