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Amanda S. Carter, 33

Amanda S. Carter, 33 of Sherwood, Arkansas passed from this life unexpectedly due to her injuries from an auto accident. She was of the Christian faith and had recently celebrated a year and a half of sobriety after overcoming many obstacles and difficulties in her life. Amanda was known for always making others laugh and smile any chance she had. She loved her family more than anything and lived her life to the fullest and on her own terms.

She is preceded in death by her grandparents Peggy Hazelwood, Turner Hazelwood, William Carter and Sally Woods and one aunt Tammy Carter. Amanda leaves behind her children Victoria Smith, Brayden Williams; parents Shelly Hazelwood-Marr (Chris), Michael Carter (Caroline); siblings Todd Carter, Christopher Carter, Dustin Carter, Elana Nesbit, Ross Smith, Shawn Chester, Ceann Bowerman; fiancé Joshua Lunsford; aunt Rebecca Kennedy; uncles Byron Hazelwood, Jimmy Carter, Chuck Carter, Buddy Carter and a host of other loving family and friends.

In light of current public health concerns, the memorial service for Amanda will be postponed till a later date and time. Her family is very grateful for your understanding, support and prayers in this difficult time.

Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400


  • Vada Hodge Posted March 20, 2020 6:58 PM

    Mandy you will be missed. Your sunshiny present will always shine. Shelly and family my heart and prayers goes with each one of you during this time.
    Love & Prayers

  • Kimberly Posted March 20, 2020 7:14 PM

    So so very sorry. Sending my love and prayers. My heart is with the Family.

  • De Ann White Posted March 20, 2020 7:18 PM

    Incredible girl who never realized her own worth. Sweet, funny and living life as only she knew to live it. Rest In Peace Mandy.

  • Jayne Posted March 20, 2020 7:22 PM

    Shelly I love you and my heart breaks for you and your family. My thoughts, heart and prayers go out to you. I’m only a phone call away if you need a friend. Weve been friends over 40 years and that will never change. Love you BIG

  • Beverly Sayers Posted March 20, 2020 7:29 PM

    Shelly, we are so sorry for your loss! we are praying for you and your family., Love you, Terry and Beverly

  • Terry Butler Posted March 20, 2020 8:51 PM

    Shelly I’m so sorry to hear of this. You and your family are in my prayers.

  • Buzz Cooper Posted March 20, 2020 9:10 PM

    All though I never knew you I went to school with your mother and I’m sure you were as caring and sweet as your mother. We are praying for your family.

  • Christopher Carter Posted March 20, 2020 9:16 PM

    Fly high my lovely angel, you will forever be with me.

    • Bobby Young Posted March 23, 2020 4:52 AM

      too many , too early, baby girl you left way too soon , i know you will keep an eye on use , !! Chris Carter ,- BROTHER- im sorry for you loss , when you get a chance call me, keep your head up !!

    • Will anthony Posted March 27, 2020 7:43 PM

      Amanda I cant believe this but fly high

    • brayden Posted April 16, 2020 5:10 PM

      you will be forever missed

  • Patty & Max Posted March 20, 2020 9:25 PM

    Shelly, Chris & all your family. We are so very sorry for your loss.

  • Joanne Hodges Posted March 20, 2020 9:44 PM

    Love you dearly Amanda. Rejoice with Bubba and hug him tightly for me. God’s speed.

  • Heather Johnson Posted March 20, 2020 9:53 PM

    Shelly I’m so very sorry honey. Prayers for each of you. Uplifting you in prayers and love.

  • Bobby & Debbie Allen Posted March 20, 2020 10:15 PM

    Prayers for Mandy’s family and friends.

  • Katie Posted March 20, 2020 10:31 PM

    A beautiful angel, you have. Love, The Kennedy’s

  • Bonnie Connelly Posted March 20, 2020 10:35 PM

    Shelly, My heart is breaking for you and your family. I am so very sorry your family is going through this unimaginable tragedy. I know there are no words to ease your pain but please know I am praying for you.

  • Mallorie Sims Posted March 20, 2020 11:48 PM

    I will forever hold a special place in my heart for you

  • Stefani Darnell Posted March 20, 2020 11:52 PM

    I am extremely honored and privileged to have worked with Amanda in her recovery journey. I know for a fact that her heart was truly dedicated to her children and her family above all else and I am confident that she will be with them throughout their life with her undying love and support of everything they do.

  • Ceann Bowerman Posted March 21, 2020 12:18 AM

    You will be missed by many people. You always had a glow about you. So proud of you for the life you have overcame. Now you are with Jesus and maw maw. Love ya girl. See you when it’s my turn.

  • Molly Williams Posted March 21, 2020 12:19 AM

    Mandy you became a friend to me instantly. I have always loved you and my heart goes out to your babies. You will be missed and I am so glad I knew you. ❤️

  • Sharon Hall Posted March 21, 2020 1:28 AM

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I’m praying for you and your family. I Love you

    • Erika Reed Posted March 22, 2020 8:55 PM

      Rest in peace knowing that your sweet spirit lives on in Braylen and Victoria! My prayers go out to your family and loved ones.

  • Theresa Melton Posted March 21, 2020 3:32 AM

    She was a beautiful child. Mandy was polite, sweet and loving child and treated my daughter Amber very well. You were a great family who raised her well. Sorry for your loss. Praying for the whole Carter family

  • Glenn Oakley Posted March 21, 2020 6:28 AM

    I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

  • Posted March 21, 2020 8:10 AM

    I’ am so sorry for your loss…..hugs to all.

  • John Nichols Posted March 21, 2020 8:11 AM

    My deepest condolences my friend !

  • Jerry Murphy Posted March 21, 2020 8:27 AM

    My deepest condolences to you and your family. I pray that God gives you comfort and guidance the most trying of times.

  • Corinthian Cullins Posted March 21, 2020 9:11 AM

    I love you my sister Amanda my Mandy with a “y” not an “i” lol we’ve known each other since middle school and everytime we seen each other we pick it right back up like we never skipped a beat! It don’t seem right saying rip in front of your name! So instead I say sAve me a spot sis! I love you and will be their for mama and the babies whenever they need me! No more worrying no more suffering where you are sis because your heart was so good God needed you more I LOVE YOU my sister from another mother! So blessed to have spoke with you 2 weeks ago😭🙏❤

  • Corinthian Cullins Posted March 21, 2020 9:13 AM

    Praying for you Victoria and Bray❤❤❤

  • Ronda Curtis Posted March 21, 2020 1:00 PM

    I loved Mandy she was a lot of fun to be around and will be greatly missed…. Still trying to come to terms with the reality of you really being gone….
    God has gained another angel….. and we shall meet again one day…. RIP you will be missed.
    Prayers to the Family and all her friends……

  • JudyUptigrove Posted March 21, 2020 2:36 PM

    Shelley and mike my thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time I will always remember her smile and short visits when you all were our neighbors and to her brothers my sympathy is to you also I lost jim in 2017 love and prsyers to you all may god bless you all mike and caroline and shelley and her husband

  • Judy uptigrove Posted March 21, 2020 2:37 PM

    prayers for all

  • Michelle Rhea Posted March 21, 2020 4:35 PM

    Mandy was not only a good friend she was like a sister … we saw each of others children grow. She was one of the very few who really got to know me. I know she is looking down on us and being Mandy making sure her make up and hair is looking good. I love you and I will miss you very much my sister. I will always keep you in my heart

  • Michelle Rhea Posted March 21, 2020 5:30 PM

    Mandy was just not a good friend she was like a sister. She was one of the very few people who really got to now me for who I am. We saw each other’s kids grow up. She had over came a lot of of challenges in her life. Her smile made everyone else smile and feel welcomed. Mandy loved her two babies and wanted nothing but happy life’s for them. She will always have a place in my heart ❤️. I know we heaven has an angel watching over us but to true Mandy fashion she will make sure her hair and make up look good. Many I love you and you will be missed but never forgotten

  • Byron Hazelwood Posted March 21, 2020 8:59 PM

    Hey, Shelly she’s in no pain now she’s in a better place now. She’s there with Mama now. I no it hurts your heart but God had a reason. I know we don’t understand but he called her to home.

  • Anna Posted March 22, 2020 10:04 AM

    Shelly I am so very sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Mitzie Harris Posted March 22, 2020 12:52 PM

    Mandy… you were such a good person and always there for my grandchildren …. we love you girl. .. Heaven has definitely gained another angel .. May you rest in peace and love …praying for your children and your mother … you will be so missed….MItzie ..Maddy Christopher Joshua
    Erin Joshua Drew Rayleigh Ryker and Erin .

  • Ticey (Mitzie) Harris Posted March 22, 2020 12:57 PM

    Mandy …you were such a good person were always there for my grandchildren ….Heaven has definitely gained another Angel …. may you rest in peace and love …praying for your children and mother will be missed here on earth . We love you Mitzie Maddy Jaylynn CJ Fabian Matthew Joshua Erin Drew Rayleigh Ryker and Katlen

  • Lisa Ring Posted March 22, 2020 3:08 PM

    Mike and Family,
    Deepest heartfelt condolences. Please know that Austin’s offer of my help in any way that you need is sincere. Your leadership and friendship were instrumental in setting the pathway for Austin’s success in the business world, Mike. He has such admiration for you as a leader and family man. Our hearts ache for the loss you are feeling. Know that our prayers are with you, and my arms are available for whatever I can do to help during this chaotic time.

  • Aunt Darlene, Uncle Bob, Kim and Renee’ Posted March 22, 2020 9:10 PM

    We are so saddened to hear of the loss of Mandy. Our family wish your family strength and comfort in the journey of grief . God Bless

  • Michelle Henning Posted March 23, 2020 2:00 AM

    I Loved Mandy, she had a way about her that made everyone she came into contact with feel comfortable. I will always miss her beautiful smile and her sense of humor. Heaven got a beautiful Angel in her! Prayers to her family. She will be missed!

  • Taunya Gonzales Posted March 23, 2020 3:37 AM

    Prayers to all of Mandy’s family and also Josh C Lunsford …I truly am sorry for your loss! I can’t begin to express the pain I feel ~ She was beautiful inside & out and “wifey” I love YouU so much YouU and I have been thru so much and I truly am going to miss your smile, your laughter .. I can’t think of any way to say how I feel but I do know heaven gained a beautiful angel 😭 MY HEART GOES OUT TO ALL THAT ARE AT A LOSS …I LOVE YOUU MANDY!!!

  • Janie Smith Posted March 23, 2020 9:50 AM

    Heat goes out to the family such cool chic full of life. She will be miss

  • Michael Springer Posted March 25, 2020 5:42 PM

    I’m so sorry I hate this may you rest in peace…

    • Dezy Posted March 27, 2020 10:55 AM

      A beautiful girl inside and out, I couldn’t help but smile any and every time I seen you. You will be missed and my heart and prayers go out to the family friends and Josh.

  • Dustin Carter Posted March 31, 2020 3:30 PM

    I love you Moonie, you were always there for me and so protective over me even when I was wrong. Your never far away, for your with me always in my heart. I love you

  • Keith lovelace-Hamilton Posted April 11, 2021 6:17 PM

    Mandy you will never be forgotten, RIL my friend

  • Caydence Christman Posted October 28, 2021 8:50 AM

    i miss you rn .

  • your baby girl Posted September 5, 2022 9:51 PM

    miss you momma, love you forever and always bff

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