TOBI LANAE CARTER, daughter of Tanya Latrice Carter and Daryl Wade was born on March 6, 1996 at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland. She departed this life on Monday, March 2, 2020 after a valiant three-year fight with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension.
Tobi accepted Jesus Christ at a young age in 1999 and joined New Psalmist Baptist Church. She was a faithful member who loved studying God's word and looked forward to after sermon hugs from her Bishop. She served on various ministries including the Prophetic Praise Dance Ministry and the SOP Choir.
Tobi began her elementary education at the St. James and St. John Catholic School in East Baltimore. She went on to graduate from the Paul Laurence Dunbar High School. Tobi furthered her education at West Virginia Wesleyan College; there she blossomed and held several leadership positions as Vice President of the Black Student Union, Resident Assistant and WVWC Student Ambassador. She lead with a smile leaving an indelible mark on the WVWC Campus.
Tobi was diagnosed with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension in her junior year and was forced to briefly put her education on hold in the spring of 2017. Determined to complete her education she returned to school in the winter of 2018; sometimes in pain but motivated faithful and always intentional about inspiring others as she advocated and raised awareness of her illness with her Tobi Strong motto. Tobi proudly received her Bachelors degree in Health Science in May 2019 along with several accolades including Spirit Award Winner and Multicultural Senior Award Recipient.
Tobi's compassion for the special needs community was nurtured while in college and she continued those acts of service and love with the Kennedy Krieger CARD program during her spring and summer breaks. Upon graduation Tobi returned to Baltimore where she was employed at AGS programs servicing the mental health community. While there, her passion for all things beauty evolved and in January 2020 with enthusiasm and extreme excitement she birthed Rare Beauty as a makeup artist and certified lash extension technician.
Tobi was a constant light always ready to listen, give and inspire.She cherished her family and friends immensely and spent her time dancing, laughing, watching movies, singing and online shopping. She had a way of making everyone feel, seen, loved and capable of achieving what their hearts desired.
Tobi loved so many and was loved by so many more. She leaves to cherish her memory her adoring mother, Tanya Latrice Carter and father, Daryl Wade (Dana); devoted maternal grandmother, Pamela "Bite" Carter; step-grandfather ("Pop-pop") and name-sake Marshall Toby Goodwin; paternal grandparents, Robert and Carolyn Wade; her loving younger sister Toni L. Carter; siblings, Daryl Jr., Darius and Dasia Wade; two step siblings,Danaesha and Donte Lee; one aunt Nikiva D. Carter; one uncle Darion Wade; godparents,Kendra Booth-Mitchell, Al Carr, Walter and Jarrette Thomas; one godson, Kasen Singletary; best friends, Daria Seccurro and De'Andre Brown; a host of loyal and supportive " surrogate" aunties and uncles; incredible cousins and loving friends.
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