Age 66, passed away September 10, 2020. She was born the daughter of William and Betty (Patrick) Carter. She was a 1972 graduate of J. W. Sexton High School and earned an Associates Degree from Lansing Community College. Mary had been employed with the Lansing School District, for Midway Motor Lodge, and the Lansing Area Safety Council. She loved dogs and spending time in Ludington. When she was younger she was an excellent tennis player, and was inducted into the Sexton High School Sports Hall of Fame. Surviving are, son Bo (Meagan Lesperance) Ferman; daughter Emily Al-Shaer; grandchildren Kareem, Rasha and Raneem Al-Shaer; brother Stephen Carter; sister Suzy (Richard) Carter Koths. She was preceded in death by her parents William and Betty Carter, and her husband Richard Suurmeyer August 13, 2020. An inurnment service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, September 17th, at Oakwood Cemetery, Grand Ledge. Memorial contributions may be made to Capital Area Humane Society.