The Picayune Item
“They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength” ....Isaiah 40:31
Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Rose of Sharon C.O.G.I.C. for Robert “Candy” Carter. 57, who passed away with his loving family at his side, Sunday, March 24, 2013, at Memorial Hospital in Gulfport, Miss. Elder David Simmons will officiate at the service.
Robert Carter was born May 8, 1955 to the late Will Carter and Essie Mae Young Carter in Erie, P.A.
Robert Carter was educated at Booker T. Washington School in New Orleans, La.; and continued at Carver High School in Picayune, Miss. He served in the United States Army from 1972-1974. He was united in holy matrimony to Tina Lewis; this union was blessed with one beautiful daughter. Robert Carter was an active member of the Rose Of Sharon C.O.G.I.C. under the leadership of Elder David Simmons.
Candy previously worked at Avondale Shipyard as a First Class Sandblaster and Painter, in Avondale, La. He was also employed at Textron Marine, in New Orleans, La. as an AP Supervisor.
Robert “Candy” Carter ended his earthly life to begin his heavenly journey on Sunday, March 24, 2013.
He was preceded in death by: his parents, Will Carter and Essie Mae Carter; three sisters, Dora Young, Calvina Bowens, and Christena Brown; three brothers, Melvin Young, Alton Carter, and Larry Carter.
Survivors include: his devoted wife of 25 years, Tina Lewis Carter; three daughters: Nelda Carter, and Marsha Rankin (Melvin), all of Picayune, and Shantel Carter, of Ramstein’ Miesbach, Germany; one step-son, Torre Lewis, of Natchez, Miss., five brothers: Bobby Carter, and Willie Carter, of Picayune, James Acker of Beaumont, Texas, Darrow Carter, of Baytown, Texas, Oscar Carter, of Chicago, Ill.; three sisters: Renee Barney and Theresa Carter, both of Baton Rouge, La., and Erma L. Griffin, of New Orleans, La.; one aunt, Theresa Samson, of New Orleans, La.; special niece/God-daughter, Charisma Carter, of Slidell, La.; a special God-daughter, Dietrich McGill, of Gulfport, Miss.; seven grandchildren: Myesha, Melvin, Jr., Michael, Marquarvious, Macasia, Trevon, and Kelton; mother-in-law, Betty Lewis; one brother-in-law, Don Lewis, both of Picayune; one sister-in-law, Valerie Chambers, of Gulfport; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be one hour prior to service at the church. Interment will be in the Picayune Cemetery.
Entrusted to Brown’s Funeral Home. firstname.lastname@example.org. 601-798-4469.