Earl Ray Carter

Published 7:00 am Wednesday, February 12, 2020

“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith”  2 Timothy 4:7

Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 15, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. at First Cornerstone Baptist Church. Pastor Vernon Robinson will officiate at the service assisted by Overseer Henry O. Patterson, III.

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Earl Ray Carter transitioned into eternal rest on Sunday February 9, 2020 at the age of 66 years old. Earl was born to the union of the late James and Ola Mae Carter on June 14, 1953 in Magnolia, MS Amite, County. He was the fifth child of seven.

His formal education was through the Jefferson Parish School system. He was a graduate of John H. Martyn High School. Earl Ray worked for Ingle Shipyard as a welder.

His hobbies were auto mechanics, building fast cars and watching Godzilla (his favorite movie).

On March 5, 1991, Earl Ray married Earnestine Johns and through this union enhanced his life with a blended family.

Earl leaves to cherish his memories his loving and devoted wife Earnestine Johns Carter; four daughters, Mary Lee Johnson, Rhonda Carter (Carlton) Adams, Janice M. Orajiato, Vinner (Troy) Scott; three sons, Edward C. Williams, John T. Williams, Paul D. Williams; one sister, Geralinde Broomfield; and one brother, James Edward (Gloria) Carter. He also leaves to cherish his memories his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Ola Mae Carter; one sister, Gwendolyn Delores; two brothers, Jimmie Lee, Josephus and Carl Carter.

Visitation will be one hour prior to service time.  Interment will be in the New Palestine Cemetery.

Entrusted to Brown’s Funeral Home.