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Earnestine Johns-Carter

April 11, 2020

“Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.” Proverbs: 31:10
“I shall wear a crown”

Home Going Memorial Celebration service will be held at a later time for Earnestine Johns-Carter, age 79, of Picayune, MS, who transitioned to her heavenly home on April 11, 2020 at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg MS.

Earnestine was the oldest of 11 children born to the late Eddie Sr. and Martha Lee Johns on January 20, 1941 in the City of Picayune, MS.

She was baptized at an early age at First Church Of God In Christ, later named Rose Of Sharon Church Of God In Christ, where she played her tambourine and was a faithful member until God called her home.

She was a native of Picayune, MS, were she attended George Washington Carver High and was a part of the first majorettes to march in front of the school band. Later in life she moved to New Orleans, LA. She was an assembly factory worker for many years at Sonoco in Kenner, LA, where she retired. After her retirement she moved her family back to Picayune, MS.

While in Picayune, she became a community activist in her own rights. She loved everyone she came in contact with, serving all who were in need. A true servant of God!

She leaves to cherish her memories seven children, Edward (Myiesha) Williams, Janice Orajiato, Vinner (Troy) Scott, John Timothy Williams, Paul (Beatrice) Williams; Rhonda (Carlton) Carter-Adams, Mary Johnson; five brothers, Cleveland ( Betty) Johns, Charlie (Carol) Johns, Clarence (Linda) Johns, Charles Ray (Lowe) Johns, Ricky Johns; five sisters, Creola (Jerry) Dantzler; Geraldine McDonald, Brenda Rawls, Rosemary (Ollie) Campbell, Betty Sue (Vernon) Robinson; 32 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren; four special cousins, Bennie Johns, Ruby Jean Tanner, Angela Peters and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Eddie Sr. and Martha Lee Smith Johns; beloved spouse of 29 years, Earl Ray Carter; children, Thomas Williams, Don Williams and Romanda Sims; and siblings, Eddie Johns Jr., Calvin Johns, Bay Carter and Bertha Lee Magee.

Her final resting place will be at the New Palestine Cemetery.

Entrusted to Brown’s Funeral Home.