A busy and helpful life came to the end on April 6, 2022, when Sister Edith Carter was released from her earthy duties to enter into the heavenly kingdom. Edith was the sixth child born to the late Rev. John L. and Mary Ella Carter born in Clarke County, (Shubuta) Mississippi. With strong parental guidance; and reared in a close knit community, she was inspired by her parents to put God first and attain a good education so that she could become a productive and contributing member of society.
Edith confessed Christ as her Savior at an early age and was baptized at Tribulation Baptist church under the pastorage of the late Rev. W. A. Hardway. Four years after the death of her father; the family moved to Jackson. She became a member of Cade Chapel Missionary Baptist Church under the pastorage of the late Rev. J. D. Hayden.
She served her church faithfully in many capacities. Some of them were Youth Leader, Sunday School Teacher and Adult Department Superintendent, first female .Trustee, third female Church Clerk, Mission Instructor, Angelic Choir Member, Circle Coordinator and many more.
Her education includes a graduate of T. J. Harris High School, Meridian, Mississippi, a Bachelor of Arts, Jackson College, Master of Arts, Indiana University, Specialist in Education, Jackson State University, and further study at San Francisco State. Her education prepared her to teach over thirty (30) years. She found joy inspiring the lives of her students, because her dedication as a teacher was a blessing given to them by God. She retired from Jackson Public School System. After retiring, she spent time tutoring, volunteering and extensive traveling.
Edith was a member of the NAACP, National Council of Negro Women, Retired Teachers Association, Smith Robinson Civic and Social Club, Virden Addition Association, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. a charter member of the Smithsonian National Museum of African History and Culture in Washington, D. C. which open in 2017, and many other organizations. She was a recipient of many honors, but her favorite ones were: “This is Your Life” (Fellowship Choir), Mary Cox Award (NAACP), Mary McLeod Bethune Award (NCNW) and the Superintendent Visionary Award (Sunday School).
The petal of a beautiful rose closed to reopen in God's Celestial Garden. Edith's six brothers and four sisters preceded her in death. She leaves to cherish her sweet memories a host of nephews, nieces, many relatives and friends.
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