Janie Jackson Carter, 84, passed away on Tuesday May 13, 2014, at Premier Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
She was born in Clinton on Sept. 24, 1929, to the late Carlisle and Bertha Jackson. She was preceded in death by her husband, John F. Carter Jr.; her four brothers, Charles, David, Carlisle and Franklin; and three sisters, Geraldine, Emily Lou and Dorothy.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 17 at Jones Funeral Home Chapel, Jacksonville.
She graduated from Clinton High School in 1947, where she was a cheerleader and active in many clubs and organizations. Upon graduation she attended East Carolina Teachers College. She married John F. Carter Jr. on Feb. 26, 1950, and they moved to Jacksonville where she raised her family and later began her career in Civil Service. After retiring from the Civil Service in 1990, she volunteered at Onslow Memorial Hospital as part of the Ladies Auxiliary. Later she spent many hours playing bridge with a loyal group of good friends.
Janie was a member of First Baptist Church of Jacksonville.
Special thanks to the staff at Premier Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Continuum Hospice Care and Carissa Martin for seeing to Janie's needs. They were touched by her smile, humor and kindness.
She is survived by her four children, John F. Carter III of Wilmington, Michael (Sharon) Carter of Jacksonville, Nancy (Bill) Love of Greensboro, and Jan (Michael) Liquori of Jacksonville; grandchildren, Katherine (Stefan) Fiddelaar, Rachel Carter, Jennifer (Jason) Houston, Richard Carter, Carter (Sarah) Love, Sara Liquori, and Matthew Liquori; and three great-grandchildren, Andrew Houston, Dylan Carter and Curran Carter.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 16 at Jones Funeral Home, Jacksonville.
The family welcomes flowers and/or donations to First Baptist Church Gum Branch Road or to the
in memory of Janie Jackson Carter.
Condolences may be left at Jonesfh.org