Aleatha Carter, 78, passed on Monday, September 16, 2013 at North Florida Regional Medical Center, Gainesville, Florida. She was born November 13, 1934 in Lake City, Florida, the seventh of fourteen children to Willie and Eartha Coles-Carter. Both preceded her in death. Aleatha was educated in the Columbia County School System. She was employed with various companies, including Richardson Daycare Center, retiring from the culinary department in 1991. Aleatha was a loyal member of Union A.M. E. Church, serving with pride on the Women's Missionary Board. She was a righteous woman, filled with love and respect and was willing to do what she could for anyone in need especially her family. Others preceding her in death: daughter, Cassandra Carter-Johnson; son, David Carter; and twelve siblings. She will be missed by all who loved her.
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Cherishing loving memories: devoted sons, Verlon Carter, Ocala, FL, Marshall Carter (Pinkie), Carroll Harris (Shirley), both of Lake City, FL; loving and devoted sister, Lavern Carter, Lake City, FL; loving grandchildren, Shakiera Merrick, Tameka Butler, Verlon Latrell Carter, Verlondrea Carter, Keith Harris, Bernard Harris, Shenay Fulton, Damar Daniels, Areille Jacobs, Shakia Carter; eight precious great-grandchildren; goddaughter, Dinyada "Denny" Anderson; devoted nieces, Tyra Carter and Mia Carter, both of Lake City, FL; devoted nephews, Grechil Carter (Melissa), Gainesville, FL, Garrathon Carter, Sr. (Patricia), Clayton Thomas (Terri), both of Lake City, FL; sister-in-law, Johnnie Mae Carter, Lake City, FL; a loving friend, Bernice Brown, Lake City, FL; two caring neighbors, Rentz Galloway and Commissioner Ron Williams and family. Hosts of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services for Aleatha Carter will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 21, 2013 at Union A.M.E. Church, 357 Queen Road, Lake City, FL., Rev. Gary DeSue, Pastor.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Friday, September 20, 2013 at Union AME Church.
Arrangements entrusted to COMBS FUNERAL HOME. 292 NE Washington Street, Lake City, FL. (386) 752-4366. Marq Combs-Turner, L.F.D. "The Caring Professionals"
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Published in Lake City Reporter on Sept. 19, 2013