LORAIN - Glennie Bell "Mother" Carter, 88, of Lorain went home to be with the Lord on July 10, 2013 in the New Life Hospice of Lorain following a brief illness.
She was born in Louisville, Miss. then coming to Lorain in 1957.
Mother Carter was employed as a press operator for the Service Overall of Lorain retiring after 25 years of service and the Hash cleaners in Sheffield Twp.
A member of Antioch PBC of Lorain where she was first lady under the leadership of her husband Rev. Jonathan Carter also serving as President of the mothers board deaconess, choir member, kitchen committee were she specialized in her cakes and the President of missionary society.
She enjoyed serving, cooking, shopping, traveling and spending time with her family and friends.
She is survived by son, James (Irene) Carter; daughters, Gwendolyn (Kenneth) Jackson, Annie Triplett, Cynthia Carter-Smallwood, and Lillian (Roger) Green all of Lorain; sisters, Minnie Bell Smith, Lucille Raggs, and Jessie Mae Smith all of Louisiana; and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Rev. Jonathan Carter; sons Rev. Jonathan "JD" Carter and John (Fly) Carter; parents, Clark and Millie Haynes; brothers, Prentiss Haynes, James Parker, John L. Haynes, and Mosby Wilkes; sister, Nellie Rodgers; and granddaughter, Niyokia Carter.
Friends may call Friday, July 19, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 12 noon in the Church on the North Coast, 4125 Leavitt Road, Lorain, where Rev. Ernest Battle pastor of Antioch PBC Lorain will officiate. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery in Lorain.
Arrangements entrusted to Carter Funeral Homes, Inc., 3001 Elyria Ave., Lorain, Ohio (440-244-5200).
Online condolences can be sent to www.Carterfuneralhomesinc.com