Neomi Ruth Carter
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Neomi Ruth Carter went home to glory at the age of 67 on Sunday, November 15, 2020 at the University Medical Center in New Orleans, La. She was the 5th child to the late Calvin Joseph Colin Sr. and Elsie LaMothe Colin. She was also preceded in death by her eldest sister Carolyne Cole. She is survived by two daughters Michelle Shelita Washington and Lanthia "Taki" Bonner, son-in-law Amir Bonner, six grandchildren, Daitren, Sydney, Kenli, Paige, Ryan and Paris, four sisters, June (Pastor Herbert) Gail (Isaiah), Gwen (Gary) and Samantha (Leonard), two brothers Calvin Jr. (Debra) and Nathaniel Colin, one Godchild, Erica Singleton-Wilson. Also survived by a host of other relatives and friends. Relatives and friends as well as the Class of 71 of L.B. Landry, The United States Air Force, Employees of the Veteran Affairs, The Mercedes-Benz Superdome, residence of St. Maurice Villas are invited to attend a homegoing celebration on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 11 a.m. Visitation will be from 9-11 at St. Stephens Baptist Church at 1738 L.B. Landry Ave., New Orleans, La 70114. Pursuant to the city of New Orleans guidelines for COVID-19, social gathering numbers and masks are required to attend. Professional services entrusted to Murray Henderson Funeral Home.

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Published in The Times-Picayune from Nov. 20 to Nov. 22, 2020.
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November 24, 2020
There were eight of us. Our Mother endearingly called us by the number of our births. I am Number 4 and Neomi was Number 5.

And because there were eight of us, from the same DNA, I am made up of eight parts. I feel that my siblings and I were woven together like eight strands of beautiful satin ribbon. The eight parts of a one-of-a-kind existence. A “Colin” child.

The first part of me left us on November 15th, exactly five years before Neomi, the 5th part of me, slipped away. The void I feel inside is tremendous. Because now, two parts of me are gone. And I miss their presence.

Thank God, I am not unraveled. Because six of those satin ribbons, are still braided together; for which I am most grateful. And, with God’s grace and in God’s strength, we will continue to go on. With the spirit of our sisters’ love and memory in our hearts.

I encourage Neomi’s satin ribbons; her Stars, Michelle and Taki, and your children, my beloved great-nephews and nieces, to cherish the legacy of your Mother: her strength, fortitude, bravery, determination, a good soldier in every sense of the word.

I encourage you and our entire family to take God’s hand and follow the path His Word lights up for each of us. With the hope of eternal life, that our loved ones are with Him, and that we will see them again.

Lastly, I thank all who were a part of Neomi’s life. I give special thanks to our niece #1, Lisa Jenkins, for being the rock they needed to get all their Mother’s wishes accomplished.

I thank everyone who rolled up your sleeves and helped with arrangements and serving. You all helped Michelle and Taki give their Mother the honorable and dignified tribute she deserved.

Thank you for your prayers, condolences, and words of encouragement to Neomi’s daughters, her grandchildren, my siblings, and me.

We are forever grateful for your kindness. In His Love,
Sister #4
November 22, 2020
Condolences to the Colin family, may God grant you peace during this time. God rest her soul.
Mary Ellen Borden
Neighbor
November 22, 2020
FIRST MY OBEDIENCE TO ALMIGHTY GOD WHO IS THE HEAD OF MY LIFE. THEN TO HER CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN
MY HEARTFELT SYMPATHY.
I WAS NOT AWARE OF NEOMI'S PASSING. I AM ONE OF HER CLASSMATES OF 1971. THIS IS A VERY SAD MOMENT FOR ME. THERE WOULD BE TIMES WHEN WE WERE AT MRS. ELSIE'S HOME FOR VISITS. SO WITH YHST BEING SAID , NEOMI TAKE YOUR REST FRIEND, I WILL SEE YOU WHEN I GET THERE.
YVETTE ROSE
Classmate
November 22, 2020
Christmas 2018, I'm going miss you auntie Neomi
Bobby Payton
Family
November 22, 2020
My condolences to the entire family. Neomi was like a mother to me and I will forever miss her. Michelle and Taki, I LOVE YOU BOTH
Tiffany Williams
Friend
November 21, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Gloria A. Coleman-Brown
Acquaintance
November 21, 2020
My deepest condolences to your family
Kolleen Robertson jones
Friend
November 21, 2020
Condolences to the family.The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away.Bless it be the name of the Lord.Hold on to God and your men ories.
Jessie Borden
Family
November 21, 2020
It was truly a pleasure to work with Neomi. She and I would walk over from the VA Hospital to the Dome after working our full time jobs and so happy to go over to whatever events was happening. We enjoyed our job as Public Safety Officers and enjoyed the people we came into contact with as well as other workers. We were the family away from our family. I will truly miss her beautiful smile and just our conversations of all our memories and our children and grandchildren. Thanks for sharing your Mom.
Joan B Andry
Coworker
November 21, 2020
One of the kindness and caring friend I've known had a heart of gold, to Michelle and Taki my prayers are with you may GOD peace be upon you
Your morhers friend
Trenace Hudson
Trenace Hudson Dunns
Friend
November 21, 2020
To the family and friends of Neomi Colin Carter,

Neomi was always a kind and friendly person. Whenever I saw her, she greeted me with a smile and a hug. I have known her since we were young, growing up in McClendonville, as a student at L. B. Landry Jr.-Sr. High School, and as an adult. Her older sister Gwendolyn and I grew up together, and we are friends for life!

My condolences to Neomi's daughters, siblings, loved ones, and to the entire family. God rest Neomi's soul in Heavenly peace, and let the perpetual light shine upon her.

We pray for the family's peace, comfort, and strength!

Anita and Ronald Dennis and Family
Anita Woodley-Dennis
Acquaintance
November 21, 2020
May God comfort you during your loss. Weeping may endure for the night, but joy comes in the morning
L.B.Landry Class of 1961
Patrica Calvin Scott
Classmate
November 21, 2020
To my Aunt Neomi.. one of the strongest, brave, and caring woman I have ever known. You were truly amazing & was always there whenever anyone needed you. Your beautiful smile is something I will forever hold in my heart. I know you will continue to watch over everyone & still be there when needed. Love and missing you.
Crissy Colin O'Neill & Family
Family
November 21, 2020
I will love you forever Auntie! Your spirit is part of me and I will never say goodbye to you! I know you and Auntie Carolyn are cracking each other up! I can only see your faces smiling! BINGO* Love You!!!!! - Trey!
Herbert Bennett
Family
November 21, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. RIP Mrs. Neomi. You will be truly missed .
Darline Freeman
Coworker
November 21, 2020
Auntie, I love you forever! - Trey / I know you and Auntie Carolyn are cracking each other up! Angels! As long as you are in my spirit, I will never say goodbye to you. My love is forever!
Herbert Bennett
Family
November 20, 2020
My cousin was my informer when there was death or trouble within our family. She will truly be missed. Family all we can do is keep praying for those of us who are still in the land of the living. Love,
Connie D. Smith& Family
Connie D Smith
Family
November 20, 2020
On behalf of Louisiana Women Veterans, we would like to extend our heartfelt sympathies to the family of Neomi Carter, U.S. Air Force veteran. We salute her service to our country and honor her with this poem:

She is a woman veteran
Whose service was true
And she proudly served
The Red, White and Blue

She gave a part of her life
So others could be free
And without any hesitation
She joined unselfishly

She did her job well
With Honor and Pride
And served her great country
With the men alongside

We're proud today to know
That although she is gone
She goes on to glory
After a job "well done!"

And so, "Our Dear Sister"
We salute you today
A special Airman laid to rest
In this quiet, solemn way

Inspired by: God
Written by: Louisiana Women Veterans
Anna D. Sanders
Friend
November 20, 2020
Rest In Peace Sweetie... Tell everyone I said I love them and I will see them in a minute.., Your # 1 Cuzz !!!❤ and like we always end our conversations, Geaux Saints.... Your gone but never FORGOTTEN!!! “Baaby”
Ronald Higgins
November 20, 2020
Isaiah, our heartfelt sympathies extended to you , your wife Gail and the entire Colin family on the passing of your loved one.
Leroy and Janice Hughes
November 20, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Genell Thompson
Family
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