The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at New Hope Baptist Church, GA Hwy 26 East, Montezuma, Georgia, where Rev. Allan Waters is pastor. The Reverend Hosie Waters, Pastor of Magnolia Baptist Church, 415 Hosie Waters Street, Montezuma, Georgia will officiate. Interment will follow in the Church cemetery.
Carla Terrell Whitehead was born on March 11, 1967 to the late Jimmy Harp and Mary Ola White-Bound in Montezuma, Georgia. At an early age she accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior and joined the band of Christian Believers at New Hope Baptist Church in Montezuma, Georgia. She was educated in the public school system of Macon County where she graduated from the historic D.F. Douglass High School in Montezuma, Georgia. She furthered her education at Albany State University where she received an Associate’s Degree in Biology. Throughout the years, Carla was employed with the Macon County Board of Education as a Substitute Teacher, Flex Tech Wiring Company of Byromville, Georgia, and Southern Frozen Food of Montezuma, Georgia as a Line Technician. She also taught G.E.D. classes through the Macon County Adult Learning Center.
She leaves to cherish her memories four children, Keyaundra Bell, Angela Bell, Ladarius Whitehead, and Jatavius Whitehead, all of Montezuma, Georgia; one precious grandson, Jamal Wiggins, Montezuma, Georgia; three siblings, Christopher Jenkins, Atlanta, Georgia, Nathaniel Hudson, Montezuma, Georgia, and Sheila Bailey, Oglethorpe, Georgia; aunts and uncles, Alma Jones, Delphenia Smith (Dennis), Janice Fulks (Melvin), Phillip Whitehead, all of Oglethorpe, Georgia, Derita Solomon (John), Marvin Whitehead (Brenda), Willie James Odom, all of Montezuma, Georgia, Bettye Jo McKenzie, Carrie McGhee and Annette Cotton, all of Montezuma, Georgia, Pete McKenzie of Newark, New Jersey, Willie Brown (Camilla), Atlanta, Georgia; a host of other relatives and friends including devoted friends, Sabrina (Ronald) Barnes, Denise (Dexter) Oliver Georgia (Nathan) Miller, Sharon (George) Williamson, Fontella (Michael) Williams, Monica Buckles, Afiwaa (Jefferey) Mack, Petal Floyd, Gloria (Peter) McCrary and Reginald McDonald.