The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, September 8, 2012 at the Shady Grove Baptist Church, Georgia Highway 195, Leesburg, Georgia. The Reverend Sterlie Calhoun, Jr., pastor, will officiate. Interment will follow in the Sue Walker Cemetery, Buck Nelson Road, Cobb, Georgia.
Mrs. Emma Nelson Carter was born January 6, 1922 in Leesburg, Lee County, Georgia to the late Jerry Nelson and Darkis Johnson Nelson. Born in a family of twelve, Emma was the last of the children. On Monday morning, September 3, 2012 Emma joined those who has gone on before her. She was the queen of hearts. Her service to her family and mankind had no boundaries or limits.
At an early age she accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior and joined the band of Christian believers New Beulah Baptist Church and later she moved her membership to Jackson Grove Baptist Church to be with her husband and family. In the later years after moving further south in Lee County she joined the Shady Grove Baptist Church of Leesburg. She served faithfully on the Deaconess Board and Women Missionary Auxiliary Board.
Emma was united in holy matrimony to her one and only love, the late Deacon Mospell Carter. To this union they were blessed with six children. They will especially remember her legacy and memories, the quiet soft-spoken voice, the lovely smiles, her teaching, and most of all her love. Survivors are four daughters and two sons (their spouses), Mercides Carter, Leesburg, Georgia, Walker (Mary) Carter, Brockton, Massachusetts, Dorothy (Jessie) Mercer, Stone Mountain, Georgia, Roosevelt Carter, Atlanta, Georgia, Willa (Joseph) Seabrooks, McDonough, Georgia, and Betty Vereen, Middletown, Connecticut; four grandchildren, Jessie Mercer, Jr., Cedric Carter, Keisha Vereen, and Romero C. Brooks; one great granddaughter, Sunali Marie Carter; a host of nieces, nephews, including one devoted niece, Marie Jones, Albany, Georgia; a host of beloved relatives and friends, including her maid of honor, Mrs. Margaret Wright, Cobb, Georgia.
- Kirk Gibbs(Monday, September 17 12 08:41 pm EDT)
my heart goes out to the family of Mrs. Emma Carter I got the opportunity to meet one of the sweetest person in my life love always better known as that will be me. kirk and family
- SARA CLEMONS(Sunday, September 09 12 07:59 pm EDT)
MERCIDES AND OTHER FAMILY,
I JUST READ YOUR MOTHER'S OBITUARY.I AM SO SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR LOSS.
I CAN TRULY SAY ,I KNOW WHAT YOU ARE GOING THROUGH AT THIS TIME.REMEMBER...LOVE IS STRONGER THAN DEATH EVEN THOUGH IT CAN'T STOP DEATH FROM HAPPENING BUT NO MATTER HOW HARD DEATH TRIES IT CAN'T SEPARATE PEOPLE FROM LOVE.IT CAN'T TAKE AWAY OUR MEMORIES EITHER.MAY YOU FIND COMFORT IN JEHOVAH AND ALLOW HIM TO CARRY YOU THROUGH THIS DIFFICULT TIME.[MY PRAYERS AND DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO THE FAMILY.
- Linda Williamson(Friday, September 07 12 11:26 am EDT)
I admire your love and devotion to your parents. You endured until the end. Your mom was very sweet and kind. 1Peter 5:7 Love you, Linda Williamson
- MaeBell &Pagie Thomas(Thursday, September 06 12 04:56 pm EDT)
Our prayers are for God to give you strength through His love and Grace as you mourn the loss of your mother.
- Bobby & Irene Thompson(Wednesday, September 05 12 09:52 pm EDT)
With love and devotion to Dorothy & Jessie Mercer- our prayers and thoughts are with each of you. There are no words that that we can say to make your loss less painful at this time. Remember what a gentle, caring and loving person your mother was. May God bless and keep each of you.