Rosa Ellen Carter

RFH_Photo1ROSA ELLEN CARTER, a special daughter born to the late Washington Carter and Roseanna Johnston Carter on June 8, 1917, in Warren County, North Carolina.  She went home to be with the Lord on Friday, May 30, 2014, at her home in Littleton, North Carolina, nine days before her ninety-seventh birthday.

During her early life, she accepted Christ and joined the Lovely Hill Baptist Church in Macon, North Carolina, where she remained a member for more than eighty years. She attended services regularly until her health began to fail.

After the death of her mother, Rosa and her family lived with her sisters. For several years in the mid-forties, she resided in Brooklyn, New York, with her sister Queenie Carter, but for most of her life, she lived in North Carolina, with her sisters Ethel, Angie and Lizzie. She worked on the farm, in the garden, and was also employed in the domestic and babysitting industries.

For the past eighteen years, Rosa lived with her niece, Annie B. Alston in Littleton, North Carolina. She enjoyed listening to gospel music and sermons on the television and the radio (WARR).

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her daughter, Queenie “Pinky” Carter; her son, Paul Carter, and all of her nine siblings, Angie C. Dixon, Charlie, Paul, George, and Queenie Carter, Lizzie C. Harrington, Hattie C. Garner, Ethel C. Coppage, and Fannie C. Powell.

Those remaining to forever share the precious memories of her life are her daughter, Angieline Carter; her niece, Annie B. Alston of the home; and many other nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at the Greater Lovely Hill Baptist Church in Macon, North Carolina. The Pastor, Rev. William W. Faulcon, Jr., will eulogize, and burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, from 6:00-7:00 P.M., and the body will repose at the church for one hour prior to the funeral time.