Lenard George Washington Carter
July 18, 1936 – April 15, 2018
OBITUARY LENARD GEORGE WASHINGTON CARTER
A man of few words, but great integrity
On July 18, 1936, the late Arthur and Vester Carter welcomed their third child, Lenard George Washington Carter, into Thomas County, Georgia. Shortly thereafter, the family migrated to Miami, Florida. Lenard completed high school at Dorsey Senior High in Miami, Florida and he obtained his bachelor’s degree at Florida A & M University after which, he later further his education by obtaining his master’s degree.
Upon completion of his education, Lenard taught at various schools in Miami, Florida. Hence, Lenard’s reputation was a man of impeccable character, high moral standards, and honesty which gained him the respect of his employers and co-workers.
Lenard’s children often saw the scholar in their father. He was an excellent mathematician, poet, writer and music composer. He also enjoyed lively and provocative topics about religion, sports, politics and current events. His favorite scriptures were Psalm 23, Psalm 100 and Psalm 121, which brought him comfort and strength. Lenard’s favorite song was, “One Day at A Time Sweet Jesus.”
From previous unions, Lenard was blessed with five (5) children: Derrick, Dwayne and Dr. Ericka Carter-Rolle, Akeem and Keesha Carter.
While being employed as a Guidance Counselor at Comstock Elementary School, Lenard met Meral Gibson-Readon. Hence, this lead to a union being formed on October 7, 1997 and persisted for 22 years.
On April 15, 2018, after a prolonged illness, the Lord called Lenard home. Preceding Him in Death: Father:Arthur Washington Carter; Mother:Vester Lucille Carter Brother: Arthur Washington Carter Jr.;Sister:Betty DeBose Nephews: Andre and Ardnell DeBose
Left to cherish his memories are: Wife:Meral Carter; Daughters: Dr. Ericka Carter-Rolle and Keesha Carter;Sons: Derrick, Dwayne, and Akeem Carter;Son in-law: Carlos Rolle, Step Sons: Charles Readon (Shantionill), Pastor Phillip Readon (Janice) and Pastor Eric Readon (Lakisha); Grand Children: Eric and Kristyna Carter; Step Grand Children: Janay, Chelsea, Charles Jr. Phillip Jr. and Eric Jr. Readon; Sister: Evelyn Belford (Tootie); Aunt: Lydia Walker; Uncle: Leroy Walker; Nieces: Ardyce Breland (Cheyenne), Alycia Young, Stacie Cheatem, Dr. Theresa Smith, Lynn Thurston and Daphne Adderley; Nephews: Arthur and Alienon DeBose and Daryl Young; Grand Nephews and Nieces: Darius Gomez,Darnell Toliver, Alexandria Young Andrew Young,Michael Breland,Aundryel Breland, Andre Barker, Andre DeBose ll, Anyea, Atrell, Ardtneal, Artemus, Alex, and ArthurDeBose; Adopted daughterand Caregiver: Bernie Adderley; Adopted Son and Caregiver: Tony Brown; Sister in-laws: Reverend Thelcene Simms, Sheila Johnson, Ametha Thurston, Curlene, Bridgette and Edwina Gibson, and Breneva Williams; Brother in-laws: Heanon and Arthel Gibson, Reverend Johnathon Simms and Leonard Johnson.Host of relative and friends too numerous to mention.
MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE.
- Meral Carter, Wife
Derrick Carter - Son
Dwayne Carter - Son
Dr. Ericka Carter-Rolle - Daughter
Keesha Carter - Daughter
Akeem Carter - Son
Charles Readon - Stepson
Phillip Readon - Stepson
Eric Readon - Stepson
- Visitation Wednesday, April 25, 2018
- Funeral Service Thursday, April 26, 2018
- Committal Service Thursday, April 26, 2018
Lenard George Washington Carter
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June 25, 2018
Dad, it’s been 10 weeks already and you have been truly missed. I have to catch myself from calling you as I would normally call to update you on Rose and I.
#UntilWeMeetAgain🙋🏽♀️ Prayers to my siblings, I love you all so much!💙🤗💋 #WeShallRiseUpTogether🙏🏽
~ Keesha and Kristyna Rose
April 28, 2018
Another rose has shed it petals, but our Father has grasp them and reassembled them into a beautiful rose in heaven. Those of us who shared a moment in George's life are saddened and remember those precious memories. George was a quiet man, a caring man and a man who loved his ancestry and children.
May he now rest in peace out of pain, and conflicts. God has received you George, and those who shared you are now smiling with joy. Your new home is our dream. Forever in my heart....
April 26, 2018
Our prayers are with you, Love The Ragin Family!!
April 25, 2018
Lenard George Washington Carter your work on earth is complete! RIP
April 25, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss, Dr. Rolle... May your father rest in peace, and may your memories give you peace and comfort.
Ms. Ana Portuondo
April 24, 2018
We send you our deepest sympathy. We know what a critical role your father played in your life. You and your siblings are a testament to his caring, guidance, and support. Take comfort in knowing he is at peace.
We surround you in love and light during this difficult time.
Nicole, Humberto, and Zoey
April 23, 2018
Erika, may the Lord give you the strength and peace you need during this time of deep sorrow. You honored your father and were by his side til the last minutes. My heart goes out to you and your entire family.
To be absent from the body is to be present with God. Your father has passed on to a better life in heaven my dear. He is no longer suffering or sick.
M. A. Milam K-8 Center
Forest Lawn Funeral Home South
April 23, 2018
Forest Lawn South would like to express our deepest and sincerest condolences to you and your family at this most difficult time.
We wish you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
Forest Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens South Staff
Bob & Alice Moody
April 21, 2018
The battle is over the victory won, don't grieve for me I'm finally free. Sincere condolences to the Carter Family with much love.I will miss our chess games. Sleep in peace buddy. Bob and Alice Moody
April 20, 2018
George is a first cousin who we grew up with in Liberty City. Ann and I visited from Goulds with Momma Johnnie Mae , Aunt Vester, Art, Betty and Evelyn-Tutti. Ann and I were Rose and George 's chaperones when he was dating her in Goulds. George was a great individual and writer who loved his children and family. Rest in peace. Your loving cousin Dr. Sharon A Ashley M.D. MPH MBA
April 19, 2018
My thoughts and prayers are with Sis. Meral Carter and family. May our Lord God bless each of you with His comfort and peace, His grace and mercy and His love.
Sis. Norma Person
First Baptist Church of Bunche Park-Miami Gardens, FL
V & L Wallace
April 18, 2018
Our prayers are with the entire Carter family, love ones and friends. May the Lord continue to comfort your hearts as well as grant each and every one of you a peace that surpasses all understanding!
April 17, 2018
"As a man thinketh so is he."I want to thank you for your ongoing support and belief that where I was in my life was temporary. I thank you and I kept my promise...
Will miss you
April 16, 2018
Rest Easy Uncle!!! You will be missed !