Lenard George Washington Carter

July 18, 1936April 15, 2018
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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.



  • Meral Carter, Wife
  • Children
    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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Keesha Carter

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

Tanya Denard-Johnson

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....

Roe Ragin

April 26, 2018

Our prayers are with you, Love The Ragin Family!!

Lauretta Henderson

April 25, 2018

Lenard George Washington Carter your work on earth is complete! RIP

Ana Portuondo

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

Mujica-Pellon Family

April 24, 2018

Dr. Rolle,

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

Mayte Gonzalez

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.


Mayte Gonzalez
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