OBITUARY

James David "Jimmy" Carter

March 12, 1949April 9, 2018

James David “Jimmy” Carter was born on March 12, 1949 in Shreveport, LA to Owen and Mary Carter. He passed from this life on Monday, April 9, 2018 in Lafayette, LA at the age of 69.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Ethelene Milam Carter; eldest son, David Carter; mother Mary Carter; father and stepmother, Owen and Louise Carter; brother, Raymond Carter; sister-in-law, Faye Sanders.

He is survived by three sons, James “JimBob” Carter and wife Amanda of Winnsboro, LA, Joel Carter and wife Alicia of Houston, TX, and Matthew Carter of Alexandria, LA; three daughters, Jamie Blanco and husband Rafael of Baton Rouge, LA; Erin Carter of Carrollton, TX; and Julie Williams and husband Daniel of Bossier, LA; a daughter-in-law, Rena’ Carter of Bossier City, LA; a brother, Charles Sanders of Tyler, TX; a sister-in-law, Belinda Carter of Corinth, MS; a sister, Iva Zimmerman and husband Marvin of Uvalde, TX; 11 grandchildren, Dean, Jonathan, Rowan, Laney, Alysia, Jaden, Lily, Eliza, Sadie, Elodie, Dialen, plus one on the way; and countless friends and family.

James David “Jimmy” Carter wore more hats than he had names! He was a self-proclaimed “Jack-of-all-trades, but master of none”; however, his family knows that he was a master at loving and leading. He was devoted to and cared for his wife for almost 50 years, and he always did his best to meet the needs and wants of his children and grandchildren. He was a Daddy with many super powers - he worked tirelessly to provide for his children; he found a way to fix everything that was broken; and if there was a specific item needed, he would find it - for free - or ridiculously cheap - and he’d even deliver or make house calls to install it! He gladly drove endless miles to be at his grandchildren’s birthdays and events, making cherished memories with each one. He was truly selfless, putting others’ needs before his own. He taught his children to put others first, to serve God, and to “do the right thing.” He valued his friendships - with his brothers, his brothers-in-law, his coworkers, and with Jesus Christ.

Services for Jimmy will be held at Hill Crest Memorial Chapel on Friday, April 13, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Jerry Dean, Rev. Steve Stark, and Chuck Sanders officiating. Visitation will be held at Hill Crest Funeral Home on Thursday, April 12, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

  • FAMILY

  • Ethelene Carter, Wife
  • David Carter, Son
  • Mary Carter, Mother
  • Owen Carter, Father
  • Louise Carter, stepmother
  • Raymond Carter, Brother
  • Faye Sanders, Sister-in-law
  • James “JimBob” Carter and wife Amanda, Son
  • Joel Carter and wife Alicia, Son
  • Matthew Carter, Son
  • Jamie Blanco and husband Rafael, Daughter
  • Erin Carter, Daughter
  • Julie Williams and husband Daniel, Daughter
  • Rena' Carter, Daughter-in-law
  • Charles Sanders, Brother
  • Belinda Carter, Sister-in-law
  • Iva Zimmerman and husband Marvin, Sister
  • Also left to cherish his memory are 11 grandchildren, Dean, Jonathan, Rowan, Laney, Alysia, Jaden, Lily, Eliza, Sadie, Elodie, Dialen, plus one on the way; and countless friends and family.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Dean Carter, Active
  • Jonathan Carter, Active
  • Jaden Blanco, Active
  • Rowan Carter, Active
  • Rafael Blanco, Active
  • Daniel Williams, Active
  • Jim Bellow, Honorary

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, April 12, 2018
  • Life Celebration Friday, April 13, 2018
REMEMBERING

James David "Jimmy" Carter

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Candy Stark Fontenot

April 12, 2018

I have so many memories, it would be way to hard to just think of one. Until I was probably 11, I practically lived with them. The obituary said it well, he wore many different hats😊 If something was broke, you did not go buy a new one, he could figure out a way to fix it. When he came to Dads funeral he told me when I needed to talk, to call him even tho he couldn't take my Dads place. He doesn't know how comforting that was. He will be greatly missed but he's in great company now!! Of course, first with Jesus, whom he served greatly, then with Ethelene, Davy, Mom & Dad. I hope he knew how much I loved him

Renee Roberts

April 11, 2018

Loved and appreciated Bro Carter. He was a dear friend to us during our time in Shreveport. You all have a beautiful legacy to carry on. Love and prayers during this difficult time.

jerry harris

April 11, 2018

so sorry to hear about Jimmy,his obituary said it all,spent many days with him in our growing up yrs in Shreveport.I know his loved ones will miss him dearly but like as already been said he is united now with his beloved wife and son but more importantly The Lord Jesus.we would love to be there for the funeral but unfortunately we have to to attend Roxie's brother-in-laws funeral the same day.our prayers are with his beautiful family,may the Lord comfort you and give you peace

jerry

Katherine Begnaud

April 11, 2018

My goodness, it has been a long time since we lived across from David #2 and Renae but I so remember how much love and support existed in your family. I know this must be hard. My prayers are with you all at such a sad time. Katherine Begnaud

Caleb and Linda Hill

April 11, 2018

We are heartbroken over this great loss. Jimmy was a wonderful man and we will miss him. He loved his family so much and his grandchildren were so special to him. Y’all are all in our prayers at this very difficult time. Such a tragedy.
We love you all and consider you all family. We are here if you need us.

Peg Nadeau

April 10, 2018

My heart is breaking for those Jimmy left behind, yet I know he is celebrating with Ethelene and David. He was a dear friend as well as my cousin. I will miss him. He has left the world a better place by the wonderful children he and Ethelene raised. Y’all are so blessed to have had Jimmy as your daddy., and he was blessed to have all of you. God bless you and comfort you. “The peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Phillipians 4:7

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Biography

James David “Jimmy” Carter was born on March 12, 1949 in Shreveport, LA to Owen and Mary Carter. He passed from this life on Monday, April 9, 2018 in Lafayette, LA at the age of 69.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Ethelene Milam Carter; eldest son, David Carter; mother Mary Carter; father and stepmother, Owen and Louise Carter; brother, Raymond Carter; sister-in-law, Faye Sanders.

He is survived by three sons, James “JimBob” Carter and wife Amanda of Winnsboro, LA, Joel Carter and wife Alicia of Houston, TX, and Matthew Carter of Alexandria, LA; three daughters, Jamie Blanco and husband Rafael of Baton Rouge, LA; Erin Carter of Carrollton, TX; and Julie Williams and husband Daniel of Bossier, LA; a daughter-in-law, Rena’ Carter of Bossier City, LA; a brother, Charles Sanders of Tyler, TX; a sister-in-law, Belinda Carter of Corinth, MS; a sister, Iva Zimmerman and husband Marvin of Uvalde, TX; 11 grandchildren, Dean, Jonathan, Rowan, Laney, Alysia, Jaden, Lily, Eliza, Sadie, Elodie, Dialen, plus one on the way; and countless friends and family.

James David “Jimmy” Carter wore more hats than he had names! He was a self-proclaimed “Jack-of-all-trades, but master of none”; however, his family knows that he was a master at loving and leading. He was devoted to and cared for his wife for almost 50 years, and he always did his best to meet the needs and wants of his children and grandchildren. He was a Daddy with many super powers - he worked tirelessly to provide for his children; he found a way to fix everything that was broken; and if there was a specific item needed, he would find it - for free - or ridiculously cheap - and he’d even deliver or make house calls to install it! He gladly drove endless miles to be at his grandchildren’s birthdays and events, making cherished memories with each one. He was truly selfless, putting others’ needs before his own. He taught his children to put others first, to serve God, and to “do the right thing.” He valued his friendships - with his brothers, his brothers-in-law, his coworkers, and with Jesus Christ.

Services for Jimmy will be held at Hill Crest Memorial Chapel on Friday, April 13, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Jerry Dean, Rev. Steve Stark, and Chuck Sanders officiating. Visitation will be held at Hill Crest Funeral Home on Thursday, April 12, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.