OBITUARY

Jimmie J Carter

Born March 16, 1917

Jimmie Jean Kelly Carter died peacefully on February 16, one month before her ninety-sixth birthday, in her home with her family at her side.

She was born in Harlan, Kentucky on March 16, 1917. As a young child her family moved to Rockwood, Tennessee where her father owned the general store and broom factory.

She moved to Chattanooga, Tennessee when she enrolled in the University of Chattanooga. It was there that she met her future husband, Belfield Carter, at a college dance. His student band was providing the music; he was the singer. It was love at first sight. Three months later they eloped and were married by a Justice of the Peace on November 23, 1935 in Rossville, Georgia. They were married for 60 years until Belfield’s death in 1995.

Jimmie Jean and Belfield had four children, Jean, Belfield Jr., Dee and William. She devoted herself to her home and her family. Our favorite memories of Mom are her unyielding support for her children and grandchildren, her beautiful and precise sewing skills and her spectacular fried chicken.

She is predeceased by her husband and her daughter, Dee Hurst Petters. She is survived by her daughter, Jean Fisher, Belfield Carter Jr. (Ethel Ware) and William Carter (Caro).

Our Mom was affectionately known as Gran by her twelve grandchildren and fourteen great grand children (and one on the way).

A memorial graveside service will be held at Arlington Memorial Park on March 2 at 3:00 PM with a gathering after the service at the home of Ethel Ware and Belfield Carter.

If you choose to send a memorial honoring Jimmie Jean, please send it to the charity of your choice.

Arrangements by Floral Hills Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Tucker

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REMEMBERING

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March 14, 2013

Connie - I think I met you at Pearl's funeral. Are you Ophelia's daughter? Please send me an email if I'm remembering correctly - kellyfisher615@icloud.com.
Thank you for writing your sweet message. I remember how Gran's face lit up when she saw you in Nashville.
Kelly

Connie

March 13, 2013

I wish to express my sympathy to the family of Jimmie Jean Carter. She was my aunt, and losing her has left an empty place in our family. We can take comfort in knowing she is now reunited with her loved ones who have gone before.

February 23, 2013

With deepest sympathy to the Carter family during your time of grief...God is for you a refuge and strength, A help that is there to be found during difficult times...May God provide you with peace and comfort to endure the days ahead.

February 23, 2013

Carter family, our sincere condolences on your loss. May she remain a wonderful memory in your hearts

Reba and Bennett

Lou Bottiggi

February 20, 2013

May the peace of God be with all of you during this time of loss.She was a wonderful aunt who always made me laugh when I was a little boy. She is now laughing with Pearl and Belfield as i remember them doing. A donation has been made to the American Cancer Society for her memory. My prayers are with all the family.

Bonnie Nicholson

February 19, 2013

To John,III, and his 2 sisters, Carter & Dee and all the rest of the family, we send our deepest condolences in the loss of your beloved Jimmie Jean Carter (always referred to as Gran). She was always a very sweet woman & always very concerned about others. She will be missed, but I know she must be so happy to see her daughter, Dee again. God Bless!

P Sharpe ( Isaiah 12:2 )

February 18, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Kelly Fisher

February 18, 2013

D. Clarke

February 18, 2013

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

February 18, 2013

With deepest sympathy to the Carter family during your time of grief...God is for you a refuge and strength, A help that is there to be found during difficult times...May God provide you with peace and comfort to endure the days ahead.