Funeral services for Lloyd Carter will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, March 9 at Mt. Shelby M.B. Church at Marvell. Rev. L.C. Wright Sr. will officiate the service.
Visitation will be Friday, March 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Robert Lee Brown Memorial Chapel. Burial will be in Mt. Olive Cemetery in the Sandtuck community.
Lloyd Carter was born March 24, 1938 in Marvell. He was the youngest child born to the late Samella Burton and Ollie Carter. Brother Lloyd confessed a faith in God at an early age and became a member of Mt. Shelby Missionary Baptist Church.
Brother Lloyd was a graduate of M.M. Tate High School. He married Alma Jean Martin and they remained married for over 50 glorious years. He also served his country for over 20 years in the Army in Panama, Greenland, Vietnam and Germany along with posts throughout the country. He received numerous military honors including the Bronze Star.
After retiring, Brother Lloyd settled in Poplar Grove to continue raising his family. He went on to complete an Associate's Degree from Phillips County College. His degree allowed him to assist local residents with electrical, plumbing and carpentry needs sometimes regardless of their ability to pay.
He later returned to his roots at Mt. Shelby Missionary Baptist Church where he served as a faithful deacon until his health failed.
His parents, brothers Joe and Fred Whitfield and a grandson, Eric Carter, precede him in death.
Brother Lloyd leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Alma Jean Carter; five children, Marcus (Johnella) Carter of Dallas, Timothy Carter of Helena, Avery Carter of Memphis, Paula Abrams of Detroit and Reanetta (Kenneth) Caffey of Poplar Grove; 12 grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; two sisters, Pearline Lowery of Poplar Grove and Anita Washington of Oneida; and a host of special nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.