Vertie Lee Carter was born in the Antioch community near Hope, Ark., on October 19, 2023. Dr. Carter spent a great portion of her life in pursuit of education and wisdom, and was the recipient of numerous honors and awards. She volunteered for numerous organizations, and served on several local, state and national boards.
Dr. Carter was preceded in death by her husband, Isaiah Carter; her son, Michael Carter; one sister, Mrs. Marie Phillips of Hope, Ark.; and her brother, James Glasgow of Fresno, Calif. She is survived by one son, Larry Carter, Sr. of Little Rock, Ark.; one sister, Mrs. Cleo Walker of Texarkana, Texas; three grandchildren, Larry D. Carter, Jr., Jeanette Carter, and Robert Carter, all of Little Rock, Ark.; three nieces, Patricia Meadows (Cardell) of Pine Bluff, Ark.; Sheilah Walker and Sonja Kyle (Rodney), all of Arlington, Texas; five nephews, Charles Walker, Vincent Walker, and Joel Walker (Dorothy), all of Texarkana, Texas, and Paul Walker of Mesquite, Texas; goddaughters, Diane Butterfield of Jacksonville, Fla., and Betty Arnold (Percy) of Jacksonville, Ark.; two godsons, Herman Jones of Little Rock and Robert L. Kimble of Dallas, Texas; other relatives and cherished friends.
There will be a walk-through visitation, Thursday, March 31, 2022, 12 noon-6 p.m., Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 Chester Street, Little Rock, Ark. Masks are required and social distancing is observed. The homegoing service will be Friday, April 1, 2022, 11 a.m., St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 2501 Main Street, Little Rock, Ark. The service will be streamed on the St. John Facebook Page. Interment follows at Arkansas State Veterans’ Cemetery.