A family, a church, a community, a county, and a state mourn the loss of the Honorable Dr. Jerry Lee Carter Pastor of Reidsville Baptist Church, age 66, of Reidsville who went home to be with The Lord on August 3, 2021.
Funeral services will be held at NOON, Saturday, August 7, 2021, at Reidsville Baptist Church with Dr. Bert Jones, Jason Sharpe, and Aaron Shelton officiating. The burial will follow at Reidlawn Cemetery with military graveside rites performed by the North Carolina Highway Patrol Honor Guard. The family will receive friends Friday from 5:00 – 8:00 PM at Wilkerson Funeral Home.
Pastor Carter was born in Eden and lived most of his life in Rockingham County. He was the founder and beloved pastor of Reidsville Baptist Church since 1988. He took advantage of every opportunity to make a difference in the lives of people in hopes of their discovering the truth of the Gospel. He was also a chaplain of the NC State Highway Patrol and was a man of deep faith and faithful prayer. Elected in 2018 to the NC House of Representatives Pastor Carter was currently serving in his second term, becoming known as the preacher in the NC House of Representatives. Pastor Carter was preceded in death by his father Otis Carter; brothers Kenneth Carter and Billy Carter.
Pastor Carter is survived by his loving wife and sweetheart of 45 years Brenda Bruton Carter; daughters Hope Carter Lovings and Becki Carter Johnson and husband Nicholas; grandchildren Chloe, Jerry, Arthur, Carter, Winston and Scarlett; great grandchild Rhea and one on the way; mother Nellie Crouch Carter; brothers Johnny Carter and Ricky Carter and wife Melissa; and a large extended family including his church family.
Memorial contributions may be made to Reidsville Baptist Church, 116 South Franklin Street, Reidsville, NC 27320.