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Deacon Gibbs Carter
Deacon Gibbs Carter
Deacon Gibbs Carter was born on March 15, 1929 in Hampton, Virginia to the late Gibbs and Margaret Carter. He departed this earthly life on May 26, 2021 at the age of 92. As a young child Deacon Carter attended Queen Street Baptist Church in Hampton, Va. He went on to received his secondary education at Phoenix High School and briefly attended West Virginia State College.
Deacon Carter was a veteran of the United States military where he served for a total of 27 years, including two honorable tours in Vietnam. He retired as a Chief Warrant Officer. Upon retiring, he remained an active member of his community and society at large by working for the United States Postal Service. On September 30, 1973, Deacon Carter and Jeanette Carter were married at Fort Dix, New Jersey. The loving couple remained married for close to 47 years until he took his final journey upward. Deacon Carter also was a member of the Amvets and the Westampton American Legion Post.
Deacon Carter and his wife found membership within Second Baptist Church of Mount Holly where they dedicated their souls to Christ and continued to be his faithful servants by living righteous lives. Deacon Gibbs Carter served Second Baptist in many capacities, Deacon, past chairman of the Board of Trustees, Assistant Treasure, Choir member, Sunday School personnel, leader of the Food program, Culinary member and many more areas of devoted and dedicated service to the ministry. He also served in many community organizations.
Having found eternal peace, Deacon Gibbs Carter leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife Jeanette Carter, three beautiful daughters; Shelley Morris of Chesapeake, Virginia, Gibbisetta Wynn (Elder Roosevelt) and Lola Wilson (Elder Dwight) both of Hampton, Virginia. Two handsome Stepsons; Diamond McSwain and David Brewington, and a host of exceptional grandchildren, great grandchildren, and his beloved nieces and nephews.
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