Rena Catherine King Carter of Harrells passed from her earthly life on January 11, 2021 while at home. Born on August 11,1941 in New Hanover County, she is the daughter of the late Letha Greene and Eva Pauline Herring King. Also preceding her in death are her husband--Percy Lee Carter; sisters--Christine Richards, Letha Joy, and Shirley Peterson.
Left to cherish her memory are her children--Terrie Burgess and husband Richard of Ivanhoe, Keith Carter and wife Rebecca of Clayton, and Kristy C. Dixon and husband Steve of Teachey; grandchildren--Chad Burgess of Wilmington, Channing Burgess and fiance' Danielle of Reston, VA; sister--Eva Cannady of Wilmington; brothers-in-law--Jerry Mack Carter and wife Ann of Hampstead, Jimmy Boney of Clinton; sister-in-law--Jean Page of Wilmington; and many nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Carter spent many years working as a teacher assistant in the Head Start program. She was dedicated to her church--the Wells Chapel Baptist Church in the Harrells area of Sampson County where she attended worship services regularly and was active on many committees. Her church was a very important part of her life and her children grew up attending church with her. One of her greater pleasures in life was spending time out doors taking care of her lawn and flowers. The love of her family was paramount in her life.
A graveside service to celebrate her life is set for 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 in the Wells Chapel Baptist Church cemetery officiated by the Reverend Barry Wells. The family will greet friends at a visitation in the church at 1:00 p.m. prior to the service. Rather than floral arrangements, family requests that contributions be considered to the Wells Chapel Baptist Church cemetery fund. Pall bearers are Kirby Smith, Jim Boney, Joe Don Boney, Glenn Page, Chad Burgess, and Channing Burgess. Padgett Funeral & Cremation Services is assisting the Carter family.
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