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January 18, 2021


Richard “Rick” Wayne Carter

March 09, 1948 - January 13, 2021

Richard “Rick” Carter died January 13, 2021 at South Central Regional Medical Center in Laurel, Mississippi. Rick was known for his encouraging spirit, contagious smile, love of horses, operatic singing, inspirational worship leading and overwhelming pride for his family, especially his grandchildren. 

Rick graduated from Ludwigsburg American Highschool in Ludwigsburg, Germany in 1966. He earned a Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Montevallo in Alabama in 1972 and a Master’s Degree in Music from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in 1974. He served with the International Mission Board from 1986-1992 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, teaching at the International Baptist Seminary and working with area churches. He enthusiastically served the Lord for over 50 years. He ministered in churches in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee as a Minister of Music, Administrator, and Youth Minister.

Preceding him in death are his daughter, Rebekah Carol Carter; son-in-law, Samuel Jeremy Cochran; his sister, Lenore Suzanne Turpin; and his parents, John Cullen Carter and Ruth Culberson Harrison. He is survived by his sweetheart of 48 years, Nedra Hurst Carter; children, John Richard Carter and wife, KeithAnn, and Marie Carter Cochran; 4 grandchildren, Rebekah and MaryAlex Carter, Will and Caroline Cochran; his siblings, Kay Lachance, Denise Carter, Patti Sexton, and Bo Harrison.

Funeral service and internment will be held at Inspiration Park Memorial Gardens (283 Inspiration Park Drive Kentwood, Louisiana 70444) on Monday, January 18, 2021 at 11:00 a.m.

The family extends a special thank you to the medical team at South Central Regional Medical Center. Memory Chapel Funeral Home, Laurel, has an online guestbook, visit http://www.memorychapellaurel.com/

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to the Rebekah Carter Memorial Scholarship at Mississippi College established in 2006. Donations may be sent to: Rebekah Carter Memorial Scholarship, Box 4005, Clinton, MS 39058.

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