Willie “Cat Daddy” Carter, Jr. was born February 2, 1939 in Montgomery, AL, to the late Willie and Lula Mae Carter. Willie transitioned peacefully on July 10, 2020 at the age of 81 surrounded by his nephew David and his loving and caring family. He was affectionately known as “Cat Daddy”!
Bro. Carter accepted Christ at an early age at the Morning Star M.B.C. in Wyatt, MO. His mother made sure that her children went to church because she did not send them…she went with them. Willie was raised during a time when children had to work the fields to help support the family! Being the oldest of the ten children Willie earned early how to work and support the family. He became the man of the family when his Dad had to leave home because he would not ‘obey’ the rules of ‘the people”! This situation did not hinder Willie, he was determined, and he had a thirst for knowledge that far-out-weighed the formal school. With only a fourth rade education Willie taught himself more than those with college degrees. At the tender age of fifteen…Willie moved to Michigan to work the fields and harvest fruit. He never forgot his family…..he would always send money home to his mother to help with his other siblings. In the early 70’s he was employed by Dean’s Hill Fruit Cannery and was employed there until his retirement.
His faith and belief in Jesus Christ allowed him to become a deacon and later God used him to become a healer through Jesus! He would lay hands on people and through Jesus they would be healed.
“Cat Daddy” leaves to cherish precious memories a daughter, Emily Carter, of Dowagiac, MI; 2 sisters: Judy Ann Carter and Mary Pickney, both of South Bend, IN; a brother: Jessie James Carter of Atlanta, GA special nephews David and Jessie Brown; Special nieces: MaeMae Brown and Glendora (Felix) Campbell; and a host of other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Cat Daddy was preceded in death by his parents, 5 sisters and 1 brother.
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