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Willie Lee Carter Sr. / September 10, 2019

Willie Lee Carter, Sr., 87, of Chase City died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019 at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital.
Rev. Carter was born in Skipwith on May 8, 1932 to the late Timothy and Edna Robertson Carter. He attended Mecklenburg County Public Schools and furthered his education in carpentry. At the age of 10, he joined Rocky Mount Baptist Church in Skipwith where he remained a faithful member. He served in many capacities in the church, including adult Sunday school teacher, building fund treasurer, deacon, and as pastor. In addition to Rocky Mount, Rev. Carter pastored New Light Baptist Church in Skipwith, First Baptist Church of Lacrosse, and Shiloh Baptist Church in Boydton.

Rev. Carter was the owner and operator of W & W Construction. He retired from the U. S. Postal Service, and was a U. S. Army veteran having served for 22 years. He was manager of the Fairview Mets, a Mason, and an active member of Bikers On The Move For Jesus.

Cherishing his memories are his wife of 52 years, Lucy Brown-Carter of Chase City; a daughter, Wilnette Carter of Glen Allen; a son, Willie L. Carter Jr. of Chase City; five adopted children, Vanessa Patillo Bumpass and Bryant Bumpass both of La Crosse, and Alphonso, Nicole and Makayla Young all of Alberta; god-daughter, Kourtney Logan of Boydton; sister, Geneva Carter-Wilson of Chase City, and a vast number of other loving relatives and caring friends.

In addition to his parents, Rev. Carter was preceded in death by four brothers, James, Robert, Tim and Richard, and three sisters, Rosa Smith, Corrine Salley, and Mae Carter-Coles.

A funeral was held Saturday, Sept. 7, at Rocky Mount Baptist Church, Skipwith with Rev. Dennis King, eulogist and Rev. Cornelius A. Ogburn, presiding. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Arrangements are by Giles-Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Service. 

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