On Sept. 25, 2017, Rosa Mae "Ney" Carter left her earthly home to go with the Lord.

Rosa was born on Dec. 27, 1936, in Sumter and was reared in Sumter. She was a member of Congruity School and was a member of Congruity Presbyterian Church. In 1956, Rosa moved to Baltimore, where she met and married Thomas Carter. Although she never had children of her own, she was a key part of helping to raise many children, including her stepchildren, nieces and nephews. She loved all and had a good heart and stern hand. Rosa attended Morningside Baptist Church in Maryland, until her health began to fail. Because of her health failing, she then returned to Sumter to live with her brother, Leroy Washington, in 2006. In April of this year, she began her journey to heaven. Yet, her health was getting worse, her faith got stronger.

She leaves to cherish her memory: one brother, Leroy (Yvonne) Washington of Sumter; one sister, Doreather Anderson of Sumter; six nephews, Eddie Lee, Russel, Andre, Rodney, Kevin and Troy, all of Baltimore; eight nieces, Martha, Wanda, Ella, Tweety, Lisa, Saundra, Lolo and Tiffany, all of Baltimore; a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ella Webb Washington and Alan James; her husband, Thomas Carter; two stepchildren, Melvin and Seen Carter; two nephews, William and Junior; and one sister, Hattie Lou Gregg.

Public viewing will be held from 1:30 to 3 p.m. today at Job's Mortuary.

Ms. Carter will be placed in the church at noon on Saturday for viewing until the hour of service.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Congruity Presbyterian Church with the pastor, the Rev. Alonzo Washington, officiating. Interment will follow at Congruity Church Cemetery.

The family will be receiving friends at 60 Albert Spears Drive, Sumter.

Job's Mortuary Inc., 312 S. Main St., Sumter, is in charge of arrangements.

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