Funeral services for Willie James Carter will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Unionville AME Church, 1330 Swimming Pen Road, Mayesville, SC 29104, with the Rev. Allen Webb officiating. Interment will follow at Fort Jackson National Cemetery, Columbia. The public may view from 1 to 8 p.m. today at Palmer Memorial Chapel, 304 S. Main St., Sumter.

Willie James Carter, 61, transitioned on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, at New Llano, Bernon Parish, Louisiana. Born in Bishopville, he was a son of Victoria C. Carter and the late Wille James Parrot. He was a graduate of Mt. Pleasant High School in the Class of 1974. Mr. Carter served our country in the U.S. Army for 26 years and was employed as lead heavy mobile mechanic until his retirement in 2000. He was a member of Unionville AME Church and later became a member of First Baptist Church of New Llano, Louisiana, where he served as a deacon for the last 14 years.

Surviving are three daughters, Frandrigo Evans of Camden, Myheshia Reeves of Greensboro, North Carolina, and Melissa Fortune of Pamplico; three sons, Micheal (Carmen) Lindsey of New Llano, Louisiana, Dor'Konyia (Marquitta) Smith of Leesville, Louisiana, and Ramon Smith of Houston, Texas; his mother, Victoria C. Carter of Bishopville; six sisters, Roger Mae Wheeler of Mayesville, Bina Ruth (Fermon) Ross of Latta, Ernestine Carter of Bishopville, Diane P. (Troy) Davis of Columbia, Carolyn (Anthony) Brown of Florence and Cicely James of Darlington; four brothers - twin brother, Willie Lee Carter of Mayesville, James R. Parrott of Lynchburg, Edward (Darlene) Brown of Fayetteville, North Carolina, and Wendell (Raynetta) Brown of Timmonsville; and a host of other relatives.

Condolences may be found on his tribute page at www.PalmerMemorialChapel.com.

Professional services rendered by Palmer Memorial Chapel Inc.