Veteran Jesse Lee Carter was born in Sumter County, Georgia on November 28, 1948 to the parentage of the late Mr. Albert Carter and the late Mrs. Mary Battle Carter. He received his education in the public schools of Sumter County. In 1985, he joined the United States Air Force and was honorably discharged in 1989. While serving his country he received numerous awards, including AF Commendation Medal with Device, AF Achievement Medal, AF Outstanding Unit Award Ribbon with Two Devices, AF Good Conduct Medal with Five Devices, National Defense Service medal, AF Overseas Short Tour Ribbon, AF Overseas Long Tour Ribbon with Device, AS Longevity Service Award Ribbon with Three Devices, NCO PME Graduate Ribbon with Device and AF Training Ribbon.

He leaves to cherish his memories his wife, Mrs. Kaye Bivins Carter, Americus, GA; his mother, Mrs. Mary Lundy Carter, Americus, GA; one son, Mr. Tyree (Eleanor) Carter, Montezuma, GA; one daughter, Ms. Vernessa Carter, Warner Robins, GA; two adopted daughter, Ms. Sheniya Hooks and Ms. Andrea Leverett of Americus, GA; three sisters, Mrs. Patricia (Johnny) Mable, Ms. Valerie Mack and Mrs. Amber (Robert) Sanford, Americus, GA; two brothers, Mr. Ernest (Jessica) Durham and Mr. Charles (Teresa) Durham, Americus, GA; one aunt, Ms. Louise Lida, Freehold, NJ; two great aunts, Ms. Thelma Solomon, Americus, GA and Mrs. Mae Ola (Charles) Louis, Smithville, GA; ten grandchildren, including a devoted grandson, Mr. Laquavius R. Carter, Montezuma, GA; three great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, including a devoted, Ms. Ciara Shanece Carter, Americus, GA, who he raised as his own, nephews, cousins, including Ms. Carol Lida, Freehold, NJ, Mr. Larry (Carol) Brown of Delaware, Mrs. Mary (Calvin) Barner and Mr. Robert (Frances) Holley, Americus, GA, other relatives and friends, including devoted friend, Rev. David Bell, Americus, GA also survive.


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