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Reverend Oliver Carter
March 24, 1947 – October 5, 2023
“And God shall wipe away all tears from your eyes: and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, no crying, neither shall there be any more pain; for the former things are passed away.” Revelation 21:4
A heavenly angel was dispatched from heaven to summon Reverend Oliver Carter. He heard the angel’s voice as he whispered in his ear, “Well done thou good and faithful servant, enter thou into the joy of the Lord.” Rev. Carter transitioned at the age of 76 years old on Thursday, October 5, 2023, surrounded by his loving wife and devoted family and friends.
Reverend Carter was a native of Lower Coast Algiers affectionately known as “the Cut Off.” He was the beloved son of the late Isaiah and Geneva Carter. He was a brother to nine siblings, Geneva Ruffin, Emile (Diane) and Adolph Carter and the late Louella Brown, Isaiah Jr., Paul, Frank, Jimmy, Frances, and Lisa Carter Doris. Oliver was a product of the Orleans Parish School system and a proud graduate of L.B. Landry Senior High School class of 1968. Immediately after graduating, he attended Grambling University and after some time in college, he enlisted and served six years in the United States Armed Service, completing tours in both the Army and the Navy to include one tour of duty in Vietnam.
After Oliver was honorably discharged from the Armed Services, he began working at Cytec in 1977 and retired in 2010 as a maintenance technician. There he developed lifelong friends, witnessed to coworkers, and displayed a work ethic second to none. In April of 1988 Rev. Carter was called by God to preach the gospel. As a result of obedience to his calling, on May 28, 1989 he was awarded his license to preach by Beulah Baptist Church where the late Dr. A. Prince Fortner pastored. After diligently studying the Word in a formal setting, a Bachelor of Theology degree was conferred to Rev. Carter by Union Baptist College and Theological Seminary. The First District Missionary Baptist Association on October 22, 1992 ordained Rev. Carter. Recognizing and appreciating the necessity and benefits of a good theological education, Rev. Carter returned to Union Baptist Theological Seminary where he earned his Master of Theology in May 1999. During the time he was matriculating at Union Baptist, Rev. Carter had the privilege of serving two years as the spiritual counselor for the New Orleans Saints football team. Seeking to serve God in any capacity and every opportunity, as President of New Orleans Outreach Ministry, he regularly led approximately 19 members in effective street witnessing and preaching throughout the city of New Orleans. At Progressive Baptist Church under the pastorship of Dr. Willie Gable, Rev. Carter served as the Associate Pastor, Minister of Education and Director of Evangelism organizing members every second and fourth Saturday for outreach into the communities and universities spreading God’s Word. When Rev. Turner was president of First District Missionary Baptist Association, Rev. Carter served as the President of the Nurture for Baptist Churches/ Baptist Training Union Department. Rev. Carter worked faithfully in his ministries, dedicated to being a “Foot Soldier” for the Lord. In early 1989 he was reacquainted with one of his 1968 classmates Cherlyn Rogers. They dated for two years and went on to marry in April 1991. Oliver and Cherlyn served together in the ministry where she often accompanied him, to sing before his preaching engagements. They were happily married 32 years. In 2006, he gained the title that brought delight to his heart… PawPaw, there is not enough time to recount the joy of being grandfather to Bailey and Brennan brought to him. Pawpaw fought through 72 days of hospitalization due to COVID, continued to tell of the goodness of God. He then recovered from brain surgery and began dialysis; his witness was not dimmed. Not only did he continue to tell of the goodness of God, but he also facilitated deacon training. He never stopped being a witness for the Lord, even his last days were a blessing to all those who encountered him. He leaves to cherish his memory his dedicated and devoted wife Cherlyn; daughters Chauna, Nicole, Jada, Keisher and Cherylritta; grandchildren Bailey and Brennan; siblings Emile (Diane), Adolph and Geneva; brothers-in-law Kenner, Steven (Brigitt), Lennix (Kim) and Norman; his godchildren Jeremiah and De’Onate and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.
Relatives and friends of the family also Pastors, Officers and Members of Progressive Baptist Church, Beulah Baptist Church, Second Baptist Church, Calvary Baptist Church, Greater Providence Baptist Church and all neighboring churches, Members of First District Baptist Association, Members of L.B. Landry Class of 1968, Employees of Cytec Industries, Kroger Specialty Pharmacy, U.S. Dept of Defense, APG Inc. and Louisiana Motor Coach are invited to attend Funeral Service on Saturday October 14, 2023 at 10:00am at Progressive Baptist Church 1214 S. Robertson St. New Orleans, LA. Rev. Dr. Johmyrin Johnson, Officiant,. Rev., Dr. Willie Gable, Jr., Pastor Emeritus. Visitation will begin at 8:00am until time of service at the above-named location. Interment Southeast Veterans Cemetery, 34888 Grantham College Dr. Slidell, LA 70460 on Monday, October 16, 2023 at 11:00am. Final Arrangements Entrusted to Patrick H. Sanders Funeral Home & Funeral Directors, Inc. 605 Main Street, LaPlace, LA 70068. 985-359-1919. “Providing Care & Comfort is Our Highest Mission”.