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Patricia Darlene "Patty" Carter, 73, of West Terre Haute, went to be with the Lord at 5 a.m. Sunday, June 18, 2017, from her home surrounded by her family after a short battle with cancer. She was born Nov. 19, 1943, in Terre Haute, to Willard Meeks and Emma jean Fields Meeks.
Survivors include her husband of 58 years, William Lee Carter Sr., whom she married on July 9, 1959, at Shawnee Town, Ill.; five sons, William Lee Carter Jr. (Dee), John C. Carter, Joseph L. Carter Sr. (Janice), Robert L. Carter Sr. (Mike), and James C. Carter Sr.; two sisters, Emma Jean Barnes and Vicki Larimer; 26 grandchildren, Shaun, William III, Maranda, Kendall, Jamie, J.C., Kelli, Joe Jr., Jeremy, Victoria, Travis, Robert, Nichole, Jessie, Cassie, Trinity, Brayden, Ciera, Robbie Lee, James Jr., Patrick, Mariah, Abby, Jordan and Jhenna; 30 great-grandchildren and one great-grandchild on the way; Patty's special children, Chris Wilbur, Floyd Cheesman Jr., Christel Cheesman, Amy Powers, Theresa Rogers, Don and Michelle Roberts, and Little Don Don; special friends, Margaret Cheesman and Carole Weir; special grandson, Reese Wilbur; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter-in-law, Renee Carter; a grandson, Curtis Wayne England; a sister, Jean LaRoche; and a life long friend, Larry Willis.
Patty was a member of the West Side Community Church in West Terre Haute. She loved the Lord and sharing the word of God.
A celebration of life services will be 11 a.m. Monday in West Side Community Church, 126 N. 8th St., West Terre Haute, with Pastor Chris Wilbur officiating. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. until service time Monday in the church. According to her wishes, cremation was chosen. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to West Side Community Church. Care and arrangements have been entrusted to Fitzpatrick Funeral Home.
Published on June 22, 2017
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