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September 24, 1964 ~ August 2, 2018 (age 53)
Flowers & Gifts
On Thursday, August 2, 2018, before the dawning of day, God sent His loving angel to the bedside to gently close the eyes of our beloved, Har’rees Carter. He was the middle child, born to the late Brenda C. Malone Carter and James Elliot Carter on September 21, 1964, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
At a very early age, Har’rees accepted Christ as his personal Savior and was baptized under the Holy Spirit. Reese / Chino, as he was affectionately called by all who really knew him, was formally educated in the Philadelphia Public School System, graduating from the West Philadelphia High School in 1982. During Har’rees’s tenure at West, he was very active in a variety of sports, but playing football was his greatest passion. Har’rees worked many long, hard hours as an apprentice with his father, mastering the trades of brick layer and industrial construction.
As proprietor of this business, his father nurtured him as well as instructed him in the protocols of business etiquette. Having the motivation and confidence to put this developed skill into action, he initiated a traveling career which led him to Atlanta, Las Vegas and other cities to leave his footprints in construction projects, making his father proud. He was a “free spirit”. He lived his best life as he wanted to with no restrictions or regrets, singing and dancing.
Har’rees possessed an intensified and profound devotion for his family, especially his children. He exalted his love and showered his affection on each one of them in his own unique and special manner. He was a true no-nonsense sweetheart to everyone. However, his character would take on an unwanted twist if anyone stepped out of line with his family. As Har’rees’s family structure grew, he felt the need to relocate closer to them to be supportive as well as to daunt and douse them with his “love for life” personality. His love and compassion for his grandchildren was next to none. He was an exceptional grandfather and will be truly missed by each of them. He leaves to cherish his loving memory: his children, Har’rees Carter, Tyree Carter, Sean Levin, Falisha Carter, Philip Scott, Shatyra Henry, Chivonne Scott, Shareece Carter-Mills, Samia Carter, Renesha Crawford, Bianca Carter, Sebastian Coleman, Torinanna Carter, Mariah Carter, Lorenzo Carter, Hareesha Carter, Clotia Carter, Kay’dranna Carter, Sadija Scott, Chances Scott, Marques Johnson; 28 grandchildren; his sister, Dr. Sloan D. Carter; his brother, Abdel J. Carter; two endearing aunts, Irma Williams and Eunice Malone; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Funeral Services are scheduled for Saturday, August 11, 2018 11:00 a.m. at Washington Memorial A.O.H. Church Of God | 2620 St. Stephens Road Mobile, Alabama 36617 | Dr. Carlos Dixon, Host Pastor and Minister Tremayne Davis, Officiating Minister.