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Mr. Felix Carter

June 29, 2022
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FELIX JAMES Henry Carter was born on March 18, 1930, to Sandy Savannah and Mariah Byrd Carter. He was preceded in death by both parents, Brothers Ulysses, Arthur and Savannah Jr. Sisters Santa Lee Carter and Queen Esther Barnes.

Felix was loving called Carter, Coffee, Sport, and Mr. Sun Fresh. Terms of Endearment that he proudly responded to. Always generous, loving, and witty. Felix had a joke for every occasion. He was always willing to buy a cup of coffee or even dinner. Felix accepted Christ at an early age in the community of Hickory Hill, Arkansas. This Christian journey led to being ordained as a Deacon at Calvary MBC in the mid-sixties, under the leadership of Rev. H.W. Bowen. In later years, he became a lifelong member of the Prince of Peace MBC. During his time at Prince of Peace he proudly served on the Ushers Board until his health failed him.

Felix was very popular in the community he grew up in because he was a STAR on his high school basketball team. Felix had a reputation as being indefensible on the basketball court. But when the school board realized his actual age, he was disqualified from the championship team. But the team won due to Harvey Cobin and Porter Mitchum his best friends since the early forties. Both who preceded him in death.

One story that Felix loved to tell was how he stole a hot baked potato. The baked potato got lodged in his pocket and burnt him badly. He knew then that he could never be a thief. Felix was known for always having multiple jobs throughout his lifetime. Growing up, his jobs consisted of a lot of farm work. He had a hatred of dogs which began when they stopped catching rabbits for him. In 1951, Felix joined the military. He often said that he didn’t know that the world was bigger than Arkansas. He was truly amazed at the lifestyle of the Germans. He began washing cars for Avis’s car rental in the early 50’s. He worked at Bendix, Vendo, Pioneer Container and finally ended in 2019 at the age of 89 at Sun fresh grocers, just to name a few.

Left to cherish his loving memory is son Roy S. Carter (Sheryl) of Kansas City, KS, daughters Rosie A. Briggs of Bakersfield, CA., Betty Watson Smith (Lee) of Menifee, AR and Rosie P. McDaniel of Kansas City, KS, 11 grandsons, 3 granddaughters, and a number of great-grand and great-great grandchildren. In-Laws Atlas Payne Sr. (Ora D.) of Gladstone, MO and Sammie Rainey of Kansas City, MO. A host of nieces and nephews and special friends Virginia Mitchell, Moniece Lovelace, Betty Byers, Anita Walker, and Rose Malone. Special thanks to Calvin Davis, Brenda Richardson, and Rita Thompson for their professional care of our father.

The funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 9, 2022, at 11:00 am at Prince of Peace MBC, Located at 4301 Wabash Ave, Kansas City, MO 64130.  Visitation 10:00am-11:00am. Interment: Private disposition. 

 Service conducted by Lawrence A. Jones & Sons Funeral Chapel. Condolences may be shared on our website.

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July 9, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Prince of Peace MBC

Funeral Service
July 9, 2022

11:00 AM
Prince of Peace MBC

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