This is a sad day for, our sister in Christ; Sister Sarah Carter has gone on to be with the Lord. Please keep the Carter Family in your Prayers. Information on funeral arrangements is pending.
Rev. Sarah Nell Carter, of Rockford departed this earthly life September 22, 2015 at Rock River Health Care Center. She was born August 15, 1930 in Prattville, Alabama the daughter of Robert Ziegler and Ida Tyus. Sarah lived in Rockford 54 years coming from Brooklyn, New York. She married James Carter in Prattville, Alabama; he preceded her in death. She was self employed as a music teacher , teaching at home, at Booker Washington Center and anywhere she had to. Sarah was a member of First United Church of God, serving as an Associate Pastor, Piano player for years, Youth Director and the Ladies Missionary Society. She graduated from schools in Prattville, later to graduated from a College in New York. Sarah leaves to cherish many loving memories, her son, Arthur ( Donna) Carter; four grandchildren, Richard (Kerri) Carter, Andrae Carter, Tanya Davis and Michelle Weems; eight great grandchildren; a host of other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her parents, three brothers and five sisters. Services will be held 12:00 noon Monday September 28, 2015 at St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church 2919 19th Street. Burial in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held from 11:00a.m. until the time of service. Arrangements completed by Carl E. Ponds Funeral Home 2429 W. State Street.