RUTH LANE CATES CARTER age 73, of 157 Cates Edwards Road, Timberlake, NC died Saturday evening, October 9, 2021 at her home.
Mrs. Carter was born July 31, 1948 in Person County, NC, daughter of the late James Clyde Cates & Alma Zimmerman Cates Wilkerson and was wife of 35 years to William Cecil Carter who survives. She was self-employed as a cosmetologist and was a member of Berry’s Grove Baptist Church. She enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening, going for rides, and spending time with family and friends.
Surviving in addition to her husband are three children, Felicia Michelle Briggs, Triscica Lorraine White, Jonathan Aaron Briggs & wife, Makayla all of Timberlake, NC, five grandchildren, Caitlin Thomas, Cameron Murray, Corey White, Chasity White, Haisley Briggs, great granddaughter, Eliana Rivera, two step-children, Ronnie Wayne Carter, Melissa Carter, two step-grandchildren, three step-great grandchildren, sister, Cathy Harris, brother, William Cates & wife, Linda, sisters-in-law, Darlene Clayton & husband, Tony, Katie Clayton, and a host of nieces, nephews, and beloved friends.
In addition to her parents Mrs. Carter is preceded in death by three sisters, Beatrice Fogleman, Clydie Cates, Carolyn Cates, and brother, Eddie Wayne Cates.
Memorial services will be conducted at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, October 16, 2021 in the Strickland and Jones Funeral Services Chapel with the Rev. Eric Rimmer officiating. The family will receive friends and guests for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Arrangements are by Strickland and Jones Memorial Funeral Services, 1810 Durham, Road, Roxboro, NC 27573. Online condolences may be made at stricklandandjonesfs.com.
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