Johnnie Mae Waggoner Carter was born December 11, 1931 and departed this life September 7, 2014 at her residence. She was a native of Kelso, TN and the daughter of the late Morris and Cordelia Smith Waggoner. She was a graduate of West End High School and attended Tennessee State College, later she graduated from Cayleck Beauty School and Riches Culinary School in Buffalo, NY.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Mayberry St Church of Christ with Bro. Cedric Davis and Bro. Arthur Hewlett officiating. Burial will follow in Carter Cemetery beside her husband Felix B. Carter. Visitation with the family will be Wednesday from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Mayberry St. Church of Christ.
Survivors include two sons Felix L. (Cliftena) Carter and Brian K. Carter both of Fayetteville, grandchildren Bryon R. (Crystal) Carter of Shelbyville and Stacey C. Carter of Los Angeles, CA, great-grandchildren Bryce R. Carter and Cayus R. Carter, sister-in-law Ruby Smith of Fayetteville, niece Barbara Gwin, nephews Larry Smith, Willie Smith and Jay Dunn, great niece Sonja Gwin, special friends Mary Ella Buchanan, Ann Gordon, Rebecca Hampton, Leonard Coleman, Waymon Buchanan, June McDonald, Helena Bryson, Juanita Funk and a host of other family and friends.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Mayberry St. Church of Christ or the American Cancer Society.
She was a graduate of West End High School and attended Tennessee A & I College after she graduated from Cayleck Beauty School and Riches Culinary School in Buffalo, NY. Johnnie was baptized into Christ seventy three years ago. She feared God and kept his Commandments. She felt if you stay with the Lord “You never walked alone”. Johnnie was the bookkeeper for the Mayberry St. Church of Christ for approximately fifty years. She enjoyed Bible classes and visiting other congregations. She was employed at Scovill Mfg. Co. for a number of years and retired from Eagle Snacks. She enjoyed numerous activities including cooking and was known for her special Sunshine and Pound Cake. She looked forward to preparing family dinners. She loved the outdoors especially working in her flower garden and fishing. Stacey took her on her last fishing trip in April 2013. She enjoyed that trip and caught several fish. She would beam when she talked about her two sons, two grandson and two great-grandsons. She would say we do not have little girls in our home for buttons and bows. She enjoyed traveling with her daughter-in-law Cleo, getting lost would not phase her. She would say “if you can read you can find your way.”
To the Carter and Smith family, Our prayers are with you. God will see each of you through. Loving memory will sub stain you.
sorry for your loss
I had the pleasure of workin w/ Mrs Johnnie @ the Red Food Stores back in 1979… JMrs Johnnie was a beautiful lady inside and out. She had a personality that wouldn/t wait. She always had a smile on her face! Mrs Johnnie will be sadly missed. I know that God has open his doors in heaven to this great lady. My heart and prayers go out to this family. May God comfort U All duing this difficult time! God Bless!
To the family, we are sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you durning this time.
Basil, April, & Amarah Carter
Johnie Mae was such a lady. She certainly did love the Lord. She was humble and loving. Unfortunately
we have been seeing each other at the Clear View Cancer Institute. I pray the family will remember the loving
good memories with this beautiful soul. Our thoughts and prayers are with you
Bobby & Maple Ferguson
Brian, we are so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Fayetteville Lincoln County 911 Communications
Sorry to hear about the loss of your mother.
So sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
What a sweet lady… she will be sorely missed by her family and friends…she worked with my father in law J.T. McBay at Scovill and both spoke highly of each other…. then later years I worked with her at Eagle Snacks and fell in love with her as well…may she find peace…. and fishing poles in Heaven…
so sorry to hear of your loss,you are in my thoughts and prayers
To the Family,
We were so heartbroken to hear of Aunt Johnnie Mae’s passing. We have a Savior who sent his angels here to take her so quietly and peacefully. Brianca & Jasmine loved to spend the summer with her in the country and they still cherish those visits. Learning bible verses, cooking, playing dominoes, learning how to iron and so much more. Growing up at Mayberry Street, Johnnie Mae was an inspiration to me. Love you all.
To Mrs. Ruby Smith,
I know you have lost someone that you love a lot. I am sorry!
I love you,
A beautiful lady inside and out that will be missed by her family, friends, and community.