On February 3, 1953, Albert and Alma Coleman welcomed a son, Willie Lee Carter, to the world. He was one of 14 children. He was also blessed with a special mother who reared him, Ms. Leana Carter. His parents, four brothers, and Ms. Leana preceded him in death.
He confessed Christ when he was older and knew what he was doing. Therefore, no matter where he went in life or what life threw at him, he knew that he could trust God to see him through.
He was a 1972 graduate of Davidson High School in Saint Joseph, LA. He later attended Grambling State University. After returning home, he pursued a career in farming, where he worked diligently until his health failed him, He was fun-loving and always willing to lend some wisdom to a listening ear.
He met Katy Bates over 20 years ago, and on December 20, 2016, they were wed in Holy Matrimony. To this union, he gained two sons, Albert and Brodric. He was also blessed with one biological daughter, Tia.
In his transition, he leaves to cherish his loving memories; his loving wife, Katy Bates Carter of Newellton, LA; his daughter, Tia Carter of St. Joseph, LA; his bonus sons, Albert Bates of West Monroe, LA, and Brodric Bates (Kia) of Augusta, GA; five brothers, Johnny (Linda) Coleman and Cleandrew Coleman, both of St. Joseph, LA, Eddie Coleman and Esaw Washington, both of New Orleans, LA, and Leandrew (Kurtnall) Coleman of Merryville, IN; four sisters, Alma (Ronnie) McGee of San Antonio, TX, Josephine (Jimmy) Johnson of Gary, IN, Mary Alexander of New Orleans, LA, and Ruthie Coleman of Baton Rouge, LA; three brothers-in-law, Vecy Bates, Jr., of New Orleans, LA, Charles Bates of St. Joseph, LA, and Dennis (Jimmie) Bates of Gonzales, LA; five sisters-in-law, Bobbie Bates, Diane Bates, Brenda Bates, and Cassandra (Desmond) Lang, all of Gonzales, LA, and Juanita (Calvin) Bonds of Atlanta, GA; five granddaughters, Aniya Carter, Alexus Bates, Talaya Bates, Bailey Bates, and Parker Bates; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. He will be missed.
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