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Official Obituary of

Sidney Albert Carter

June 27, 1959 ~ February 11, 2024 (age 64) 64 Years Old
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Sidney Carter Obituary

“For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knows right well.” Psalm 139:13-14

“My Beginning”

Sidney Albert Carter was born to Charlie Strong and Bertha G. Ruth on June 27, 1959, in Hampton County, South Carolina. He was a unique bundle of joy. Life for Sidney was “No Crystal Stair.” Early in his life, his mother noticed that Sidney was different from other children and did not progress as quickly as others his age. However, she loved her son and did all she could to provide him with a normal life. Unfortunately, while he was still a young lad, his mom passed away. Thankfully, his two sisters, Lillie B. Solomon and Lillie M. Ruth, known as “Sista,” assumed custody of him and did what they could to provide Sidney with the best life that they could give him. Since the school system did not have sufficient resources to educate him, his sisters placed him in The Coastal Residential Center in Summerville, South Carolina, which could better meet his needs. However, Sidney was never forgotten about. His sister, “Sista,” went every weekend to visit him and Lillie Bell visited whenever she came home from New York.

“My Middle”

As Sidney grew older and became more independent, he relocated to The Palmetto Development Center in Varnville, South Carolina, closer to his two sisters, Lillie M. and Lillie Bell. At this time, Lillie M. began bringing Sidney home with her each weekend, so he could come to church and see other family members. Sidney loved this and was passionate about church. He fully embraced the scripture that says, “Enter His gates with thanksgiving.” Sidney always wanted to sing his song at church, “I Got Peace Like a River in My Soul,” and he always let different members know that he had been praying for them. He loved iced tea and coffee, putting puzzles together, and showing his necktie and watch to people. Sidney joined St. John Holy Church on November 5, 1997. He received the Right Hand of Fellowship in 1997 and was baptized in 2015.

“My Ending”

Despite his mental and physical challenges, Sidney loved God and loved people. He was a joy to be around, and his demeanor was inspiring. Sidney’s life was certainly “No Crystal Stair;” however, the Lord told us in His Word that “Man born of a woman is of a few days and full of trouble.” Thank God that this is not the end of our story. The Lord also told us that He would deliver us out of them all. Praise God, Sidney was delivered on February 11, 2024. He leaves to cherish his memories: his sister, Lillie B. Solomon of Estill, SC; special niece, Wanda Lewis of Navarre, FL; four special nephews, Ronald (Consenna) Solomon of Estill, SC, Alonzo Solomon of Brooklyn, New York, Ian Commissiong of Raleigh, NC, and Brian Commissiong of Navarre, FL; special pseudo-niece and nephew, Carolyn Wallace and Mike Blake of Nixville, SC; the St. John Holy Church family; and a host of well-wishers and other family members.

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February 18, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St John Holy Church (Browning Gate Road)

Funeral Service
February 18, 2024

11:00 AM
St John Holy Church (Browning Gate Road)

Interment following funeral service
February 18, 2024

St. John Holy Church Cemetery
Cypress Creek Road
Pineland, SC 29934


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