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Jimmie Marie Burford Carter

August 20, 1938 - July 6, 2019

Jimmie Marie Burford Carter, age 80, passed away on July 6, 2019 in Columbus, Texas. She was born to James H. and Eddie Beatrice (Urps) Burford on August 20, 1938 in Columbus, Texas. She married Chester Carter on November 20, 1959 and spent the next 16 years traveling as an Army wife. Many of those years they were stationed in Germany, where she became fluent in the language. They were also stationed at various duty stations across the United States.

Jimmie began her nursing career at Columbus Community Hospital as an LVN and RN. She eventually became Director of Nursing at Columbus Oaks Nursing Home (formerly River Oaks). From 1990-2001 and again from 2002-2010, she served as a member of the Columbus Community Hospital Board of Trustees. In her free time, she dabbled in an array of artistic media - ceramics, knitting, crocheting, scrapbooking, oil painting, sewing, etc. She loved to learn, continuously mastering one discipline before moving on to the next. But her absolute favorite thing to do was to spend time with her family, be it children or grandchildren, brothers or sisters, or nieces and nephews. She was loved by many and cherished by all who knew her.

Jimmie was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Ruby Alma McCoy, Joyce Montgomery and Sandra Kay Thompson, and brother Samuel Burford.

Jimmie is survived by her husband of 59 years Chester Carter of Columbus, TX, daughter Gina Marie Carter and husband Tandy of Columbia, SC, grandchildren Christopher Carter of Brooklyn, NY and Major Chester Thomas Carter of Quantico, VA, sisters Mary Temple and husband Cornelius Alton Temple of Galveston, TX and Theresa Adams and husband Leo Adams of Houston, TX, and brothers Robert Burford and wife Yvonne of Raleigh, NC and Larry Burford and wife Brenda of Divine, TX and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 11:00 AM at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Columbus, TX, with Rev. James Bryant officiating and Rev. Willie Mae Williams delivering the eulogy. Visitation will be on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus, TX from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM and at church Thursday from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM. Burial will follow the funeral service at Willing Workers Cemetery, also in Columbus. A repast will begin at Columbus High School cafeteria at 1:00 PM.

Serving as pallbearers are Cornelius Alton Temple, Jr., Mark Temple, Gary Montgomery, Jr., Larry Burford, Jr., James Adams and Brock King.

Memorials may be made to American Stroke Association, P.O. Box 841125, Dallas, TX. 75284-1125 or www.2.heart.org.


Jimmie Marie Burford Carter
August 20, 1938 - July 6, 2019



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