August 30, 1920 - August 19, 1979
|Mildred Irene Siceloff Carter spent her life in Methodist parsonages. And she graced them, every one, with a deep faith in God, an unfailing trust in people, and a glowing love for her family.
Mildred was born August 30, 1920, in Bartlett, Texas, where her parents, the Reverend and Mrs. John A. Siceloff, made up the Methodist parsonage family. She was married to the Reverend Robert C. Carter, January 12, 1945 in DeLeon, Texas, where her father, again, was the pastor. She died August 19,1979, in Baton Rouge, where her husband was a pastor.
The periods of her life not spent in Methodist parsonages, Mildred spent in Methodist institutions of higher education. She was a graduate of both Texas Wesleyan College and Scamtt College.
The Carters had three children, Mary Elizabeth, John William and David Courtney.
The Carters served Methodist congregations in Surry County, North Carolina, Covington,
Eunice and Baton Rouge. Mildred taught English at Eunice High School and English and
Remedial Reading at Scotlandville Junior High and Westdale Middle School in Baton
Mildred is survived by her husband and children, her mother (a beloved saint!) of Fort Worth, her sister, Anna Marie Harkey of Dallas, and her brothers, Courtney of Atlanta and John P. of San Francisco.
The memorial service for Mildred was held at the North Baton Rouge United Methodist
Church, August 23. The ministers participating in the service were Bishop J. Kenneth
Shamblin and the Reverends Kirby Vining, Gene Finnell, Glendon Messer and Lonnie
The next time you need a sermon on kindness, or cheerfulness, or gracious Christian living, find a quiet place in some sanctuary and think on Mildred Carter.
|Source: Journal of the Louisiana Conference of the United Methodist Church, 1980, Pages 168, by Lamar E. Smith.|