This is the day that the Lord hath made, we will rejoice and be glad in it
Onez Hazel Carter, the daughter of the Late Elijah and Jessie Carter, was born in Taylor Creek, Georgia on Saturday January 8, 1927. She received her wings on Sunday, May 19, 2019 in Pottstown, PA.
Onez was baptized at a young age, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, by the late Reverend Thomas Wright. She moved to Philadelphia in the mid 50's and attended several different churches before becoming a member of Thankful Baptist Church.
She was educated in the Georgia Public School System and later received her degree from Philadelphia Community College and Temple University in Nursing.
As a nurse, Onez worked for Hahnemann University Hospital before dedicating 30 plus years to St. Christopher Hospital for Children. She had a passion for helping people, especially the sick children at St. Chris. Onez retired from St. Christopher in 1990.
Onez loved the Lord and her favorite scripture was Psalms 23, she wanted everyone that cared for her to know that "The Lord is her Shepard". She never complained because she said as the scriptures says, "She shall not want". And then gave you her efficacious smile to let you know she was okay.
"See you later Alligator" and your reply "after while Crocodile" is what she'd say, letting you know she will see or talk to you again soon.
Onez was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters Eli Carter, William Carter, Leroy Casrter, Hasrry Carter, Willie Henry, Ellen Smiley, Jamie Daniels, Carrie Carter, Mary Watkins and Estella Carter.
Onez leaves to cherish in her memories, her only son Jerome Carter, (Affectionately known as Romey): grandchildren Shalonda Smith (Jermaine): great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews, Earnest Carter of Calumet Park, IL; Maggie Mullin of Chicago, IL, Carolyn Casrter of Philadelphia, PA; cousin, Thomas Jones of District Heights, MD and a host of relatives and friends.
"Be thou faithful unto death; and I will give you a crown of life"