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Mrs. Alma Jean Fouch Carter, age 78 of Huntsville, Alabama formerly of Hartwell, Georgia entered her eternal rest on Friday, October 06, 2023.
Alma Jean Fouch Carter was born March 19, 1945 to the late Jerry Fouch Sr. and Doris Fouch in Hart County, GA.
Affectionately known as Pheenie and Jean, she lived a happy, fruitful life and touched many lives along her journey. It is said that a person’s hair is their crowning glory. As a Master Cosmetologist and instructor at John Amico School of Hair Design in Oak Forest, IL, Jean’s blessed hands played a part in so many people’s ability to let their glory shine and “Soul Glo!” Her clients experienced excellence, and she left a rich legacy that lives on through all her students and beyond.
She was loved and treasured by all her family and friends. She had the biggest heart and the sweetest spirit. She served as the president of her family reunion committee each year, and she was passionate about family togetherness and fun. She eventually passed the planning torch to her daughters and nieces, but no final decisions could be made until the president signed off on them.
Jean grew up on a farm in Elbert County, GA and worked as a sharecropper starting at age 5. She was a part of the dynamic Hart County Training School’s graduating class of 1963. She joined Maple Spring Baptist Church at a young age and remained a member there her whole life. She was also a faithful member and active participant of the Maple Spring Baptist Church Virtual Sunday School Class taught by her nephew, Kenya. She taught her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren about the goodness of God and shared with her whole family the importance of reading the Bible, praying, and being saved. Jean was married to the love of her life, Willie Sanders Carter, for nearly 52 years. To this union, two children were born. Jean and Willie met and married in Chicago, IL and raised their children there. After retirement, Jean moved back to Dewy Rose and eventually moved to Toney, AL. No matter where she lived, she supported the Chicago sports teams and wore her team shirts and hats during the games.
Jean transitioned into the gates of Heaven on October 6, 2023 to join her husband: Willie Carter, grandson: Antonio Carter, parents: Jerry and Doris Fouch, three brothers: Shannon Fouch, Nathaniel Fouch Sr., and Cordy Fouch Sr, one sister: Claudette “Judy” Oglesby, four brothers-in-law: Roosevelt Trunnel, Torrey Lewis, Curtis Jones and Micheal Carter, Three sisters-in- law: Bertha Fouch, Dorothy Fouch, and Winnie Fouch.
Left to cherish her memory and carry on her legacy are two beautiful daughters: Sandra Carter(Derrick) of Chicago, IL, and Pamela White(Shawn) of Toney, AL, three grandchildren: Anthony Carter(Tiffany) Shamika White(Alonzo) and Shawn White Jr(Brianna) two great grandchildren: Saniya White and Gianna Carter, two brothers: Jerry Fouch Jr. and Larry “Doby” Fouch, three sisters: Mattie Jones, Margaret Trunnel, and Barbara Lewis, one brother-in-law George Carter four sisters-in-law: Inell Fouch, Margaret Fouch, Debra Carter, and Dorothy Carter and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and good friends. The family would like to give special recognition to a few of her closest friends: Vee Hale, Charlotte Metoyer, Sarah Hightower, and Jackie Harper.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 15, 2023, from 4:00 - 4:30pm, located at Maple Spring Baptist Church.
Funeral Service will be held on Sunday, October 15, 2023, at 4:30pm, located at Maple Spring Baptist Church.
Interment will follow the funeral service at Maple Spring Baptist Church.