of Little Rock, AR
March 26, 1928 - April 28, 2022
Norma Jean Rogers Carter, 94, of Little Rock went to be with her Lord and Savior on April 28, 2022. She was born March 26, 1928, in the Hickory Plains community of Prairie County, Arkansas, to the late Espie D. Rogers and Mary Ina McNeill Rogers. On August 9th, 1946, she married the love of her life, W. Don Carter. They were married 68 years until his death in 2014.Jean graduated from Beebe High School in 1946. She went on to get a Degree in Education and a Minor in Art from Arkansas State Teacher's College. Later she earned a Master's Degree in Reading. She taught elementary grades for 38 years beginning at age 18 in a one room country schoolhouse. She was loved and respected by students, parents and colleagues alike. She used her artistic ability to make many backdrops for school plays, costumes and teach art to her many students. Sewing was a skill she mastered at a young age and used this remarkable ability to make clothes, uniforms, and dance costumes for her children.She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church since 1968. Her love of the Lord was evident in every aspect of her life. She has passed on a legacy of faithfulness, love, and hope in Christ to her two children, five grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.Jean was preceded in death by her parents; husband, W. Don Carter; brothers; Delbert and Paul Rogers, and sister; Dorothy Roberts. She is survived by siblings; Phyllis Hillman and Willie Don Rogers, children; Dr. Mike Carter (Gena) of Conway and Carolyn Williams (Ray) of Little Rock; grandchildren; Christy Lax (Chris) of Little Rock, Cara Dean (Nathan) of Prosper, Texas, Leslie Lloyd (Chris) of Conway, Stephen Carter (Melissa) of Bentonville, and Kevin Carter (Samantha) of Conway; great-grandchildren; William and Caroline Lax, Henry, Wesley, Allie, Charlie and James Dean, Madison and Carter Lloyd, Elsa, Gemma, and Leo Carter, and June, Henry and Espie Mae Carter.The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:30P.M., on Saturday, May 7, 2022, at Roller-Chenal Funeral Home, 13801 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock, Arkansas 72211, (501)224-8300. Private family graveside service will be at Pinecrest Memorial Park.If you would like to honor Jean's memory with a donation, the family suggests Gideons International, 113 N Division St., Guthrie, Oklahoma 73044, (405)282-4422 or Immanuel Baptist Church Bereavement Fund, 501 North Shackleford Road, Little Rock, Arkansas 72211.
Carolyn , Mike & families,You guys are in our thoughts and prayers. Your Mom was a special lady .She was always so nice to Lisa & I when we were around her . God Bless Anthony Fulgham
I am so very sorry for your very difficult loss. She was a wonderful lady and will leave behind a legacy of love. May the Lord Bless you and keep you close, and bring you comfort.
Mike, Carolyn and Families,My love prayers are with you during this difficult time. Aunt Jean was such an important person in my life and even thou her health had failed I will always remember her as that driving force. 🙏🏻❤️
Mike, our prayers are with you and your family.
Read her memorial. What a great lady!Her precious daughter, Carolyn, honors her by following her legacy.
I am so sorry for your loss! I didn’t know her well but I see her in the lives of her daughter, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. I know she was a very special lady’!
We are thinking of you and praying for you as you grieve! What a precious mom! Carolyn, you loved her well and were her devoted daughter your entire life!! What sweet memories you will always cherish!