A TIME TO BE BORN
Sweet Ebony Carter, affectionately known as Noon to her family and friends was born September 5, 1985 to Verna (Dot) Thompson and Albert (Sweet) Carter in Cleveland, Ohio. Sweet was preceded in death by her father Albert J Carter; grandfathers James Carter and Herman Carter; siblings; Al (Shon) Bush, James Albert Carter II and Mark Bush; uncles Bob Carter, Amos Carter and Fred Carter; cousins Marlene (Kecia) Hancock; Melvin (Fella) Ephraim Jr.
In her early years it was evident that she would be a reflection of her given name chosen by her parents. The name (Sweet) was a nickname carried by her dad all of his life which also symbolizes kindness, thoughtfulness and caring. The name (Ebony) was chosen as it described her dark, rich skin tone. It is also a representation of power, purity, balance and protection which she fully embodied. She inherited these characteristics and carried them into adulthood while embracing and displaying those same qualities as a servant to those she came in contact with.
A TIME TO SERVE
Sweet was a very humble person who loved the Lord and accepted Christ into her life at an early age. She was a woman of integrity and great character. She attended the Cleveland Public School System where she graduated from Life Skills School. Sweet was employed with Aloft in Cleveland until her passing. She was a fashion extraordinaire and had her own sense of style. Some of you may not have known that Sweet explored modeling and even participated in several fashion shows as well as photo shoots. Her love for fashion was even evident as a child and she even designed some of own clothes. Sweet was very laid back and easy to get along with. Her love for her family and friends was shown by the encouraging daily texts she would send. She enjoyed singing, dancing, styling hair and cooking for her family and friends. Sweet and her sister Christine loved going to Coopers Hawk and the pop-up shops on the weekends. One of her great joys in life was spending time with her nieces and nephews and taking care of her Granny Gran, as well as, others. She also shared a special relationship with her brother-in-law Darnell whom she called her brother-in-love. If you truly knew Sweet you would know what a beautiful person she was inside and out with a kind spirit and that million dollar smile which lit up the room. Everyone who met her couldn’t help but to fall in love with her. She will truly be missed, not only by her family, but all the lives she touched.
A TIME TO DIE
During Sweet’s hospital stay, her immediate family was blessed to be able to surround her with love in the midst of this pandemic and the restrictions it brought. God blessed many of us to speak to her one last time whether it was via facetime, telephone or text. She had already communicated with the father and knew her time was near. That last communication was in some way to prepare us. We are grateful the Lord allowed her to bless our lives for 35 years.
On April 18, 2021 God said Daughter, it’s time. The Lord said take my hand and follow me to your new home. It is located on an exclusive estate behind a beautiful Pearly Gate where the streets are paved with gold and every day will be Sunday. To my family and friends, please be advised that I have moved and this is my change of address. I am in much better place than any other place I have lived. There is peace, joy, happiness, no more crying, pain, pills, or doctors; only sweet serenity. I don’t have a telephone, cell phone or email, but you can always call on God to reach me. If you don’t know his number, read your bible, it’s listed on every page. Before I go, though, let me leave you with my new address.
Sweet Ebony Carter, 1 Glory Hallelujah Blvd., Holy, Heaven 0
A TIME TO MOURN
She leaves to celebrate her legacy; her devoted and loving mother Verna Carter-Perry(Dot); bonus mother’s Evelyn Carter of Montgomery, Alabama and Judy Bush; her grandmothers Mary Carter and Christine McCoy-Matthews; sisters; Christine White (Darnell), Tiffany Bush (Josh), and Chachet Jones; brothers; David Thompson of Cleveland, Ohio and Chris Carter of Snellville, GA; aunts; Patricia Phillips, Priscilla Whitsett (Tommie), Vera Thompson, Thelma Ephraim and Deborah Carter-Martin (Michael) of Dacula, Georgia; uncles Kino McCoy (Kisha), Herman Carter (Ella), Lamont Carter, Arnold Carter (Crystal) of Las Vegas, NV; nephews; Davon (Devyn), Deshawn Bush (Tayler), Dequan Bush, Davian Bush, James Carter III, Khamari Campbell, Jamir Carter, and K.D. Thompson; nieces; Davionne Thompson, Therese Thompson, Mikayla Colson, Jamese Carter, Davaeah Thompson and Khari Bush; great niece; Malani Bush; great nephew; DeShawn Bush Jr.; god sister; Danielle Lee; god daughter; Alexis Guerry; best friend; Tabitha Hall; fiancé; Javaughn (Joe) Williams; All are of Cleveland, Ohio except where noted.
As well as a host of other relatives and friends.
Mother to Daughter
Missing You So Much
You left me broken-hearted
Not knowing what to do,
But now I find such comfort
In memories of you
The legacy you left me
Was of happiness and love,
And that shines on forever
From the glorious skies above
You brought joy and beauty
From the moment of your birth,
Now in Heaven you’re an angel
Just as you were on earth.
From sister to sister
To My Sister
I’m blessed to call you sister,
I also call you friend;
You’ve loved me unconditionally,
And stood through thick and thin.
You’ve shared my joys and sorrows,
My laughter and my tears.
You’ve been my inspiration,
As we grew up through the years.
When we were little children
We laughed and played together;
Then growing up you stood by me,
Through good and stormy weather.
There’s something God has given us,
That’s more than family;
He’s placed a love for you, my Sister,
Deep down in the heart of me.
Little Big Sister
Grandmother to Granddaughter
Your life was a blessing,
Your memory is a treasure.
You are loved beyond words,
You will be missed beyond measure.
Hugs & Kisses
My Granddaughter In Heaven
I hold you close in memory
Even though we are now apart,
Your spirit will live forever
Within my broken heart.
My heart still aches in sadness
And secret tears still flow
For what it meant to lose you
No one will ever know.
In Heaven we shall meet again
Where farewell is never spoken,
We shall clasp each other
Hand in Hand
And the clasp shall never be broken
I’ll miss you
my Noonie Girl
Love Always Granny-Gran
From Aunts & Uncles to Sweet
You left us without warning,
For some of us not even a good-bye
And we can’t seem to stop,
Asking the question why?
We didn’t see this coming,
It hit us by surprise,
and when you left for Heaven
A small part of us died
Your smile could brighten anyone’s day
No matter what they were going through,
And every day for the rest of our lives,
We’ll be missing you.
Missing you already & Loving you more
Your Aunts and Uncles
From Bonus Mom to Sweet
I thought of you today,
But that is nothing new.
I thought of you yesterday,
And will tomorrow too.
I think of you in silence,
And make no outward show.
For what it meant to lose you,
Only those who love you know.
Remembering you is easy,
I do it every day.
It’s the heartache of losing you,
That will never go away.
Love Always & Forever
From Sweet to the family
For Those I Have Left Behind
I have not gone far. I still see those tears you shed for me.
I am not unhappy, I am not sad, I just thank God for all we had
I did not choose to go away, but God told me I couldn't stay
He reached for me with loving care and said come with me if you dare
Reach out your arms to those below, blow them a kiss so they will know
I'm touching you from far above, sending you all my love
Now dry your eyes and remember me, for where I am was meant to be
To you that I have left behind, the love we've shared will always bind
If a breeze should pass across your face, remember it's me with mercy and grace
Until we meet again one day, I am just a prayer away
With All My Love
FAMILY LEGACY POEM
The Broken Chain
We did not know that morning God would call your name.
In life we loved you dearly; In death we do the same.
It broke our hearts to lose you, You did not go alone;
For part of us went with you, The day God called you home.
You left us peaceful memories; Your love is still our guide;
And though we cannot see you, You’re always by our side.
Our family chain is broken, And nothing seems the same.
But as God calls us one by one, THE CHAIN will link again.
Humbly Submitted by the Family
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