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memorial page for
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Lawson Funeral Home & Cremation Services
Long Branch, NJ 07740
A repast will follow after service at
Trinity AME Church
64 Liberty St., Long Branch, NJ 07740
Erskine Carter affectionately known as Dickie was born in Hartwell Georgia to Henry Carter Sr. and Cora Carter. He transitioned peacefully on Wednesday February 28, 2018 at home in Long Branch, NJ.
Erskine graduated from Hart County Training School in Hartwell, GA in 1963 and relocated to Long Branch, NJ shortly thereafter. He was drafted into the United States Army where he served 2 years and was honorably discharged. He then began a dedicated 30 plus year career with NJ Natural Gas Co. in Wall, NJ retiring in 2006.
Erskine was a current member of American Legion Association and a former member of Masonic Lodge #42, Long Branch, NJ. He was a former member of Second Baptist Church, Long Branch, NJ and never wavered in his faith and walk with the Lord. He will be missed by all he touched.
He was predeceased by his parents Henry Carter Sr. and Cora Carter; a sister Audrey Adams, brother Stephen Carter and son Erskine Covin Carter.
He leaves to cherish his memory a son Erskine Brent, Ocean County, NJ; his adoring daughter Ursula A. Carter Covin, Long Branch, NJ; sisters Gloria Craft, Anderson, SC and Jacqueline Thomas, Asbury Park, NJ; brothers Henry Carter Jr. (Linda) Anderson, SC and James E. Carter, Anderson, SC; honorary sons Terence Covin, Long Branch, NJ and Eric Covin, Keansburg, NJ, many treasured grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and family friends.