JAMES DELEON CARTER, was born in Baltimore, Maryland to the late Briscoe and Dorothy Carter. James was educated in the Baltimore Public School system. While attending Jr. High, James had a paper route selling the Afro Newspapers; when he graduated to high school James worked part time after school as a produce clerk at the food Arama Super market. After high school James wanted to take up a trade; so he joined the job core there he received many outstanding achieve - ment awards in welding. When James finished the course he started working at Bethlehem Steel as a welder. He worked there five to seven years. Jimmy as everyone knew him was always interested in hair. He use to practice cutting his brothers hair with a razor blade and comb; He also worked in a Barber shop as a young teenager. Jimmy loved cutting hair and was good at what he loved to doing. Jimmy started going to Cosmetology School to become a cosmetologist he excel with outstanding awards. He worked at a few hair salons in Baltimore and New York and was well liked by his employers. Jimmy later started going to college to teach cosmetology while working; there he exceled at a high level. Then he started teaching at Baltimore Beauty Academy. He started teaching Jr. then excel to teaching Sr. classes. Jimmy was a no nonsense teacher, who was strictly business. Jimmy would excel in anything he put his mind to do. Jimmy was an intelligent young man. Jimmy worked at the Maryland Beauty Academy 17 years in which he retired in 2019, but work part –time a few hours a week due to his illness. On May 24, 2002 James was united in wedlock to Ida Carter. James gave his life to Christ in 2016 was baptized and joined Mt. Tabor Church. September 2, 2016 under the leadership of Rev. Forrest. Jimmy was known as the tambourine man. Jimmy loved working in the soup kitchen that was his pride and joy; he also loved picking up his mother in law and his favorite sister in law Niecy to start their day in the soup kitchen. Jimmy had a meek spirit and got along well with others. He was well loved by people of all races and left a lasting impression and everyone who got to know him. Jimmy, Jim, Danny as his sibling called him was an excellent big brother when he would tell us what to do, he would look at us and say I’m the oldest. James departed this life on June 29, 2019 after a long illness, but was alert until the very end. Preceding him in death one son Charles Decker; three siblings, Loretta Palmer, Marsha Marion and Earl Carter; sister in law, Rose Brown; brother in law, Percell Young. He leaved to cherish his memory, Wife Ida Carter, Children 2 Sons Jamaal Carter and Davon Maye; one Daughter, Deon Carter; 9 grandchildren, Ja’el Carter, Shaquille Decker, Stephen Decker, Jai’elle Carter, Arvielle Maye, Arianna Maye, Davon Maye, Janyi and Cinco; one sister Rev. Dismel; two brothers, Eugene Carter and Charles Carter; mother in law, Ida Mae Rather; sister in laws, Delores Young, Laverne Whitener, Ursula Young, Alfreda Zayes, Cynthia Young, Karen Rather, Sharon Epps, Mary Livington, Gladys Livington, Darlene Young and Jaimila Carter; brother in laws – George Livington, Ronald Livington, Carroll Young, Bernard Young, Carlos Young, Chris Epps, Luther Dismel and Reginald Whitener; one god daughter, Karen Parker; one lifelong friend Karen Parker, extended family Momma Lou and everyone at the Maryland Beauty Academy; one special friend Deborah Jones A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and an awesome church family.
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