Willie Mae Knox Carter(Connie), 81, passed peacefully Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at her home in Cranston.
She was the wife of Master chief petty officer E-9 Melvin Carter Sr. with whom she was married to since 1961 . Originally from Bossier City, LA., moved Rhode Island after marriage and raised three sons, the late Melvin Carter Jr, the late Henry Carter and Kelvin Carter of Providence. Connie was a devoted member of Calvary Baptist Church in Providence where she attended services regularly as well as bible study. Connie graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 1988 with a bachelor's degree in Human Services. She also attended Providence College Continuing Education program and holds certificate in counseling. Connie was employed with State of Rhode Island with the Department of Human Service for 29 years.
Besides her husband and son, Connie leaves four grand children, one sister Lucille Jacobs of Haughton, LA. and two brothers Daniel Knox of Texrkana, AR. and Larry Knox of Goodyear, AZ..
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