Remembering the Life of Walker W. Carter
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The Legacy of "A Beloved Man"
Walker Wesley Carter and Susie A. Carter, maintained an unswerving source of love for each other for more than sixty-one years, until his death which caused them to part. Now, we must have faith that Walker is nestled safely within, #Jehovah God's memory. "So have #faith, and do not wonder, For our God can make us stand. And he shall live forever, As the work of his own hand." Sing to Jehovah, Kingdom Melody number 111.
What an amazing spiritual legacy this man lived. Within the extended family of Walker Wesley Carter, more than sixty members of his family became baptized servants of the Highest God which is Jehovah. He aided more than twenty spiritual #children into the truth as he taught them the precious morsels of God's word. They became spiritual sons and daughters of Walker. These individuals were not taught to follow Walker, nor any man but to look to their Heavenly Father for direction which made them outstanding citizens within the community who continue to exhibit love for their neighbors; by sharing the good news of the kingdom that #Jesus Christ taught mankind, while on earth. Today, the majority of these spiritual children are Elders, Ministerial Servants, and Pioneers, who try to maintain the same pattern of spiritual direction as Walker Wesley Carter. What an awe-inspiring spiritual heritage.
Sixty One Years of Marriage Built A Strong Family Foundation
Perfection never existed within the vocabularies, of Walker and Susie as they experienced enormous #trials and tribulations over the years. Through their endurance, Jehovah God blessed them with generations of physical children as well. Their tender compassion and kindness toward each other produced five generations through their oldest daughter Osceola (Ocie) and four generations from their son David, who was the fifth child out of this marriage. Walker never hesitated to place the credit where it was deserving by stating, "It is Jehovah, that kept us together this long and that has made our family strong."
They Rekindled their Love Daily Although their Marriage was not Perfect
The majority of #marriages endure years of pain and grief, based on the combination of two imperfect individuals that become as one. That is why it is vital that we try to remember, the love we had for each other when we first met. If we build on that love daily, our marriage can become stronger. The state of #matrimony is truly risky, one team of researchers describe marriage as "the riskiest undertaking routinely taken on by the greatest number of people in our society." They added, "What starts out as a relationship of great joy and promise can become the most frustrating and painful endeavor in a person's lifetime." Walker and Susie, openly agreed that this statement was true which is quoted from one of their favorite publications, Awake, February 2010, page 3. Yet, they stuck it out through two children, Ocie and Bobbie, which Susie conceived before she met and married Walker.
Susie laughed about how she was introduced to Walker more than sixty-one years ago. "He played baseball with my brothers. I first noticed him, when Walker played in the left field. He caught this ball that everyone thought was a home run. Walker, then threw this other guy out, who was on third base, and about to score a home run for the opposing team. He threw this ball from left field to the home plate. I was really impressed." Eventually, Walker and Susie met and remained married, over sixty-one years until his death. From this marriage, they had six sons, Walker Lee, Nathan, David, Samuel, Stephen, and Darryl. This evolved into a family of eight children which included their two oldest, Ocie and Bobbie. Walker expressed sincere feelings about his two oldest children which he, never referred to as #stepchildren when he stated, "They are my son and daughter." All their children were loved by Walker. They continue to be loved by Susie, who remains after the death of her dear husband. Susie and Walker were honored with these extended generations which is a blessing from their Grand Creator Jehovah.
Generations Continue to Grow, Creating a Strong Family
A strong and continuous force of five #generations of females were compiled by Ocie's daughter Tamekia Williams, who had a daughter named LaKea Williams. Marli is LaKea's child, which makes her be Susie's great, great-grandchild. Ocie's oldest daughter Tonya also contributed to the fifth generation theory through her son Keon, who has two beautiful daughters and twin sons as well. Over the years, Susie and her daughter Ocie, have maintained a treasured relationship based on love and respect for each other. Both women have reputations as tremendous cooks. Ocie, clearly learned quite a few good concepts from her mother, in the cooking department. During this family gathering, all generations gathered at Ocie's home, where a sumptuous meal was prepared. Such delicious food as, eggplant parmesan, baked ham, fried chicken, green beans, macaroni, and cheese as well as numerous deserts. Photographs were taken after dinner, as a reminder of this glimpse of family history which we now cherish due to our loss of the family patriarch, #Walker Wesley Carter.
Walker and Susie's son, David has also established his own caliber of family generations. He has a son named David Walker. This son had Damarr, who caused four generations of males to be instilled within this Carter clan. Through many years of triumphs and tribulations, generations originated from their son David, who now has six grandchildren as well. Today, Walker Wesley Carter leaves to cherish his memory, twenty grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren and thirteen great-great-grandchildren.
The Real Key To Walker and Susie's Success
The profound reality of Walker and Susie's, long and strong endurance over the years, is their faith in #Jehohvah God. They were baptized together more than fifty-nine years ago. Walker, readily acknowledged, "love covers a multitude of sins," based on 1 Peter 4:8. Their application of these words, helped them endure numerous family problems over the years. Walker and Susie were always the first to remind anyone, that perfection does not exist within their family. Only genuine love for Almighty God and their children which helped them apply scriptural teachings as servants of Jehovah. Their beliefs and a lot of prayers together, helped them deal with all their family issues.
Walker acted as head of the household; based on the standards set out in the Bible. Susie, never looked at her husband's role as head of the family, in a negative sense. She worked together with her husband to raise their children together. "We got through everything with Jehovah's help. Whenever a problem came up in our family, we prayed about it and that always helped us come to a conclusion. We definitely could not have raised our children and stayed together without Almighty God and his word the #Bible," explained Walker previously as Susie agreed. Divorce never appeared to be an option because of their love for Jehovah God, their children, family, and friends. Their suggestions are certainly valuable, after more than sixty-one years of marriage. Walker was dearly loved and will be missed. We look forward to seeing him in the resurrection, when he will be called by Jesus Christ and Walker Wesley Carter, will answer.
Can Your Marriage Be Saved?
With divorces on the rise today, suggestions are desperately needed from couples like Walker and Susie, who maintained their marriage for more than 61 years. The following recommendations were given concerning three ways you can save your marriage, rather than considering divorce based on Awake magazine, February 2010, page 8.
(1) Make a resolve. Agree with your mate that you will work together to restore peace to your marriage. Try writing your decisions on paper. When both you and your spouse are committed, saving your marriage becomes a team project. -- Ecclesiastes 4:9,10
(2) Identify the problem. What is it that his interfered with your marriage? In one sentence, write out what you think is lacking or what you wish could change. (Ephesians 4:22-24) Understandably, the problem you identify may be different from that noted by your spouse.
(3) Set a goal. Where would you like your marriage to be six months from now? What specific improvements would you like to see? Write your goal on paper. When you have a clear vision as to what you need in your marriage, your goal will be easier to attain. -- 1 Corinthians 9:26
May these suggestions along with the information within this article, help you and your family to walk with the true God, endure a long, loving marriage that produces generations of offspring, as well as establish a loving relationship with your neighbors.
Walker Wesley Carter will always be remembered as an outstanding husband, father, and friend.
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