Jessie Mae Carter, 82, Indian River County

Jessie Mae Carter, 82, died Dec. 18, 2010, at her home.

She was born in Jonestown, Miss., and lived in Indian River County for 35 years.

She was a retired midwife.

Survivors include her sons, Tommy Dabney and Simmie Black, both of Memphis, Tenn., Benjamin Lewis Carter, of Los Angeles and William C. Watson, of Vero Beach; daughters, Mary Ola Hood, of Memphis and Mary Alice Carter and Pearl Watson, both of Vero Beach; brother, Tecumseh Black Jr., of Wichita, Kan.; sister, Lonnie Mae Tynes, of Memphis; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her son, Henry Carter Jr.; daughter, Viola Hood, brothers, Peter Black, Simmie Black and Obediha Black; and sisters, Mary Pearl Tynes, Eddie B. Black and Annie Mae Black.

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Dec. 26 at Stone Brothers Funeral Chapel.

A funeral service will be at noon Dec. 27 at Stone Brothers Funeral Home Chapel, Gifford.

Burial will follow in Gifford Cemetery, Gifford.

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