James Edward Carter, Jr., took ill suddenly in May. He was critically ill for a few months before he peacefully passed away in his sleep at home surrounded by his loved ones, on August 16, 202l. Jim’s passing will leave a deep void in the lives of family and friends, which can never be filled. We are truly blessed to have shared his life for the last 76 years.
Jimmy, as he was affectionately called, lived a wonderful life. He was married, had a family, and had a stellar professional career as an aircraft engineer for over 40 years.
Jimmy was born in the Bronx, New York on July 16, 1945, to the late James E. Carter, Sr., and Naomi E. Grant Carter. As a young child, his parents moved the family from the Bronx to Brooklyn, and that is where he and his sister grew-up.
After graduating from Thomas Jefferson High School, he joined the United States Air Force. In June 1964, while still in the Air Force, Jimmy married his childhood sweetheart, Bronique Ackerman, and remained married to her for 57 years. He and Bronie raised three lovely children together. Jim loved and cherished his family; as a matter of fact, Bronie, his children, and 7 grandchildren were the apple of his eye.
During Jimmy’s Air Force career, he was trained as an aircraft mechanic. When his Air Force enlistment ended, Jim went to work for Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation and his career took off. Jimmy developed outstanding skills in repairing all types of aircraft. He went from Grumman to Lockheed Martin, and then to British Airway, where he worked for 36 years. Throughout his years with British Airway, he travelled back and forth to London for training and certification, and eventually became a master aircraft engineer. Jimmy was one of a select group of engineers certified to service the Concorde Aircraft. The Concorde was British Airway’s premier passenger aircraft. It was a turbo powered supersonic passenger airliner that was operated from 1976 until 2003. This aircraft could fly from New York to London in 2 hours and 59 minutes. Jimmy was well known for his skills among many British Airway pilots and was often requested by name to check aircrafts before take-off. Jimmy wrapped up his career with British Airway at the Sanford, Florida International Airport in January 2000, and moved to Walterboro, South Carolina, where he and his wife, Bronie lived until his passing.
One sister, Joan Holloman-Bell, preceded him in death.
He is survived by his Wife, Bronique Carter of Walterboro, SC (James E. Carter Jr.); Three children; James E. Carter, III of Walterboro, SC; Kimberly Walker of Orlando, FL (Kenneth Walker); Kristen Carter of Charleston, SC (Denneice Smith Carter); seven grandchildren; James E. Carter, IV of Orlando, Florida; Kenneth Walker, Jr. of Orlando, Florida; Brandon Walker, of Orlando, Florida; Aaron Walker, of Orlando, Florida; Kristen J. Carter, Jr., of Columbia, North Carolina; Brianna Carter, of Concord, North Carolina and Tia Smith, of Walterboro, South Carolina; He has one niece, Camille Holloman, of Jamaica, New York; one nephew, Craig Holloman Orlando, Fl. and one great niece Jamella Garrett, of Jamaica, New York.
Viewing will be held Friday 3-7 PM and Graveside service Saturday, 11:00 AM at Westview Memorial Gardens
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Please leave the Family a note of Condolence, light a candle of remembrance, or order a floral remembrance piece. Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. And whether I go ye know, and the way ye know. John 14:1-4
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